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WSP Canada

Geotechnical Engineer - Intermediate Vancouver, BC 2020-10-03

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
5 days ago

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 8,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We're among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects .

At WSP :

•We value our people and our reputation
•We are locally dedicated with international scale
•We are future focused and challenge the status quo
•We foster collaboration in everything we do
•We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

WSP is currently seeking a Geotechnical Engineer - Intermediate to join our Geotechnical department located at our Vancouver office.

•You will support senior engineers on, or lead yourself, projects requiring geotechnical work such as site investigations, foundation design and construction, ground improvement design and construction, slope stabilization, etc.;

•You will develop geotechnical investigation programs, prepare bidding documents, solicit bids, evaluate subcontractor submissions and support project engineers as part of their mandate;

•You will participate in the preparation of geotechnical studies and engineering reports and be encouraged to share your opinion when formulating recommendations on various geotechnical aspects in projects, based on studies and project-specific work;

•You will be responsible for the assessment of the bearing capacity of soils for various types of shallow and deep foundations as well as for retaining wall stability;

•You will support the project team in questioning the various geotechnical issues encountered, such as: settlement, liquefaction potential, slope stabilization, interstitial overpressure development, preferential flow, frost heave, excavation and backfilling procedures, etc.;

•You will support field operations through supervision and monitoring of boreholes, in situ tests, piezocone soundings, reconnaissance trenches, as well as miscellaneous construction work such as soil embankment construction, subgrade compaction assessment, installation of geosynthetics, etc.;

•You will conduct slope stability analyses, settlement and deformation analyses; and

•You may be required to perform other tasks as part of your role in the team.

•Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, geological engineering, mining engineering or geotechnical engineering, with a few years of experience in the field;

•Registered, or eligible to be registered, as a P.Eng. in British Columbia;

•Previous experience (6+ years) working within the province and familiarity with the BC engineering regulations;

•Knowledge of specialized geotechnical software including GeoStudio, Ensoft and Rocscience suites; and

•Sense of initiative, attention to detail, and team spirit.


Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY .

WSP Canada Inc.

Vancouver, BC

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