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  • Job reference: RMS0139869

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Newfoundland and Labrador - Other
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/05/2014
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The Company:
Our client, a diverse Canadian Energy Company, plans new developments estimated at $12+ Billion over the next 5 years.

This position is open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only. Residents of Newfoundland & Labrador will be given first consideration for this position.

The Role:
As the Senior Geotechnical Engineer you will work closely with the Site Technical Manager, Design Engineering, Construction Management and Contractors to contribute to and coordinate design information to support the Project. This includes interpreting the technical requirements or the design documents to provide clear understanding of the requirements and processing of Site Queries and Change Requests including Engineering Change Notices.

As the Senior Geotechnical Engineer you will:
• Liaise with the Home Engineering Office and interpret drawings and specification;
• Studies Drawings and specifications issued to the field and reports to Engineering Manager any ambiguities, interferences or errors found on the drawings, specifications and assigned work;
• Assist in monitoring and management of site Information Management;
• Review and assess Owners QA Surveying;
• Review and assess Owners field Materials Testing;
• Participate in review of Contractor's Quality Control program;
• Assist QA in review of Contractors material certification;
• Assist Home Office in preparation and conveyance of Engineering Change Notices;
• Participate in review of Contractors submittals;
• Provide technical support to construction activities at the worksite, while expediting design changes for timely response to Site Queries;
• Advise Site Manager, Construction Manager and contractors on the interpretation of geotechnical earthwork drawings and specifications and advises on additional details or clarifications required from project design;
• Reviews proposals for field changes and substitutions and recommends action to Engineering Manager, Construction Manager and Site Manager for approval;
• Obtains and supplies field representatives and QA inspectors with applicable codes, manufacturer's instructions, vendor drawings and installation procedures required for field work;
• Assists material control group when requested in inspection of equipment and material;
• Work with field engineers in problem recognition and resolution;
• Performs any other duties that may be requested by Construction Managers; and
• Acts as Engineering representative on the Construction Site.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering
• P. Eng. Registration with PEGNL
• 10 years of related experience in similar role is preferred;
• Significant geotechnical experience;
• Experience interpreting information from geotechnical field investigations;
• Demonstrated experience with identification of construction problems and resolution through change notice;
• Site inspection and construction experience in large earth structures;
• Experience with foundation preparation, materials testing, specifications and drawing preparation;
• Design experience for cold weather environments would be considered an asset;
• Knowledge of engineering theory, principals practices as they relate to geotechnical designs;
• Good knowledge of civil engineering principals, standards and regulations relating to construction, inspection and workplace health and safety;
• Working knowledge of Quality Assurance and Quality Control principals and procedures;
• Demonstrated ability to v

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• experience in the hydroelectric engineering consulting sector is preferred;
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