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WSP Canada

Intermediate Geotechnical Engineer - Prince George

Posted 5 days ago

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Job Description

Why WSP? Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.

WSP is currently seeking a highly motivated Intermediate Geotechnical Engineer to join our Ground Engineering and Materials Team based in Prince George. As an Intermediate Geotechnical Engineer, a day in the life involves time spent in the field, as well as working in office on projects and assignments related to geotechnical engineering. You will work closely with our professionals, collaborate with industry experts, and work on various large-scale projects throughout British Columbia and Yukon Territory.

A day in the life...
  • Prepare proposals, cost estimates, and project timelines, as well as lead the planning, field support and completion of geotechnical site investigations;
  • Perform all aspects of geotechnical investigations for buildings, highways, bridges, dams, tunnels, retaining walls, slope stability, and municipal infrastructure;
  • Lead and prepare geotechnical studies and engineering reports providing recommendations on various geotechnical aspects in projects, based on studies and project-specific work;
  • Review and interpret the monitoring information from geotechnical instrumentation and testing programs and provide geotechnical design recommendations and parameters for analyses and design of structure foundations through report review and writing;
  • Provide technical assistance in troubleshooting construction-related problems and assist project managers with quality control or quality assurance testing issues, and attend site visits, meetings, etc. that might arise from time to time;
  • Review construction materials testing and field monitoring of geotechnical aspects of projects;
  • Work collaboratively with engineering staff on geotechnical consulting projects;
  • Share technical knowledge across geographical boundaries to foster innovative project solutions; and
  • You may be required to perform other tasks as part of your role in the team.

What you'll bring to WSP...
  • A bachelor's degree in Geotechnical Engineering or Civil Engineering with Geotechnical emphasis from an accredited university;
  • Registered, or eligible to be registered, as a P.Eng. with EGBC;
  • A minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience as a Geotechnical Engineer, Geomechanics Engineer, or related position;
  • Knowledge of standard geotechnical software such as GeoStudio, Rocscience, or other similar software suites;
  • Openness to work away from the office and on project sites from time to time;
  • Sense of initiative and be self-directed;
  • Strong track record of managing and completing projects on time and on budget;
  • Ability to perform critical evaluation of outputs for geotechnical analyses; and
  • Valid BC Driver's License.


Expected Salary (all locations): $72,600 - $123,400

WSP Canada is providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it will pay for this position based on the successful applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to the specific geographic location.
WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 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.


  • 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

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

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.

About WSP Canada

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, landscape architects and urban designers, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Environment, Geomatics, Energy, Resources, and Industrial sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.



Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-04

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