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Job Description

  KGS Group is seeking an Intermediate Geotechnical Engineer to join our Geotechnical department in Vancouver, BC.About UsWe are KGS Group, an employee-owned, multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm serving clients throughout North America. We’re different than traditional engineering firms. We believe a commitment to lasting relationships is just as critical as the expertise applied in our work. To us that means we put our clients and people first. We have the discipline to consistently deliver KGS Quality, never taking the easy way out. We always look closer and dig deeper. And no matter the project, we care enough to do it right.As an employee-owned company, we’re invested in our work and our people. Working with us means you’ll be part of some of the most interesting projects across Canada, the U.S. and beyond. With the extensive, wide-ranging expertise within our company, you’ll have countless opportunities to learn and grow.The RoleAs an Intermediate Geotechnical Engineer at KGS Group you will be involved in the project planning, proposal preparation, geotechnical investigation and interpretation, engineering analyses, design, reporting and construction review stages on a wide range of projects, small to large.  For this role, there will be an emphasis on analysis and design, so local experience and passion for the analytical component of geotechnical project delivery is needed.  Supporting and mentoring senior and junior team members is expected.  Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting with the management of multiple geotechnical projects from the proposal stage through to completion, including allocation of budgets and personnel and managing client relationships.
  • Geotechnical engineering evaluation, analysis and assessment related to: foundation design, slope stability, excavation and shoring design, liquefaction assessments and soil improvements, retaining wall design and others.
  • Fieldwork, including planning and supporting junior staff in the execution of geotechnical investigations, construction inspection and material testing. This work may involve geotechnical sampling and logging, dam safety general inspections, excavation and shoring review, foundation review or load testing, earthworks and retaining wall review.
  • Complete engineering analysis using state-of-the-art techniques to solve geotechnical problems.
  • Prepare and review technical proposals in response to RFP’s or client requests.
  • Prepare and review of geotechnical reports.
  • Prepare and review geotechnical engineering drawings.
  • Work collaboratively with other disciplines to manage project deliverables, ensuring schedule and budget are achieved.
  • Mentor junior staff as required.

About You

  • Bachelor's degree in civil/geotechnical engineering from a recognized university; a post graduate degree in geotechnical engineering would be an asset.
  • Minimum of 7 to 10 years of experience in geotechnical engineering with a minimum of two years of local experience in British Columbia.
  • Demonstrated experience in the key responsibilities required for this position.
  • Local experience with temporary shoring design, foundation design, and seismic assessment.
  • Experience managing geotechnical projects, multiple deliverables, deadlines and working in a team.
  • A passion for geomechanics with demonstrated sound broad technical understanding.
  • Analytical mindset and experience solving complex geotechnical problems.
  • Confident oral and written communicator, team player and problem solver.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Current P.Eng. status with the Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC).
  • A valid driver's license, personal vehicle and the ability to travel to project sites on as required basis.

The salary range for this position is $100,000 to $130,000 annually.KGS Group is an employee-owned equal opportunity company offering an excellent compensation and benefits package.KGS Group welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Upon request, KGS Group will provide reasonable accommodation for disabilities to support participation of candidates in all aspects of the recruitment process.