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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, Ottawa, 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 student interns with a passion for applied earth sciences and a dedication to lifelong learning in a technically challenging and inspiring team environment. The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background, relevant work experience and a desire to travel and work in diverse and remote conditions. 
Projects that students may work on include: 

  • Field-based geotechnical investigations, design, and construction monitoring at mine sites for: waste management facilities (e.g. tailings), open pits, underground excavations, access roads, and building foundations. Work could include foundation inspection, oversight of material placement and design conformance.
  • Office-based support for mining projects, including interpretation of field or instrumentation data, reporting, seepage or slope stability analysis, or preparing construction drawings.
  • Geohazard, geotechnical and / or hydrotechnical assessments for various community, pipeline, transportation and power projects across North and South America, ranging in scope from preliminary hazard inventories (i.e. terrain mapping) or scoping studies, site investigations through to detailed design and construction of mitigation works.
  • Field and office-based surface and groundwater assessments for environmental baseline studies, water supply projects, design of remediation works, water balance studies or geohazard risk assessments.

 These projects will include field work which may consist of drilling, sampling, mapping, and other geological testing. Field work may be required, which could involve 2-3 week long field stints in remote areas, and often multiple shifts (i.e. a scheduled rotation).
This role is based in our Santo Domingo, DR office.
Required Education, Experience and Competencies

  • Enrolled in, or a recent graduate, of a relevant undergraduate degree in Civil (Geotechnical) or Geological Engineering, Geoscience, Geology, or a related field
  • Excellent written, presentation and oral communications in English
  • MS Office skills
  • Post-Graduate Degree is an asset

 Familiarity with the below topics is an asset:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Hydrogeology
  • Hydrotechnical (Water Resources) Engineering (Hydrology and Hydraulics)
  • Surface Water Hydrology
  • Engineering Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geomorphology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Technical Writing
  • Field Mapping
  • Dam 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.
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 BGC Human Resources.  

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