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Senior Geotechnical Engineer
Business Line Environment
ID # 12265
Job Type Permanent - Full Time
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WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 8,000+ 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.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We’re 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




Why WSP?

  • A Canadian success story - a company that grew from humble roots in Quebec to a global, multinational powerhouse with over 45,000 employees worldwide;
  • Impact 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 we were yesterday, for our employees, future employees, and our fellow Canadians, we're open to your ideas and trying new things that will challenge the status quo and raise the bar higher;
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a forward-thinking 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. 


What you can expect to do here:

  • You'll be responsible for maintaining a strong technical involvement in projects and proposals;
  • You will be establishing standard methodologies within the discipline and improving our methods;
  • Technically supporting, training and guiding the geotechnical teams across the Lower Mainland and BC;
  • Communicating between the two main geotechnical offices in the Lower Mainland and the wider WSP geotechnical community with over 375 staff across Canada;
  • Actively working with up-and-coming talent in the market by building and cultivating strong pools of future geotechnical talent;
  • Engaging with the talent pipelines and promote WSP;
  • Building strong relationships with leaders of the geotechnical and other WSP business lines, including finding opportunities for partnership;
  • Developing and maintaining personal involvement with clients - understanding their needs, trends and opportunities;
  • Positioning WSP as a key advisor and consultant for our clients, and a true business partner;
  • Representing WSP in the community to raise local brand awareness;
  • Other duties as required or assigned.

What you'll bring to WSP:

  • Your ten to fifteen years of experience in geotechnical or geological engineering make you a confident leader technically, and interpersonally;
  • You will have experience across two or more of the following sectors: transportation (rail, highways, airports etc.), industrial, municipal, renewable energy, infrastructure (development), and non-oil sands mining;
  • You have extensive experience working in British Columbia, managing all aspects of geotechnical investigations and carrying out geotechnical analysis and field reviews for buildings, highways, bridges, retaining walls, slope stability and municipal infrastructure, through the project life cycle from early conceptual studies to construction;
  • You will have extensive experience in seismic design and seismic requirements of the BC Building Code along with MoTI experience;
  • Professional Engineer with the Engineers and Geoscientists BC;
  • Knowledge of materials engineering and testing is considered a strong asset;
  • You'll be able to travel within British Columbia.




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

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