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Golder Associates Intermediate Geotechnical Tailings Engineer in CALGARY, Alberta

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture.

Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Golder has a new opportunity for an Intermediate Geotechnical Tailings Engineer to join our Mine Waste team on a full-time basis in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton or Saskatoon.

An overview of your role will include:

  • Plan a wide variety of tailings or water embankment dams and waste rock spoils projects, including field investigation, laboratory testing and interpretation; design and construction; geotechnical analysis; and dam safety inspections and reviews

  • Organize geotechnical investigations and laboratory testing

  • Scope, direct, and review geotechnical analyses with a focus on soil mechanics, including stability, seepage, and thermal modelling; tailings deposition modeling; and run out analyses for mine waste or water embankment dams and waste rock spoils

  • Manage small projects according to client-approved scopes of work, and deliver high quality reports on time and within budget under the supervision of senior engineers

  • Support technical proposals and design work packages in response to client needs, under the supervision of senior engineers

  • Delegate work to junior engineers

  • Participate in and promote a safety-first culture

You will have a background in:

  • 5 to 7 years of relevant (post-degree) experience working in a consulting engineering or mining industry environment

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Geological Engineering, Master’s Degree preferred

  • Currently registered or eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia

  • Strong technical writing, interpersonal communication, and emotional intelligence

  • Be able to work in diverse teams

  • Project management skills

  • Sound knowledge in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering

  • Ability to think critically and problem solve

  • Ability to effectively delegate work and lead small project teams

  • French or Spanish language skills (verbal and written) would be an asset

  • Commitment to safe work practices for yourself and your colleagues

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • On the job training, mentoring, and coaching

  • Global projects and travel opportunities

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Renowned for technical excellence, Golder, now a member of WSP, is a leading, global consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 30 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

Golder Associates Ltd. is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), and all other applicable legislation. Golder will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities upon request.

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Title: Intermediate Geotechnical Tailings Engineer

Location: AB-CALGARY


Requisition ID: 21002666