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Job Description

  KGS Group is seeking a Geotechnical Engineer-in-Training to join our well-established multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

About Us

We are KGS Group, an employee-owned, multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm serving clients throughout North America. We are different from traditional engineering firms. We believe a commitment to lasting relationships is as critical as the expertise applied in our work. To us, that means we put our staff and our clients first. We have the dedication to consistently delivering high level KGS Group quality engineering services. We never take the easy way out, always look closer and dig deeper, and no matter the project we care enough to do it right.As an employee-owned company, we are invested in our work and our people. Working with us means you will be involved in the most interesting and diverse project types across Canada and the U.S. With the extensive, wide-range of expertise within KGS Group, you will have opportunity to learn and grow professionally.

The Role

The Geotechnical Engineer-in-Training will be a recent University graduate that is interested in pursuing a career in geotechnical engineering, joining our Winnipeg office. In this role, you will have the opportunity to perform geotechnical and geologic evaluations consisting of subsurface field investigations, instrument installations and monitoring, in-situ soil sampling and testing and field/site inspections for a wide range of projects types. An entry level engineer-in-training will also be engaged in preparing project scope and fee proposals, writing technical documents and developing recommendations and associated design parameters for various geotechnical aspects of each project.  

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with scoping, developing budgets, executing, monitoring, and interpreting subsurface exploration programs.
  • Monitor and log test hole explorations including visual identification and classification of soil and rock and preparation of test hole logs.
  • Install and monitor various geotechnical instrumentation commonly for slopes and groundwater.
  • Review and interpret the results from geotechnical laboratory test programs.
  • Perform geotechnical calculations and analyses involving interpretation of subsurface conditions, soil mechanics, foundation engineering, and slope stabilization.
  • Perform geotechnical analyses with computer models for slope/embankment stability, braced excavations, pile and drilled shaft foundation capacities, shallow foundation capacities, retaining wall foundation design, and foundation/embankment settlement estimates.
  • Prepare geotechnical data reports and report-quality calculation packages.
  • Write technical reports, design memoranda, field reports, cost estimates, specifications, and permit documents.
  • Safely perform work in the office and field; fieldwork will occur in all seasons of weather conditions, using equipment and operating vehicles on behalf of the company. Must have the ability to lift and move approximately 50 pounds without assistance.
  • Willing and able to work extended hours, when needed, to meet deadlines.
  • Ability and interest in travelling locally and/or national (up to 50% of the time), with possible short-term or long-term assignments at project sites.

About You

To fill the role, we’re looking for an applicant to bring forward a mix of qualifications and previous experience. Some highlights could include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Geotechnical, or Geological Engineering.  Post-graduate degree M.Sc. and/or Ph.D. in Civil/Geotechnical engineering will be considered an asset.
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or Engineering Intern (EI) designation or an ability to obtain within two years.
  • Academic or professional training in soil mechanics, foundation engineering with emphasis in several of the following areas: geology, subsurface investigations, geotechnical laboratory testing, mechanics of materials, foundation design, slope stability analyses, soil and rock slope stabilization, earth support structures, geomorphology, and surveying/GIS.
  • 0 to 3 years’ experience in the geology, geotechnical, civil, or dam engineering fields, to include: field logging and sampling, slope stability, settlement, earth retaining structure, foundations, general civil design, construction, or other geotechnical analyses.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint software.
  • Some exposure to or knowledge of numerical modeling and finite element analysis, and computer-aided design drafting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with limited senior oversight.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work with a team or with minimal supervision, and with contractors and multi-disciplinary environment, with a willingness to perform a variety of assignments on short notice with a positive attitude.
  • Strong attention to detail; accuracy and consistency is essential.
  • Focused organization and time management abilities.
  • Excellent verbal and strong technical writing skills.
  • Safety is top priority. Must be able to recognize hazardous situations or conditions and be dedicated to putting the health and safety of yourself and others working around you first.
  • Have a valid Driver’s license.

KGS Group is an employee-owned equal opportunity company offering an excellent compensation and benefits package.KGS Group welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Upon request, KGS Group will provide reasonable accommodation for disabilities to support participation of candidates in all aspects of the recruitment process.