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Date:  May 20, 2024

British Columbia, CA

Operating Sector:  Major Projects West

Position Title:  Engineer, Geotechnical

Come Build Your Career at Aecon!

As a Canadian leader in infrastructure development, Aecon is safely and sustainably building what matters for future generations to thrive! We lead some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of our generation, at the forefront of transformational change in transportation and energy, and partnering every day to build, connect, power, and strengthen our communities.

At Aecon, you can count on:

  • Safety First. Our number one core value. If we can’t do it safely, we don’t do it at all.
  • Integrity. We lead by example, with humility and courage.
  • Accountability. We’re passionate about delivering on our commitments.
  • Inclusion. We provide equitable opportunities for everyone.


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. So, we invest in our people, just like they invest in us! 


At Aecon we:

  • Ensure you and your family receive the services needed to support your mental, emotional, and physical well-being
  • Believe in helping you build your career through our Aecon University and Leadership Programs
  • Are committed to supporting and investing in inclusive work environments, through initiatives like Equity, Diversity & Inclusion training, our Aecon Women in Trades and Aecon Diversity in Trades programs, and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to ensure we are building inclusion into every aspect of our culture at Aecon.
  • Are a leader in sustainable construction. With a strong commitment to operating responsibility by minimizing our impact on the environment and surrounding communities.


Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our people. We’re always searching the globe for innovative, collaborative minds to join our best-in-class Aecon community!


Aecon-EBC General Partnership (AEGP) is a partnership consisting of Aecon and EBC to deliver the John Hart Dam Seismic Upgrade. BC Hydro awarded AEGP the $245 million dollar contract. The goal of the project is to provide safe and reliable power to the communicates of Vancouver Island. This position is located in Campbell River, British Columbia and the team is working a 5 days on/2 days off rotation. 


What You’ll Do Here:

  • Preparing proposals for geotechnical investigations, instrumentation and monitoring, materials inspections and testing services.
  • Planning and overseeing geotechnical investigations from proposal phase to final submission for the geotechnical and foundation design report, including meetings and client correspondence.
  • Planning and overseeing geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring projects.
  • Directing field activities for instruments installation such as: inclinometers, surface monitoring points, pressure cells and strain gauges, multi points borehole extensometer (MPBX), monitoring wells and vibrating wire piezometers and data loggers.
  • Carrying out site visits and trouble-shooting construction site issues.
  • Reviewing and interpreting monitoring information from geotechnical instrumentation programs.
  • Working independently with little supervision, and consulting with senior staff when dealing with complex matters and decisions. 
  • Contribute to a culture of health, safety and protection of the environment by being a role model to junior and new staff to make safety a priority and contribute to the development of safety related documentation.
  • Developing an understanding of our client’s needs and delivering high quality service to ensure client satisfaction.
  • Work to build relationship with other staff around the company, through constructive engagement and collaboration.
  • Conducts regular project reviews to ensure budget, schedule, risk, and cost to complete estimates are in order. 
  • Helping develop and participate in strong interoffice and intercompany teams to achieve project goals.
  • Works closely with the finance, quality, legal/risk, and project delivery shared services to advance project management tools such as project status reports, ensuring the design meets business line requirements and proper deployment and utilization within the business line.
  • Other duties as assigned.


What You Bring to the Team:

  • University graduate with Civil Engineering degree specializing in Geotechnical or Geological or currently registered as a P. Eng.
  • Registered MTO RAQS would be an asset.
  • 3-7 years of experience and a strong background in geotechnical engineering and field investigations.
  • Good working knowledge of AutoCAD systems and current geotechnical software applications such as gINT Software and analytical software such as the GeoStudio suite (or similar) and FLAC (or PLAXIS or similar).
  • Experience on Hydroelectric Dams would be considered an asset.
  • Experience with complex geotechnical investigation and writing complete geotechnical foundation design reports.
  • Experience in geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of environmental soil sampling, environmental testing and reporting would be an asset. 
  • Excellent organizational ability, writing and verbal communication in English are essential.
  • Resourceful, decision maker, flexible, and positive.
  • Client focused with business acumen.,
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and have the ability to communicate effectively and to proactively respond to time-sensitive issues.
  • Excellent computer and technical writing skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced and multi-tasked environment are essential.


The expected pay range for this position is $90,000 - $110,000.


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA during any step of the application process please click here.

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