Senior Consultant – Hydrogeologist

at Golder Associates
Location Reno
Date Posted January 15, 2022
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Not Specified


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 Consultant to join our Mining Team in a Full-Time position at either our Reno or Elko, Nevada offices, reporting to the Mine Water US Group Leader. This individual will have a proven track record in delivering services to the mining industry related to hydrogeologic characterization, feasibility studies, environmental permitting, water rights, mine dewatering, and well drilling and testing. The candidate will also have substantial experience and technical expertise related to operational mine water management and deep groundwater investigations.

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Lead hydrogeological, geological, and geotechnical studies related to mine water management projects.
  • Provide technical guidance on operational water management, including dewatering studies and operations, and analytical and numerical groundwater flow modeling in support of geotechnical stability.
  • Design and manage complex mine water management studies and programs involving the collection of hydrogeological field data and data interpretation/evaluation.
  • Direct and oversee field work programs, including site characterization, drilling supervision, well installation and maintenance, hydraulic testing, and water quality sampling.
  • Prepare technical reports and develop proposals.
  • Work collaboratively with other senior members of the group to implement the business growth strategy.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with a broad internal and external client base.
  • Mentor junior and intermediate staff.


  • Bachelor's degree in Hydrogeology, Geology, or similar program.
  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience, including at least 3 years in the mining sector.
  • Experience in Nevada and on Nevada mine sites.
  • Professional Geologist or Engineer designation, or ability to obtain registration, in the relevant jurisdiction(s).
  • Willingness to travel for extended periods of time.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, problem solving, writing and people skills.


  • Graduate degree or post-graduate level knowledge of hydrogeological concepts.
  • Experience in consulting.
  • Strong field and laboratory skills, with demonstrated applications of hydrogeological principles, quantitative hydrogeology and/or geotechnical testing.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access), MODFLOW, GIS, geological modeling, geochemical modeling, etc.
  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER health and safety training.
  • MSHA open pit new miner training.

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages
  • Opportunity to deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment;
  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects; and,
  • On the job training, mentoring, and coaching.

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder, a member of WSP, is a leading global specialized engineering and consulting organization with over 60 years of successful service to its clients. By joining forces with WSP in 2021, Golder is now part of a 14,000-person strong earth and environment practice, providing engineering, remediation, regulatory & compliance, design, and environmental services on projects that span all seven continents. Our 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 & 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 age, color, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities or other characteristics protected by law. Golder is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


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