Senior Geotechnical Engineer/Geoscientist

Mississauga

Job Description

ECOH is currently looking for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer/Geoscientist to join our Environmental team. As a Senior Geotechnical Engineer/Geoscientist you will be a core member of the Environmental team, primarily responsible for managing and conducting a variety of deliverables including acting as a Project Manager and geotechnical lead, supporting business development efforts with frequent client contact, manage geotechnical projects, proposals and RFPs, develop project scopes, schedules and budgets, and preparing and reviewing of Geotechnical Reports for roads, subdivisions, towers, bridges, buildings, municipal infrastructure and the like.

Employment Type: Full Time, Permanent

ECOH is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.

Roles & Responsibilities

Here is what you will be doing:

  • Overseeing a team of Technologists / Scientists, Senior Technologists / Senior Scientists, and other junior staff, ensuring that Corporate Standards are met in all regards.
  • Delegating responsibilities and providing direction, training and mentorship to junior staff according to ECOH standards and techniques.
  • Ensuring an environment of good communication so that employees’ concerns are addressed.
  • Working with the Operations Manager to ensure that project resources meet or exceed established guidelines for standards of performance.
  • Serving as the link between the junior staff and the Operations Manager to identify and close training gaps.
  • Providing consistent constructive and meaningful feedback to junior staff.
  • Participating in the Employee Development Program (EDP) and providing relevant and meaningful input with respect to the reviews of the assigned team.
  • Communicating with the Operations Manager to provide information related to assigned staff (progression, issues, developments).
  • Assisting in the recruiting and training of additional staff.
  • Acting as project manager and technical lead, responsible for planning, supervising and leading geotechnical investigations and design activities.
  • Develop and prepare technical scopes of work, schedules and budgets for proposals and projects.
  • Prepare, review and sign-off/stamp Geotechnical Reports for roads, subdivisions, towers, bridges, buildings, municipal infrastructure etc., to meet the scope of work and regulatory requirements. Leading proposal teams and presentations.
  • Leading and participate on multi-disciplinary, multi-geographic project teams.
  • Performing related administrative tasks including documentation of project activities, office administration, expense reports, purchase orders, invoicing support, etc.
  • This position may have field component with regards to completing field activities and training of junior staff.
  • Management of Client and their expectations.
  • Participating in project and financial management including financial analysis.
  • Maintaining quality control, quality assurance and policy compliance
  • Participate in marketing activities and client development.
  • Providing presentations and publishing technical articles.
  • Ensuring all aspects of health and safety compliance.

Qualifications

Here are the skills you will possess:

  • A University degree in Earth Sciences or Geotechnical Engineering or Civil Engineering is required.
  • Professional accreditation – P.Geo. (Ontario) or P.Eng. (Ontario) designation is required.
  • A minimum of 15 years experience in a related field/industry as a Geotechnical Engineer/Geoscientist.
  • Experience in managing and working on a variety of sizes and types of multi-disciplinary projects for various client types. Experience in hydrogeological investigations will be a plus.
  • Strong understanding of Municipal, Provincial and Federal regulations.
  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment, including (if required) respiratory protection, specialized clothing, work boots, hard hats hearing protection, fall arrest, etc.
  • Ability to lift boxes, equipment and/or coolers not exceeding 20kg.
  • Time and resource management- ability to provide field staff with the appropriate direction, guidance, and instructions.
  • Ability to provide feedback to staff consistently, constructively, and appropriately.
  • Demonstrates strong support of corporate initiatives and plans.
  • Willingness to share technical knowledge and expertise with peers.
  • Excellent employee and client relations skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with fellow project managers, senior management, clients, and contractors, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills.
  • Sound judgement pertaining to business and project activities.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong budgetary skills exercised for the management of projects and resources.
  • Strong written/verbal communications skills- Demonstrates the ability to present technical data effectively to internal staff and clients.
  • Ability to travel out of the city or province for extended periods (i.e., several days to weeks at a time.
  • Valid driver’s license and adequate insurance must be maintained at all times.
  • General to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, Adobe, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Knowledge and understanding of other technical related software programs (as required).