Job Opportunity: Geotechnical / Materials Technician

Harbourside Geotechnical Consultants (HGC) is looking for a Geotechnical / Materials Technician to join their team.

As part of Harbourside Engineering Group, HGC specializes in geotechnical engineering in support of construction, transportation, and heavy civil infrastructure projects with an emphasis on bridges, marine structures, and construction engineering. Harbourside is one of the fastest-growing engineering groups in Atlantic Canada and have a reputation for working on technically challenging and high-profile projects. As an employee-owned company, Harbourside provides a work environment that fosters engagement and a sense of accountability.

The successful candidate will provide technical and managerial leadership on heavy civil infrastructure projects and collaborate within our group of companies and with our valued project partners. This position offers an opportunity for individuals who are looking to take the next step in their career and seek advancement.


The location for this position is in our Dartmouth NS location.


  • Performing construction QA/QC monitoring, inspection, and testing
  • Laboratory and field testing of soils, concrete and asphalt
  • Supervision of geotechnical investigations
  • Assisting engineering staff with project coordination, proposal writing, and report writing
  • Performing site visits to gather information, carry out construction site reviews and attend project design and construction meetings
  • Help engineering staff develop operating procedures, safety procedures, and laboratory testing programs


  • Valid Nova Scotian driver’s licence
  • Willingness to travel within and outside of Nova Scotia
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology or a related field or equivalent practical experience
  • Understanding of construction materials testing would be a significant asset.

How to Apply:

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity, we would like to hear from you. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume to All applications will be handled in strict confidence. Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.