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Mid-Level Geotechnical Engineer - Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers


Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Requisition ID: 104300 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers (KIE) is seeking a Mid-Level Geotechnical Engineer for our Construction Engineering Services (CES) team in the Burnaby, BC office. The successful candidate will have broad experience in geotechnical engineering and construction support, familiarity with current geotechnical tools/software/codes, and a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with both technical and field personnel in a fast-paced work environment. 

District Overview

Kiewit Engineering Group, Inc. is a full-service consulting and engineering firm serving the infrastructure and engineering markets of Kiewit.  Our combined staff of more than 1,300 engineers and design professionals have expertise that spans all major engineering disciplines to serve transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, and oil, gas & chemical markets.  Backed by 130 years of construction experience, our construction-driven engineering focuses on constructability and safety in the earliest phases of projects to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery.


Our rapidly growing Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers (KIE) Design Department, which includes structural, geotechnical, civil, drainage, roadway, rail, and materials disciplines, is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on designing and providing engineering support prior to and during construction for infrastructure projects.

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers develops, analyzes, and designs cost-effective solutions that enable projects to be built more safely and efficiently. The design tasks our geotechnical group typically perform include: cofferdam design, shallow and deep foundation design, dewatering evaluations, excavation support, MSE wall design, pile driving analysis, temporary access and working surface design, and on-site engineering support at all phases of the project life-cycle (ECI, pre-bid support, design-build, project planning, execution, and job close-out).


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, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit you’re ensuring a lifetime of success.


This position is based out of our office in Burnaby, BC. 


-    Prepare design packages and engineering solutions with consistent application of design standards and technical approaches that are in accordance with the design quality management program.
-    Advise and provide direction to staff on proper execution of deliverables; serve as project manager and/or engineer of record with responsibility for design recommendations and deliverables associated with design components.
-    Work on an interdisciplinary team including structural engineers, estimators, schedulers, and construction experts to provide advice on construction methodology, geotechnical risk, and design of temporary and permanent works.
-    Maintain good working relationships with Kiewit operating districts, clients, and other KIE entities to ensure a stable workload and proper engineering support to our clients/partners.
-    Coordinate and continually monitor staff assignments and workload.
-    Hire, train, and develop a growing team of geotechnical engineers.
-    Foster an environment that emphasizes collaboration and coordination; provide feedback and encourage learning to create growth opportunities; mentor team members.


-    Bachelor’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering (or related field) is required; Master’s degree preferred.
-    Minimum 5 to 10 years of relevant post-graduate experience.
-    Have, or be able to obtain within 6 months, P.Eng. registration.
-    Strong all-around geotechnical academic background and experience including support of excavation, earth retention, slope stability, rock mechanics, soft soils, seismic loading conditions, ground improvement, deep and shallow foundations, dewatering, and construction methodology.
-    Design-Build and/or construction support experience in the infrastructure and transportation industry is preferred.
-    Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with individuals at all levels of the organization, with or without technical backgrounds.
-    Strong interpersonal skills resulting in exceptional rapport with people. Proven success in initiating, promoting, and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships amongst the team and with clients.
-    This position requires travel to work project sites or offices.  Ability to travel based on business needs and freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments.

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 work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.