Intermediate/Senior Geotechnical Engineer - Yellowknife

Location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Posted Date: March 9, 2018
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Employer Job Id: 70400000268 Careermine Job Id: 1441031
Explore a different kind of company - one that offers exciting challenges and fulfilling rewards. We provide world-class engineering and scientific solutions to our clients in the Mining, Energy, Transportation and Development sectors. Our people come from a wide range of backgrounds and fields of study. They represent the best in their respective disciplines and specializations. Together, they make it possible to assemble multidisciplinary teams that provide clients with a full-service approach to their unique needs.

From our roots (as EBA Engineering Consultants), and now [Company] Canada, we have progressively expanded since our inception in 1966 and, today, clients are served by more than 1000 engineers, scientists, technologists, and support staff from offices across Canada. We are a values-based consulting engineering and sciences company that offers exciting challenges and fulfilling rewards to our employees. Since 2010, we are part of the Canadian family of [Company] (NASDAQ: TTEK) companies, with over 16,000 employees worldwide.

We are currently looking for a Geotechnical Engineer to join our Yellowknife office. This is an opportunity to work with world-class engineers and scientists dedicated to working on civil and geotechnical engineering projects in arctic environments, from conceptual design to construction reporting. On occasion your expertise may be needed by our parent company [Company] on some of their challenging international projects.

Located at the edge of the Arctic, in the heart of the wilderness, lies a city of youth, energy, adventure and prosperity. Yellowknife is a destination spot for young families and workers who want to earn a good living and enjoy the adventure of our great outdoors at the same time. The city is a culturally rich capital thriving with diversity, and home to about 20,000 people. Located on the shores of the beautiful Great Slave Lake, only 512 km south of the Arctic Circle, Yellowknife is known for outdoor recreation, midnight sun, aurora borealis and an unusual blend of northern culture... a City where history is found throughout a modern, bustling metropolis.


• Developing sound technical solutions to assist in the design and evaluation of challenging geotechnical applications, particularly foundations in permafrost environments

• Preparing technical letters and reports and participate in proposal development

• Supervising and mentoring junior staff members and co-op students

• Planning resources, schedules, and managing projects to be on budget and on time

• Communicating with coworkers, clients, and sub consultants

• Collecting and analyzing geotechnical and permafrost information

• Reviewing reports prepared by junior staff, and preparing geotechnical evaluation reports including recommendations and site development in permafrost environments.

• Participating in design of civil earthwork structures and development of construction specifications

• A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in civil or geological engineering with a preference for a Master's degree in geotechnical engineering.
• Eight to ten years of relevant geotechnical engineering and foundation design experience would be expected for this position.
• Relevant arctic engineering and permafrost engineering experience is preferred. Experience in geotechnical reconnaissance and site characterization is essential.
• Proven capabilities in planning and supervising geotechnical investigations and in writing reports and technical communications.
• Strong all-round academic knowledge of geotechnical engineering.
• Expertise in foundation engineering.
• Experience with engineering design software will be an advantage.
• Experience or aptitude for proposal writing, client development, working in a team setting to meet timelines and other skills appropriate to consulting.
• Registered or eligible to register as a Professional Engineer in Northwest Territories.
• Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
• Travel will be required in this position throughout Western Canada, and candidates must be prepared to undertake field assignments possibly lasting up to three to four weeks at a time
• Strong people skills and an ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment.

Additional Information

All qualified candidates will be considered for the role and will be eligible for relocation allowance if selected (and are located outside of the Northwest Territories).

In addition to a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits we provide shareholding opportunities in our parent company [Company] and excellent opportunities for growth and advancement.

The successful candidate will be eligible to receive a company paid Arctic Residency Incentive for living in Yellowknife.

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This is a permanent full-time, salaried position to be located in Yellowknife. We offer a great place to work, and an engaging culture that is based on innovation, collaboration and integrity!

Online applications are preferred. [Company] is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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