Drilling Rig Monitor

As energy availability becomes increasingly critical, there's no end to the scope and significance of your work - and to where it can take you at Stantec. Every day, we're problem-solving and collaborating on projects that are as challenging as they are impactful. Whether designing a transformational cross-country pipeline, optimizing facilities, verifying the safety and reliability of an asset, or in the field overseeing construction projects, you'll be joining a team of recognized industry experts on work that's critical to our clients and our communities. The Oil & Gas industry is changing - and we're helping clients stay ahead of the change. Join a team that's working together with industry to deliver innovation for the long term on some of the most important and interesting projects around the world.

Your Opportunity

Stantec is currently hiring multiple individuals to fill the roles of Geotechnical and Resource Drill Rig Monitors within our Oil & Gas team.

Your Key Responsibilities

General Drill Rig Monitor Responsibilities

- Health, Safety & Environmental:

  • Promotes safety culture by ensuring site-specific HSE policies and safety standard procedures are strictly adhered to with the ultimate goal of achieving zero workplace incidents and promote a safe work environment for all
    Helps ensure that HSE incidents are reported and documented in a timely manner
- Drilling Operations:
  • Monitors geotechnical drilling, installations and testing, hydrogeology water well drilling and resource coring operations to ensure technical requirements are met
  • E nsures completed boreholes and geotechnical instruments are labelled appropriately
  • Perform spot checks on mud weight and viscosity
  • Identifies and resolves any critical path issues that could negatively impact drilling operations
  • Supports drilling subcontractor in meeting performance expectations (safety, quality, cost and schedule)
  • Performs sampling of used drilling fluids prior to mud changes as requested
  • Verifies tour sheets
- Documentation:
  • Oversees and documents borehole abandonment and site reclamation procedures by drilling contractor
  • Labels samples in accordance with project specific requirements
  • Oversees and records installation of instrumentation
- Geotechnical Rig Monitor Responsibilities:
  • Records detailed soil descriptions on field borehole logs
  • Coordinates with Project Technical Supervisor to determine the final depth of each borehole and well completion details and relays to the drilling contractor.
  • Collects a variety of samples (soil samples at required sampling intervals while monitoring, geotechnical index, piston samples, etc.)
  • L ogs and manifests the samples on Chain-of-Custody Document forms
  • Transports collected samples to the appropriate location (as required)
  • Performs a variety of testing (strength testing, nilcon field vane testing, etc.)
- Resource Drilling Rig Monitor Responsibilities:
  • Communicates drilling prognosis information to the rigs
  • T ravels between resource rigs to ensure correct as-built location, casing depths, core point depth, core recovery measurements, "shoe bit" placement, limestone confirmation, and borehole TD
  • Communicates any drilling related issues (safety, quality, cost and schedule) with Drilling Superintendents and Manager
  • E nsures timely core transport

Your Capabilities and Credentials
  • Working knowledge of soil description and sampling
  • Identifying and engaging with key stakeholders to gather information and background
  • I dentifying and reporting hazards and unsafe conditions and seek to improve safety with reference to known policies and procedures
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft office suite of programs
  • Able to fly in and fly ou t of an oilsand mine in northern Alberta: 2 weeks on and 1 week on. Camp lodging at the oilsand mine
  • Full-time temporary November 2018 - March 2019
Education and Qualifications
  • Post-Secondary Technical Diploma or Degree in geological, civil, or mining disciplines.
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant industry experience including mine driving experience
  • Has experience with Auger/Sonic/Mud Rotary/Dual Rotary drilling rigs
  • Has experience with northern Alberta glacial geology and Athabasca Oil Sands Geology having worked in the oil sands region or in glacial soils previously
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License with current Driver's Abstract
  • Professional designation with either the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) or the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) is considered an asset.
Additional qualification requirements depending on project.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.
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