Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Thurber Engineering - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Exciting opportunity for an experienced leader to work on a range of projects with a growing organization
Receive an industry competitive wage along with a wide host of excellent benefits
Enjoy a flexible and collaborative work environment
About Thurber Engineering

Thurber is an independent private Canadian consulting company that specializes in geotechnical, environmental, and construction materials engineering and testing, that operates from offices in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. With over 60 years of experience, we use our multidisciplinary expertise in order to find solutions for problems related to earth, the environment, and construction materials.

At Thurber, we know that our team is our number one asset which is why we hire agile, driven, and enthusiastic people who want to be part of an exciting and growing organization. If this sounds like you then we invite you to read on.

For more information, please visit our website.

About the Opportunity

Currently, Thurber Engineering has an exciting opportunity for a strategically-minded Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join their team in Calgary, Alberta.

As our Senior Geotechnical Engineer, you'll lead the work on our linear infrastructure projects with a specific focus on pipelines and geohazards. Though you won't have direct reports you will be responsible for the leading of projects through the effective communication of technical information to both the team and our clients.

More specifically your responsibilities will include:
Providing technical support and leadership on projects and for staff which will include conducting technical reviews of calculations and analyses as well as performing technical analyses where appropriate.
Providing guidance and support across a range of areas including coordination, preparation of cost estimates, tender submissions, technical documentation, client reports, progress reports, project scheduling/resourcing, and meeting deadlines and budgets on projects.
Scoping projects and assisting in the preparation of proposals.
Supporting, mentoring, coaching, and training of staff.
Working with the Branch Manager in the development of new business opportunities.
Establishing, developing, promoting, and maintaining relationships with clients.
Actively participating in the field on a project-specific basis as dictated by the needs of the project to meet client expectations and project objectives.
Managing projects and leading multidisciplinary teams.

In order to qualify for this role, you will have at least 12 years of relevant experience in the Geotechnical or Geological Engineering field along with a relevant graduate degree. Previous relevant experience working within Western Canada is also required, as is eligibility for membership with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Alberta. Finally, you will have a class 5 driver's license.

As our ideal candidate, you'll join us with excellent communication and leadership skills. Your strong interpersonal skills will combine with your technical knowledge and experience to ensure your success as you drive our projects forward within our dynamic working environment. Utilizing your strong aptitude for stakeholder management you'll work diligently towards competing deadlines while continuously providing relevant instructions to our team and relevant updates to our clients.

Finally, you will also have the following:
A general understanding of Western Canadian geomorphology and associated landforms, processes, and hazards.
The ability to conduct desktop and field level terrain assessments.
Experience in the interpretation and utilization of aerial photographs as well as satellite and LiDAR imagery in the assessment of terrain and geohazards.
Experience in the use of commercial analytical software packages in the assessment of slope stability.
The ability to conduct pipeline routing and trenchless crossing assessments.
Familiarity with geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring of geohazards.
About the Benefits

In return for your hard work and dedication you will receive a competitive wage based on skills and experience as well as the following benefits:

Extended health and dental.
A healthy living account that covers gym memberships.
RSP matching of 3% which increases to 5% after 5 years.
3 weeks vacation on joining which increases to 4 weeks after 5 years.
Paid sick days.
Huge career opportunities, you have the freedom to grow this role with your abilities.
The opportunity to avail of coaching, mentorship, and technical support from a large group of senior professionals.
Additional paid time off over Christmas.
The option for overtime.
Multiple social opportunities including our Christmas party for employees and their families, monthly activities such as bowling and escape rooms, and our bi-annual bike trip.

Upon joining Thurber Engineering you'll be welcomed into a casual but professional office environment where open communication is valued at all levels. We're eager to help our team reach their potential which is why many of our team members have been building their careers with us for well over 10 years so far.

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to work for a remarkable organization that takes pride in its employees - apply today!