Amec Foster Wheeler Junior Geotechnical Engineer in Calgary, Alberta

Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure is currently seeking a Junior Geotechnical Engineer for our Calgary office to support our growth. As a Junior Geotechnical Engineer you will provide support to the intermediate and senior level geotechnical engineers on a wide variety of projects. In the position you will be exposed to high quality mentoring and professional development opportunities. The position will involve significant time out of town in the field and possibly rotational field assignments.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Geotechnical engineering on a wide variety of projects including commercial, industrial, mining, oil and gas, infrastructure and others

  • Construction monitoring on projects including, excavations, subgrade and shallow foundation inspections, pile installation monitoring, embankment performance monitoring, etc.

  • Geotechnical drilling and soil logging

  • Installation and monitoring of geotechnical instrumentation such as slope inclinometers, standpipe, pneumatic and vibrating wire piezometers, settlement plates, etc.

  • Preparation of field reports and assisting with the preparation of geotechnical reports and proposals

  • Data reduction, analysis and design including slope stability, seepage and settlement modelling etc.

  • Willingness to travel within Western and Northern Canada including working in conjunction with other Amec Foster Wheeler offices;

  • Maintain and develop client relations

  • Provide excellent customer service and a commitment to technical excellence

  • Other duties as assigned

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering; a post graduate degree in Geotechnical Engineering would be an asset

  • Minimum of 1 to 3 years of geotechnical and / or materials testing field experience which can include previous summer or co-op employment terms in geotechnical / materials engineering, engineering consulting, geological fieldwork or earthworks construction

  • A strong professional desire to develop a career in the field of geotechnical engineering

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

  • Currently registered or eligible for registration as an Engineer in Training (EIT) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta

  • Physically able to lift and hike in rugged / remote terrain conditions

  • Ability to travel frequently to a variety of out of town project sites

  • Hold a valid driver’s license

  • Safety is your first priority while working

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.

Requisition ID: 2016-14458

Name: Staff / Permanent