Senior Geotechnical Engineer

  • Category
    Engineering - Mining
  • Contract Type
  • Location
    Edmonton, Alberta

Roevin is on the hunt for multiple Senior Geotechnical Engineers for a 1-year contract with our large oil and gas client. This role is fly-in-fly-out from either Calgary or Edmonton to Kearl Lake on a 2 week on/2 week off rotation and included accomodations. The primary focus of the Senior Geotechnical Engineer is developing plans, communicating, and monitoring tailings dams while training junior engineers. The work is dynamic and fast paced, involving exposure to both Operations and Mine Technical divisions with site and office-based teams.


Responsibilities include: 

  • Complete visual inspections of the tailings dam.

  • Document construction and surveillance of the external tailings dam.

  • Support collection of as-built records for the structure (instruments, drains, etc.).

  • Complete quality control of data related to dam construction (density, instrumentation, laboratory testing, etc.).

  • Oversee geotechnical engineering contractor to ensure timely completion of instrument readings and testing in support of the dam safety program.

  • Engage in short-range tailings planning.

  • Mentor junior site team geotechnical staff.

  • Site support for special projects:

  • Annual CPT and tailings pond sampling programs

  • Annual geotechnical drilling program

  • Dredge/barge moves

  • Minor project support

  • Support continuous improvement to current work practices and ensuring alignment across functions through appropriate change management and communication processes

  • Skills & Qualifications 

  • Undergraduate degree in Geological, Geotechnical, Mining, or Civil Engineering. 

  • Minimum of 10-15 years of geotechnical experience is required, including but not limited to; geotechnical engineering and mine operations support.

  • Registered as a professional engineer in Alberta.

  • Must demonstrate safety leadership.

  • Previous field experience in active mine operations is required.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

  • If you are interested in a contract position of Senior Geotechnical Engineer in Alberta or other available Engineering and Technology Job opportunities with Roevin, a Division of Adecco Employment Services, visit us at


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