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WSP Canada

Geotechnical Engineer Nanaimo, BC 2022-10-23

Nanaimo, BC
Full Time
12 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 55,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 9,800+ 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 are 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


We are a global leader in the Earth and Environment sector, made stronger with the recent acquisition of Golder. Globally headquartered in Montreal, where it all began, we proudly serve communities from coast to coast and beyond. With Golder now part of our WSP team, we have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources, expertise, and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from marine biologists to geophysicists to geotechnical engineers and more.

The Opportunity:

At WSP Golder our Geotechnical team are providing geotechnical engineering services to position WSP Golder as a leader in the market. We're looking for an experienced EIT or Junior Geotechnical Engineer to join our Vancouver Island Geotechnical Team, located at our Victoria or Nanaimo, BC offices. The successful candidate will play a critical role in assisting our local project managers on technical projects and client relationships.

Why WSP Golder?

•A Canadian success story - we'reproudto wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer,
•Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP Golder is the fabric of Canada;
•Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open toyourideas and trying new things;
•A Phenomenalcollaborativeculture and a workforce filled with genuinelygood peoplewho are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer attractive pay, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.

# WeAre WSP

About WSP Golder Vancouver Island:

Nanaimo, known as "The Harbour City", is centrally located on Vancouver Island - a short hop across to Vancouver and a short drive to Victoria, the surfer's paradise of Tofino, or the year-round multi-sports mecca of Mount Washington Resort. WSP Golder has offices in both Nanaimo, and Victoria and collaboration occurs between both offices frequently.

Come and enjoy the lifestyle!

A day in the life:

•You are you an EIT or geotechnical engineer who enjoys technically complex projects where you can flex your creative engineering mind;
•You enjoy interacting with clients and building new opportunities for growth and expansion;
•You are passionate about geotechnical engineering and enjoy engaging in technical conversations with peers;
•You will perform all aspects of geotechnical investigations for buildings, highways, bridges, retaining walls, slope stability, and municipal infrastructure;
•You will be responsible for review of construction materials testing and field monitoring of geotechnical aspects of construction projects;
•You will assist with proposals, cost estimates, and timelines for projects;
•You will assist in the planning, field support and completion of geotechnical site investigations;
•You will review and interpret the monitoring information from geotechnical instrumentation and testing programs;
•You will assist with geotechnical design recommendations and parameters for analyses and design of structure foundations;
•You will provide input to technical design reports;
•You will assist project managers with quality control or quality assurance testing issues;
•You will participate in site visits, meetings, etc. as required;
•You will be involved in other duties as assigned/required.

We'd love to hear from you if you have...

•A bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering with Geotechnical emphasis or Geological Engineering, seismic engineering analysis considered an asset;
•A license as a Professional Engineer in BC or working towards this;
•Geotechnical experience, preferably in BC region;
•You're skilled at building positive relationships within the various technical communities in BC;
•Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines;
•Highly organized with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
•Valid BC driving license;
•Excellent written and oral communication skills;
•Excellent computer skills.


Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe and the growing list of our clients including vaccination status as part of their mandated health and safety requirements to work with them, you will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to WSP as a condition of employment. You may also be required to undergo additional immunization to maintain a fully vaccinated status against COVID-19 whenever local Public Health Authorities recommend additional immunization.

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 .

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