Geotechnical Field Technician, Foundations

Ottawa, ON, Canada Req #115
Friday, March 10, 2023

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If you are looking for an opportunity to work with a collaborative, hard-working and dedicated team of professionals and have fun delivering high-quality projects regardless of the project size, we are looking for new talent to join our supportive and dynamic team and enable you to turn possibilities into reality.


We are currently looking for a Field Technician within the Geotechnical and foundations engineering department in Ottawa. This position will function under the direct supervision of our Foundation Engineering Coordinator.

You will work closely with a team of engineers and technologists, primarily performing field investigation and testing. You will be expected to support team operations and play an integral part in the success of the project. Promotion of our health and safety culture, client relations, training and mentoring of more junior staff, equipment and resources maintenance and management, and other related duties will be expected. 

Your Key Responsibilities
  • Geotechnical field investigation for a variety of projects such as foundation engineering or municipal and provincial infrastructure; 
  • Operating various field testing and measurement instruments; 
  • Inspection for deep and shallow foundation construction;
  • Installation of the geotechnical instrumentation and performing monitoring as needed
  • Providing fieldwork logs and reports
  • Manage traffic control on site
  • Manage and coordinate field utility locates
  • Assist project coordinator in preparing traffic control plans and health and safety documents
  • Coordination with various road authorities 
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and to communicate effectively with technical and management personnel remotely.
  • Ability to work up to 12 hours per day, 6 days per week (weekend and overtime work will be required depending on the season).
  • Available to work on out-of-town projects, typically 1 to 2 weeks but not more than 4 weeks at a time.
  • Demonstrate initiative and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work outdoors during inclement weather conditions
  • Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs
  • Access to a car with a valid G Class Driver's License and insurance is required
  • Responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice
Additional consideration
  • A Civil Engineering Technologist or Technician diploma from an accredited institution; 
  • Previous industry specific experience will be considered an asset;
  • Ability and willingness to work with computers in the office environment and process various reports as required by the project engineer. Training will be provided.

Eligibility to Work in Canada - It is important that you are legally eligible to work in Canada at the time an offer of employment is made. You may be requested to provide proof of eligibility at that time.

McIntosh Perry is an equal opportunities employer offering a competitive salary and benefits to those with the skills suited to the needs of our clients.
McIntosh Perry welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

This role is eligible for a referral bonus in line with the Referral Program.  If you have been referred, please provide the employee name at the time of application (Excellent together 'employee name').

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  • Ottawa, ON, Canada