Make an impression in a growing international company with 35,000 talented people in over 55 countries.
Working alongside a diverse team, you will deliver our geotechnical services in the Kamloops, BC region and execute interesting and challenging projects for public and private clients, in varying terrains.
As a member in our network of regional offices, you will have accelerated responsibility and opportunities for growth, gain exceptional experience over what might be gained in other urban locations, and enjoy an attractive work-life balance.
From fine dining to every outdoor adventure you can imagine, Kamloops offers a relaxed lifestyle, warm climate with plenty of sunshine, and a unique mix of lush river valleys, forests, lakes and mountains. It has a strong sense of community, as well as a diverse economic base to support growth while remaining affordable for individuals and families.
Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure is currently seeing a Senior Geotechnical Engineer for our Kamloops office. The ideal candidate will be capable of building and maintaining client relationships, providing technical leadership to a group of engineers and technologists, and ensuring high quality delivery of geotechnical and materials testing services to local industry. Suitable applicants may be considered for the Office Manager role, which is also posted for this location.
Reporting to the Engineering / Branch Manager, the Senior Geotechnical Engineer will be responsible for the operational management and long-term development of the team, clients and related business development, oversight on technical quality, and delivery on projects. These responsibilities will be delivered within a framework that manages risks and prioritizes safety.
Lead geotechnical/geological discipline, project engineering and/or project management roles on a wide variety of transportation, municipal, terrain development, resource industry, utility, and commercial/ industrial projects
Manage and conduct geotechnical investigations, analysis and design assignments
Preparation of technical proposals and reports
Direction and training of junior geotechnical engineering staff
Assist in the maintenance and development of client relationships
Follow and take a pro-active role in corporate health safety and environmental programs
Develop technical skills, experience and contribute to a positive team environment
Provide excellent practical client service with a commitment to technical excellence
Collaborate with other Amec Foster Wheeler offices and geotechnical engineering staff on projects in Western Canada
Skills / Qualifications
Degree from an accredited university in Geological, Geotechnical or Civil (geotechnical option) Engineering
Well organized, with a sound knowledge of the application of soil mechanics, rock mechanics, geomorphology, engineering geology, hydrogeology and interested in technical and personal advancement.
Currently registered or eligible for immediate registration as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia
A minimum of 10 years of diverse, geologically oriented, geotechnical engineering experience in terrain conditions similar to or applicable to those found in British Columbia is required; 15 years or more is preferred for Associate level positions
Keen interest in a variety of geotechnical/geological engineering assignments across a variety of terrain conditions and industries
Strong technical and project management skills
Excellent workplace safety practices
Desire to provide excellent practical client service and a passion for technical excellence
Must have excellent oral and written communication (English) skills
Valid Driver's License
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal tactfully and effectively with team-mates
Physically fit, willing and able to hike in rugged/remote terrain conditions
Ability and willingness to travel frequently to a variety of project sites
Knowledge of regional market, terrain/geotechnical conditions and/or a master's degree would be an asset
In addition to technical expertise and competencies, you are enthusiastic, resourceful, organized, and detail oriented. You demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and have the ability to communicate effectively and to proactively respond to time-sensitive issues. Excellent computer and technical writing skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced and multi-tasked environment are essential. You also prefer to live and work in the interior of British Columbia and are committed to several years of professional career development and increasing responsibility at this location.
Located in the South-Central region of Beautiful British Columbia, Kamloops shares a semi-arid climate with the Okanagan Region that is characterized by warm springs, hot summers, and moderate winters. Kamloops is a vibrant community and a center for business, education, arts and culture. The city is home to a population of just over 90,000 with a rich heritage dating back over 200 years. The bustling community is nestled at the junction of two major rivers, with amazing opportunities for outdoors activities such as fishing, camping, mountain biking, skiing, and golfing. Located on several major transportation corridors, popular destinations such as Vancouver and Kelowna are a short drive away, or you can take advantage of the local airport serviced by two major airlines as well as two regional airlines.
We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.
About Amec Foster Wheeler Environment and Infrastructure
Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.Employing around 36,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2015 revenues of £5.5 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products... – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets. Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology. Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.