Field Geotechnical Technician

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Division: Geotechnical

Location: Calgary

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Field Geotechnical Technician

Who We Are

At WATT Consulting Group (WATT), our mission is to exceed expectations in the delivery of quality, innovative and customized solutions for each unique project, community, and client. 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.

You will be joining a team that is passionate about what we do and who hold ourselves to a high standard of excellence. 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.

At WATT We Offer:

  • Agility, innovation, and responsiveness. As a smaller, employee-owned consulting firm, we are proud of our ability to respond quickly to new ideas and opportunities, as well as challenges as they arise. We are a company of fun, warm, innovative and solution-focused individuals and we welcome (and invite!) other like-minded folks to contribute to a more positive future together with us.
  • Collaborative leadership. Our organization believes strongly in diverse and collaborative leadership. Wherever possible we provide opportunities for all staff to be involved in shaping and improving the work we do, contributing to the development of our organization, and setting a course for the future.
  • Workplace flexibility. Whether you’re an emerging professional that still wants time to see the world, a new parent craving a schedule that works better for your family, or an experienced senior professional looking to downshift, our workplace offers many flexible arrangements that can better blend work and your personal life.
  • Workplace balance. Just like any job, there may be times where deadlines or initiatives mean longer hours, one of our principles is to try to minimize these and focus on keeping a balance. We reward and appreciate people for the work they do, and NOT grinding through long hours or weekends.
  • We walk (and bike) the talk. We are focused on creating safer, more sustainable and livable communities and we take action in our own offices and regions. Our offices are centrally located and equipped to support travel to them on foot, by bike and e-scooter and by transit.
  • Positive workplace culture. We offer a competitive suite of benefits and programs, including 10 paid sick days per calendar year, vacation time, employer paid benefit plan, Group Deferred Profit Sharing, Health Savings/ Tax Savings Account, and competitive salaries. In addition, we are collaborative, friendly group. We do great work together in the office and we also connect outside of work for events, activities and volunteer opportunities.

WATT is a seeking a Field Geotechnical Technician to join our team at our Calgary office. We are looking for a dynamic individual that is 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.

About the Role

As a Civil Technologist specializing in Geotechnical Materials Testing, 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.


  • Diploma in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering Technology from an accredited institution.
  • Experience with nuclear densometer and all associated safety training.
  • Familiarity with testing and inspection procedures (CCIL, ASTM, CSA).
  • 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 in accordance with CCIL, ASTM, and CSA standards.
  • Prepare daily compaction reports, field safety reports.
  • Communicate with engineering team on field related matters.
  • Maintain and calibrate testing equipment.
  • Other duties as required.

Job Accountability:

  1. Adherence to safety policy and commitment to safe work practices.
  2. Actively living our company HEART values — Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect, and Teamwork.
  3. Active participation in job process improvements.
  4. Strong sense of engineering judgement and sensitivity to Safety.
  5. Performance of key job responsibilities in an accurate, efficient, courteous, and enthusiastic manner.
  6. Active team membership by cooperating and communicating relevant information with senior management, managers, and co-workers.
  7. Compliance with Company Policy.
  8. Appropriate self-management regarding attitude, punctuality, and absences.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity and to grow your career in a dynamic organization, owned and led by employees, submit your resume to by clicking on the ‘Apply Now‘ button.


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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Our Heart, Our Values

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.