Geotechnical Engineer, Construction Engineering Services

Location: 

Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Requisition ID: 171740 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering has an immediate opening for a mid-level Geotechnical Engineer to join our growing Construction Engineering Services group in Burnaby, BC. 

 

The selected candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team that includes civil, structural, drainage, rail, and mechanical engineers as well as estimators, schedulers and other construction professionals to identify geotechnical risks and develop designs for appropriate means and methods to facilitate construction of a full range of challenging engineering projects.  You will also be responsible for facilitating the production of engineering designs necessary to support our diverse construction operations across Canada. #LI-LW1

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering's Design-Build team is driving clients to turn to Kiewit during all stages of design-build projects. Through our integrated design and construction approach, our multi-disciplinary team works together to improve schedule, control costs and minimize risk.  Our construction-focused engineers work collaboratively with our estimators and builders to design solutions that are innovative, constructible, and designed with a focus on safety. Clients benefit from the proven processes and tools used by Kiewit to minimize project risk. We are an in-house resource that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff shares experiences gained, innovative concepts, and best practices for all projects that we support.

 

Kiewit’s management and implementation of this process leads to safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that exceeds client expectations and furthers Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.

 

On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see more, touch more, and do more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only bring you satisfaction from a job well done, but it will help propel your career forward faster than you might expect. We will train you, develop your skills, and allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. With top-notch health benefits, a wealth-building RRSP matching, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success.

Location

This position is based out of our office in Burnaby, BC and includes travel opportunities to project offices and work sites. 

Responsibilities

In this role, you will utilize your geotechnical engineering knowledge to complete technical engineering assignments in support of Kiewit Corporation business, including:

  • Providing project support during the project build phase working with various team members to identify and evaluate innovative and cost-effective design solutions to geotechnical problems and challenges.
  • Undertaking and/or coordinating geotechnical designs and input to the designs of temporary structures in support of ongoing construction. 
  • Working with the pursuit team during the proposal/bid phase to help identify key design risks and develop plans to mitigate risks.
  • Working on EPC/design-build projects to develop design recommendations and producing design deliverables.
  • Training and developing staff engineers.

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Geotechnical Engineering preferable.
  • Total of 8 years of geotechnical engineering experience with a minimum of 4 years of progressive geotechnical design experience in the infrastructure market.
  • Registered or eligible to register as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia.
  • Demonstrated broad technical knowledge of geotechnical engineering solutions including: design of deep foundations, shallow foundations, evaluating slope stability, earth retention and support of excavations, settlement of compressible soils, ground improvement techniques, dewatering, working surfaces, pile drivability. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with a demonstrated focus on interdisciplinary design coordination, coordination between Engineering and Construction teams, experience working in a team setting, and directing/reviewing the work of others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills resulting in exceptional rapport with people.  Proven success in initiating, promoting, and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships amongst the team.
  • Ability to travel to project sites and the physical ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environmental conditions. #LI-MD1

Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
•    May work at various different locations and conditions may vary

 

Base Compensation: $115,000 - $125,000
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.


There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.


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