The person in this position will work on multi-discipline project teams providing geotechnical engineering support for research projects and practical applications dealing with the oil sand mining industry. Work tasks will include managing and performing investigations, in-situ testing, laboratory studies, geotechnical computer modeling, and overseeing on-site and in-laboratory material testing. The position will also include performing common geotechnical analyses, such as those for slope stability, seepage, evaluation of bearing capacity, settlement, and deep foundations, as well as the preparation of plans and specifications (including CADD work), writing reports, and project cost estimating. Field work for the position will be comprised of activities including construction observation, subsurface investigations, in-situ testing, surveying, materials testing, and assisting in management of project scope, schedule, and budget compliance. The position will require interfacing and collaborating with Geotechnical Engineers in other Barr offices and with our clients.
This position will require out-of-town work assignments, initially primarily consisting of travel within Canada and between Canada and the US to support the project team.
NOTE: Applicants must be able to work in locations that feature rough terrain typical of construction sites and to enter and work within facilities that include limited accessibility, moving machinery, and other conditions typical of industrial facilities. Job assignments may occasionally involve work on waste disposal sites and sites requiring cleanup of hazardous materials. Participation in a medical surveillance program is required. Safety training will be provided before being assigned to work on these sites. Must be able to lift 50 lbs of weight.
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering with a geotechnical emphasis.
0 - 3 years of relevant work experience with traditional geotechnical engineering.
Willingness and flexibility to travel and work outside of Canada.
Strong technical skills in a wide range of geotechnical analysis and design.
Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to modify personal schedule as required to meet project deadlines and/or client needs.
Computer skills including CADD, word processing, and spreadsheets.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Geotechnical computer modeling capabilities.
Successfully completed EIT exam and ability to obtain a P. Eng. after completing required engineering work experience.
Acceptable driving record.
Graduate degree in geotechnical engineering with a strong desire to continue on other research projects.
Proven capability to take research-level work and implement practical applications.
Experience in the oil sands industry in Canada.
Project or task management skills.
Work experience with geotechnical analysis and geotechnical computer modeling or other related software (such as FLAC and/or Geo-Studio).
Field experience with cone penetration testing and other in-situ methods.
Laboratory experience including strength and compressibility testing of clay and silt-size materials using triaxial and/or ring shear apparatus.
We require proof of eligibility to work in Canada.
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Barr is an equal opportunity employer. Barr Engineering - 9 months ago