Intermediate Engineer - Geotechnical Materials
Ontario, CA 
Posted 5 days ago
Job Description

Join a global professional services leader. We are committed to solving the world's biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanization.

GHD is looking for an Intermediate Geotechnical/Materials Tech Engineer with a strong background in construction and materials engineering, and who is a motivated team player and leader to support geotechnical and construction material demands for our Whitby office, with flexible office work environment options available.

  • Project management, field investigations/assessment, engineering analysis and reporting, supervision and training of junior engineering and technical staff
  • Preparation and reviews of technical proposals and reports
  • Manage, coordinate and conduct a wide variety of site investigations and construction/materials testing and inspections related but not limited to transportation, civil municipal, commercial and residential development, resource industries, utilities, and building structures.
  • Manage project schedules and budgets, while managing and maintaining excellent client relations
  • Support business development and client maintenance through client sourcing, preparation of proposals and strategies, and qualification packages.
  • Provide recommendations to clients for materials testing results that are not in compliance with specifications and provide recommendations for clients to bring work into compliance with the specifications.
  • To provide expertise and support for geotechnical and construction materials aspects of projects throughout the design, tendering, and construction stages including:
  • foundations (structures including buildings, bridges, embankments, etc., small to large scale), all foundation types (shallow and deep), and ground improvements
  • settlement analyses
  • engineered fills
  • slope stability and embankment assessments
  • dams and ponds
  • shoring
  • trenching
  • tunneling
  • construction groundwater control/dewatering requirements (including construction EASRs and PTTWs)
  • land use planning and feasibility assessments
  • management of excess soil movement and disposal based on geo-environmental testing
  • field sampling and testing of aggregate, concrete and asphalt materials
  • competent experience and understanding of nuclear densometer based compaction testing
  • knowledge and experience in dealing with geotechnical construction materials including soils, aggregates, concrete and asphalt in a construction project setting
  • experience in troubleshooting geotechnical issues related to earthwork construction and ability to provide solutions in a construction environment
Skills and Qualifications:
  • University graduate with degree in geotechnical, geological or civil (geotechnical) engineering
  • Possess PEO registration (P.Eng. license)
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in geo-engineering field and consulting engineering in Ontario .
  • Experience in geo / environmental, construction engineering, and materials engineering is an asset
  • Ability to lead and cooperate with a team in various environments, as well as work independently
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical/technical, project management and report writing skills
  • Experience with current geotechnical software applications including GeoStudio (Slope/W, etc.)
  • Desire to provide excellent practical client service and a commitment to technical excellence
  • Must be well organized, have the ability to manage and prioritize several assignments at one time, deliver on time and on budget
  • In addition to demonstrated supervisory and project management experience knowledge of regional markets, agencies, and local terrain / geotechnical conditions
  • valid Ontario Driver's License (G)
  • Ability and willingness to be mobile and travel for work when and as needed.

As a diverse and inclusive organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, GHD will provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process.



Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
5+ years
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