Golder Associates Geotechnical Engineer VI in Accra, Ghana

Golder Associates is seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to provide exceptional services and support to Geotechnical team on a variety of challenging Projects. This position is part of the Ground Engineering Team within the Mine Waste Business Unit, within our overall Europe, Africa and Australia region.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Functional Output / Duties

  • Lead geotechnical engineering on services on mining and infrastructure projects

  • Provide technical advice and consultancy on complex geotechnical issues to clients and internal staff

  • Develop client relationship and build business in West Africa, particularly Ghana

  • Use advanced techniques, modifications and extension of theories, practices to synthesise and analyse data for decision making/ recommendations

  • Build reputation as Technical Leader/Lead Consultant within the Geotechnical Engineering profession

  • Keep abreast of advancing technologies, methods and research & development

  • Manage, analyse and geotechnical reporting for projects which may include the following:

  • Foundations for medium to large projects

  • Earthworks, ground improvement and development

  • Problematic soils

  • Provide safety leadership in identifying and alleviating/ eliminating high priority safety hazards

  • Participate in training activities, mentoring and transferring knowledge to junior and intermediate geotechnical engineers

  • Plan, develop schedules, coordinate and direct manpower on important engineering projects to meet completion deadlines

  • Supervise, coordinate and review/evaluate activities carried out by junior engineers and intermediate

  • Prepare proposals and reports for clients

  • Conduct field visits in Africa

Project Management & Technical Expertise

  • Develop ownership culture

  • Promote and develop inter-region and inter-office collaboration and cooperation

  • Contribute towards a healthy team mentality among peers

  • Work with operational leadership to deliver Golder’s strategy

People

  • Develop ownership culture

  • Promote and develop inter-region and inter-office collaboration and cooperation

  • Contribute towards a healthy team mentality among peers

  • Work with operational leadership to deliver Golder’s strategy

Business Development (Internal and external clients)

  • Identify potential business opportunities / clients for Golder services

  • Follow up and act on market trends and engineering development

  • Innovative and Technical Excellence

  • Identify and implement opportunities to apply Golder engineering expertise

  • Implement projects that contain elements of the core Golder engineering expertise

  • Promote & develop new technical services and/or tools

Financial

  • Positive financial contribution

  • Execute projects in accordance with Golder’s financial target in terms of profitability

  • Manage debtors in accordance with Golder’s targets

Health & Safety

  • Promote and uphold Health & Safety systems and program priorities

  • Act as and custodian of Golder’s Health and Safety best practice

  • Health and safety performance indicators in line with Golder’s targets

Relevant Degree in Civil Engineering with at least an MSc Civil / Geotechnical Engineering. Post-graduate study would be an added advantage.

  • 10 - 15 plus years’ experience post-graduation.

  • Geotechnical Experience in a consulting firm, and experience in West Africa, would be a plus.

  • French language is an added advantage

  • Exposure to mining and industrial projects

  • Valid Driver’s License and passport.

Title: Geotechnical Engineer VI

Location: GHA-Accra

Requisition ID: 18001720