Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Location: Canada - Vancouver   Job Code: 1726-P22


The Role:

The Power and Transportation group has an immediate opening for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer with experience in the design of design of dams, foundations, and dam safety reviews and assessments.

As a Senior Geotechnical Engineer in our Power & Transportation group you will have the opportunity to work on transportation, hydroelectric, marine and civil infrastructure projects in a multi-discipline project team environment. Working in the Vancouver office you will be responsible for developing cost effective, practical engineering designs and construction solutions for our clients.

You will have excellent opportunities to grow your career with the company. You will be a part of a dynamic company that strives to ensure client satisfaction and rewarding careers for our employees.


This senior role will give you the opportunity to:

  • work with diverse teams of engineers, designers and drafters from conceptual design through preliminary and final design
  • manage projects and be responsible for completion on schedule and financial performance
  • write, compile, and review technical reports and fee proposals to clients
  • prepare and present technical papers and contribute to advancement of earth science in our area of technical specialization
  • maintain quality throughout a project and implement improvements when determined
  • prepare project summary reports
  • encourage growth within the group and improve the general knowledge base throughout the company
  • develop and sustain long-lasting business relationships with clients
  • be a role model and technical mentor for our staff.
  • travel within Canada and internationally.

Required Education, Experience and Competencies

If you are currently registered or eligible to register as a Professional Engineer in BC, have 10+ years broad-based experience, including on heavy civil projects requiring geotechnical and civil engineering skills, and a Bachelor or Masters degree in Geotechnical or Civil Engineering, we want to hear from you.

We value your:

  • ability to understand multidiscipline design projects and interface effectively with the various disciplines (environmental, geotechnical, civil-structural, electrical and mechanical).
  • strong technical design and analytical skills for dam design and dam safety reviews
  • excellent organization, planning and execution skills
  • excellent English verbal and written communication skills, and strong report writing skills
  • strong business acumen and demonstrated ability to develop and sustain long-lasting business relationships with clients
  • proven ability to work effectively and build strong relationships with clients
  • interpersonal skills and ability to effectively lead, manage and motivate project teams
  • computer proficiency with Microsoft Office products and industry standard tools for technical analyses
  • Fluency in French and eligibility to register as professional engineer in Quebec would be an asset

About Us:

Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm with four major business units providing engineering, geoscience and environmental services in the mining, hydropower, transportation, ports, geotechnical, oil sands, oil and gas, environmental and water resources sectors. KCB has been one of Canada’s leading geotechnical consultants for over 60 years.  We offer a full range of services from our offices in Canada, Australia, Peru, Brazil and the US.

KCB’s Power and Transportation Group provides multi-discipline engineering services for heavy civil infrastructure projects and clients in a variety of sectors. Disciplines include geotechnical, civil, hydrotechnical, mechanical, electrical, structural and environmental engineering.

Klohn Crippen Berger is a platinum member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from all qualified career seekers. We offer professional career development tracks, competitive salaries commensurate with experience and an attractive benefits package.

Are you up to the challenge?

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, simply apply online with your resume and covering letter quoting the job reference number 1726-P22.  This position may have opportunity for a hybrid work arrangement. 



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