New Job Civil Technician – Experienced Construction Materials Tester In Alberta

Civil Technician – Experienced Construction Materials Tester
Civil Technician – Experienced Construction Materials Tester

Civil Technician – Experienced Construction Materials Tester

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Thurber is an independent private Canadian consulting company that specializes in geotechnical, environmental, and construction materials engineering and testing, that operates from offices in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. With over 65 years of experience, we use our multidisciplinary expertise to find solutions for problems related to earth, the environment, and construction materials.

At Thurber, we know that our team is our number one asset which is why we hire agile, driven, and enthusiastic people who want to be part of an exciting and growing organization. If this sounds like you then we invite you to read on.

About the Opportunity

Currently, Thurber has an exciting opportunity for Civil Engineering Field Technicians who have experience with Construction Materials Testing to join our team in Edmonton, Alberta.

A Field Technician’s responsibility consist primarily of carrying out field assignments relating to geotechnical, environmental and materials testing. More specifically your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing construction inspection and quality control/assurance testing for various infrastructure and transportation projects;
  • Conducting field compaction testing of soils;
  • Carrying out construction inspection for various projects;
  • Carrying out field concrete testing as per CCIL/CSA requirements;
  • Conducting pile construction monitoring for driven steel and cast-in-place concrete piles;
  • Carrying out laboratory testing of field materials;
  • Ensuring all work conforms to CCIL, ASTM and other company and industry standards;
  • Effectively communicating results and observations to clients, contractors and project engineers verbally and in written formats;
  • Liaising with project engineers and client’s site representatives; and,
  • Travelling to local, and remote construction sites.

The chosen candidate will be based out of our Edmonton, Alberta office and will work alongside other Thurber personnel, contractors and/or the owner while conducting field projects within the northern and central Alberta region. Training will be provided.

The nature of the work has a physical component which will require the successful candidate to be able to lift and carry 25 kg at shoulder height. Field work is typically performed on active outdoor construction sites, as such, there are inherent hazards such as traffic, noise, dust and other environmental considerations, and other trades and workers in the area.

Work scheduling may be of a variable nature, responding to service calls placed by our clients on short notice, or, it may be in the form of longer-term projects on one or more worksites. Flexibility in working days and hours, including evenings and weekends, is required due to the short notice needs of some projects, which may necessitate shorter or longer work days depending on the available workload.

Some projects may necessitate working out of town and in remote areas for extended periods of time. Accommodations are provided for out of town work. Overtime is paid after 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week. A company vehicle will be provided for field work.


In order to qualify for this role, you will have experience carrying out construction materials testing. You must possess a class 5 driver’s license and have experience driving a pickup truck or similarly sized vehicle, and a safe driving record. Prior experience is an asset, but not required. Training will be provided.

As our ideal candidate, you will join us with excellent communication skills. Your strong interpersonal skills will combine with your technical knowledge and experience to ensure your success as you learn and contribute to the success of our projects within our dynamic working environment. This position would appeal to those who thrive in a fast-paced environment and are able to work effectively in a team.

Finally, you will also have the following:

  • Completion of a related post-secondary program in Engineering Technology is preferred;
  • Experience carrying out concrete and/or compaction testing is required;
  • Experience conducting pile construction monitoring is an asset;
  • Concrete Testing Certificate from CCIL/CSA is an asset;
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong computer skills (i.e. spreadsheet and word-processing); and,
  • Proficiency with spoken and written English language is required.

Additional Information

  • A flexible schedule, with the ability to work out of town for extended periods, overtime, weekends and nights is required;
  • Shift work may be required depending on workload and client/project needs;
  • Criminal Record Check will be conducted; and,
  • 3 Year Driver’s Abstract and a Claims Experience Letter will be requested.

What we offer

Upon joining Thurber Engineering you’ll be welcomed into a casual, inclusive and professional office environment where open communication is valued at all levels. We’re eager to help our team reach their potential which is why many of our team members spend much of their career with us! Here are the benefits of working for us in Edmonton:

  • Our flat organizational structure allows easy access to senior professionals, corporate leaders, and subject matter experts across the company for mentorship and feedback.
  • Our culture is respectful, collaborative, inclusive, and fun.
  • We offer financial support towards professional development.
  • We provide health and dental coverage, a healthcare spending account, RRSP matching, and an Employee and Family assistance program with 24/7 support online or over the phone.

About Thurber

Thurber Engineering Ltd. provides environmental, geotechnical, and materials engineering and testing services. A Canadian-owned company since 1957, we are consistently recognized for the quality of our work, the knowledge of our people, and for conducting our business with integrity.

Our team continues to grow as we build our reputation by working closely with our clients to provide timely, high-value solutions and technical support. Thurber is wholly owned by our senior employees and operates from 12 branches within Canada: Victoria, Vancouver, Kamloops, Squamish, Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Saskatoon, Toronto, Cambridge, Pickering, and Ottawa.

At Thurber, we know that our success can be attributed to the hard working, innovative group of people who come in every day ready and excited to take on new challenges and solve problems. We seek out team members who work hard, innovate, and operate with integrity. Our regional diversity gives us specialized knowledge of the various and complex geological and environmental conditions across Canada.

Our Vision:

Building Canada with great people and great ideas.

Our Mission:

Delivering specialist advice and services where projects meet the ground.

Our Values:

Passion and quality in what we do: working collaboratively, respectfully, sustainably, and safely.

  • Put family first
  • Pick up the phone
  • Encourage creativity
  • Work hard

Our Commitment:

We promise our clients, our people and our partners to:

  • Serve our clients well.
  • Meet changing client needs.
  • Value our people and our communities.
  • Build advantage by how we manage.
Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to work for a remarkable organization that takes pride in its employees – apply today!