Stantec Laboratory Technologist in Calgary, Alberta

Your Opportunity

Finding efficient, safe, and economical ways to develop and deliver oil and gas is an on-going challenge. From the Arctic to the Canadian oil sands and the US shale plays, our Oil & Gas team partners with clients to provide engineering, procurement, construction management (EPCM), permitting, survey, and environmental services across the upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas industry. We design facilities, pipelines, terminals, and refineries, as well as critical infrastructure like processing plants and field facilities. Through our partnerships, industry experience, and use of technology, we develop new and inventive ways to solve emerging issues, meet regulations, and increase productivity. Explore your career options with us.

Stantec is currently searching for a Laboratory Technologist on a regular full time basis on rotation in the field, reporting out of the Calgary office. This is a non-exempt position; any overtime hours worked will be remunerated based on provincial employment regulations.

Your Duties

Under the supervision of theSite Supervisor, the Civil Field Technologist is responsible for completing operations maintenance and surveillance monitoring tasks for earthen structures at active mine sites and civil earthwork projects. This position will work independently in the field with support from their Field Supervisor and Project Manager.

This is a field position, work schedules will be based on project specific requirements and will require rotations of 12 hour shifts (day/night), as well as travel to remote field locations. Travel costs endured while travelling to and from the project will only be covered from approved locations (Calgary and Edmonton).

As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for:

  • Participating and following site-specific Health Safety Environment (HSE) policies and that the safety standard procedures are strictly adhered to with the goal of achieving zero workplace incidents and promotion of a safe work environment for all.

  • Participating in daily tailgate meetings.

  • Maintaining, cleaning and adding to or replacing lab equipment.

  • Ensuring tests are completed in accordance with relevant standards. The testing scope completed at the lab encompasses:

  • Natural Moisture content as per procedure in ASTM D2216;

  • Atterberg limits as per procedure in ASTM D4318;

  • Sieve particle size analysis to 75 microns (no. 200 sieve) as per procedure in ASTM D422 and ASTM C136;

  • Hydrometer particle size analysis to 2 microns as per procedure in ASTM D422;

  • Standard proctor testing as per procedure in ASTM D698;

  • Oil/Water/Solids content via Dean & Stark analysis (ASTM D95);

  • California Bearing Ratio as per procedure in ASTM D1883;

  • Percent Fractures, Government of Alberta Ministry of Transportation - ATT-50

  • Standard proctor and Modified proctor testing as per ASTM D698 and D1557.

  • Will be responsible for the overall quality of work conducted by the lab. Examples of this include mentoring the Lab Technician(s).

  • Maintaining proper chain of custody tracking of all samples from receipt to disposal.

  • Prioritizing work to meet the client’s requirements.

  • Completing Chain of Custody forms and filing appropriately for soil samples.

  • Logging and uploading sampling results to the client’s database.

  • Receiving samples, scheduling tests, and completing tests. Tracking updates to be provided to the client, upon request.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

As an ideal candidate, you will possess the following:

  • Demonstrates proficiency in the competencies outlined in the applicable Core Competency Profile;

  • Extensive experience with northern Alberta glacial geology and Athabasca Oil Sands Geology having worked in the oil sands or glacial soils previously;

  • Working knowledge of geotechnical material testing equipment and soil sampling;

  • Identifying and engaging with key stakeholders to gather information and background;

  • Identifying and reporting hazards and unsafe conditions and seek to improve safety with reference to known policies and procedures;

  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft office suite of programs.

  • Post-Secondary Technical Diploma in geological, civil, or mining disciplines.

  • A minimum 5 years of relevant industry experience and 1 year of mine driving experience.

  • A valid Class 5 Drivers License

  • Professional designation with either the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) or the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) is considered a valuable asset.

  • Additional qualification requirements depending on project.

Physical Requirements:

This position has minimum physical requirements as outlined in the Stantec's Field Physical Demands Assessment. A fit for duty assessment is required prior to deployment in the field and is a condition of employment. Additional physical demands may be required and will be defined in the Project Specific HSE plans. This position requires a pre-access drug and alcohol testing and criminal background check.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in the position. Calls regarding this position will not be accepted, as all recruiting activities are managed via our Recruitment Management System. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Stantec is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Job ID 34672

# of Openings Remaining 1

Experience (Years) 5

Discipline Oil and Gas EPCM Services