Golder Associates Senior 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 a Senior Geochemist to join our Denver office and globally. The successful candidate will support hydrogeochemistry-related projects and proposal efforts for the mining industry.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Participate in a broad range of technical services in the field of aqueous geochemistry including impact assessments, baseline studies, feasibility studies, and water supply development throughout the world

  • Design and conduct field investigations and laboratory testing programs

  • Quantitatively evaluate field and laboratory data using a variety of analytical tools

  • Formulate conclusions and recommendations, and prepare reports and presentations

  • Work under the supervision of technical directors, with the opportunity to rapidly assume increased autonomy and responsibility

  • Prepare proposals in response to client needs

  • Manage projects according to client-approved scopes of work, and deliver high quality reports on time and within budget


  • Master’s Degree in Geochemistry (PhD preferred) with 10 years’ experience in consulting or equivalent

  • Strong conceptual and quantitative skills in the evaluation of hydrogeochemical systems

  • Experience with industry-standard geochemical modeling codes (GWB, PHREEQC)

  • Proven track record in environmental projects, with an emphasis in mining-related issues

  • Solid communication skills

  • Client management and business development skills

  • Ability to complete high quality work and written reports


Specific expertise in quantitative evaluation of acid-rock drainage related to metal mining preferred

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

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 is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Golder is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

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*Title: *Senior Geochemist**

*Location: *CO-Lakewood**

*Requisition ID: *18002284**