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Geotechnical Engineer

Geotechnical Engineer

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Work Location 
Department / Discipline 
Engineering - Geotechnical
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Position Type 
Staff / Permanent

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment &Infrastructure Solutions (Amec Foster Wheeler is now part of Wood) is currently recruiting an Intermediate to Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our team in Burnaby, British Columbia.

This is an opportunity to take the lead technical role on interesting and important projects under a variety of diverse terrain and project conditions offering accelerated responsibility and exceptional experience over what might be gained in other urban locations, along with an attractive work-life balance in an affordable community.

The City of Burnaby is located in the Lower Mainland area of BC, a short distance from the urban amenities of Downtown Vancouver and the amazing outdoor opportunities of the Coast Mountains and Pacific Ocean. Burnaby is also within commuting distance of many smaller communities within the Fraser Valley and North Shore, and the office is just a short walk from the Brentwood Rapid Transit station.

Key Responsibilities


  • Lead geotechnical/geological discipline, project engineering and/or project management roles on a wide variety of mining, transportation, municipal, terrain development, resource industry, utility, and commercial/ industrial projects
  • Manage and conduct geotechnical investigations, analysis and design assignments
  • Preparation of technical proposals and reports
  • Direct and train junior geotechnical engineering staff
  • Assist in the maintenance and development of client relationships
  • Follow and take a pro-active role in corporate health, safety and environmental programs
  • Develop technical skills, experience and contribute to a positive team environment
  • Provide excellent practical client service with a commitment to technical excellence
  • Collaborate with other Amec Foster Wheeler offices and geotechnical engineering staff on projects in Western Canada

Skills / Qualifications

  • Degree from an accredited university in Geological, Geotechnical or Civil (geotechnical option) Engineering
  • Well organized, with a sound knowledge of the application of soil mechanics, rock mechanics, geomorphology, engineering geology, hydrogeology and interested in technical and personal advancement
  • Currently registered or eligible for immediate registration as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with the Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia
  • A minimum of 5 years of diverse, geologically oriented, geotechnical engineering experience in terrain conditions similar to or applicable to those found in British Columbia is required; 10 years or more is preferred for Senior level positions
  • Keen interest in a variety of geotechnical/geological engineering assignments across a variety of terrain conditions and industries
  • Strong technical and project management skills
  • Excellent workplace safety practices
  • Desire to provide excellent practical client service and a passion for technical excellence
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication (English) skills
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal tactfully and effectively with team-mates
  • Physically fit, willing and able to hike in rugged/remote terrain conditions
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently to a variety of project sites
  • Knowledge of regional market, terrain/geotechnical conditions and/or a master's degree would be an asset

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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