Geotechnical Drilling Monitor


About this job

  • Market: Energy
  • Branch: Oil & Gas
  • Area of Expertise: Drilling, Completions & Geosciences
  • Location: Calgary

What is required?

  • hours per week: 72
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor
  • Closing date: Thursday, 27 October 2022

About this role: Geotechnical Drilling Monitor

Brunel is currently searching for Geotechnical Drilling Monitors on a full-time rotation in Western Canada. This position will work independently with support from their Project Manager.

  • This is a field position on a two weeks on two weeks off rotation
  • Shifts will be 12 hours (day/night), plus travel between camp and site
  • Flights provided from Calgary and Edmonton


  • Monitoring Sonic/Mud Rotary/Dual Rotary drilling rigs
  • Performing geotechnical testing and installations – Slope Inclinometers (SI), Vibrating Wire Piezometers (VWP)
  • Performing detailed borehole logging in accordance with project specifications in conjunction with the Unified Soil Classification System (USCS) and project facies charts
  • Ensuring all borehole requirements are achieved as per Borehole Information and Installation Sheet (BIIS)
  • Obtaining soil samples at required sampling intervals while monitoring and recording SPT results.
  • Monitoring the collection of warm core and Shelby Tubes from target depths
  • Transporting collected samples/warm core/Shelby Tubes to appropriate drop-off locations
  • Driving in an active mine and interacting with heavy equipment


QualificationsMinimum Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or technology diploma in Geology or Geotechnical Engineering, or equivalent experienced
  • 3 years of experience with Sonic/Mud Rotary/Dual Rotary drilling rigs
  • 3 years of experience in Oil Sands geology and northern Alberta glacial geology
  • 3 years of experience with geotechnical testing and installations
  • 1 year of experience in mine driving

Additional Requirements

  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft office suite
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License with current Driver’s Abstract
  • Standard First Aid Level C with AED, CSTS, and H2S Alive.
  • Pre-access drug and alcohol testing and criminal background check.


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Brunel has a reputation for working with some of the best in the business. That’s what we continually strive for. Brunel provides the global recruitment and workforce services you need to lead your industry. With 45 years of market experience in Renewable Energy, Automotive, Oil & Gas, Life Sciences, Mining and Infrastructure, we help you finish major projects safely, compliantly, on-time, within budget and at the highest quality, so you can keep growing — anywhere in the world.

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Your consultant, Cherie Taylor is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

Account manager

Cherie Taylor
Brunel Canada - Calgary

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