Overview / ResponsibilitiesWood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions (Amec Foster Wheeler is now part of Wood) is currently recruiting a Junior Geotechnical Engineer to join our team in Nanaimo, British Columbia. This is an opportunity to take a supporting technical role on interesting and important projects under a variety of diverse terrain and project conditions offering accelerated responsibility and exceptional experience over what might be gained in other urban locations, along with an attractive work-life balance in an affordable community. The City of Nanaimo is located on the southeast coast of Vancouver Island, rich with both urban amenities and amazing opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, fishing and sailing to name just a few.
Key ResponsibilitiesEntry level geotechnical/geological engineering duties assisting intermediate and senior staff on a wide variety of mining, transportation, municipal, terrain development, resource industry, utility, and commercial/ industrial projectsAssist with preparation, proposal writing and technical reportsAssist with various field and/or office activities, including but not limited to:Conducting field investigations and mappingInstrumentation installation, monitoring and data compilationOccasional laboratory and field testing for soils, rock and aggregatesAssist senior technical staff in carrying-out various data analyses and evaluations of projectsConstruction monitoringFollow and take a pro-active role in corporate health safety and environmental programsDevelop technical skills, experience and contribute to a positive team environment, andProvide excellent practical client service with a commitment to technical excellence
Skills / QualificationsUniversity graduate with a degree in Geological Engineering or a geologically oriented geotechnical engineering programSix months to 3 years of relevant experience, which can include previous summer or co-op employment terms in geotechnical/materials engineering, engineering consulting, geological fieldwork, earthworks construction, or remote resource development workWell organized, with a sound base in the application of soil mechanics, rock mechanics, geomorphology, engineering geology, hydrogeology and interested in technical and personal advancementCurrently registered or eligible for registration as an Engineer in Training (EIT) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British ColumbiaValid driver's licenseExcellent written and oral communication (English) skillsExcellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal tactfully and effectively with teammatesWilling and physically able to lift and hike in rugged/remote terrain conditionsAbility and willingness to travel frequently to a variety of project sitesAll geotechnical engineering candidates are encouraged to apply, as they will be considered for alternative roles commensurate with their experienceIn addition to technical expertise and competencies, you are enthusiastic, resourceful, organized, and detail oriented. You demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and have the ability to communicate effectively and to proactively respond to time-sensitive issues. Excellent computer and technical writing skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced and multi-tasked environment are essential. You also prefer to live and work in the south coast region of British Columbia and are committed to several years of professional career development and increasing responsibility at this location.
Company OverviewWood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion. We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.www.woodplc.com
Diversity StatementWe are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.