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Golder Associates Junior Geotechnical Engineer (Kelowna) in KELOWNA, British Columbia

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 Junior Geotechnical Engineer to join our Geotechnical Engineering and Laboratory team on a full-time basis based in Kelowna. As a junior engineer, you will work with senior and intermediate project managers and geotechnical colleagues on a variety of projects, with particular emphasis on geotechnical and foundations engineering for infrastructure, rail, pipelines, land development, and power projects.

An overview of your role will include:

  • Carrying out field investigations, including borehole layout, utility clearances, supervision of drill rigs and/or excavators, logging boreholes and test pits, surveying, and slope inspections

  • Performing construction site reconnaissance, observations, and inspections (for example, footing inspections, nuclear gauge testing, and concrete testing)

  • Reviewing soil and rock samples in our laboratory, scheduling geotechnical laboratory testing, and compiling test results for use on engineering projects

  • Summarizing and analyzing findings from reconnaissance/inspections, investigations, and lab testing

  • Analyzing and modelling slope stability, settlement, foundation design, soil retaining structures, and other geotechnical problems

  • Preparing or assisting with preparing engineering memos, reports, and presentations

You will have a background in:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geotechnical (Civil or Geological) Engineering

  • Eligible or in the process of obtaining British Columbia P.Eng. designation

  • Strong people skills and a desire and ability to work in a team environment

  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)

  • Demonstrating a “Safety-First” focus and acting as a role model to other staff

  • Maintaining a high standard of behaviour to uphold Golder’s reputation and demonstrating a commitment to our Core Values

  • Valid driver’s license

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

One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Platinum member status 13 consecutive years

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: Junior Geotechnical Engineer (Kelowna)

Location: BC-KELOWNA

Requisition ID: 21002456