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Job Description

About Us

BGC Engineering Inc. (BGC) is an international consulting firm that provides professional services in applied earth sciences. We work together as one team, with coordination and integration of all offices and disciplines. Currently there are over 450 employees, consisting of professional engineers, geoscientists, technicians, software developers, administrators, accountants, health & safety and human resources professionals. BGC has offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, as well as Colorado, US and Santiago, Chile.Our flat management structure and unique culture create a work environment where employees can grow professionally, work with fantastic teams and enjoy perks such as company-wide clubs and mentoring opportunities.

The Role

BGC is seeking a Geotechnical Engineer with a focus on advanced numerical modelling and earthquake geotechnical engineering. While this intermediate-level position will focus on those two core competencies, the successful candidate should expect a diverse role that includes: advanced numerical analysis, advanced laboratory testing, field data collection and reporting. The successful candidate will support our in-house geotechnical experts in advanced numerical modelling with FLAC2D and 3D. They will also have experience with geotechnical and seismic software such as SHAKE or DEEPSOIL, SLOPE/W, SEEP/W, SeismoSignal, RSPMatch and familiarity with some user defined constitutive models such as PM4Sand, NorSand, and UBCSAND.


  • 1 to 5 years of experience in consulting geotechnical engineering
  • Numerical modelling with finite element or finite difference codes, including earthquake dynamic analysis of soil structures and soil-structure interaction (FLAC 2D and 3D experience is preferred)
  • Familiarity with some user defined constitutive models such as PM4Sand, NorSand or UBCSAND
  • Static and seismic liquefaction triggering assessment
  • Evaluation of seismic slope stability and lateral spreading displacement, and liquefaction induced settlement
  • Selection and scaling of earthquake time histories for numerical analysis
  • Interpretation of seismic hazard reports and application to seismic design
  • A strong theoretical understanding of soil mechanics (e.g. critical state soil mechanics) and geotechnical earthquake engineering at the graduate level
  • Experience with field investigation techniques such as CPT, SPT, BPT
  • Laboratory testing including cyclic triaxial and cyclic simple shear
  • An interest in field investigation and advanced geotechnical instrumentation design
  • Registered or eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer or E.I.T.
  • Preference for a post-graduate degree in civil or geotechnical engineering, with a focus on numerical modelling


BGC’s Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton or Fredericton offices are preferred; however, BGC has offices in various Canadian cities and in Golden, Colorado which may be considered for a qualified candidate. BGC pays competitive salaries, provides a comprehensive benefit package, and maintains a casual but professional work environment. If you are qualified and interested in a career with BGC, please send your resume and cover letter in confidence to: [email protected]