Mining Practice Leader
Denver, CO 
Posted 22 days ago
Job Description

We are seeking a Mining Practice Leader in our Lakewood, Greenwood Village, Lafayette, or Colorado Springs offices to help us grow our Mining Practice. The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of experience and the ability to help build and lead the practice. You must have an entrepreneurial attitude and enthusiasm for supporting business development and technical efforts to expand Geosyntec's market share. This position will support the creation and implementation of new strategies by providing strategic solutions to our client's most complex problems.

Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Ranked by ENR in the top 20 design firms for the environment, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service. Learn more by visiting


  • Business development, project management, and technical lead for mining projects related to mine impacted water treatment, hydrology and water management, reclamation and closure planning, sustainability, containment technologies, and regulatory permitting/compliance solutions;
  • Maintaining high visibility in the marketplace through regular client contact, participation in client-based professional organizations, and attendance and presentations at industry events;
  • Identifying and developing successful client relationships and new business development opportunities on a local, regional, or national basis;
  • Managing projects and staff, including providing technical leadership and oversight, risk management, and mentoring;
  • Overseeing and managing projects and coordinating with other practices and/or offices and regions to facilitate project delivery;
  • Assist in recruiting, mentoring, and training additional staff to grow the mining practice;
  • Serve in a leadership role for the company culture and values across the organization.

Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec's culture. We operate under a sell-manage-do culture, and so we expect that you would work on challenging technical projects while leveraging your existing knowledge and experience to help Geosyntec expand its current practices and capabilities through business development and client management. You may also be asked to take on project management/direction responsibilities, along with staff management and mentoring tasks.

Here are some other things you should know about a typical practitioner position with Geosyntec:

  • Training: This position requires OSHA/MSHA health and safety, first aid, and CPR training and medical monitoring, paid for by the firm. We also offer professional development opportunities including technical conferences, in-house seminars, webinars, and mentoring, that allow our professionals to build the technical and business skills necessary to become successful consultants.
  • Fieldwork: Typically, approximately 10%
  • Overnight travel: Typically, approximately 20%

Your success is our success. We encourage our professionals to continually develop their interests and skills. Advancement is based on an individual's own performance and initiative.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering (mining, environmental, civil, geotechnical, chemical), geology, geochemistry, water resources or hydrogeology. (required)
  • Advanced degree in same. (preferred)


  • At least 10 years of mining and environmental consulting experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. (required)
  • 15 years of mining and environmental consulting experience. (preferred)
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with local regulations, and good relationships with regulators. (required)
  • Professional Engineer registration in the State of Colorado. (preferred)
  • Project management certification, business development training, and leadership training. (preferred)
  • Regional visibility through involvement in professional associations or trade organizations. (preferred)
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced consulting environment, handling multiple project assignments, meeting strict deadlines, and traveling to client facilities as needed. (required)
  • Valid U.S. driver's license and a satisfactory driving record for business travel. (required)


Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. We look for exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities, plus a passion for technical excellence and quality. We seek individuals with leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with a growing Firm.

Geosyntec is a great place to build a career. If you're looking for an exciting place to work, a place with challenging and rewarding projects, and a place that has been nationally recognized for its employees' quality of life, technical expertise, and business success, then Geosyntec may be the place for you. You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visiting

We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting

Below is the range that we in good faith believe is the potential compensation for this role at the time of this posting and is only applicable for jobs to be performed in Colorado. The typical base salary range for this position is just one component of Geosyntec's total compensation package for employees. Actual compensation will be determined based on education, experience, skill set and location.

  • Minimum Salary: $105,930
  • Maximum Salary: $170,715

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including, paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, 401(k), and other benefits to eligible employees.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, and gender identity.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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