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WSP Canada

Geotechnical Engineer Numerical Modeller (Experienced) Vancouver, BC 2022-10-23

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
10 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:

WSP Golder is looking to add a Senior Geotechnical Engineer (Numerical Modeller) to our Ground Engineering and Materials Team in BC and Yukon. You will be part of a large, highly successful team, using your skills to assist in the management of various large-scale projects throughout BC and Yukon.

Why WSP Golder?

•We value and are committed to upholding a culture of Inclusion and Belonging
•Our Flexible Work Policy - we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
•A Canadian success story - we're proud to 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 to your ideas and trying new things.
•A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who 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, flexible work options, 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

A day in the life:

•Geotechnical engineer carrying out multi-disciplinary (Bridge, Ports, Building, Dam, Infrastructure, Mining, and Tunneling) projects requiring Numerical Modeling work;
•You will perform numerical modeling, analyze results, and communicate results to senior supervisor and clients;
•You will assist with the development of advanced earthquake engineering models, soil-structure interaction analysis, and non-linear deformation analysis including soil liquefaction and cyclic softening;
•You will participate in the development of geotechnical field investigation programs and liaise with drilling contractors;
•You will develop laboratory testing programs and communicate with laboratory personnel;
•You will assist with collecting, compiling, and analyzing data from field investigations;
•You will prepare technical reports, factual data reports, and baseline reports;
•You will work collaboratively with engineering staff on geomechanics consulting projects;
•You'll have the opportunity to share technical knowledge across geographical boundaries to foster innovative project solutions;
•You may be required to perform other tasks as part of your role in the team.

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

•Master's or Ph.D. degree in Geotechnical, Geomechanics, Civil Geological, or Mining Engineering;
•Registered, or eligible to be registered, as a P.Eng. with EGBC;
•A minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience as a Geotechnical Engineer, Mining Engineer, Civil Engineer, Rock Mechanics Engineer, Geomechanics Engineer, or related position;
•A minimum of four (4) year of experience with numerical modeling;
•Experience with Finite Element/Difference software FLAC or PLAXIS 2D or 3D (required);
•Knowledge of standard geotechnical software such as GeoStudio, Ensoft, Rocscience , or other similar software suites;
•Experience with 1D site response analyses and basic knowledge of earthquake engineering;
•Sound theoretical background in seismic geotechnical engineering, soil-structure interaction, and soil and rock mechanics;
•Field and Laboratory (index testing and advanced) testing experience preferred;
•Sense of initiative and be self-directed, managing and completing projects on time and on budget;
•Ability to perform critical evaluation of outputs for geotechnical analyses.


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 .

WSP Canada Inc.

Vancouver, BC

Intermediate (6 - 10 years)

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada/