Geotechnical Engineer

2 weeks ago
Job ID
Area of Interest
EN - Geotechnical Engineering, Soil and Rock Mechanics
Job Type
Full Time
# of Positions
Education (Minimum)
Bachelors Degree
Experience (Years)

Job Responsibilities

As a Geotechnical Engineer you will have the opportunity to develop your skills as a Consulting Engineer by participating in engineering projects from the proposal stage to field programs and reporting. Roles and responsibilities will be evolving and reviewed but currently include: 

Project and Client Involvement:

    • Participating as a geotechnical consultant and project manager in project teams on multiple projects, based out of the GTA and our Greater Golden Horseshoe operations from initiation to execution of a project;
    • Managing a variety of geotechnical engineering projects, including work plan and budget preparation and monitoring, invoicing and follow-up, supervision and mentoring of junior colleagues, and management of sub-consultants and sub-contractors;
    • Ensuring quality control/quality assurance of field work, field data analysis and interpretation, and engineering calculations;
    • Developing an understanding of our client’s needs and delivering high quality service to ensure client satisfaction;
    • Functioning as a key participant in team and client meetings, presenting and representing as required;
    • Helping develop and participate in strong interoffice and intercompany teams to achieve project goals;
    • Recognizing areas for internal improvement and working with colleagues to develop these improvements; and
    • Minimizing our exposure and risk across projects.


    • Serving as a technical resource in the geotechnical and foundations engineering business across the life cycle of project work including: problem definition, solution development, testing, engineering, commissioning and operations support;
    • Serving as bench strength for project development and delivery (proposals, project management, reports, client relations, reviews, team development and training);
    • Performing advanced data analysis and application of methodologies/techniques;
    • Working to build relationships and business opportunities with other Golder staff around the world, through constructive engagement and collaboration;
    • On a as required basis, arranging technical presentations and webinars in your areas of expertise;
    • Working with Principals and Associates in developing and maintaining expertise in technologies to serve key business interests;
    • Contributing to a rewarding and collaborative work atmosphere in the office, and engaging and mentoring junior environmental colleagues on environmental services; and
    • Contributing to a culture of health, safety and protection of the environment by being a role model to junior and new staff and by giving industry and site perspectives to inexperienced staff which are crucial to make safety and contribute to the development, streamlining and automation of safety related documentation.


    • Maintaining a chargeability target of approximately 60% (to be discussed further and adjusted as necessary);
    • Travelling as required to fulfill project commitments;
    • Demonstrating a “Safety First” focus and acting as a role model to other staff;
    • Maintaining a high standard of ethical behaviour to uphold Golder’s reputation and demonstrating a commitment to our Core Values; and
    • Performing other duties as required.

Job Requirements


It is understood that you possess the following qualifications:

    • Basic all-round academic and practical knowledge of geotechnical engineering;
    • Strong people skills and a desire and ability to work in a team environment;
    • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written), including proven capabilities in writing geotechnical services reports and technical communications;
    • Proven capabilities in planning and supervising geotechnical services and activities ;
    • Experience or aptitude for proposal development, project management, client development, working in a team against tight timelines, and other skills appropriate to consulting;
    • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams;
    • Hold a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a reliable vehicle on a daily basis, with access to appropriate registration and insurance;
    • PEO licenced as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario;
    • Ability to work weekends and evenings as required to meet project commitments; and ability to travel within and out of province occasionally and/or regularly; and
    • Must be able to periodically carry/move monitoring equipment to facilitate work, up to 30 lbs.


Additional Desired Skills:

    • Adapt quickly, while managing a busy workload;
    • Proven problem-solving skills;
    • Enthusiastic, versatile, and willing to take on responsibility;
    • Positive attitude;
    • Strong work ethic

Additional Information

At Golder Associates, we strive to be the most respected global group specializing in ground engineering and environmental services. Employee-owned since our formation in 1960, we have created a unique culture with pride in ownership, resulting in long-term organizational stability. Our professionals take the time to build an understanding of our clients’ needs and of the specific environments in which they operate. Golder has experienced steady growth in the number of people we employ and our technical capabilities. We now employ over 6,500 people who operate from more than 160 offices across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. 


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