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Job Description

  *This position can be based in any one of BGC's Canadian or US offices.*
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 experienced Seismic Hazard Analyst with a fundamental understanding and interest in seismology, ground motion modelling, and probabilistic seismic hazard analysis to join our team in Canada or the United States. The successful candidate will thrive as part of multi-discipline project teams within BGC’s various business sectors including mining, energy, and pipelines, and on technically challenging, medium to large scale projects.
This position can be based in any one of BGC's Canadian or US offices.

  • Perform probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA) using up-to-date code/software and practices.
  • Obtain and process seismic and seismological data (e.g., focal-mechanism inversions, hypocentral relocation, signal processing) to support the development of seismotectonic models and earthquake catalogs (including declustering and completeness).
  • Develop and implement source models in a PSHA framework with input from BGC’s team of earthquake geologists.
  • Develop and implement ground-motion models in a PSHA framework, including the development of non-ergodic ground-motion models.
  • Perform equivalent linear and non-linear site response analysis.
  • Construct target spectra and develop representative earthquake time histories.
  • Prepare and deliver technical presentations and reports to clients.
  • Support the growth of a comprehensive seismic hazards analysis practice within BGC, including recruiting and mentoring.

Required Education, Experience, and Competencies

  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in geophysics, seismology, geological/geotechnical engineering, geoscience, with a focus on seismic hazard analysis.
  • 7-15 years of post-graduate experience in seismic hazard analysis is preferred. Candidates with more years of experience may be considered at a job level commensurate with their experience.
  • Registered or eligible for registration/licensure as a professional engineer, geoscientist, or geophysicist in Canada and/or the United States.
  • Clear understanding of applicable seismic hazard regulations and guidelines in the tailings, hydro power, and nuclear industries.
  • A high level of proficiency with current seismic hazard software applications, including OpenQuake, HAZ45, and/or NSHMP-HAZ.
  • Working knowledge of current Canadian and U.S. national seismic hazard models.
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Leadership, analytical, project management, and business development skills.

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. 
Company Benefits
BGC offers our employees the following: 

  • Our ‘One Team’ culture supporting health, wellness, safety and diversity
  • Comprehensive benefits package
    • Health, Dental and Vision coverage
    • LTD, Life, AD&D and Business Travel Insurance
    • Employee Assistance Program
  • 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 

The estimated base salary range for this position is $105,000 - $160,000 CAD per annum, however base pay will be commensurate with job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. BGC's compensation package also includes a training allowance and a comprehensive medical and dental plan. 
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.