Geotechnical Engineer
Norwest Corporation 11 reviews - Calgary, AB

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Reporting to the Manager, Geotechnical Engineering, the Geotechnical Engineer will be the project manager of a multidisciplinary team working primarily on large oilsand and coal projects from exploration and site investigations, to conceptual design through to construction.

Summary of Key Responsibilities:

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

  • Prepare proposals, cost estimates and timelines for projects
  • Lead the planning, field support and completion of geotechnical site investigations
  • Review and interpret monitoring information from geotechnical instrumentation programs
  • Manage the analyses and design of civil earthworks structures primarily mine pit slopes, waste disposal areas, and tailings dams
  • Track costs and hours for projects
  • Write and/or review technical design reports
  • Support mine and tailings planning groups in the development and design of large mining projects as required

Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant industry or consulting experience
  • Proven ability to manage projects and communicate clearly and effectively
  • Prepared to travel and be in the field for assignment of intervals of up to 2 weeks
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft office suite of programs, ACAD systems and the Geo-slope suite of programs
  • Eligible for professional registration with APEGA


  • Bachelors degree in geotechnical, geological, civil or mining engineering

Location of Employment:

This position is based out of Calgary with occasional travel to support field assignments as necessary

About this company
11 reviews
Norwest is an internationally-recognized leader in providing consulting expertise to the energy, mining, and natural resources industries....