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Geotechnical Engineer

Kimberley, Cranbrook, Elko, Fernie, etc, BC
Would you like to work and live in one of the most beautiful places in Canada, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city? Are you interested in embracing a true laid back mountain lifestyle, complete with mountain biking, skiing, hiking, wildlife viewing, and relaxing in hot springs after a day in the mountains? If you're dreaming of affordable home ownership, then the Kootenays are calling your name!

My client is an environmental consultancy that fully embraces the laid-back lifestyle of the Kootenays, offering a flexible schedule that prioritizes work-life balance. They consist of a dedicated team of professionals who provide services across both the east and west Kootenays. Collaboration, energy, and passion are at the core of their team dynamics. Employees are genuinely valued and respected, fostering an environment that encourages flexibility, creativity, and an innovative approach to achieving work-life balance.

They are looking for a Geotechnical Engineer to lead challenging projects and provide technical oversight! 

Remote / WFH / Hybrid: This position offers a hybrid/remote work arrangement, allowing you to live in or relocate to the Kootenays.

Travel: <5% 

Fieldwork: 30% (within driving distance)

Salary: $110,000 to $140,000 (plus x1.5 overtime, health benefits performance bonuses, annual cost of living increases, RRSP contributions, etc)

  • Conduct geotechnical assessments for residential and commercial building foundations, retaining wall design, soil and rock anchor design, etc.
  • Perform terrain and slope stability assessments.
  • Handle municipal pavement design.
  • Supervise subsurface geotechnical drilling, test pit excavations, and logging.
  • Conduct natural geohazard and steep slope assessments for building permit applications.
  • Perform river hydrology and hydraulics evaluations.
  • Engage in mine planning/engineering, including pit/quarry design, sediment pond design, and ore/soil stockpile design.
  • Handle hydrogeology tasks.
  • Manage and monitor projects.
  • Provide peer mentoring.
  • Offer professional engineer consulting services to industry, government, agency, and NGO clients for various engineering and environmental projects.
  • Design conceptual bridges for forestry, municipal, and highway structures.
  • Prepare technical documents such as feasibility studies, concept design, detailed design, and design criteria reports.
  • Conduct technical QA/QC review of designs, reports, proposals, and communications prepared by staff and/or subcontractors.
  • Contribute to expressions of interest (EOI), requests for proposal (RFP), requests for qualifications (RFQ), and tender responses, as well as scope of work proposals.
  • Collaborate with other project leaders on all aspects of project management, including budget development and monitoring, time and cost tracking, client and regulatory communication, reporting, and invoice preparation.
  • Engage in marketing and business development activities.
  • Holds a BSc or MSc in Geotechnical or Civil Engineering from a recognized academic institution.
  • Has 10+ years of practical field and design experience; previous consulting experience is advantageous.
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EGBC), or eligible for immediate registration.
  • Familiar with government legislation and policies related to geotechnical engineering.
  • Experienced in liaising with regulators, First Nations, and other key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates leadership and mentorship abilities with junior and intermediate technical staff.
  • Exhibits excellent customer service skills and enjoys engaging with clients and stakeholders.
  • Capable of efficiently fulfilling the job responsibilities outlined.
  • Crew and team leadership experience is desirable.
  • Possesses a valid Driver's License.
  • Proficiency in Civil 3D, HEC-RAS, and AutoCAD would be advantageous.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
To Apply:
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume describing your experience and salary expectations in confidence via our careers site to see all open positions and apply visit our website:
via email: resumes@envirocareers.catsone.com. Please indicate “Senior Geotechnical Engineer” in your subject line.

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