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Geotechnical Engineer

26 August 2019


Minimum Requirements:

  • The candidate should hold an engineering degree from a recognized institution / university
  • The candidate must have a minimum of 10 years experience in geotechnical engineering
  • The candidate must have hands on field experience on construction projects
  • The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of soil conditions in the middle east, particularly in desert conditions and Sabkha / Salina conditions.
  • The candidate must be fluent in the English language, both spoken and written, and must possess strong communications and interpersonal skills
  • Professional membership / chartership is a considered an asset
  • Previous experience in Oil & Gas upstream and midstream projects is considered an asset

Job Duties:
The candidate is required to perform the following duties:

  • This position is based on site, with a rotation (11 on, 3 off). The candidate is expected to be outdoors in the field for significant amounts of time.
  • Perform initial well pad site visit upon release of sketch from Client wells team. Conduct constructability review based on geotechnical and general topographical conditions.
  • Assessment of contractors trial pit reports and determination of bedrock depth in relation to stove pipe, raft foundation, and pile depth.
  • Confirmation of pile socketing depth during piling operations and foundation formation.
  • Review of Contractor pile testing records.
  • Witness / review plate load testing of well pads and roads.
  • Determination of future borrow pit locations and extent/ classification of materials.
  • Ongoing assessment of suitability of material from borrow pit locations.
  • Confirmation of correct mix of wearing course materials Gypcrete/ Chalky limestone.
  • Inspection of all AGI permanent foundation formation / excavation and earthworks.
  • Pipeline trench and bell hole stability confirmation (Oversite of Contractors Site Engineers Assessment).
  • Support Wadi identification and rationalization exercise for pipelines including review of pipeline depth of cover.
  • Support the definition of Salina extents during the construction of pipelines and roads.
  • Supervise on site backfill compaction and testing for pipeline trenches.
  • Support / supervise further in-field trial trench excavation and assessment for pipelines.
  • Resolve site construction issues, including the encounter of unexpected soil conditions, provide on site advise on potential design solutions for such conditions.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.


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