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Job Description

  About Us
BGC Engineering Inc. (BGC) is an international applied earth sciences professional services firm. We are proud of our talented team of over 700 employees, spanning the fields of Engineering, Geoscience, Software, Geomatics, Data Science, Accounting, Administration, Health & Safety and Human Resources.  Alongside our clients and industry partners, BGC works collaboratively as ‘One Team’, dedicated to solving the world’s most critical applied earth science challenges. BGC has Canadian offices located in Vancouver, Victoria, Kamloops, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Sudbury, Fredericton, Halifax, and offices in Golden (Colorado), Santiago (Chile), Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) and Brisbane (Australia).   Our flat management structure creates a culture of innovation, excellence and transparency and a casual, dynamic and inclusive work environment.  BGC prides itself on offering training and mentoring opportunities to further our employees’ professional growth as well as social and wellness activities that contribute to the connection and wellbeing of our team.  We believe in One Team, Excellence, Curiosity, Common Sense and Clarity. 
The Role
BGC is seeking a senior-level Geotechnical Engineer with expertise in soil mechanics, deep and shallow foundations, ground anchors, retaining walls, shoring and slope stabilization and related construction services to join our team in Western Canada. The suitable candidate will have the ability to work in multi-discipline project teams across BGC’s various business sectors including transportation, mining, pipelines, communities, and energy and on technically challenging medium-to-large-scale projects.

This position can be located in any of our Western Canada office locations (Vancouver, Victoria, Kamloops, Kelowna, Calgary, or Edmonton). Candidates located at other BGC office locations may also be considered. 

  • Act as lead geotechnical engineer of record, coordinating geotechnical investigations, analyses, design and construction monitoring (CQA) for slope stabilization, foundation, and earth retention projects
  • Lead and coordinate proposal preparation and identify new opportunities
  • Manage projects from initiation to completion, including proposals, budgets, and schedules
  • Train and mentor junior and intermediate professional staff in the field and office
  • Complete regular field inspections and site visits during investigation and construction, to fulfill engineer of record responsibilities
  • Participate in coordination, training, and career development of BGC’s civil geotechnical staff

Required Education, Experience & Competencies

  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Engineering or Applied Science; civil or geological engineering with geotechnical focus
  • 10+ years of post-graduate experience in geotechnical engineering
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer in Canada
  • Experience with field investigation techniques such as soil logging, SPT, and CPT
  • Strong understanding of soil mechanics, fundamental knowledge of geotechnical design, slope stability, soil-structure interaction, groundwater, seepage and drainage
  • Experience as lead geotechnical engineer, coordinating investigations, design, and construction for deep and shallow foundations, such as spread footings, driven piles, drilled shafts, and micropiles
  • Experience with earth retention, such as shoring, retaining walls, slope retention and MSE walls
  • Strong leadership and team-building skills
  • Strong analytical and project management skills
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license

Desired Education, Experience & Competencies

  • A high level of experience with current geotechnical software applications, such as SLOPE/W, CPeT-IT, SETTLE3D, UNIPILE, LPILE, PYWALL, SupportIT and GRLWEAP
  • Training and experience in seismic geotechnical engineering
  • Prior experience in consulting engineering or construction

Position Requirements
Drug & Alcohol TestingTo ensure we meet our client’s compliance requirements and our workplace health and safety commitments, BGC has a drug and alcohol policy that applies to this position.  The policy states that an employee may be required to take a drug and alcohol test prior to engaging in field work. This testing could be requested within an employee’s first week or in the future, as required. It is important to note that some clients also require random drug and alcohol testing, and/or testing in the event of a health and safety accident or incident.
Driver’s LicenseBGC requires that employees have a valid driver's license, and that employees can drive a field pickup truck.  Upon hiring, BGC will require a driver’s abstract to allow for a safety review of your driving history.
Travel and Vaccination BGC is committed to maintaining a safe work environment to ensure the health and safety of employees while on business travel and during field assignments. To meet travel and client requirements, employees may be required to receive vaccinations such as yellow fever, COVID-19, malaria, etc. If you require an accommodation or wish to discuss your situation, please contact Human Resources. BGC requires that you have a current passport for this position. 
COVID-19 VaccinationBGC is committed to maintaining a safe work environment, and we are following current public health orders to ensure the health and safety of our employees while maintaining their privacy and respecting their individual circumstances. As of July 4, 2022, the BGC COVID-19 vaccination policy has been suspended until further notice. If BGC resumes this policy, all employees will be required to submit all COVID-19 vaccination records to HR.  If you require any accommodations or are not able to comply with this request, please inform Human Resources.
Company Benefits
BGC offers our employees the following: 

  • Our ‘One Team’ culture supporting health, wellness, safety and diversity 
  • Comprehensive benefits package 
  • Maternity/Paternity leave top ups 
  • Professional development and mentoring opportunities 
  • Flat management structure 
  • Flexible workplace with office and home arrangements 
  • Social and wellness activities  
  • Casual and professional work environment

BGC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation with your application, please contact us.