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Intermediate/Senior Geotechnical Engineers or Engineering Geoscientists

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Date: Nov 22, 2021

Location: St. John's, NL, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 44032 

Job Category: Engineering 

Location: St. John's, NL, Canada 

With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we see challenges evolving in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff, with experience in over 150 countries, to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

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 take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Intermediate/Senior Geotechnical Engineers or Engineering Geoscientists to join our Dynamic Earth Solutions (DES) group, supporting our growing team in Atlantic Canada. The successful candidate can reside in any of the Atlantic Provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, or Newfoundland & Labrador).


The individuals will be part of a highly skilled and diverse team providing professional services to projects in the Infrastructure, Mining, and Energy sectors.


Participates in a wide range of projects covering geotechnical investigations, geotechnical/geologic analysis, advanced numerical modeling, and design for both front end planning and the detailed engineering phase for multi-disciplinary projects.


As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Lead geotechnical and geomechanics 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 scoping requirements for proposals
  • Participate in and contribute to design reviews
  • Prepare and/or review project procedures, standard specifications, and design criteria
  • Review and evaluate technical work prepared by junior engineers/geoscientists, intermediate engineers/geoscientist, 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 design
  • Provide office and field based geological and/or geotechnical services for projects
  • Provide specialist geological and/or geotechnical advice and analytical services
  • Prepare engineering calculations where required
  • Prepare technical specifications where required
  • 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 must bring to the role:

  • A recognized degree in geology (concentration of courses in engineering geology and/or geotechnics), geological engineering, or geotechnical engineering from an accredited university
  • Professional engineering and/or geoscience registration
  • 8+ years’ experience commensurate to the position
  • Experience working on projects in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Experience providing construction supervision, onsite QA/QC, and/or management
  • Advanced proficiency in geological/geotechnical software programs, e.g., Geoslope (SlopeW, SeepW), Rocscience (Dips, RocPlane, RocFall, SWedge, Unwedge, Slide) Leapfrog, Sirovision,.
  • Sound understanding of geotechnical design codes and technical standards
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to function with minimal supervision
  • Excellent safety awareness.

Why join us?

What we offer you?

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



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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