DFN Geomechanics Engineer, DFN Geoscientist with Geomechanics in Vancouver, Canada

at Golder Associates
Location Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted August 1, 2019
Category Geophysicist
Job Type Permanent


Vancouver, BCDFN Geomechanics Engineer, DFN Geoscientist with Geomechanics
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Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.
Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?
Golder Associates are looking to expand their team of people with expertise in Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) characterization and modelling, to be based in our Vancouver office.

The ideal candidate for the DFN Geoscientist/Geomechanical Engineering position would be able to work across a range of technical areas including mining geomechanics, rock mass characterization and oil & gas geomechanical modelling including hydraulic fracturing simulation. The successful candidate will work within Golder’s Mining Engineering and Stability Division but will work closely with Golder’s FracMan group in Europe and the US.
An overview of your role will include:
Planning, managing and executing DFN based and geomechanics and numerical modelling studies.
Presentation to clients on analysis and modelling results and an ability to prepare high quality technical reports
Participating in business development and preparation of technical proposals
Training & mentoring of staff in DFN related skills

Your background will include:
A Master’s degree or higher in Geological engineering, rock mechanics or Structural Geology with advanced geomechanics training
Experience of Discrete Fracture Network theory, analysis & modelling with FracMan experience a bonus;
Experience of delivering geomechanics/geoscience related solutions in the mining & oil & gas sectors;
Experience of Discrete Fracture Network analysis & modelling, FracMan experience a bonus;
Proficiency in building geological/geomechanical models and being able to examine model uncertainties and limits.
Experience with the discrete geomechanical modelling code Elfen as well as other codes such as Flac, Flac3D, UDEC, 3DEC, PFC(3D)
Experience with a number of technical areas including open pit or underground rock mechanics, hydraulic fracture simulation, cap rock integrity, fractured reservoir characterization or induced seismicity
Self-starter with strong analytical, organizational and communication skills;
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in English, with the ability to both absorb and impart information;
Eligibility to work in Canada;
Full Driving License; and willingness to travel both domestically and internationally.

In addition, one or more of the following skills will strengthen the application:
Fundamental understanding of reservoir geomechanics and/or hydraulics/fracture flow systems;
An established profile and network of contacts in the sector; and
A proficiency in uncertainty characterization (probability theory, techniques and software)
Your benefits at Golder will include:
Employee owned structure - own the business, own the result
Competitive benefits and remuneration packages
Opportunity to deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment
Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects
On the job training, mentoring and coaching
Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 40 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.
Equal Opportunity Employment Statement
Golder is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
Primary Location CA-BC-VANCOUVER
Schedule Full-time
Employee Status Regular
Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time
Experience (Minimum Yrs.) 5
Job Posting Jul 31, 2019, 2:14:33 PM

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