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Golder Associates Graduate Hydrogeologist in Lansing, Michigan

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 Hydrogeologist to join its dynamic team on a full-time basis in our Lansing, Michigan office. The selected candidate will support hydrogeology-related projects and proposal efforts involving permitting, baseline studies, operational support, and reclamation/remediation primarily for the water resources, power, and solid waste industries. The work entails a variety of office-related and field activities to complete approved scopes of work, document activities, solve problems that arise, and proactively communicate with project managers.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Perform field work, data collection, data interpretation and evaluation.

  • Perform office-based data review and geologic field reconnaissance.

  • Perform data compilation, report writing and other related duties to support a project team.

  • Participate in a range of field programs, including the collection, handling, and shipment of samples of various environmental media (e.g., groundwater, soil, sediment, soil vapor, indoor air) in compliance with state and federal requirements.

  • Perform surface/subsurface site investigations including drilling, classifying soils, coring and logging rock, installing wells, and aquifer testing.

  • Coordinate and provide oversight of subcontractors (e.g., laboratories, drillers, surveyors).

  • Accurately document (e.g., field forms, field notebooks, daily reports) and verbally communicate site conditions, observations, and activities.

  • Contribute to environmental monitoring and technical reports, including compiling field and analytical data.

  • Operate, maintain, and monitor remedial systems.

  • Perform Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments consistent with ASTM standards.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Hydrogeology, Geology, or related field.

  • Strong understanding of geology, physical hydrogeology, surface and subsurface hydrogeology.

  • Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to operate and maintain field testing and monitoring equipment (e.g., water quality meters, water level transducers, water and air pumping equipment).

  • Ability to perform work in inclement weather conditions following OSHA requirements.

  • Ability to lift and transport a minimum of 50 pounds during the course of work.

  • Willingness to travel for field work as dictated by project demands.


  • A strong quantitative background.

  • Knowledge of sustainable practices.

  • Familiarity with glacial geology and geomorphology.

  • Experience performing soil classifications.

  • Experience with hydrogeology modeling codes (MODFLOW, FEFLOW, Hydrus).

  • Experience with data management tools (i.e., Excel, EQuIS, Access, Python).

  • Completed 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER health and safety training and current, valid refresher course.

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

  • On the job training, mentoring, and coaching

  • An upwardly mobile career path based largely on performance and desire with mentoring by expert senior practitioners

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 7,000 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 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.


Title: Graduate Hydrogeologist

Location: MI-Lansing

Requisition ID: 21000452