Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Date: Nov 23, 2023

Location: Halifax, NS, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 89285 

Job Category: Engineering 

Location: Halifax, NS, 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.


Hatch is an employee-owned company passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, our exceptional and diverse teams combine vast engineering and business knowledge to respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. With experience in over 150 countries, our global network of 9,000 professionals work on the world’s toughest challenges. Hatch is consistently recognized with numerous industry and project awards, including acknowledgement in corporate leadership, engineering/technical excellence, workplace diversity, health and safety, and project management.


Looking to take the next step in your career with a top tier engineering firm? Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our Dynamic Earth Solutions group (DES) in our Halifax, NS office. Hatch’s DES – Geotechnical Group undertakes investigations, studies, and design as part of our geotechnical services for all types of mining, energy, and infrastructure projects. The geotechnical group is a global practice providing geotechnical and geological expertise to Hatch's business units. Our capability spans through the whole project lifecycle, comprising scoping, conceptual design, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, basic and detailed engineering, construction, and project management.


This is senior role and an excellent career opportunity for someone with extensive geotechnical experience. This person will have excellent project and team leadership skills with equally strong client relationship management and business development skills. The person for this role will be a business leader, team builder, and will be able to leverage their network of contacts to grow the business locally.


As the successful candidate, you will:


· Be given opportunities to work on interesting and complex geotechnical projects and collaborate with diverse teams locally, nationally, and globally.

· Lead advanced geotechnical studies with the delivery of project requirements as they relate to scope.

· Identify project works that can add to the geotechnical field and where possible write a paper/participate in conferences.

· Identify scoping requirements and lead proposals.

· Participate in, contribute to, and/or lead design reviews.

· Represent the discipline in the project’s engineering coordination meetings.

· Provide and/or coordinate training for resources assigned to the project.

· Prepare and/or review project procedures, technical specifications, and design criteria.

· Review and evaluate technical work prepared by junior engineers, intermediate engineers, senior engineers, designers, technicians, and technologists.

· Ensure relevant technical experts are involved in the design process as required and facilitate the sharing of technical expertise both across projects and across Hatch offices globally.

· Perform conceptual and detailed engineering design.

· Undertake office and field based geotechnical engineering for projects.

· Provide specialist geotechnical advice and analytical services.

· Contribute to/or review engineering calculations where required.

· Contribute to/or review technical memos and reports, within areas of expertise.

· Provide input to engineering, operating and capital cost estimates.

· Stamp documents and drawings as required and if appropriately registered.

· Undertake construction supervision and management dependent upon project demands.

· Support of site engineering team to provide technical solutions and timely response to technical queries.

· Work to ensure the implementation of safety in design and integrity principles in design documentation.


You bring to the role:

· A degree in Geotechnical Engineering, Civil Engineering (geotechnical focus), Geological Engineering, or Engineering Geology from an accredited university. Post graduate education would be preferred.

· 12 to 15+ years’ of relevant post graduate geotechnical experience

· Registered or eligible to register with Engineers Nova Scotia

· Proven ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams, while maintaining excellent client focus

· Leadership skills with proven ability to mentor and develop staff

· History of successful business development

· A strong focus on both safety and quality

· Significant geotechnical experience with energy, mining, and/or infrastructure projects locally

· Broad based and extensive experience including investigation, design, and construction.

· Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

· Outstanding planning and organizational skills

· Ability to travel within Canada and internationally on short-term assignments as required.



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, veteran, 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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