• Title
    Senior Geotechnical / Geological Engineer
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Engineering - Geotechnical
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is currently seeking a Senior Geotechnical/Geological Engineer to join our team in Alberta.  The candidate can be seated out of either our Edmonton or Calgary offices.


    The Alberta Geotechnical group is one of the largest geotechnical groups within Wood, and enjoys a range of projects from conventional foundation and slope assessment work to leading-edge complex assignments, which allows our team to have rewarding careers in their areas of choice. The successful candidate for the current position will have a strong understanding of geotechnical engineering and engineering geology, as well as proven project management and communication skills. She/He will play a key role in the organization to deliver high quality engineering services and solutions to clients, primarily in the pipeline industry. If you have a proven track record in the geotechnical/geological consulting environment, this opportunity will provide both professional and personal satisfaction. Details about the position are provided below.


    Key Responsibilities 

    • Use your technical skills to deliver high quality engineering services in geotechnical and geohazard investigations, conceptual engineering designs, engineering studies, detailed engineering design, specifications, drawings, reports, and construction, primarily in the area of pipelines
    • Use your business sense to assist in maintaining and building strong client relationships and developing and growing the business for the long term
    • Use your leadership, project management, and interpersonal skills to manage projects and lead geotechnical hazard and multidisciplinary project teams
    • Mentor, train, and develop junior to intermediate geotechnical engineering staff
    • Preparation and review of technical proposals and reports
    • Collaborate with other Wood offices/geotechnical engineering staff on pipeline and geohazard projects in Northern Alberta, British Columbia, and international locations

    Skills / Qualifications

    • The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background, 10+ years of relevant geotechnical field and design experience, and an ability to manage projects
    • Candidates shall have a university degree with a minimum of an undergraduate degree in civil or geological engineering 
    • Registered or eligible in Alberta as a Professional Engineer
    • Demonstrated track record in the market sectors of Oil & Gas, Energy, and Transportation, with experience on the routing and design of oil & gas pipelines and transmission lines in northern Alberta
    • A strong understanding of geotechnical engineering, engineering geology, and proven oral and written communication skills are essential
    • Good working knowledge of geotechnical engineering investigations, field monitoring, soil mechanics, pipeline industry, and slope stability
    • Experience in geotechnical investigations, geo-hazard evaluations, air-photo interpretations, rock and soil slope stability evaluation, subsurface and aerial pipeline river crossings, instrumentation, and construction monitoring
    • Specific knowledge of Northern Alberta terrain and geological/geotechnical conditions would be an asset
    • Excellent client relations skills and abilities to provide projects deliverables on time and on budget
    • A strong commitment to safety and sustainability

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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