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Job Posting: Geotechnical Engineer in Training, Waterloo ON

Job Id: INF-539619371
Job Sector: Infrastructure Client Group

Location(s) and Position(s) Available: Ontario, Kitchener - 1 position(s) available

Providing expert, innovative environmental and engineering consulting services - without surprises - is what DST Consulting Engineers Inc., A division of Englobe does best.  We are a multi-disciplinary firm providing comprehensive engineering services to clients across Canada.   

DST’s nation-wide team is comprised of exceptional people in various stages of their career.  We come together each day to make the unexpected happen.  Growing our team means we are in pursuit of brilliant individuals who can rise to the challenge. 

We are currently seeking a Geotechnical Engineer in Training to work out of our office in Waterloo, ON. 

Key Accountabilities/Activities

  • Assisting Senior and Intermediate Engineering staff in the implementation of projects;
  • Coordinating and performing field and laboratory work; including:
    • Geotechnical site investigations either through manual methods, geotechnical drilling, excavated test pits, and/or geophysical methods;
    • Completing pre-construction and post-construction condition surveys of properties;
    • Installation, commissioning, manual reading, monitoring, and maintenance of geotechnical instrumentation, in addition to wiring, connection and maintenance of both manual and remote datalogger networks;
    • Deployment and maintenance of vibration and noise monitoring stations;
    • Construction inspection and supervision;
    • Construction QA/QC including compaction testing, concrete testing, and asphalt testing;
    • General use and maintenance of lab and field equipment; and,
    • Participating in sample receipt, handling and storage control.
  • Consistently executing prescribed technical procedures, safe work practices and work plans in a safe, efficient manner in accordance with all applicable regulatory requirements and contract specifications while completing field and/or laboratory work;
  • Geotechnical analysis and modelling of slopes, settlements, and foundations using industry standard software;
  • Generating deliverable documentation including technical reports and letters, summaries, data sheets, graphs, proposals and qualification packages;
  • Ensuring technical quality of studies and project delivery;
  • Interacting with clients, regulators and subcontractors regularly including presenting and discussing outcomes with clients and project teams;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and able to carry out assignments with minimal supervision;
  • Participating in project management meetings;
  • Assisting with networking initiatives to develop new business and client relationships;
  • Remaining current with new advancements in the industry;
  • Remaining flexible to travel to various locations.


  • Degree in Civil, Geotechnical, or Geological Engineering;
  • Eligibility for eventual Professional Engineering (P.Eng.) designation in Ontario;
  • Solid understanding of provincial and federal regulatory requirements;
  • Ability to read engineering drawings and maps;
  • Background in geotechnical analysis;
  • Strong understanding of construction activities; and,
  • Valid provincial driver’s license required.

Key Attributes

  • Superior reading, writing, and verbal English comprehension and communication skills;
  • Strong technical writing skills, ability to present information concisely and clearly; 
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt to complex topics and concepts;
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently problem-solve and tackle new assignments;
  • Ability to handle multi-tasking and maintain focus in a busy workplace;
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Ability to obtain security clearance required;
  • Ability to work nights and/or weekends, if required; and,
  • Available to travel in remote areas and on short notice for extended periods.

How to apply

Please forward your resume and cover letter to humanresources@dstgroup.com

Subject line:  JOB # 20-029

If you have a disability and require assistance or accommodation with your application, please contact Human Resources at 1-613-247-2409 or email humanresources@dstgroup.com.

DST Consulting Engineers Inc., A division of Englobe provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regards to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship status, disability or any other legally protected status.  We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, promotions, or any other condition of employment or career development.

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