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Geotechnical Engineer
Business Line Environment
ID # 13581
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



Winnipeg, MB

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 are currently hiring for one of Canada's leading Geotechnical Engineering minds in our Winnipeg office.

You will play a critical role in further developing our business, our brand, and our clients. This role is also expected to act in a mentoring capacity to junior staff within project teams by providing day-to-day guidance and communication.

You'll play a key role in growing and developing a new team in the Winnipeg market, well supported by a 400+ team nationally, be mentored by industry experts, and work on major projects. We have a clear mission, true values, and a future-focused mindset. This role will challenge, excite, and inspire future geotechnical engineers who will shape the future of the Canadian landscape, come explore what we can offer you.

Why WSP?

  • A Canadian success story - a company that grew from humble roots in Quebec to a global, multinational powerhouse with over 48,000 employees worldwide;
  • 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 we were yesterday, for our employees, future employees, and our fellow Canadians, we're open to your ideas and trying new things;
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a 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.

# WeAreWSP

We offer competitive pay, an industry leading benefits and insurance package, RRSP matching, opportunities to become a WSP shareholder with employer matching, flexible working arrangements, social events and sports teams, free tea and coffee, annual staff appreciation events, mentoring programs, career development and learning opportunities, and an inclusive and collaborative corporate culture. We have a clear mission, true values and a future-focused mindset. Come join us.

A day in the life:

  • 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;
  • Building strong relationships with management of the geotechnical and other WSP business lines, including finding opportunities for partnership;
  • You'll 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. as required as well as other tasks that might arise from time to time; 
  • You'll prepare proposals, cost estimates, and project timelines, as well as lead the planning, field support and completion of geotechnical site investigations;
  • You'll perform all aspects of geotechnical investigations for buildings, highways, bridges, retaining walls, slope stability, and municipal infrastructure;
  • You'll 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;
  • You will actively work with up-and-coming talent in the market by building and cultivating strong pools of future geotechnical talent.


We'd love to hear from you if you have...

  • ​A Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering with Geotechnical emphasis;
  • A P.Eng. designation with APEGM or qualified to obtain within 3 months after employment;
  • 10+ years of related experience and familiar with local engineering practice and regulations;
  • A customer-service focused with clients and ability to build long-term partnerships with clients;
  • A reciprocal mindset and curiosity for pushing boundaries in thinking and acting;
  • An employee-centric mindset with a passion for connecting and uncovering hidden potential in people.



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.


Winnipeg, MB

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