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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 500 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 an Intermediate to Senior Civil or Geotechnical Engineering Technologist to join our team in our geotechnical laboratory. The successful candidate will be responsible for a wide range of geotechnical laboratory testing duties including those relating to the performance of both index and advanced geotechnical tests. BGC’s laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility which specializes in strength, compressibility and permeability testing of soil, and strength testing of rock. Our testing equipment includes cyclic dynamic simple shear, servo-controlled fully-automated triaxial and automated oedometer systems.The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a keen desire to contribute to technical excellence while living BGC’s values of One Team, Excellence, Curiosity, Common Sense, and Clarity.


Primarily focused on geotechnical index testing including, but not limited to:

  • Grain size analysis (sieve analysis) including hydrometers
  • Atterberg Limits
  • Standard and Modified Proctors
  • Moisture content determination

Knowledge of advanced laboratory testing of soil and rock would be an asset. This includes, but not limited to:

  • Unconfined compression of rock core
  • Flexible wall permeameter testing
  • Direct shear testing of soil and rock discontinuities
  • Triaxial Compression testing (drained and undrained)
  • Simple Shear (static and dynamic) testing of soil
  • Consolidation testing by incremental load and constant rate of strain
  • Tailings characterization
  • Liquefaction testing
  • Large scale triaxial, consolidation and direct shear testing of gravel and rockfill

Required Education, Experience & Competencies

  • Civil/Geotechnical Technician/Technologist Diploma or a relevant undergraduate degree in Civil (Geotechnical) engineering
  • 5+ years of geotechnical laboratory experience
  • Currently registered as an CET
  • Applied knowledge of Geotechnical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Construction Monitoring, Technical Writing, Field Testing and Laboratory Testing
  • Project management skills and the ability to work with client teams on large projects
  • Excellent oral and written communicator
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment
  • Available for travel and fieldwork, potentially in remote settings
  • Strong understanding of geotechnical laboratory testing
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Ability to prepare, present, and peer-review laboratory reports

Company Benefits

BGC offers a wide range of benefits and perks:

  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Flexible hours
  • Parental leave leave top ups
  • Social activities
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Mentoring opportunities
  • Flat management structure
  • Ability to work with fantastic teams and industry leaders
  • Casual and professional work environment


  • Fredericton, NB

BGC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.