Senior Engineering Geologist in Sunnyvale, United States

at Golder Associates
Location Sunnyvale, United States
Date Posted December 3, 2018
Category Geologist
Job Type Permanent


Senior Engineering Geologist
- (18002392)

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 experienced and motivated mid to senior-level Engineering Geologist to support geotechnical, land use, and environmental projects in our Sunnyvale, CA office. The qualified candidate shall be a registered Geologist and preferably a Certified Engineering Geologist in the State of California with a minimum of 10 years of experience in consulting. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in managing multi-disciplinary project teams directed towards solving complex problems for our solid waste, mining and manufacturing client base. The position requires effective verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated team leadership skills, a positive attitude and strong project management skills.
Responsibilities of the role will include:

Build and maintain long-term relationships with key clients by providing technical expertise, attending client meetings and leading project development pursuits
Lead on interface and negotiations with regulatory agencies (local, state and federal agencies) on behalf of our clients
Supervise and manage geologists to perform geologic field reconnaissance and mapping for the identification of geologic hazards and site characterization;
Plan and manage subsurface field geologic exploration tasks including HSA, direct push, rotosonic, and rotary drilling campaigns;
Provide interpretation of subsurface conditions and develop conceptual geologic models
Review geologic samples and geologic unit identification, assign laboratory testing and supervise the preparation of exploration records;
Provide direction on the design and installation of monitoring wells and geotechnical instrumentation (VWP’s, inclinometers, transducers, etc.);
Interpret geologic, geochemical, and geophysical data and write geotechnical and geologic reports for submittal to regulatory agencies;
Conduct geologic research, write project proposals and reports;
Provide technical direction and oversight as well as mentoring and training to junior-level Golder staff;

The successful candidate will have:

Master’s degree in Geology, Engineering Geology or Geological Engineering preferred
Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience
Professional registration: CA Professional Geologist (PG) and CA Certified Engineering Geologist (CEG)
Experience managing complex subsurface investigations including: drilling, soil classification, monitoring well installation and instrumentation;
Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines efficiently with a strong attention to detail and work product quality.
Experience and proficiency using remote sensing data (LIDAR and aerial imagery) and GIS tools to develop geologic maps and identify geologic hazards
Candidates must be willing to work in the field conducting physically rigorous field geologic data collection in a variety of terrain and weather conditions;
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.;
Must have excellent communication and writing skills, with demonstrated report writing skills;
Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

Broad experience with both geotechnical- and environmental-focused projects;
Demonstrated success with permitting and regulatory compliance for complex projects
Excellent client relationship skills with demonstrated track record of successful project outcomes
Your benefits at Golder will include:

Employee owned structure - own the business, own the result
Competitive benefits and remuneration packages
Opportunity to 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 30 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.

To learn more about our company and culture click here to view The Promise of Golder video.

Primary Location US-CA-SUNNYVALE
Schedule Full-time
Employee Status Regular
Experience (Minimum Yrs.) 10
Job Posting Dec 3, 2018, 1:05:10 PM

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