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Geotechnical Engineer & Project Manager (Hydro and Dams)
Business Line Energy, Resources and Industry
ID # 15031
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





WSP is currently seeking a Geotechnical Engineer and Project Manager to join our growing Hydro and Dams team in Atlantic Canada. The successful candidate will support the execution of ongoing hydro and dams projects in North America and support business development activities in the region.



  • Oversee geotechnical work conducted by engineers, technicians, and draftpersons;
  • Provide guidance and support to junior and intermediate geotechnical engineers;
  • Provide quality review for geotechnical deliverables;
  • Undertake inspections, studies, and design of:
    • Embankments dams;
    • Cofferdams;
    • River works, bank stabilization;
    • Access roads.
  • Technical specification and data sheet preparation;
  • Project Management activities for multi-discipline hydro and dams studies and design projects;
  • Management of construction projects and field teams as required;
  • Participate in the preparation of proposals and business development activities;
  • Establish and maintain contact with clients so as to understand their needs and present technical information, concepts or study results;
  • Assist Management with various aspects of management, business development, etc. for the growth of the business unit;
  • Other related tasks that could facilitate the execution of the project and technical development of the business unit.


  • Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or equivalent program;
  • 5+ years experience in geotechnical engineering;
  • Experience in civil structures construction and contractor management is an asset;
  • Dam design, dam inspection, and dam safety experience is an asset;
  • Registration and involvement with the Canadian Dam Association is an asset;
  • Registered P.Eng. status in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and/or Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, initiative, attention to detail, and the ability to work in a team as well as independently;
  • Strong time management skills;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English (required) and French (preferred).




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.


Dartmouth, NS

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