Geotechnical Engineer

Location: Fort McMurray, AB Posted Date: February 15, 2018
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Employer Job Id: 12052 Careermine Job Id: 1425694

The Geotechnical Engineer (Engineer of Record) will work with the site geotechnical team to assure that the mining earth structures (MES) at the Albian Jackpine Mine (JPM) are designed, constructed, operated, and monitored in accordance with regulations and standards while meeting safety and business continuity requirements. MES include in-pit dykes, pit walls, waste dumps, reclamation stockpiles and mechanically stabilized earth walls.

This position is based in Fort McMurray, Alberta and is eligible for:
• Relocation to Calgary, Edmonton, or Fort McMurray
• Company Sponsored Fly-In/Fly-Out and Accommodations Program with charter flights from Calgary or Edmonton


• Support planning and operations in the construction, operation and maintenance of the structures in accordance with the designs and specifications while supporting emergency preparedness and response related to them
• Work with planning, operations, and construction quality control and assurance (QA/QC) teams to ensure the safe and efficient construction of the MES as per current design
• Work with your support engineer and instrumentation team to plan, implement and monitor performance of MES through both field inspections, and manual and automated instrumentation systems
• Prepare engineering reports and memos, documenting analyses and recommendations
• Emergency preparedness and response with respect to the MES
• Prepare/support and sign/stamp annual construction and performance reports and other documents for submission to provincial regulators
• Presentation of results to mine planners, operations staff, senior management, and technical reviewers
• Project management, including management of occasional geotechnical design projects and consultants
• Provide technical assurance of geotechnical designs and reports
• Planning and supervising geotechnical field investigations and laboratory testing programs
• Evaluating borrow suitability for construction of earthworks
• Contribute to work standards, procedures and guidelines for the quality management system
• Ensure personnel and process safety and promote worksite safety leadership


• BSc. in civil or geological engineering with M.Sc. or M.Eng. in geotechnical engineering strongly preferred
• Registered with APEGA as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.)
• Minimum 10 years relevant geotechnical experience (mining/oil sands or heavy civil construction experience preferred)
• Current Alberta Class 5 drivers licence
• Experience in geotechnical engineering design, analyses, report writing, project management, budgeting and financial tracking, field investigations and laboratory tests, earthworks construction, quality control and assurance, slope stability and seepage analyses, hydrology, and instrumentation installation and monitoring instrumentation data analyses
• Experience with slope stability, seepage, and settlement analyses using GEO-SLOPE software
• Experience working with AutoCAD and Vulcan engineering software
• Experience preparing complete and well organized engineering reports
• Experience working safely and effectively in the field without direct supervision, often in adverse physical and environmental conditions, and in the presence of heavy mining equipment
• Ability to strengthen a multi-disciplinary team culture, working effectively with Geotechnical Engineering, Tailings Engineering, Projects, Planning and Mine Operations

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Our Albian Oil Sands Mining Operations
Albian Oil Sands is a world class asset offering countless opportunities to advance your career. Comprised of surface oil sands mining and bitumen upgrading facilities, this vast project offers challenging opportunities in an environment where teamwork, innovation, and your expertise are valued. Apply your abilities using industry leading technologies and contribute to the success of the Albian Oil Sands.

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