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WSP Canada

Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer of Record

Calgary, AB
Full Time
5 days ago

We are a global leader in the Earth and Environment sector. Globally headquartered in Montreal, where it all began, we proudly serve communities from coast to coast and beyond. We have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources, expertise, and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from marine biologists to geophysicists to geotechnical engineers and more.

The Opportunity:

WSP is seeking an Engineer of Record to join our growing Mine Waste team. You will work closely with our Tailings Engineers to deliver clients a high level of service.

Why WSP?
  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of Inclusion and Belonging
  • Our Flexible Work Policy - we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.


A day in the life:
  • Direct geotechnical and mine waste management projects in the role of mine tailings / water management facilities Engineer of Record, including field investigations, laboratory testing and interpretation; geotechnical analysis; design and construction; permitting support, dam safety inspections and reporting
  • Lead the Engineer of record team, supporting owners teams to verify designs for mine waste facilities are safe and prepared in accordance with applicable regulations, guidelines, and standards.
  • Direct and review geotechnical analyses in the role of Engineer of Record with a focus on soil mechanics; provide technical expertise in your specialization
  • Manage quality control and risks during geotechnical and design work, including critical review of results
  • Direct or manage large, complex, and/or multidisciplinary projects according to client-approved scopes of work, and deliver high quality written reports and drawings on time and within budget
  • Direct work in the role of Engineer of Record for work carried out by supporting discipline teams to mine waste facilities
  • Maintain existing client relationships and develop new business opportunities
  • Complete or review technical proposals and design work packages in response to client needs
  • Coach and mentor junior and intermediate staff with respect to their career growth and professional development
  • Participate in hiring, performance reviews, and training decisions
  • Participate in development and implementation of mining business plan
  • Participate in and promote a safety-first culture

What you'll bring to WSP ...
  • 20+ years of relevant (post-degree) experience working in a consulting engineering or mining industry environment
  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Geological Engineering, Master's Degree preferred
  • Currently registered as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia or another Canadian Province
  • Expertise in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, with a technical specialization
  • Excellent technical writing, interpersonal communication, and emotional intelligence; ability to establish good relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Strong, client-focused project direction and business development skills
  • Ability to manage risk and have excellent engineering judgement
  • Ability to effectively delegate work and lead diverse, interdisciplinary project teams
  • Business acumen and leadership
  • Health and safety leadership!

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.


  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

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