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WSP Canada

Junior Geotechnical Engineer - Vancouver

Posted 2 days ago

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Job Description

Overview of the Opportunity:

At WSP, we're continuing to grow and develop our expertise in Geotechnical Engineering, operating as a trusted advisor and technical expert on engineering design challenges for our clients across multiple industries including transportation, infrastructure, and buildings.

Our team is growing, and as a result we're hoping to add a Junior Geotechnical Engineer to our Ground Engineering team. As a Junior Geotechnical Engineer, a day in the life involves time spent in the field, as well as working in the Vancouver, BC office on projects and assignments related to geotechnical engineering. You'll work closely with a small team, be mentored by industry experts, and work on major projects. We have a clear mission, true values, and a future-focused mindset. Come explore what we can offer you.

A day in the life:
  • You'll support engineers carrying out projects requiring geotechnical work: site investigations, foundation design and construction, ground improvement design and construction, slope stabilization, etc.
  • You'll 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 study 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'll 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'll support the project team in questioning the various geotechnical issues encountered, such as: settlements, liquefaction potential, slope stabilization, interstitial overpressure development, preferential flow, frost heave, excavation and backfilling procedures, etc.
  • You'll 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'll conduct slope stability analyses, settlement and deformation analyses.
  • 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...
  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, geological engineering, mining engineering or geotechnical engineering, with a few years of experience in the field.
  • Registered as an EIT or working towards a designation.
  • Knowledge of specialized geotechnical software including GeoStudio, Ensoft and Rocscience suites.
  • Unrestricted Class 5 Driver's license (or equivalent) valid in the province of British Columbia and a clean driver's abstract.
  • Sense of initiative, attention to detail & team spirit


Expected Salary (all locations): $53 900 - $91 700

WSPCanadais 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 2024-07-16

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