Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Location: Calgary AB Posted Date: March 22, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 70400000689 Careermine Job Id: 1839160
Explore a different kind of company - one that offers exciting challenges and fulfilling rewards. We provide world-class engineering and scientific solutions to our clients in the Mining, Energy, Transportation and Development sectors. Our people come from a wide range of backgrounds and fields of study. They represent the best in their respective disciplines and specializations. Together, they make it possible to assemble multidisciplinary teams that provide clients with a full-service approach to their unique needs.

From our roots (as EBA Engineering Consultants), and now Tetra Tech Canada, we have progressively expanded since our inception in 1966 and, today, clients are served by more than 1000 engineers, scientists, technologists, and support staff from offices across Canada. We are a values-based consulting engineering and sciences company that offers exciting challenges and fulfilling rewards to our employees. Since 2010, we are part of the Canadian family of Tetra Tech (NASDAQ: TTEK) companies, with over 16,000 employees worldwide.

We are currently seeking an experienced Senior Geotechnical Engineering to be based out of our Calgary office. This position will work with our team of recognized industry experts within our Engineering group. On occasion your expertise may be needed by our parent company Tetra Tech on some of their challenging international projects.


• Planning, conducting, and supervising geotechnical investigations

• Evaluating geologic conditions and geotechnical characteristics for assessment and design of shallow and deep foundations, retaining structures and earth structures

• Providing senior engineering support during construction activities

• Analyzing field data and preparing detailed engineering reports and recommendations

• Preparing proposals, budgeting and scheduling of technical field staff

• Mentoring and coaching junior staff members

• Communicating with clients and sub-consultants and internal stakeholders

• Participating in business development activities

• Minimum of an Undergraduate degree in Geotechnical, Geological or Civil Engineering

• Preference will be given to candidates that have obtained a Graduate Degree or Ph.D. in the area of Geotechnical Engineering

• A minimum of 10 years experience in a geotechnical engineering capacity in Western Canada

• Experience in a consulting engineering environment would be considered an asset

• Extensive experience establishing and maintaining client relationships

• Experience writing internal and external reports and proposals

• Strong people skills and an ability to work in a team environment

• Previous experience leading, mentoring and coaching team members

• Previous experience using GeoStudio Products (SLOPE/W, etc.) and MS Office is essential

• Experience modelling geotechnical projects using finite element software (PLAXIS, etc), LPILE, WEAP, etc. a definite asset

• Extensive experience planning and supervising geotechnical investigations and in writing/reviewing reports and technical communications

• Excellent communication skills (both oral and written), teamwork and mentorship skills are essential

• Good time management skills, the ability to work with minimal supervision and the ability to contribute to the project by being a team player

• Travel will be required in this position, and candidates must be prepared to undertake field assignments, generally within western Canada

• Must be physically capable of performing the manual field duties required

• Must be or eligible to register as a professional engineer in the Alberta, be legally entitled to work in Canada, and possess a valid Alberta Class 5 driver's license (or equivalent)

Additional Information

All qualified candidates will be considered for the role and will be eligible for relocation allowance if selected (if located outside of Alberta).

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We offer a great place to work, and an engaging culture that is based on innovation, collaboration and integrity. Our compensation plan includes a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package, and excellent opportunities for growth and advancement.

Online applications are preferred. Tetra Tech is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.