We are seeking Geotechnical Technician to support our Oakville and Toronto offices. The successful candidate will be working on projects across Ontario.

About Us

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd. (SLR), Palmer Environmental Consulting Group Inc. (Palmer) is part of a global consultancy firm providing environmental and advisory solutions to clients, with a team of over 3,000 talented professionals delivering advice and support in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa. Palmer’s expertise builds on SLR’s existing environmental capabilities, creating one of the largest environmental teams in Canada. Palmer and SLR recognize the synergies in services related to fisheries, aquatic, and terrestrial ecology, hydrogeology, water resources, geology and geomorphology and continue to further expand and diversify the range of services and technical depth in Ontario and British Columbia.

What do we offer at Palmer?

We understand the importance of flexibility, autonomy, work-life balance and job satisfaction. To support our goals and the career development of our staff, Palmer offers:

  • A flexible work environment with the ability to work from home, the office or both
  • A competitive compensation package including comprehensive health care, dental care, vision care, and employee assistance programs
  • The opportunity to participate in an employer sponsored Group RRSP
  • Provision of a company cell phone
  • A young, dynamic and energetic work environment
  • A commitment to workplace diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity, and the recognition of the benefits of different perspectives
  • Ample opportunities for career advancement within Palmer


  • Conduct field investigations, analyze soil samples and collect field data in an accurate and well organized manner
  • Traveling to various survey or project sites and obtaining soil samples at various depths using specialized drilling equipment
  • Oversee drilling activities and collecting soil and/or groundwater samples
  • Work on multiple projects, to support execution of scope/budget/schedule to meet client expectations
  • Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with the project team
  • Collaborating with construction staff including structural engineers, architects and landscapers.
  • Conducting field work associated with a wide range of geotechnical projects including, borehole drilling, test pitting, independent field reviews of various stages of civil construction, observing and monitoring work practices on construction and development projects.
  • Technical interpretation of specifications and drawings
  • Filing and management of all project related field notes including some data entry and preparation of field reports
  • Analysis of data and preparation of technical reports, work plans, and project specifications.
  • Coordinate and liaison with contractors, clients and regulators

Skills & Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree or diploma in related engineering field. Registration as CET or EIT in Ontario, or eligibility for registration is required.
  • Relevant coursework or engineering work experience in soil and rock mechanics, site investigation methods and laboratory test procedures
  • Experience conducting materials testing, including compaction testing and geotechnical laboratory testing (grain size analysis, Atterberg limits, unit weight)
  • Knowledge of gINT, AutoCAD, soil analysis software and databases as required
  • Familiarity with total station and RTK GPS survey methods
  • Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with the project team
  • Physical ability to walk over rough terrain, climb ladders and lift and carry equipment weighing up to 50 pounds


At Palmer, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equitable employment opportunities are available to all applicants. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our team is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Our application process aims to reduce bias by using a questionnaire to assess key skills. All demographic details commonly found in CVs are kept separate until candidates are chosen for an interview.

Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and hiring process as required by Company policy and the BC Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act.

Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Hybrid Oakville Remote Toronto
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