Stantec System

Geotechnical Technologist

3 weeks ago(11/23/2017 10:47 AM)
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Geotechnical Engineering

Your Opportunity

Build the foundation for a lasting and successful career in geotechnical engineering by starting with a good team. From field exploration and laboratory testing to the design and construction management of complex geotechnical structures, our team does work that’s rock solid. We perform geotechnical studies to solve pressing infrastructure and construction rehabilitation issues. Sometimes, we break new ground with our ideas. Other times, we’re bringing stability to a project. We push the boundaries as leaders and experts in our field and encourage our fellow team members to do the same. Join our team today!

Your Duties

Stantec in Burnaby, BC is seeking an experienced Geotechnical Technologist to manage our geotechnical laboratory.  This position includes mainly laboratory work with some construction field review.


As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for: 

  • Carrying out laboratory tests within our soils laboratory
  • Carrying out field tests and investigations for soils
  • Ensuring field and laboratory equipment are maintained in accordance with specifications
  • Coordinating with Burnaby office Team Leads and Project Managers to establish priority of laboratory testing and schedule work to meet project timelines as needed
  • Maintaining an organized environment including soil inventory and equipment within a team of laboratory and field specialists
  • Interacting with Materials and Geotechnical Engineers routinely
  • Operating computerized and digital testing equipment
  • Operating and maintaining Nuclear Densometers
  • Continuing to improve your technical abilities and certifications within the framework of the laboratory and field areas of practice
  • Capable of lifting 25 kg test samples as required by the applicable test procedure
  • Capable of lifting heavy equipment as required while performing field testing and inspection
  • The role requires travel and overtime, including out of town and weekends


This position offers an excellent opportunity for professional development and career advancement. The successful candidate will join our group of over 25 geotechnical professionals in Burnaby and receive mentorship and training from our experienced team of technologists, engineers-in-training and professional engineers. 

Your Capabilities and Credentials

As an ideal candidate, you will possess the following: 

  • Hold a technician /technologist diploma from a recognized college
  • Three to five years’ prior experience managing a geotechnical laboratory/field laboratory or assisting in the management of a geotechnical laboratory.
  • Current registration with ASTTBC and hold designation as C.Tech or A.Sc.T
  • Have experience with the Unified Soil Classification System and laboratory soil testing procedures such Atterberg Limits, hydrometers, grain size analyses. Knowledge of rock classification would be an asset.
  • Have knowledge of soil sampling techniques and construction methodology
  • Experience with Gint soil logging software
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational abilities
  • Willingness to be a team player with a strong ability to work independently
  • Highly organized, and demonstrate a flexible approach to work assignments, as you may be required to work overtime depending on our clients’ needs
  • An understanding of ASTM and CSA Standards, as you will be required to know these standards to complete daily tasks
  • A personal vehicle for use around the lower mainland with a valid driver’s license is required and the presentation of a drivers’ abstract will be required prior to starting


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