Civil Technologist (Materials, Geotechnical Technician)

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Division: Geotechnical

Location: Calgary, AB

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Civil Technologist (Materials, Geotechnical Technician)

WATT Consulting Group (WATT) is seeking Civil Technologists specializing in Geotechnical Materials Testing to join our Geotechnical team. There are full-time and part-time positions available.


About the Role

You will be responsible for materials testing on construction sites including compaction testing, asphalt sampling, concrete sampling and pile monitoring. A key part of the role will be preparing daily compaction reports and field safety reports. You will also be expected to communicate with the engineering team on field related matters with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

We are looking for dynamic individuals that are committed to high-quality professional work, meeting the needs of our clients, and working with our multi-disciplinary team to create vibrant and livable communities.



  • Diploma in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering Technology from an accredited institution
  • Materials testing on construction sites including compaction testing, asphalt sampling, concrete sampling
  • Experience with nuclear densometer and all associated safety training
  • Familiarity with testing and inspection procedures (CCIL, ASTM, CSA)
  • Experience in preparation of daily compaction reports, field safety reports
  • Ability to communicate with engineering team on field related matters
  • Experience in maintenance and calibration of testing equipment
  • Experience in Calgary and Northern Alberta considered an asset
  • Flexible schedule and willingness to travel also considered an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must
  • Preference will be given to CCIL certified technicians with field experience
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • A class 5 driver’s license with TDG class 7

Key Responsibilities

  • Materials testing on construction sites including compaction testing, asphalt sampling, concrete sampling, pile monitoring
  • Prepare daily compaction reports, field safety reports
  • Communicate with engineering team on field related matters
  • Maintain and calibrate testing equipment
  • Other duties as required


Company Information

WATT Consulting Group (WATT) is a multi-disciplinary engineering firm. Since 1983 we have played a key role in the advancement of best practices by offering innovative, tailored solutions in Transportation Engineering + Planning, Geotechnical Engineering, Geomatics + Surveying, and Civil Engineering. With regional offices across Western Canada, our team of consulting professionals brings advanced local knowledge, industry expertise and passion for their community to both private and public sector projects. WATT is an employee-owned firm. We are locally invested, and we are passionate about the work that we do in our own backyards.


We take our work to “HEART” – these are the values we hold high and strive to live by every day: Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect and Teamwork. #WEAREWATT


To eligible employees, WATT provides employer paid benefits including extended health and dental, employee and family assistance plan (EFAP), as well as other benefits, such as sick pay and a health spending account. 


If you are looking for an exciting opportunity and to grow your career in a dynamic organization and share our interest in creating vibrant and livable communities, submit your resume by clicking on the Apply Nowbutton.


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. WATT Consulting Group is an equal opportunity employer.



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HONESTY – We believe that honesty is a key component of the best relationships. We act with uncompromising honesty and integrity in dealing with clients, coworkers and the communities where we have an impact.
EXCELLENCE – We engage the right people with the right experience, skills and resources to safely deliver the best, sustainable solutions. We take care in providing high-quality, reliable work because we appreciate that the results matter.
ACCOUNTABILITY – We hold ourselves to the highest professional and ethical standards. We are accountable for our performance to each other, our clients and the public. We hold paramount our responsibility in health & safety as well as the protection of the environment.
RESPECT – We work together in a spirit of openness and honesty that encourages engagement, collaboration and respectful communication. Treating all people with fairness and courtesy is fundamental to our relationships with both staff and clients.
TEAMWORK – The diversity of our people, and the ideas we generate, is the source of our innovation. We value supportive and collegial relationships because we learn from each other. Together as a team we can achieve more.