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Geotechnical/Materials Technicians


This is a Contract position in Fort Mcmurray, AB posted May 8, 2022.

Overview / Responsibilities


Wood’s teams of professionals offer a full range of services to clients in a wide range of sectors including government, industrial & commercial, water, transportation, minerals & metals, oil & gas and clean energy. 

We have an exciting opportunity for Geotechnical/Materials Technicians to join our group in Fort McMurray, AB.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Promote safety culture by ensuring site specific HSE policies and safety standard procedures are adhered to
  • Monitor geotechnical drilling, instrumentation installations, and core sample collections
  • Installation various instruments pertaining to slope stability and foundation assessments
  • Construction monitoring
  • Materials field and laboratory testing
  • Instrumentation monitoring
  • Geotechnical Core logging
  • Report writing of field and laboratory results

Skills / Qualifications


  • College diploma in Geotechnical, Geological, Construction or Civil Engineering 
  • 1-3 years of related work experience
  • Sound knowledge of soils (including the unified soil classification system)
  • Geotechnical Drilling experience, specifically with the installation of geotechnical instruments
  • Construction Monitoring experience
  • Experience working in the Alberta Oil Sands region is an asset
  • Flexibility to work a variety of schedules (from 1 week on up to 3 weeks on shift (days / nights))
  • Good communication skills and attention to detail is a requirement (verbal and written)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office (word and excel)
  • Capable of working in adverse weather conditions and working long, physically demanding and varied hours in remote locations
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and conduct other physically strenuous tasks such as shoveling and augering, etc.
  • Team-oriented, self-motivated and safety conscience with strong problem-solving skills
  • Experience working around heavy equipment an asset
  • Unrestricted Class 5 driver’s license that is valid in the province of Alberta is required for this role
  • Successful candidate will be required to provide driving abstract

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement (EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.