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WSP Canada

Geotechnical Field Engineers - TransMountain Expansion Project Surrey, BC 2022-10-23

Surrey, BC
Full Time
6 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


WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood Environmental & Infrastructure Solutions Canada Limited, soon to be renamed WSP E&I Canada Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of WSP Canada Inc. We have over 63,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000 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. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

The Opportunity:


WSP E&I Canada is providing geohazard and geotechnical field services to the TransMountain Expansion Project. This project is essentially a twinning of this existing 1,150-kilometre pipeline between Strathcona County (near Edmonton), Alberta and Burnaby, BC and will increase the capacity of the pipeline system from approximately 300,000 barrels per day to 890,000 barrels per day.

With opportunities for multiple Geotechnical Engineers on our team, this is an exceptional opportunity to develop or expand your career and experience by being part of one of the largest and most complex engineering and construction projects in western Canada!

Our ideal candidate has a geotechnical engineering background focused on pipelines and/or linear infrastructure. Experience in assessing and managing natural geohazards would also be beneficial. We are also open to individuals with a civil land development background or geological engineers interested in transitioning into this field.

Why WSP?

•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.
• Our Hybrid Work Policy - a combination of in-person and remote working, enables us to purposefully think of how we work, who we need to work with, and where the work should be done.
•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 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:

•Carry out analytical and design functions for projects at stages ranging from scoping to detailed engineering, construction, and closure.
•Primarily a field role, rotate out to the project site on a structured basis for duration of construction
•Develop and carry out geotechnical investigations, laboratory testing plans and instrumentation installation.
•Manage and direct site investigations and prepare technical reports.
•Manage and coordinate project teams, ensure the technical quality of deliverables.
•Assess geohazards along the pipeline and provide options for mitigation.
•Work with multiple stakeholders to identify and work through practical solutions
•Provide construction quality assurance (CQA).
•Be encouraged to become a contributing member of the WSP E&I Canada Geotechnical / Geohazards Group
•You will always ensure health and safety policies are followed at all sites and take WSP's Life Saving rules to heart;

What you'll bring to WSP ...

•Bachelor's degree in Civil or Geological Engineering. Masters degree in Geotechnical Engineering preferred.
•3 or more years of experience in the geotechnical / construction field
•Eligibility to be registered as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) or an Engineer in Training (EIT) with Engineers or Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC)
•Flexibility to work a variety of schedules (from 1 week on up to 3 weeks on shift (days / nights) in a range of weather conditions is required for this role
•Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) field experience desired
•Proficiency with AutoCAD Civil 3D is an asset
•Experience working on pipeline or other linear infrastructure projects is preferred
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
•Superior time management, planning and ability to interact with clients.
•Ability to think "outside the box" to create innovative engineering and design solutions
•Ability to work in the laboratory (including geologic core logging) and office settings.
•Pre-access drug and alcohol testing.
•Unrestricted Class 5 driver's license valid in British Columbia
•Clean Driver's Abstract (to be provided by successful candidates)

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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