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Stantec Geotechnical Engineer WaterPower & Dams in Burnaby, British Columbia

Join a team that has been partnering with our clients for more than 100 years to improve the quality of life around the world. When it comes to hydropower, dams, locks and navigation projects, we design with the next generation in mind. We operate with the strength of a $3B company paired with the agility of a specialized waterpower and dams group, to deliver some of the most iconic and cutting edge projects around the world. This proud legacy has fostered a culture of innovation and safety, leading our team to design the world’s most impactful waterpower and dam projects—projects vital to both local and global communities.

Your Opportunity

As a Senior Geotechnical Engineer your role is focused on site characterization, design and construction of earthfill, rockfill and concrete dams; dam safety reviews as per CDA guidelines and audits for hydropower dams; stability assessments of concrete gravity dams and earthfill dams; design of water control structures, infrastructure earthworks, rock slopes, stockpiles, high-walls, landslide assessments, piled foundations, retaining walls, diaphragm walls and reinforced earth structures

Your Responsibilities

  • Acting as a key technical geotechnical resource providing technical direction on and/or senior review of projects and proposals and collaboration with staff and managers in other BC offices and out-of-province.

  • Developing and executing annual business and pursuit plans for developing new business opportunities and growth within BC, including cross selling of services.

  • Developing and maintaining a network of business contacts.

  • Participating in or delegation of participation in local professional and/or business associations.

  • Developing annual budget forecasts, and maintaining appropriate staff levels to meet budget; ensuring staff are adequately trained and appropriately utilized.

  • Undertaking business development.

  • Providing recommendations on hiring.

  • Ensuring projects are adequately resourced and supported. Identifying and mitigating at-risk projects.

  • Develop and manage strong relationships with new and existing clients, field personnel, government and regulatory agencies.

  • Ensuring appropriate Quality Management System is applied on team’s projects.

  • Managing personnel and proposing staffing conflict solutions with support from Human Resources.

  • Mentoring and/or coaching staff.

  • Maintaining an up to date knowledge of existing and emerging opportunities, trends, regulatory requirements and best practices.

  • Analyzing and preparing competitive proposals, recommendations and reports for projects relating to foundation design, slope stability, road structure design, seismic analyses, earth pressures, materials testing, and other geotechnical related projects.

  • Participating in multi-disciplinary project teams, guiding and instructing others.

  • Contributing to the development of complex project proposals/cost estimates and participate in the process of securing new business opportunities or expanding the scope of existing projects.

  • Providing practical and economic solutions to clients that differentiate the team.

  • Ensuring proper implementation and continued use of safety and quality assurance programs and corporate policies and procedures, including Ethics and Compliance.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Experience in conducting Dam Safety Reviews in accordance with CDA guidelines.

  • Demonstrated local market knowledge and an established presence and reputation within the local geotechnical consulting and client network.

  • Demonstrated record of team growth.

  • Highly developed client management skills.

  • Demonstrated successful track record with business development and proposals

  • Solid understanding of the drivers within the geotechnical consulting industry (i.e., business trends, regulatory, economic, and political).

  • Proven organizational, team-building, technical, project management skills.

  • Superior writing and verbal communication skills, English fluency.

  • Must be able and willing to travel for project work away from the home office.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Geotechnical Engineering with a P.Eng. designation (Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering is preferred, eligible for registration with APEGBC.

Minimum of 15 years relevant industry experience, since graduation, in geotechnical engineering related services, including seismic and liquefaction experience.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Job: Geological Engineer

Primary Location: Canada-British Columbia-Burnaby

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 180001DU