Golder Associates Junior Geochemist in Lakewood, Colorado

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Golder has a new opportunity for an entry level Geochemist position at our Denver office.The selected candidate will support geochemistry-related projects and proposal efforts with an emphasis on the mining industry. Projects typically involve permitting, baseline studies, operational support, and reclamation/remediation.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Providing support for geochemical projects, specifically in mining environments;

  • Conducting geochemical characterization studies (soil, mine wastes and ore), associated groundwater and surface water sampling and other environmental investigations;

  • Collection, management and analysis of geochemical data;

  • Water quality and geochemical modeling;

  • Report preparation;

  • Demonstrating a “Safety-First” focus; and,

  • Maintaining a high standard of behavior to uphold Golder’s reputation and demonstrating a commitment to our Core Values.


  • Degree in Geology, Geochemistry, or related field. Ideally with a strong quantitative background.

  • Academic knowledge of geology, geochemistry, surface water and groundwater interactions, hydrology, water treatment and physical and chemical hydrogeology.

  • Strong understanding of geology and chemistry.

  • Strong data manipulation abilities including experience with data management tools (i.e., Excel, EQuIS, Access, Python, R).

  • Strong relational skills within the team environment and with clients are essential.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Willingness to travel to domestic and international project locations.

  • The candidate must be eligible to work permanently in the United States, possess a valid driver's license, and pass a pre-employment physical (including drug screening) and criminal background check.

  • 0-3 years’ work experience.

The selected candidate will demonstrate a passion for geochemistry and geology, possess critical thinking and problem-solving skills and be committed to producing technically excellent work in a client-driven environment.

Preferred :

  • Graduate degree in geochemistry

  • Experience with geochemical modeling codes (PHREEQC, Geochemist's Workbench)

  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Option to purchase shares in Golder

  • Employee owned structure - own the business, own the result

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 40 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

Golder Associates Inc. is a drug free employer and undertakes drug and alcohol testing as allowed by law and pursuant to its Drug Free Workplace Policy. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Golder is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

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Title: Junior Geochemist

Location: CO-Lakewood

Requisition ID: 18001579