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WSP Canada

Principal Geotechnical Tailings Engineer Vancouver, BC 2022-10-23

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
19 hours 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 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.

We have an opportunity for a Principal Geotechnical Tailings Engineer to join our Mine Waste Management Team on a full-time basis based in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon or Vancouver.

You will have the opportunity to work as a part of a national team on challenging mining, heavy civil, and geotechnical projects.

An overview of your role will include:

•Direct a wide variety of geotechnical and mine waste 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 soil mechanics; provide technical expertise in your specialization
•Manage quality control and risks during geotechnical and design work, including a critical review of results
•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
•Maintain existing client relationships and develop new business opportunities
•Complete or review technical proposals and design work packages in response to client needs
•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 the development and implementation of the mining business plan
•Participate in and promote a safety-first culture

You will have a background in:

•15+ years of relevant (post-degree) experience working in a consulting engineering or mining industry environment
•Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Geological Engineering, Master's Degree preferred
•Currently registered as a Professional Engineer in a Canadian province or territory
•Expertise in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, with a technical specialization
•Excellent technical writing, interpersonal communication, and emotional intelligence
•Ability to establish good relationships with clients and colleagues
•Strong, client-focused project direction and business development skills
•Ability to manage risk and have excellent engineering judgement
•Ability to effectively delegate work on interdisciplinary project teams
•Be able to work in and lead diverse teams
•Business acumen and leadership
•Spanish and/or French language skills (verbal and written) would be an asset

•Commitment to safe work practices for yourself and your colleagues

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

Senior (> 10 years)

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