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Winter 2023 - Geotechnical Co-op Student - Calgary

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Date: Nov 21, 2022

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 83541 

Job Category: Campus 

Location: Calgary, AB, Canada 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


Dynamic Earth Solutions (DES) specializes in site planning, spatial information and digital terrain modeling, surface and subsurface investigations, rock mechanics, underground structures, geotechnical laboratory services, flood forecasting and water resource management through our geotechnical, hydrotechnical, and civil site development expertise.



Looking to get the most out of your upcoming internship? Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Geotechnical Intern to join our Dynamic Earth Solutions (DES) group, supporting our growing team in Calgary, Alberta.


Hatch as an organization is characterized by the entrepreneurial spirit and high standard of engineering and scientific discovery exemplified by the professionals working within our dynamic and growing teams. In alignment with this organizational growth our Dynamic Earth Solutions (DES) delivery practice is expanding globally and is currently comprised of over four hundred professionals focused on Hatch’s business sectors (Energy, Infrastructure, and Mining) in earth related disciplines, including: Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology, Hydrogeology, Hydrology, Civil Engineering, Geospatial Sciences, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  We are committed to providing opportunities for technical growth and the professional development of our young staff to ensure our projects, and your internship are a success.


Position Summary:


The Hatch Dynamic Earth Solutions group is seeking a Geotechnical Intern with interest in the Geotechnical business unit for the work term beginning January 2023. Reporting to the lead engineer/designer you will support projects globally based out of Calgary, AB.


What Will a Career at Hatch Offer You:


You will:

  • Be given opportunities to contribute to complex projects around the world in meaningful ways
  • Work on problems and gain experience in the office and on project sites
  • Collaborate with diverse teams locally and globally
  • Work in an exciting environment where you can apply your academic learning on a daily basis
  • Benefit from formal and informal mentorship from some of the leading minds and authorities in the industry
  • Participate in local Professional Development Programs and more to develop your skills
  • Join in charitable, social, and sports activities with other Hatch employees 


We’re entrepreneurs with a technical soul. Our flat organizational structure creates an atmosphere of openness and participation. We build practical solutions that are safe, innovative, and sustainable. Our ultimate goal is to achieve no harm for our people, our clients, and our communities.




  • Supporting various field assignments including geotechnical investigations, data processing, and report writing 
  • Assist in developing analysis (slope stability, seepage) and quantity estimates 
  • Provide general support for intermediate and senior engineers (data assessment, geological mapping, design, assessment, and modeling)


Education and Experience: 


  • Pursing a degree in Geotechnical, Geological, Civil, or Environmental Engineering
  • Excel academically while being actively involved in extra-curricular and/or volunteer activities at school or in the community
  • Excellent analytical, writing, and oral communication skills 
  • Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, and teamwork skills 
  • Technical proficiency in CAD, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel 
  • Students will be assigned to work closely with experienced engineers who will provide guidance and mentoring


Competencies (knowledge, skill, attributes):


  • Good understanding of engineering and business fundamentals as they apply to engineering problems and projects
  • Ability to learn quickly and to take on new challenges
  • Collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Shows critical and creative thinking and problem solving, and brings forward solutions for our clients' toughest challenges
  • Adapts and embraces change



***All applications must include transcripts (official or unofficial) to be considered for this position


Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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