What does a geo-technical engineer do? As a geo-technical engineer, you will be responsible for the study and review of the natural environment before a construction project takes place. This includes reviewing the surrounding minerals and materials and helping to design projects based on your findings.

Job details

  •  Location: Fort St. John, BC
  •  Salary: 35.00 to 45.00 hourly for 40 to 80 hours per week
  •  Terms of employment: Permanent employment
    Full time
  •  Day, Weekend, Overtime
  •  Start date: Starts as soon as possible
  •  Benefits: Health benefits, Financial benefits
  •  vacancies: 1 vacancy

We are searching for a methodical geotechnical engineer to assist us with selecting desirable construction sites. The geotechnical engineer should conduct thorough rock and soil analyses, inspect regional weather patterns, and scope nearby terrains for prospective hazards. You should carefully weigh the findings obtained to deduce the viability of each site under consideration.

To ensure success as a geotechnical engineer, you should be adept at laboratory and fieldwork. Ultimately, a superb geotechnical engineer will remain grounded, even in ambiguity.

Geotechnical Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Traveling to meeting and evaluation sites.
  • Inspecting the composition of naturally-occurring formations at each prospective site.
  • Drawing an array of samples and studying these in the laboratory.
  • Determining the likelihood of consequential movements in the land.
  • Reviewing prevailing weather patterns and searching for noteworthy anomalies.
  • Suggesting effective fixes to geotechnical obstacles.
  • Calculating all requisite costs and material resources.
  • Sharing your final evidence-based verdicts with stakeholders.
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Geotechnical Engineer Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in geotechnical engineering.
  • Completion of a pertinent graduate program is preferred.
  • Accredited by the appropriate council.
  • Demonstrable experience as a geotechnical engineer.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Expertise in geology, climatology, chemistry, and mathematics.
  • Refined sample extraction and transportation skills.
  • Well-honed and updated laboratory skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication abilities.





  • Bachelor’s degree
  • or equivalent experience


2 years to less than 3 years


Work site environment

  • Outdoors

Work setting

  • Consulting engineering company



  • Plan, develop and co-ordinate programs of geotechnical, geological, geophysical or geohydrological data acquisition, analysis and mapping
  • Supervise technologists, technicians and other engineers and scientists
  • Prepare recommendations and reports for the construction or improvement of civil engineering projects
  • Analyze reports and prepare recommendations on settlement of buildings, stability of slopes, and effects of earthquakes to support construction and civil engineering projects


  • 3-4 people


Certificates, licences, memberships, and courses

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) by a provincial or territorial association
  • Eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) by a provincial or territorial association

Experience and specialization

Computer and technology knowledge

  • AutoCAD
  • MS Excel
  • MS Word

Type of related experience

  • Soils engineering

Technical experience

  • Soil analysis
  • Geotechnical studies

Area of work experience

  • Design
  • Project management
  • Quality assurance or control
  • Specification or technical writing
  • Testing and evaluation

Area of specialization

  • Geotechnical
  • Soil science
  • Materials science

Additional information

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail
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Personal suitability

  • Efficient interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Initiative
  • Judgement
  • Organized
  • Team player

Screening questions

  • Do you have previous experience in this field of employment?
  • What is the highest level of study you have completed?


Health benefits

  • Dental plan
  • Health care plan

Financial benefits

  • Bonus

Employment groups

This employer promotes equal employment opportunities for all job applicants, including those self-identifying as a member of these groups: Indigenous people, Newcomers to Canada, Visible minorities

Who can apply to this job?

The employer accepts applications from:


  • Canadian citizens and permanent or temporary residents of Canada.
  • Other candidates with or without a valid Canadian work permit.

How to apply

By email

[email protected]

By mail

11320 – 100 Avenue
Fort St. John, BC
V1J 1Z9

Include this reference number in your application

2144 – Geo Eng

How-to-apply instructions

Here is what you must include in your application:

  • Job reference number
  • Cover letter
  • Copy of portfolio or relevant work examples
  • Highest level of education and name of institution where it was completed
This job posting includes screening questions. Please answer the following questions when applying:
  • Do you have previous experience in this field of employment?
  • What is the highest level of study you have completed?

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