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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 an Intermediate Geotechnical Engineer with a focus on advanced numerical modelling and earthquake geotechnical engineering. ​​While this 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. This role can be based in any of BGC’s offices in North America or in Santiago, Chile.
The successful candidate will support our in-house geotechnical experts in advanced numerical modelling with FLAC2D and 3D. ​ Detailed responsibilities include:

  • 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) 
  • 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 
  • Laboratory testing including cyclic triaxial and cyclic simple shear 

Required Education, Experience & Competencies

  • Bachelor's degree in Earth Sciences, Geological Engineering, or a related field
  • ​​1 - 5 years of experience in geotechnical engineering 
  • Experience in a consulting environment
  • ​A strong theoretical understanding of soil mechanics (e.g. critical state soil mechanics) and geotechnical earthquake engineering
  • 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/PM4Silt, NorSand, and UBCSAND/UBCHYST
  • ​Registered or eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer or E.I.T.​

Desired Education, Experience & Competencies

  • Post-graduate degree in civil or geotechnical engineering, with a focus on numerical modelling 
  • ​Familiarity with some user defined constitutive models such as PM4Sand/PM4Silt, NorSand or UBCSAND/UBCHYST 
  • ​Experience with field investigation techniques such as CPT, SPT, BPT 
  • ​An interest in field investigation and advanced geotechnical instrumentation design​ 

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.