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Stantec Geotechnical Engineer in CALGARY, Alberta

Geotechnical Engineer - ( 220001WZ )


At our core, we’re a community. Together, we exercise creative thought, developing engineering and designs as individual as the people and projects that we touch. From approval and permitting to design, construction and closure, we put the goals of our clients and their communities at the center of everything that we create. Join us as we assist mining companies in getting mined materials to communities around the globe.

Your Opportunity

As a Geotechnical/Geological Engineer, you will be a member of a multidisciplinary team working in energy and resources, primarily on metal, coal and large oil sands mining projects. Work will include various stages in the project life cycle, from exploration and site investigations, through conceptual design, construction, closure and reclamation. Our geotechnical project work typically involves design and evaluation of mine waste structures including pit walls, mine rock and tailings storage facilities, and surface water impoundments.

Applicants must be prepared to travel and be in the field for assignment intervals of 2 to 3 weeks regularly up to 50% annually. This role is classified as full-time employment with benefits with an estimated 40 hours per week.

Your Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities and essential job tasks include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Participate in the planning and completion of geotechnical/geological site investigations. This may include instrumentation, logging, sampling, and field testing.

  • Install, monitor and provide preliminary interpretation of data from geotechnical instrumentation.

  • Participate in the analyses and design of earth structures, including mine pit slopes, waste disposal areas, and tailings dams.

  • Support mine and tailings planning groups in the development and design of large mining and closure projects.

  • Assist in the preparation of technical design documents under limited supervision.

  • Generate and/or update technical drawings, figures and models.

  • Assist in the preparation of project proposals under limited supervision.

  • Comply with and actively participate in Stantec and client safety programs.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English (both written and oral communication). Proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese is an asset.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of programs, ACAD systems, and GeoStudio (or equivalent) suite of programs.

  • Work experience in mining or resource industries is an asset.

  • Ability to conduct work in a safe manner maintaining a high degree of situational awareness.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in geotechnical, geological, civil or mining engineering.

  • Seeking 4 to 6 years industry or consulting experience. Co-op or Intern experience is applicable.

  • Valid Class 5 Driver's License and satisfactory Driver's Abstract, per Stantec's Safe Driving Policy.

  • P.Eng. or P.Geo., registered with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC) or Alberta Professional Engineers Geoscientists Association (APEGA).

This position may have additional qualification requirements depending on work assignments. Additional qualifications will be defined in Project Specific Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Plans.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best. #FeelingEnergized

Primary Location : Canada-Alberta-Calgary

Job : Geotechnical Engineer

Organization : BC-1295 Mining-CA Alberta South

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 50 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : May 20, 2022, 6:50:19 AM

Req ID: 220001WZ

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans