Offshore Geotechnical Engineer
Alpha Adroit
Edmonton, AB

About $76,000 - $97,000 a year

This position includes the responsibilities of a Senior or Junior (depending on the level of experience) Offshore Geotechnical Engineer or Technologist for the type of services undertaken by Alpha Adroit Engineering Ltd. More information on the kind of offshore geotechnical engineering services we provide is available at

This position requires traveling in Canada and internationally.

Detailed relevant experience in offshore geotechnical investigation for at least one of offshore pipeline, offshore wind farm, or offshore oil and gas engineering i srequired. You may add an appendix to your resume if required and use as many pages as you need (may also include example reports or works) to show your capabilities.

Personal Attributes:
The incumbents must maintain strict confidentiality in performing their duties. The incumbents must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:

be a good leader, at the same time and more importantly, be a good follower
be honest and trustworthy
be respectful
possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
be flexible
demonstrate sound work ethics, professionalism, and integrity
Always communicate with etiquette and conduct himself/herself professionally
quick learner with the ability to develop skills on their own
The successful candidate shall possess "Effective Listening Skills" - eager to understand the other parties
be courteous

Task Requirements:
Carry out desk studies, burial risk assessments, interpret onshore and offshore ground investigation data and develop ground models
Work offshore on geotechnical and geophysical vessels on regional and international projects
Integrate of geophysical and geotechnical data to develop ground models
Provide geotechnical input to risk registers and report changes to the geotechnical risks when they arise
Assist with preparation of scope and specification, supervision and management of the offshore ground investigation
Work within a team environment collecting geotechnical data, seabed soil and rock samples and performing in situ testing using standard and advanced marine coring and penetration tools
Conduct offshore Geotechnical Investigation such as CPT, coring, and sampling, and ensure boreholes are drilled correctly
Conduct offshore core logging to classify seabed soil and rock samples, and perform index and strength testing on collected samples
Preserve offshore samples for transport to onshore laboratory testing facility
Guide and oversee junior engineers and field technicians in conducting seabed sampling and in situ and field laboratory testing, and identify training needs
Adhere to Alpha Adroit and client-required Health, Safety, and Environmental protocols at all times
Perform quality assurance checks on all offshore geotechnical testing and data processing, interpretation, and reporting
Assist Site Superintendent in planning, coordinating, and managing field data acquisition and sampling activities
Produce daily field reports and communicate progress to onboard client representative and onshore client
Produce field reports using Quality Management Systems (QMS) reporting protocol and procedures, comprising of offshore operations, sampling, in situ testing, and index testing procedures and results
When onshore (at the office), support proposal preparation, data interpretation and review, and engineering reporting, assist in planning and mobilizing marine geotechnical investigation projects, support geotechnical field data acquisition activities, including quality assurance checks on all offshore geotechnical testing, and maintain client contact
Contribute to know-how development and retention, including the development of discipline tools and procedures and transfer of lessons learned
Attend meetings with Client (such as design reviews, presentation of study results, presentation of tendering, and as needed)

Position Requirements:
The successful candidate should be punctual and possess good character and attitude- can get along with all kinds of personalities
Need to provide a list of past projects and your position and responsibilities on each project - This is a MUST
Having served as the leader of at least three projects is considered a great asset
Bachelor degree (BS or BSc) in Civil Engineering, Geology, Ocean Engineering, Naval Engineering, Offshore Engineering, or another related field
Master or Ph.D. degree in Geotechnical Engineering or Offshore Geotechnical Engineering is considered an asset
Willing to travel abroad on project work and willing to supervise site works on and offshore
Team player, with the ability to communicate with clients and report writing
A minimum of 1 to 3 years of marine (offshore or nearshore) geotechnical investigation experience performing and leading marine (offshore or nearshore) activities. Having 10+ years of experience is considered a great asset. relevant experience may include geophysics, offshore structures, and foundations on a variety of projects including offshore pipelines, offshore wind energy, subsea interconnectors, marine renewable energy, subsea cables and pipelines, and marine environment, with a focus on offshore geotechnical investigations
Familiarity with geotechnical laboratory testing in an offshore data collection environment
Experience in soil and rock classification and determining standard engineering properties
Working proficiency with Microsoft Office software and ability to quickly learn job-specific software applications
Excellent English writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills
Flexible, innovative, and the ability to work in teams are critical requirements for this position
Ability to work long hours (12-hour shifts) in the field, sometimes under pressure and severe weather conditions, and always within deadlines
Ability to work offshore and travel internationally, without any travel restrictions
Acceptable driving record and possession of a valid driver’s license
Completion of a pre-employment physical exam and drug screening
Demonstrable experience in the delivery of geotechnical projects and reports
Experience on subsea cables and pipeline route and landfall selection, marine survey scoping, and interpretation, and installation requirements are considered a plus
Use or management of GIS datasets, working experience with ArcGIS
Understanding of data relating to shipping, fishing, subsea infrastructure and UXO (Unexploded Explosive Ordnance)
Awareness of Canadian marine regulatory processes, environment and stakeholders is considered an asset
Having offshore pipelines, offshore wind farm, or offshore oil and gas experience is a requirement
Experience with gINT Log software is considered an asset
Excellent safety attitude

Other Requirements or ideals:
Having experience with offshore pipeline engineering activities such as routing and layouts, on-bottom stability, sizing, in-place analyses (on-bottom roughness, free span, in-service buckling, trawl gear interaction, expansion), riser and spool design, PLEM structure design, MTOs, etc. is considered a great asset
Being proficient in using Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, and Outlook)
Having Vessel Superintendent experience is considered an asset
Having a P.Eng. or registered as a Chartered Engineer is considered an asset
Minute taking and note taking skills
Time management skills
Conflict resolution skills and ability to handle difficult communications, including also client satisfaction communications, in a professional manner

We need to see as much of the following on your CV:
Detailed relevant experience in at least one of offshore pipeline, offshore wind farm, or offshore oil and gas engineering (you can add an appendix if required and use as many pages as you need)
An ability to link business drivers to deep technical understanding and vice versa
A proven active team player while also able to act autonomously

** In the first three sentences of your cover letter, you shall list your three top qualities (only 3) that you believe make you the perfect candidate for this position.

There are no limitations on the number of pages for your resume.

More information on the kind of offshore geotechnical engineering services we provide is available at:

— Offshore Geotechnical Site Investigation

— Offshore Geotechnical Engineering

Please send your resume to Alpha Adroit Engineering through our Career Application Form. Please choose Junior or Senior Offshore Geotechnical Engineer as your career.