senior geotechnical engineer-10804, Burnaby

randstad canada
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$ 1.00 - $ 2.00 per hour
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burnaby, british columbia
job type
$ 1.00 - $ 2.00 per hour
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randstad canada
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Senior Geotechnical Engineer
This is a Senior Geotechnical Engineer opportunity with the largest power distribution organization in British Columbia and been recognized for excellence and been named one of B.C.’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for four years in a row.
This is a full time, one year contract located in Burnaby, BC. Looking for a professional engineer to support the Prince George to Telus (PCTC) substation upgrade project – all the substations between Prince George and Vancouver on this transmission line need to be evaluated from a Geotechnical perspective for geotechnical risk.
Senior Geotechnical Engineer Responsibilities:
• A minimum ten (10) years of experience in a relevant engineering field or equivalent.
• Develop safe engineering solutions by using initiative and judgement to perform tasks including developing designs, analyzing and resolving problems, and interpreting engineering specifications on medium to highly complex assignments for projects and operations.
• Meet safety, cost, quality, and time objectives by proposing changes in plans and estimated costs, recommending payment for work completed by contractors, preparing progress reports, coordinating work schedules and other similar tasks.
• The role will not require much travel and will not be required to drill – primarily, the resource will evaluate another consultant’s work and review consultant reports.
•Conduct geotechnical risk assessments, complete reporting reviews
•Complete an update of internal transmission design practices to ensure is aligned to industry best practices.
•Must have a P.Eng or P.Geo
•Must have a degree in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering
•Must have demonstrated experience as a Geotechnical engineer
•Must have experience performing geohazard/geotechnical risk assesment
•Experience in utilities for transmission station projects is an asset
• Resolve highly technical and unusual design and field engineering problems by conducting independent studies and analysis, exercising independent judgment in selecting and interpreting information, recommending safe engineering designs to support successful operations and/or project completion.
• Participate in engineering practice by conducting independent studies and analysis, contributing to the development of technical standards, exercising judgment in selecting and interpreting information, recommending safe engineering designs, and making decisions related to methods and designs as well as providing guidance and advice to other engineering professionals to develop future capability.
• Deliver exceptional customer service by communicating with stakeholders and performing activities such as defining the scope of engineering/geoscience services to be provided, establishing the basic design criteria with the client, approving all related technical documentation, and assessing and reporting on work progress against standards, objectives, and specifications to support completion of projects safely, with quality, within budget and on time.
• Make decisions and recommendations of a complex technical nature including the establishment of design bases, criteria and concepts, and/or on matters affecting the management of engineering/geoscience resources and activities to support major work assignments for the engineering divisions.

Senior Geotechnical Engineer Responsibilities Qualifications

• Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) or Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) with Engineers & Geoscientists BC or with another jurisdiction and eligible for registration as such with Engineers & Geoscientists BC
• Intermediate English skills for professional environment, written and spoken
• Familiarity with CAD systems and drawing standards
• Ability to use standard industry design/analysis software
• Intermediate MS Office skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
• This role requires demonstrated experience with geotechnical design for Stations and associated facilities for operating voltages from 60kV to 500kV in an electric utility environment.
• Prepare project documentation and deliverables in accordance with project and Engineering Design Practices (i.e. evaluation reports, specifications, proposals, estimates, design basis', calculations, hazard logs, test plans).
• Prepare design work packages including scope, duration, and level of effort estimates.
• Prepare signed and sealed engineering deliverables as a Professional Geoscientist and as a Professional of Record (PoR) in accordance with EGBC and Design Practices.
• Provide technical assistance and construction support in the field, and undertake field reviews as required by EGBC.
• Prepare designs for existing and new facilities.
• Undertake site investigations of surface and subsurfaces to establish geotechnical ground conditions and soil classification.
• Perform various in situ field tests such as standard penetration test, cone penetration, dynamic cone penetrometer.
• Perform tasks in the field for laboratory soil testing.
• Undertake analysis for design of structures associated with Transmission Stations including termination structures, buildings, access, for shallow (i.e. grillage) and deep (i.e. piles) foundations.
• Prepare reports for internal and external clients detailing investigations, evaluation, analysis, conclusions, and recommendations.
• Provide technical guidance and review of designs prepared by others following established practices.
• Manage design tasks including scope, schedule, and cost.
• Communicate effectively in English verbally and in writing.

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity please forward your resume via email to Dora Pang, or call (236) 334- 4381.

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