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Geotechnical Engineer



Denver, CO, USA
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024

Geotechnical Engineer - ( 240002D0 )


At our core, we’re a community. Together, we exercise creative thought, developing engineering and designs as individual as the people and projects we touch. From approval and permitting to design and construction management services, we put the goals of our clients and their communities at the center of everything we create. Join us as we assist mining companies in getting mined materials to communities around the globe.

Your Opportunity

Stantec is seeking dynamic and creative candidates to join our US West Geotechnical Team as an Intermediate or Senior Level Civil or Geotechnical Engineer in our Denver, CO office. The candidate will be responsible for carrying out geotechnical engineering activities across the full mining life cycle (conceptual to closure) for mining operations and facilities (i.e., tailings storage facilities, waste rock management structures, etc.). Provide geotechnical advice, analyses, designs, and plans; ensuring that the best data is utilized in all geotechnical analyses. Provide core geotechnical design skills; numerical modelling capability; geotechnical monitoring and data analysis capability; and dam safety management and stewardship. Full time employment, Monday Friday, 40 hours per week.

This position will require a passionate and organized individual who can interface and develop relationships with our mining clients; develop and lead teams; develop project scopes budgets and schedules; develop and lead site investigations and characterization; develop detailed designs; execute and review calculations; prepare expertly written reports; and serve as Deputy Engineer of Record (EoR) to be transitioned into the EoR role. This position interacts throughout the organization internally and externally with clients and members of business and professional organizations. An ideal candidate will have a broad range of experience in planning, design, and construction phase services. Domestic and international travel may be required. Full time employment, Monday Friday, 40 hours per week.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to an innovative and collaborative work environment where creativity is valued and encouraged.

  • Supervise and mentor junior Geotechnical staff members and support hiring new talents.

  • Responsible for carrying out geotechnical engineering activities across the full mining life cycle (conceptual to closure) for open pit mining operations.

  • Serve as Deputy EoR and be willing to transition into EoR role in future.

  • Lead and present to the third-party reviewer boards such as Independent Tailings Review Board (ITRB).

  • Share knowledge with the team and support junior team members career growth.

  • Provide geotechnical advice, analyses, designs, and plans.

  • Follow safe work practices and adhering to company and client guidelines and policies for planning and executing work in a safe manner.

  • Prepare technical memoranda and detailed reports pertaining to field investigations and design studies.

  • Develop, oversee, and review civil/geotechnical field and laboratory testing investigations; primarily focused on mining and mine-waste projects such as tailing storage facilities.

  • Lead projects and small teams of people to complete work on time and on budget and provide technical leadership and review.

  • Develop proposals and support other Marketing and Business Development tasks.

  • Develop client relationships.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Exceptional technical writing skills, organizational skills, technical leadership abilities, oral communication skills, and attention to detail.

  • Experience with mine waste/tailing management design or mine closure/reclamation designs.

  • Experience with seepage, slope stability and deformation analyses and supporting modeling software (such as GeoStudio, RocScience, FLAC).

  • Experience with material balance models such as Muk3D.

  • Ability to work independently and make decisions in the office and in the field at remote sites.

  • Ability to lead and mentor younger professionals.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of a B.S. in Civil Engineering with preference given to advanced degrees.

  • 7 years of experience working on civil and/or geotechnical engineering projects, focusing on design, site investigation, reporting and business development on tailings and mine waste projects.

  • Existing professional registration (P.E.) or ability to obtain within 3-6 months of starting work.

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. #FeelingEnergized

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Salary Range(s):

  • $108,000 - $162,000 Min/Max Pay Range for postings located in CO and HI

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-Colorado-Denver

Organization : BC-1829 Mining-US

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jun 10, 2024, 7:34:29 AM

Req ID: 240002D0

Stantec 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

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