Senior Geotechnical Engineer

WSP   •  

Calgary, AB

11 - 15 years

Posted 247 days ago

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WSP is currently seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our Geotechnical department, located at our Calgary, AB office. The Senior Geotechnical Engineer will play a critical role in managing technical projects and client relationships while mentoring and developing junior engineers. The Senior Engineer is a key component of delivering on our strategic geotechnical growth plans.


  • Perform all aspects of geotechnical investigations for buildings, highways, bridges, retaining walls, slope stability, and municipal infrastructure;
  • Responsible for review of construction materials testing and field monitoring of geotechnical aspects of construction projects;
  • Prepare proposals, cost estimates and timelines for projects;
  • Lead the planning, field support and completion of geotechnical site investigations;
  • Review and interpret the monitoring information from geotechnical instrumentation and testing programs;
  • Provide geotechnical design recommendations and parameters for analyses and design of structure foundations;
  • Write and/or review technical design reports;
  • Provide technical assistance in troubleshooting construction related problems;
  • Assist project managers with quality control or quality assurance testing issues;
  • Participate in site visits, meetings, etc. to determine priorities in roadway materials issues;
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering with Geotechnical emphasis or similar;
  • Registered P.Eng. with APEGA;
  • 10+ years of related geotechnical experience, preferable in the Calgary, Edmonton and central/northern Alberta regions;
  • Experience of investigation and geotechnical design on Canadian buildings, transportation, and municipal infrastructure projects;
  • Previous Leadership roles would be considered and asset;
  • Adept at building relationships within the various technical communities in Alberta;
  • The ability to work with and mentor junior staff is essential;
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Highly organized with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent computer skills.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview.  This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).