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

    Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is currently recruiting a Junior Geotechnical Engineer-In-Training to join our team in Smithers, British Columbia. This is an opportunity to take a supporting technical role on interesting and important projects under a variety of diverse terrain and project conditions offering accelerated responsibility and exceptional experience over what might be gained in other urban locations, along with an attractive work-life balance in an affordable community. Smithers is a vibrant community with a wide variety of services and amenities, and outdoor activities galore. Smithers is best known for world class trout and salmon fishing, hunting, hiking, snowmobiling, skiing, and snowboarding. Smithers also offers a highly affordable housing market with good rental opportunities.


    Key Responsibilities


    • Entry level geotechnical/geological engineering duties assisting intermediate and senior staff on a wide variety of mining, transportation, municipal, terrain development, resource industry, utility, and commercial/ industrial projects
    • Assist with preparation, proposal writing and technical reports
    • Assist with various field and/or office activities, including but not limited to:
    • Conducting field investigations and mapping
    • Instrumentation installation, monitoring and data compilation
    • Occasional laboratory and field testing for soils, rock and aggregates
    • Assist senior technical staff in carrying-out various data analyses and evaluations of projects
    • Construction monitoring
    • Follow and take a pro-active role in corporate health safety and environmental programs
    • Develop technical skills, experience and contribute to a positive team environment, and
    • Provide excellent practical client service with a commitment to technical excellence

    Skills / Qualifications

    • University graduate with a degree in Geological Engineering or a geologically oriented geotechnical engineering program
    • Six months to 3 years of relevant experience, which can include previous summer or co-op employment terms in geotechnical/materials engineering, engineering consulting, geological fieldwork, earthworks construction, or remote resource development work
    • Well organized, with a sound base in the application of soil mechanics, rock mechanics, geomorphology, engineering geology, hydrogeology and interested in technical and personal advancement
    • Currently registered or eligible for registration as an Engineer in Training (EIT) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia
    • Valid driver's license
    • Excellent written and oral communication (English) skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal tactfully and effectively with teammates
    • Willing and physically able to lift and hike in rugged/remote terrain conditions
    • Ability and willingness to travel frequently to a variety of project sites
    • All geotechnical engineering candidates are encouraged to apply, as they will be considered for alternative roles commensurate with their experience

    In addition to technical expertise and competencies, you are enthusiastic, resourceful, organized, and detail oriented. You demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and have the ability to communicate effectively and to proactively respond to time-sensitive issues. Excellent computer and technical writing skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced and multi-tasked environment are essential. You are also committed to several years of professional career development and increasing responsibility at this location.

    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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