The Site Geotechnical Engineer has the responsibility to monitor in application of the specifications and standards during geotechnical investigation program and foundation installation of transmission lines.

Act in accordance with the project instructions, as approved by the Site Senior Geotechnical Engineer. This position will also interface with the Engineering Manager, Areas managers, Construction Managers, and the Project Geotechnical team and Lead Foundation Design Engineer.

  • Review contractors geotechnical investigation plan;

  • Review native material properties (bearing capacity, backfill weight, etc.);

  • Review selection of alternative foundation types proposed by the contractor;

  • Review confirmation coming from contractor's geotechnical specialist about bearing capacity for foundation;

  • Review foundation type selection before installation by the contractor.


  • Masters of Applied Science degree in geotechnical engineering, geotechnical engineering or civil engineering with a geotechnical speciality.

  • Registration or eligible for immediate registration with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • 7 years experience of current professional related engineering experience; with 3 years specific experience in line tower foundation geotechnical investigation and installation.

  • Design, site inspection and construction experience in tower foundation;

  • Experience with foundation preparation, materials testing, specification and drawing preparation;

  • Interpretation of information from geotechnical field investigations;

  • Strong knowledge of applicable codes and standards;

  • Design experience for cold weather environments an asset;

  • Soil characteristics and installation experience of deep soil pile foundations for transmission lines.

  • Self-started, who identifies priority tasks, puts plans to complete and delivers;

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with a variety of personal, and other industry participants, both external and internal;

  • Thrives to be an active team player, but can effectively work independently;

  • Proven skills in effectively managing multiple tasks, often under pressure and within time constraints;

  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills required to effectively interact with a variety of industry personnel;

  • Ability to develop processes and articulate within the project organization;

  • Ability to quickly assimilate new data, including highly technical information;

  • Strong ability to use Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point, etc.;

  • Skilled in the use of geotechnical design tools and software.

6 Months

Various Remote Work Locations: Newfoundland