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Engineering Geologist at Golder in Anchorage, Alaska

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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 Engineering Geologistto join our Anchorage, Alaska team. The focus of the work includes developing and conducting geotechnical field investigation programs, site characterization analysis, collaborating analyses with our geotechnical engineering team, and reporting. The successful candidate will work closely with our Alaska operations that specializes in site characterization, geotechnical engineering applications, permafrost related geotechnical aspects, and rock mechanics. Our team thrives on developing client solutions for Arctic challenges.

We value the ability to have excellent verbal and written communication skills combined with a positive attitude to work both independently and with teams. A willingness to perform a variety of assignments on short notice is required with the ability to travel to remote work locations, including client camps and rural Alaskan communities while navigating challenging terrain.
Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Organize and conduct site characterizations, which includes field logging, sampling and testing from boreholes and test pits (e.g., soil, rock, groundwater, permafrost, contaminated soil)
  • Perform geologic mapping and site reconnaissance
  • Compile and summarize geologic and geotechnical data
  • Contribute to writing reports and other related duties to support multidisciplinary project teams
  • Install and monitor geotechnical instrumentation
  • Assist with geophysical surveys
  • Perform construction monitoring
  • Assignments will include four-season travel to remote locations in Alaska and work outdoors

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Geology or Geology
  • Field experience logging geologic materials
  • Experience with field mapping and the use of a compass, GPS and GIS software
  • Passenger vehicle driving will be required for some services
  • Demonstrating a safety conscious focus
  • Motivation to own and build your career
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Willing and able to perform a variety of assignments on short notice, including traveling away from home, sometimes to remote locations
  • Candidates must be willing to work in the field conducting physically rigorous fieldwork in a variety of challenging terrain and weather conditions
  • Candidate must be willing to operate and maintain field testing and monitoring equipment and be able to lift 40 pounds unassisted

  • 1-4 years professional geology experience in consulting or industry
  • Previous experience and familiarity with remote logistics in Alaska

* Submittal of a cover letter with your application is appreciated

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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