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WSP Canada

Lead Rock Mechanics Engineer

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
7 days ago
The Opportunity:

We are seeking a Lead Rock Mechanics Engineer to join our Mine Stability West team in Vancouver. The successful candidate will be involved in a variety of rock mechanics projects in the areas of open pit and underground mining and mine closure.

Why WSP?
  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture ofInclusionandBelonging
  • OurFlexible 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.
  • OurHybrid 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.
  • ACanadiansuccess 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 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 tryingnewthings.
  • 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, 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:
  • Provide consultation on open pit and underground mining projects for domestic and international clients
  • Direct a wide variety of mining rock mechanics management projects, including field investigation, laboratory testing and interpretation; design and construction; geotechnical analysis; and dam safety inspections and reviews
  • Direct and review geotechnical analyses with a focus on rock mechanics; provide technical expertise in your specialization
  • Manage quality control and risks during geotechnical and design work, including critical review of results in coordination with Principals
  • Direct or manage large, complex, and/or multidisciplinary projects according to client-approved scopes of work, and deliver high quality reports and drawings on time and within budget in coordination with Principals
  • Provide advice to mining operations
  • Maintain existing client relationships and develop new business opportunities
  • Complete or review technical proposals and design work packages in response to client needs in coordination with Principals
  • Coach and mentor junior and intermediate staff with respect to their career growth and professional development
  • Participate in hiring, performance reviews, and training decisions
  • Participate in development and implementation of WSP's mining business plan
  • Work collaboratively with other senior members of the Global Mining team to implement the business growth strategy, develop, and maintain relationships with a broad client base
  • Participate in and promote a safety-first culture

What you'll bring to WSP...
  • 10-15+ years of relevant (post-degree) experience working in a consulting engineering or mining industry environment
  • An undergraduate or post-graduate degree in mining, geotechnical or geological engineering
  • Currently registered as a Professional Engineer in Canada
  • Expertise in rock mechanics and geological engineering, with a technical specialization
  • Excellent technical writing, interpersonal communication, and emotional intelligence; ability to establish good relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Experience as a consulting engineer or technical services role
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain solid client relationships
  • Knowledge of and ability to use numerical modeling software including Rocscience (Dips, SLIDE, RS2, Examine 3D), Map3D, and Itasca (FLAC2D/3D, UDEC) an asset
  • Strong, client-focused project direction and business development skills
  • Ability to manage risk and have excellent engineering judgement
  • Ability to effectively delegate work and lead diverse, interdisciplinary project teams
  • Business acumen and leadership
  • Spanish and/or French language skills (verbal and written) would be an asset

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.

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