Opportunity to Join the Harbourside Geotechnical Consultants Team

April 12, 2016

Harbourside Geotechnical Consultants (HGC), a consulting engineering firm based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia is looking for a Geotechnical Engineer in Training to join our team.  As part of the Harbourside Group of Companies, HGC specializes in geotechnical engineering in support of construction, transportation, and heavy civil infrastructure projects with an emphasis on bridges, marine structures, and construction engineering. Harbourside is one of the fastest-growing engineering groups in Atlantic Canada and have a reputation for working on technically challenging and high-profile projects. As an employee-owned company, Harbourside provides a work environment that fosters engagement and a sense of accountability.

As a geotechnical engineer-in-training you will provide support to experienced senior geotechnical engineers on a wide variety of projects. Under the direction of senior staff, you will aid in the investigation and analyses of geotechnical projects and become part of the day-to-day activities at HGC.

Responsibility

The work would consist of a variety of laboratory, field, and office work which may include:

  • Performing field QA/QC monitoring, inspection, and testing;

  • Performing laboratory and field testing of soils;

  • Installing and monitoring instrumentation;

  • Helping with project coordination, proposal writing, and report writing;

  • Performing site visits to gather information and carry-out construction site review;

  • Marketing and selling engineering services; and

  • Helping develop operating, safety, and laboratory procedures.

    Required Competencies, Capabilities, and Credentials

    The successful candidate shall:

  • Have an undergraduate or graduate degree in geotechnical, geological, or civil engineering;

  • Be eligible for registration with Engineers Nova Scotia as an Engineer in Training (EIT);

  • Be ambitious and have a strong desire to expand their knowledge in geotechnical engineering;

  • Be adaptable, flexible, have a willingness to learn and an aptitude for technical work;

  • Have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills;

  • Be highly self-motivated and capable of completing tasks on schedule with minimal supervision;

  • Show strong initiative, innovation, and a commitment to excellence; and

  • Have a valid driver’s licence.

    The ideal candidate would also have an aptitude for business development and have some experience in engineering or construction environments.

Contact Information

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity, we would like to hear from you. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume to vgoreham@harboursideengineering.ca. All applications will be handled in strict confidence. Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Harbourside Geotechnical Consultants (HGC), is a geotechnical engineering firm based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. HGC specializes in geotechnical engineering in support of construction, transportation, and heavy civil infrastructure projects with an emphasis on highways, bridges, marine structures, and construction engineering.

The Harbourside Group of Companies, comprised of HGC, Harbourside Engineering Consultants (HEC), and Harbourside Transportation Consultants (HTC) have been developed to provide an exceptionally high level product to our clients in an efficient and streamlined manner. The Harbourside Group of Companies is one of the fastest growing and most highly respected engineering groups in Atlantic Canada and have a reputation for working on some of the most technically challenging and high profile projects in the region.

HGC is looking for the right individual to join our Dartmouth office to help grow our presence in the region. This opportunity will be both challenging and rewarding, providing the successful candidate with the ability to expand their skills while working as a key member of a young and dynamic team.

Geotechnical Technician

Responsibilities include:

  • Performing construction QA/QC monitoring, inspection, and testing

  • Laboratory and field testing of soils

  • Field supervision of geotechnical investigations

  • Installation and monitoring of instrumentation

  • Training and coordinating junior technicians

  • Assisting engineering staff with project coordination, proposal writing, and report writing

  • Performing site visits to gather information, carry out construction site reviews and attend project design and construction meetings

  • Assist engineering staff with marketing and sales of engineering services

  • Help engineering staff develop operating procedures, safety procedures, and laboratory procedures

Qualifications:

  • Direct experience as a geotechnical/materials technician for 5 years

  • Comprehensive understanding of soils and materials testing

  • Valid Nova Scotian driver’s licence

  • Willingness to travel within and outside of Nova Scotia

  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently

  • Diploma in civil engineering technology or civil engineering is an asset

The successful candidate will be a highly organized professional with the ability to prioritize multiple work assignments. They will possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.  Experience with customer relationship management, dealing with contractors, attending project meetings, and coordinating with other organizations and consultants would be considered strong assets.

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity, we would like to hear from you. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume to ageldart@harboursideengineering.ca. All applications received will be handled in confidence.