Amec Foster Wheeler is a multinational company employing around 35,000 people in over 55 countries. We have an established reputation for excellence in engineering in dams and hydropower projects. We are seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer with Dam Engineering experience to join our team in Ottawa, Ontario. The successful candidate will be specialized in mining projects with extensive dam experience.
The ideal candidate will be a Professional Engineer with a strong background in the geotechnical aspects of dam safety evaluations and design. We are seeking a committed, detail-oriented individual who will be able to utilize their knowledge and experience. With a demonstrated ability to lead and grow a team of professionals performing engineering, construction and project management on behalf of our clients.
Provide engineering analysis, design & reporting for mining environmental projects; tailings dams, water management system, waste rock, open pit, etc.
Perform design and analytical functions including stability, seepage, bearing capacity and settlement analyses
Perform Dam Safety Inspections/Dam Safety Reviews, Dam Safety Evaluations, Risk Assessments
Perform technical writing & review of proposals & project documents; issued to clients, etc.
Prepare design drawings & specifications from scoping study to detailed design and construction
Develop construction and engineering cost estimates
Prepare reports and coordinate support activities
Review findings and prepare recommendations
Work as an integral team member in a multi-discipline environment
Liaise with other technical specialists including hydrogeologists, hydrologists, geochemists, rock mechanics, environmental and other disciplines
Provide quality leadership & mentoring of junior technical staff
Manage contractors and sub-consultants
Manage projects in remote regions
Skills / Qualifications
Graduated from an accredited university with a degree in Geotechnical, Civil, Mining or Geological Engineering
Minimum of 15 to 20 years’ experience in civil, geotechnical or related experience in design of earth dams obtained largely from mining projects with dam experiences
Eligibility as a Registered Professional Engineer (P.ENG), APGO
Experience with design and construction of tailings dams and related mine-site earthworks infrastructure
Experience with design work incorporating the principles promoted by the Canadian Dam Association (CDA), or ICOLD, etc.
Experience managing multiple mining and/or construction related projects simultaneously
Proven experience with budgeting and cost forecasting
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work independently or in a team setting
Ability to travel, domestic & international travel required
We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.
About Amec Foster Wheeler Environment and Infrastructure
Amec Foster Wheeler (www.amecfw.com) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.Employing around 36,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2015 revenues of £5.5 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products... – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets. Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology. Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.