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canada Geotechnical Engineer in Training

  • Location
    (CANADA) and Winnipeg
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  • Functional Area/Experience
    Engineering / Fresh Graduate

Job Description & Qualifications

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.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We are among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

At WSP :

  • 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

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms – made stronger with the recent creation of WSP E&I Canada Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of WSP Canada Inc.

We have over 63,000 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. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

The Opportunity:

WSP E&I has an exciting opportunity for a Geotechnical Engineer to join our team in Winnipeg.

This is an opportunity to work on interesting and important projects under a variety of diverse terrain and project conditions, throughout the province of Manitoba and to leverage your experience with a team that is committed to growth, development and delivery of high-quality project outcomes

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.
  • Our Hybrid Work Policy - a combination of in-person and remote working, enables us to purposefully think of how we work, who we need to work with, and where the work should be done.
  • 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:

  • You’ll be providing geotechnical engineering expertise on a wide variety of projects including commercial, industrial, mining, riverbank stabilization, infrastructure and others
  • You’ll take part in construction monitoring on projects including riverbank stabilization works, excavations, subgrade inspection, shallow foundations, pile monitoring (cast-in-place concrete, driven pre-cast concrete, driven steel, driven timber, etc), PDA, embankment performance monitoring, etc.
  • You’ll be involved with geotechnical drilling and soil logging, installation and monitoring of geotechnical instrumentation such as slope inclinometers, standpipe, pneumatic and vibrating wire piezometers, settlement plates, etc.
  • You’ll assist Project Managers, Geotechnical and Materials team members on a wide range of site investigations. You’ll also prepare field reports and assist with preparation of geotechnical reports and proposals
  • You’ll get the opportunity to be involved in data reduction, analysis and design including slope stability, seepage and settlement modelling, WEAP, LPILE and CAPWAP, etc.
  •  You’ll get the opportunity to travel within Manitoba, although other opportunities for travel across Canada including working in conjunction with other WSP E&I offices are available depending on the motivation of the individual and specific project needs.

What you'll bring to WSP ...

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited post-secondary institution
  • Six months to 2 years of relevant experience which can include previous summer or co-op employment terms in geotechnical / materials engineering, engineering consulting, geological fieldwork, earthworks construction or remote resource development work
  • Currently registered or eligible for registration as an Engineer in Training (EIT) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba
  • Unrestricted Class 5 Driver's License that is valid in the province of Manitoba
  • Excellent written and oral communication (English) skills
  • Willing and physically able to lift and hike in rugged / remote terrain conditions
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently to a variety of project sites

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe and the growing list of our clients including vaccination status as part of their mandated health and safety requirements to work with them, you will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to WSP as a condition of employment.  You may also be required to undergo additional immunization to maintain a fully vaccinated status against COVID-19 whenever local Public Health Authorities recommend additional immunization.

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. 

Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Excellent written and oral communication (English) skills

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