Imperial Senior Geotechnical Engineer,Calgary,AB,CA

2020-01-09 ExxonMobil ExxonMobil

Senior Geotechnical Engineer


Calgary, AB, CA

Company:  Imperial

Job description

The successful candidate will be a member of a team that is responsible for earth structure technical performance of the Kearl Oil Sands Project.


Aspects of the role includes the following:

  • Management and execution of geotechnical engineering work including tailings dams and overburden dump design, geotechnical assessment of foundations, materials investigations and stability monitoring and assessment
  • Management and execution of engineering and construction support of civil earthworks structures, mine pit slopes, haul roads, waste disposal areas and tailings dams
  • Direction and training of junior geotechnical engineering staff
  • Provide oversight and review of technical work produced by other geotechnical engineering staff and contractors
  • Lead and participate in safety, health and environmental programs
  • Interface with other projects and operations groups





  • Bachelor’s degree in Geotechnical, Geological, Civil Engineering or equivalent
  • Masters in Geotechnical, Geological, Civil Engineering or equivalent considered an asset



  • 10+ years of relevant oil sands experience is an asset
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience in project management and geotechnical design is an asset
  • Willingness to travel to site
  • Valid driver's license and safe driving record are required


Start date: Q1, 2020


Location: Calgary, AB

Your benefits
  • A company committed to career growth - we recruit those who are interested in a career with Imperial and prefer to develop and promote people from within.  Our career management process means that you will likely perform a number of unique, challenging roles during your career.
  • Successful networking and mentoring programs - enable you to spend time with managers from across the organization to learn about other departments and opportunities.  Also allows you to connect with peers at a similar experience level.
  • Commitment to safety, ethics & continuous improvement – these standards are the reason Imperial is an industry leader.  You will work for a company that upholds safety and ethics ideals and continues to seek out ways to improve. 
  • Exceptional benefits program - includes competitive savings, retirement, and healthcare plans that you can customize to meet your individual needs. A comprehensive relocation package is provided, if required. Educational and physical fitness financial assistance programs round out our benefits package.
  • Continuous learning environment –  encourages you to augment your skills and capabilities.
  • If you are talented, driven, and want to make meaningful contributions that really impact environmental, safety and bottom line objectives, then you owe it to yourself to apply with Imperial.
  • Competitive vacation and earned days off (EDO) package - provides you with three weeks of vacation (the first year is pro-rated based on your hiring date). In addition, under our EDO program, employees take off one scheduled Friday per month and up to two floating EDO days (depending on work location and start date during the year) annually for use at your discretion with approval.
Who we are

A leading member of Canada’s energy industry, Imperial offers exciting opportunities across our upstream, downstream and chemical, and corporate divisions. We are committed to high standards, applying technology and innovation and working with communities and our Indigenous neighbours to meet rising energy demands in a safe, reliable and environmentally sound manner. No matter what your career path, we provide the platform to elevate your goals and achieve your ambitions, while providing support through wide-ranging programs and benefits.


Other considerations

For applicants selected to be interviewed, pre-employment background screening will be required.

We thank all those who apply; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Eligibility to work in Canada

All applicants who receive an offer of employment must be eligible to work in Canada on their start date.  Proof of eligibility shall be in the form of a Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, Canadian citizenship certificate, Canadian certificate of permanent residence, Canadian open work permit or receipt from Immigration Canada of an application for a post-graduate work permit . Proof of eligibility must be current and valid (not expired, cancelled or voided). Proof of eligibility will be required if an offer of employment is made. Failure to provide proof of eligibility at least six (6) weeks prior to the start date may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.


Application deadline: January 15, 2020



Imperial is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals.

In certain situations, Imperial may use your application to consider your suitability for other positions in the company and may also provide the information to its affiliates, including affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation, in connection with possible opportunities at those affiliates.

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