Senior Geotechnical Engineer (Pipelines)

Full Time
Calgary, AB
Posted Today
Job description

Thurber has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer (Pipelines) to join our team in Calgary, Alberta.

Thurber is a specialized consulting firm with a focus on geotechnical engineering. Our project work includes transportation, large and small infrastructure, natural hazards, development and more. We undertake challenging assignments that can include steep terrain, deep foundations, compressible soils, landslides, contamination, or other complications.

As our Engineer, you will work on varied projects and develop your skills with guidance and mentorship from our senior team.


  • Provide technical support and leadership on projects and for staff, including conducting technical reviews of calculations and analyses, as well as performing technical analyses where appropriate.
  • Provide guidance, and where necessary, support in coordination, preparation of cost estimates, tender submissions, technical documentation, client reports, progress reports, project scheduling / resourcing, and meeting deadlines and budgets on projects.
  • Scoping projects and assisting in the preparation of proposals.
  • Support mentoring, coaching, and training of staff.
  • Help promote Thurber mission, vision, and values amongst Thurber staff.
  • Work with the Branch Manager in the development of new business opportunities.
  • Establishing, developing, promoting and maintaining relationships with clients.
  • Active participation in the field on a project specific basis as dictated by the needs of the project to meet client expectations and project objectives.
  • Manage projects and lead multidisciplinary teams.
  • Travel to project locations, as well as to Client offices and other Thurber Branch offices.

Qualifications and Assets

  • Completion of a post-secondary program in Civil or Geological Engineering.
  • Minimum 15 years of relevant experience in the Geotechnical or Geological Engineering field. Local Canadian experience strongly preferred.
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers license.
  • Comfortable driving mid to full-sized pickup trucks in urban, rural, and construction environments.
  • Comfortable working in a variety of environments, including local and remote construction sites.
  • Proficiency with spoken and written English language is required.
  • Membership with APEGA and/or EGBC.

Desirable Skills

  • Graduate Degree (Masters or higher).
  • General understanding of Western Canadian geomorphology and associated landforms, processes, and hazards.
  • Able to conduct desktop and field level terrain assessments.
  • Experienced in the interpretation and utilization of aerial photographs, as well as satellite and LiDAR imagery in the assessment of terrain and geohazards.
  • Experienced in the use of commercial analytical software packages in the assessment of slope stability.
  • Pipeline routing and trenchless crossing assessments.
  • Familiar with geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring of geohazards.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills (i.e. spreadsheet and word-processing).
  • Ability to work independently and cooperate with a team in various environment.

This is a senior career position and will be comprised of office based activities with occasional field visits, with opportunities for continued career growth within the company.

What we offer

Upon joining Thurber Engineering you’ll be welcomed into a casual, inclusive and professional office environment where open communication is valued at all levels. We’re eager to help our team reach their potential which is why many of our team members spend much of their career with us! Here are the benefits of working for us in Calgary:

  • Our office is centrally located with quick access to major roadways including Macleod Trail, Glenmore Trail, and Deerfoot Trail.
  • We offer free onsite parking and a secure bicycle lock up facility + showers.
  • Enjoy your lunch hour in our private, sunny atrium, or visit one of the numerous neighbouring shops and restaurants.
  • Our flat organizational structure allows easy access to senior professionals, corporate leaders and subject matter experts across the company for mentorship and feedback.
  • Our culture is respectful, collaborative, inclusive, and fun.
  • We offer financial support towards professional development.
  • We provide health and dental coverage, a healthcare spending account, RRSP matching, and an Employee and Family assistance program with 24/7 support online or over the phone.

About Thurber

Thurber Engineering Ltd. provides environmental, geotechnical, and materials engineering and testing services. A Canadian-owned company since 1957, we are consistently recognized for the quality of our work, the knowledge of our people, and for conducting our business with integrity.

Our team continues to grow as we build our reputation by working closely with our clients to provide timely, high-value solutions and technical support. Thurber is wholly owned by our senior employees and operates from 11 branches within Canada: Victoria, Vancouver, Kamloops, Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Saskatoon, Toronto, Cambridge, Pickering, and Ottawa.

At Thurber, we know that our success can be attributed to the hard working, innovative group of people who come in every day ready and excited to take on new challenges and solve problems. We seek out team members who work hard, innovate, and operate with integrity. Our regional diversity gives us specialized knowledge of the various and complex geological and environmental conditions across Canada.

Our Vision:

Building Canada with great people and great ideas.

Our Mission:

Delivering specialist advice and services where projects meet the ground.

Our Values:

Passion and quality in what we do: working collaboratively, respectfully, sustainably, and safely.

  • Put family first
  • Pick up the phone
  • Encourage creativity
  • Work hard

Our Commitment:

We promise our clients, our people and our partners to:

  • Serve our clients well.
  • Meet changing client needs.
  • Value our people and our communities.
  • Build advantage by how we manage.
Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to work for a remarkable organization that takes pride in its employees – apply today!

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