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  Senior Geotechnical Engineer - ( 220003BP )DescriptionJoin a team that has been partnering with our clients for more than 100 years to improve the quality of life around the world. When it comes to hydropower, dams, locks and navigation projects, we design with the next generation in mind. We operate with the strength of a $3B company paired with the agility of a specialized waterpower and dams group, to deliver some of the most iconic and cutting edge projects around the world. This proud legacy has fostered a culture of innovation and safety, leading our team to design the world’s most impactful waterpower and dam projects—projects vital to both local and global communities.Your OpportunityWe are looking to add a full-time senior geotechnical/geological engineer to the Energy (formerly Power and Dams) group. If working on the most challenging water and natural resources projects around the world, building on your talents through a premier knowledge-sharing culture, and connecting across borders with some of the world’s top talent appeals to you, join us.Stantec is seeking a highly qualified applicant to help lead and execute geotechnical engineering projects within our successful Energy business operations in the western US. Our Energy group is highly engaged in the ongoing and revolutionary energy transition and has multidisciplinary staff that specializes in the planning, design, and construction of water, dams, and hydropower, electrical transmission, battery energy storage, microgrids, and wind and solar energy projects. The focus of this position will be:

  • Hydropower facilities
  • All types of dams and appurtenant structures such as spillways
  • Levees
  • Tunnels and Caverns

The position will be based in one our California offices including Sacramento, Walnut Creek, or Pasadena. The Energy business operation in the western US is supported by more than 1000 staff across the United States and Canada as well as globally with the entire 24,500 strong staff of Stantec. In addition to the technical and design responsibilities below, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading technical teams, senior technical review of our existing projects and supporting our business development efforts. The individual will interact internally throughout the organization with staff at all levels as well as externally with clients, members of business and professional organizations, subcontractors, and other firms.The successful candidate will work on challenging and diverse tasks for dams and hydroelectric projects, conveyance tunnels, and water resource projects for a variety of domestic and international clients. The successful candidate will be working in conjunction with other engineers and geologists on multi-discipline teams to support project activities through the application of engineering and geologic principles and techniques. The successful candidate should be able to work independently and with small and large teams to apply critical thinking skills to solve technical issues and develop project-specific solutions. The position will require travel to project sites and will provide stimulating career growth opportunities.Your Key Responsibilities

  • Follow safe work practices and adhere to company guidelines for planning and executing work in a safe manner.
  • Work in conjunction with engineers, geologists, and scientists to solve project challenges, performing design calculations as required.
  • Conduct field inspections; observe and participate in field exploration and testing programs; and perform site characterizations and evaluate geotechnical hazards under the supervision of more senior engineers/geologists.
  • Assess subsurface conditions, including soil and rock properties and geomechanical conditions, including review and interpretation of field maps, field logs, test data, and other field documentation. Develop parameters for use in technical analyses.
  • Select criteria for planning, design, and construction of dams, tunnels, caverns, foundations, slopes, and earth-retaining structures.
  • Assist with feasibility studies by conducting research to assess challenges and develop solutions
  • Conduct numerical analysis using programs such as DIPS, UNWEDGE, SWEDGE, UDEC, FLAC, Plaxis, Phase2, SEEP/W and SLOPE/W.
  • Utilize regulatory agency requirements, technical design standards, and industry standards and guidelines.
  • Prepare technical reports including geotechnical data reports, geotechnical baseline reports, field reports, technical memoranda, computation packages, feasibility reports, design and evaluation reports, construction drawings, and specifications.
  • Provide field engineering oversight for projects during construction.
  • Develop design drawings and specifications for various levels of design (e.g. 30%, 60%, 90%, 100% design).
  • Construction QA/QC and engineering services during construction.
  • Participate in professional development and training activities.
  • Lead technical teams, perform technical work, make technical presentations, plan technical portions of projects, develop technical portions of proposals, and provide technical review of work products.
  • Lead and mentor younger staff and run projects and tasks with the assistance of 1 to 10 engineers or geologists.
  • Lead by example with active support of internal policies and practices, including risk management, project management, and quality management.
  • Grow internal and external networks to further enhance Stantec reputation and identify additional talent to join our team.
  • Mentor and train future leaders, including development of succession plans for key positions
  • Promote collaboration and teamwork across business lines and geographies.

QualificationsYour Capabilities and Credentials

  • Working knowledge of the principles of civil/geotechnical or geological engineering.
  • Willing and able to travel, both nationally and internationally, to conduct field investigation or construction quality oversight type work
  • Some exposure to or knowledge of numerical modeling and finite element analysis, and computer aided design drafting.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint software.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Sound organizational, technical, written, and oral communication skills with attention to detail

Education and Experience

  • 12 yrs work experience in geotechnical or geological engineering, dams and/or levees experience required.
  • Master’s Degree in Civil, Geotechnical, or Geological Engineering from an accredited university preferred.
  • Professional engineer license required, additional Geotechnical Engineer license preferred.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. At Stantec, we live our corporate values every day. The experience will forever shape your future. #FeelingEnergizedPay transparency laws require employers to provide the following information for positions that may be in the following jurisdiction(s):Salary Range(s):110,000 - 137,500 (CA, CO, WA locations only)The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. At Stantec certain roles are bonus eligible.Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.Primary Location : United States-California-SacramentoOrganization : BC-2242 Energy-US WestEmployee Status : RegularJob Level : Individual ContributorTravel : Yes, 10 % of the TimeSchedule : Full-timeJob Posting : Sep 30, 2022, 5:52:36 AMReq ID: 220003BPStantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans