Co-op/Students, Field & Laboratory Technologist

Terracon Geotechnique Ltd. Prince George, BC $1.00 per year



We are currently looking for Co-op students to join our team for 6 & 8 months or longer terms starting May 2023.

We will begin recruitment for these roles in January & February 2023, please submit your applications today!


Terracon Geotechnique Ltd. – an employee owned, western Canada based company, is looking for Civil and Environmental Technology students in the Prince George area.

As a student at Terracon, you will be exposed to a variety of different tasks and responsibilities. You will gain experience in soils engineering, drill monitoring and construction monitoring, QA/QC monitoring techniques, site investigations, foundation inspections and general soils testing. You will work on oil sands sites or in the laboratory. The work environment includes an open pit mine which requires close attention to safety and excellent verbal communication skills.

This is a tremendous opportunity for highly motivated individuals with creative thinking to go beyond textbook learning and become part of a high-performing hands-on team!


Upon applying, please state which position you are interested in joining and we will do our best in accommodating your preference.



 ·         Grasp a wide breath of civil engineering facets such as – soils, earthwork, and concrete testing, construction monitoring, perform quality control testing, and basic survey layout

·         Provide client representatives with field testing results and monitor sub-contractor adherence to design specifications

·         Attain material testing techniques in a resource based professional environment

·         Monitor, document, and verify that the earthworks construction meets design specifications

·         Gain knowledge from employees with a wealth of industry and Terracon experience

·         Engage in the implementation of safety controls and promotion of safety in the workplace



·         Conduct Geotechnical laboratory testing on soils and aggregate like proctors, sieves, hydrometer, specific gravity and Atterberg limits as well as compressive strength testing concrete materials meeting the respective ASTM and CSA standards

·         Calibrate and complete preventative maintenance on lab equipment

·         Ensure testing is being performed safely and in a timely manner while properly documenting results

·         Receive the opportunity to be trained and work on field-based projects

Why Join Terracon?

 ·         You will be provided with an extensive and progressive training program that enhances your professional development

·         Work with a group of people who have a passion for excellence and share common values

·         The ability to make a difference every day, working alongside a wide range of dedicated engineers, geoscientists, technologists as well as a talented group of people who support the business 

·         You will have an opportunity to share your expertise and develop solutions working with various clients on interesting projects 



·         Currently enrolled in a Civil Engineering, Environmental Technology, or Geosciences diploma program

·         Experience in a technical role is considered an asset

·         Eager and willing to learn all aspects of the industry

·         Ability to work under pressure

·         Flexible and a strong team player

·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

·         Excellent time management and prioritization skills

·         Strong ability to update documentation and maintain information

·         Ability to drive a 4x4 vehicle off road

·         Dedication and attention to safety and client site rules and regulations


Working Conditions, Schedule, and Physical Requirements

·         Legally authorized to work in Canada on an ongoing basis

·         Must have valid driver’s license with a clean driver’s abstract and 2 years’ driving experience

·         High School Diploma required

·         Must be physically able to perform field work as required

·         Successfully perform a Fit for Work and Drug and Alcohol test

·         Driving on mine roads; operating an all-terrain vehicle

·         Working outdoors in all types of weather

·         Rotational schedule including days and night shifts

·         Schedule often involves 12-hour shifts


Terracon’s Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission is to help ensure projects are designed, built, and maintained with the sound application of geotechnical, geoscience, environmental and safety standards so that they operate effectively and safely.  Our Vision is to be an industry leader by building best in class technical, safety, and professional standards into everything we do.  We are at our best when our collective and individual actions are guided by our SITE Values (Safety, Integrity, Teamwork, Entrepreneurism).

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Terracon is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our employees and clients including but not limited to Indigenous peoples, women, persons with disabilities and person of any ethnic and national or socio-economic background.

Please note only successful candidates will be contacted


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