Geotechnical/ Geological Engineer

Burnaby BC
Posted On Jan 25 2020 Feb 24 2020

Geotechnical/Geological Engineer

This is a Geotechnical/Geological Engineer opportunity with the largest power distribution organization in British Columbia and been recognized for excellence and been named one of B.C.’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for four years in a row.

This is a full time, one year contract located in Burnaby, BC. Looking for a professional engineer or geoscientist to lead Project Teams consisting of Instrumentation Technologists and Junior Engineers in carrying out dam instrumentation related projects.

Geotechnical/Geological Engineer Responsibilities:

A minimum eight (8) years of experience in a relevant engineering field or equivalent.

Develop safe engineering solutions by using initiative and judgement to perform tasks including developing designs, analyzing and resolving problems, and interpreting engineering specifications on medium complexity

Assist project or operations management to meet safety, cost, quality, and time objectives by proposing changes in plans and estimated costs, recommending payment for work completed by contractors, preparing progress reports, coordinating work schedules and other similar tasks.

Resolve highly technical and unusual design and field engineering problems by conducting independent studies and analysis, exercising independent judgment in selecting and interpreting information, recommending safe engineering designs to support successful operations

Deliver exceptional customer service by communicating with stakeholders and performing activities such as defining the scope of engineering/geoscience services to be provided, establishing the basic design criteria with the client, approving all related technical documentation, and assessing and reporting on work progress against standards, objectives, and specifications to support completion of projects safely, with quality, within budget and on time.

Preparation of Engineering reports including work plans, design basis, design and construction reports, construction specifications, field review plans, daily field reports.

Characterisation and review of instrumentation performance through review of construction records, reading history and dam performance reports.

Design and implementation of standpipe piezometer remediation program to restore responsiveness of foundation piezometers that have become partially blocked by calcite and/or biological build-up.

Resident engineering oversight for the grouting of deep casings in the core of embankment dams and installation of new instrumentation inside the casings during grouting.

Evaluation of new instrumentation technologies using models and conventional methods to evaluate and predict response to various failure and normal operation modes for the purposes of establishing operational bounds and alarm levels of instruments.


Geotechnical/Geological Engineer Skills and Qualifications:

  • Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) or Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) with Engineers & Geoscientists BC or with another jurisdiction and eligible for registration as such with Engineers & Geoscientists BC
  • Must have Geotechnical instrumentation experience and dam instrumentation projects is an asset
  • Have a valid BC driver’s license
  • Be able to work at various remote locations across BC for extended periods of time.
  • Specific experience in the following is considered an asset:
  • Investigation, design, analysis, and/or construction of dams, slopes, foundations, embankments or other geological structures, as appropriate.
  • Geotechnical site characterization, including sampling and analysis of laboratory data.
  • Understanding of dam performance, failure modes and instrumentation technologies, data interpretation and instrument performance evaluation.
  • Drilling and Instrumentation installation, including backfill grouting and grout mix design.
  • Design and installation of Automatic Data Acquisition Systems (ADAS).
  • Knowledge of remote sensing technologies such as LiDAR, InSAR, Photogrammetry, Subsurface Bathymetry.

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