Share this Job





Lead Geotechnical Engineer


Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Requisition ID: 153340 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering (KIE) has an immediate opening for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to lead Support Of Excavation (SOE) and Specialty Foundations design and construction while growing Kiewit’s geotechnical design engineering team based in Burnaby, BC. The successful candidate will bring energy, enthusiasm and a focus on collaboration while providing technical, quality, and safety leadership on projects and pursuits. The Lead will be the primary KIE POC while providing engineering support to and collaborating with Kiewit Foundations West and the Burnaby Construction Engineering team.
The Lead will work on an interdisciplinary team including geotechnical engineers, specialty foundation engineers, structural engineers, estimators, schedulers and foundation construction experts to perform engineering analysis, design, and estimates in support of design-build pursuits and ongoing projects.

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 401k plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success. 


This position will be based out of Burnaby BC Canada. 


  • Technical Lead working with the estimating team during client interactions.
  • Lead coordination between various design and construction teams while interfacing with discipline leads.
  • Providing project support during the bid phase working with disciplines to evaluate innovative and cost-effective design solutions to ground improvement and SOE challenges.
  • Working with the pursuit team to help identify key design and construction risks,and develop plans to mitigate these risks.
  • Working on Design-Build projects as the Geotechnical Engineer-Of-Record responsible for developing design recommendations and producing design deliverables for SOE and Specialty Foundations.
  • Supporting efforts to capture and discuss lessons learned throughout Kiewit Construction Districts.
  • Training and developing staff engineers.


  • Minimum 15 years of progressive, relevant geotechnical engineering, support of excavation, and specialty foundations experience.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in Canada, required (U.S. also desired)
  • Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering or closely related field, required. Equivalent experience considered.
  • Demonstrated broad technical knowledge of geotechnical engineering, SOE design and construction, specialty foundations, and 2-D and 3-D Finite Element modeling. 
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills, with a focus on interdisciplinary design and construction coordination, experience working in a team setting, and directing/reviewing the work of others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills resulting in exceptional rapport with clients.  Proven success in initiating, promoting, and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships amongst a 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.
  • Design-Build experience, GeoStructural and/or field experience is a plus.
  • Travel up to 25% or as business requirements.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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.

Job Segment: Geotechnical Engineering, Construction, Design Engineer, Construction Engineer, Geology, Engineering