Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Knight Piésold is a specialized global engineering consulting firm with over 100 years of experience. We have been recognized for having an exceptional workplace for our employees and have repeatedly been named one of BC’s Top Employers. Our workload includes exciting projects such as the biggest dam removal project in US history to help restore salmon runs, large pumped storage hydroelectric projects in Canada and the USA, and new mining developments around the world that will support the global energy transition.

We are hiring a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our downtown Vancouver office to support our projects. This position will allow you to work with a great team, where you can advance your professional career in a dynamic consulting environment with unique opportunities to work on innovative, award-winning projects around the world.

At Knight Piésold, we believe in the one-team approach, with everyone working together towards a shared goal. Our professional staff develop their skills through working on diverse projects and collaborating with top professionals in the industry while benefiting from Knight Piésold’s strong knowledge-sharing culture and mentoring program. 

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree with a specialization in geotechnical engineering
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia
  • A strong technical design background in geotechnical analyses and project management experience.
  • A minimum of 10 years of applicable engineering experience, specifically related to mining, hydropower and/or infrastructure project development. Work experience should include:
    • Geotechnical investigations and reporting
    • Geotechnical analyses and foundation assessments
    • Tailings and water management feasibility studies, design, and operational support
    • Dam and embankment design, analyses, and monitoring
    • Construction material evaluations
    • Civil/earthworks construction monitoring and project management
    • Preparation of design reports, drawings, and technical specifications

Candidates must be interested in working with multi-disciplinary teams in the mining, hydropower, or water infrastructure sectors. The position may include domestic and international travel to support projects and client needs.

We place an emphasis on developing practical solutions to meet the needs of our clients, and preference will be given to individuals with excellent communication and interpersonal skills in addition to strong technical competence.

The estimated base pay range for this position is $108,000 to $135,000 CAD. The salary offered will be dependent on relevant knowledge, experience, and skill level. Total compensation and benefits also includes the following:

  • Comprehensive health and wellness package (Health, Dental, Vision, Health Spending Account, EFAP, etc.)
  • Employer RRSP contribution
  • Eligible for profit sharing bonus and other uplifts
  • Additional paid days off and office closure between December 25th and January 1st 
  • Social events throughout the year
  • Maternity/Paternity leave top-ups

Knight Piésold is committed to employment equity, and we encourage all qualified applicants to apply by emailing a resume and cover letter to

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