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Junior Geotechnical Engineer
Business Line Environment
ID # 12620
Job Type Permanent - Full Time
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WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 8,000+ 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’re 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




At WSP our Geotechnical Mining Services team are providing geotechnical expertise with niche clients in the mining sector to position WSP as a leader in the market. We're looking for an emerging geotechnical engineer with some experience (one or two years) to join the Geotechnical Mining team and to be located at either our Brockville or Kingston offices. 


Why WSP?

  • A Canadian success story - a company that grew from humble roots in Quebec to a global, multinational powerhouse with over 48,000 employees worldwide;
  • 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 we were yesterday, for our employees, future employees, and our fellow Canadians, we're open to your ideas and trying new thing;
  • 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 have competitive pay, well-rounded employee focused benefits plan and savings programs, one-of-a-kind projects, a great corporate culture and a clear vision for the future. 


What you can expect to do here:

  • You'll support engineers carrying out projects requiring geotechnical work: investigations, dike design and construction, slope stabilization, etc.;
  • You'll develop geotechnical investigation programs, prepare bidding documents, solicit bids, evaluate subcontractor submissions and support project engineers as part of their mandate;
  • You will participate in the preparation of geotechnical study and engineering reports and be encouraged to share your opinion when formulating recommendations on various geotechnical aspects in projects, based on studies and project-specific work;
  • You'll be responsible for the assessment of the bearing capacity of soils for various types of shallow and deep foundations as well as for retaining wall stability;
  • You'll support the project team in questioning the various geotechnical issues encountered, such as: slope stabilization, settlements, liquefaction potential, interstitial overpressure development, preferential flow, frost heave, excavation and backfilling procedures, etc.;
  • You'll support field operations through supervision and monitoring of boreholes, in situ tests, piezocone soundings, reconnaissance trenches, as well as miscellaneous construction work such as granular embankment dikes and installation. geosynthetics, etc.;
  • You'll conduct stability analyzes in surface infrastructure development concepts such as dikes and waste rock dump;
  • You may be required to perform other tasks as part of your role in the team.

What you'll bring to WSP:

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, geological engineering, mining engineering or geotechnical engineering with a few years of experience in the field;
  • Registered as an EIT or working towards a designation;
  • Knowledge of specialized geotechnical software including GeoStudio or Rocscience suites;
  • Sense of initiative, attention to detail, team spirit;



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.

WSP Canada Inc.


Brockville, ON

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