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Golder Associates Senior Geotechnical Tailings Engineer in VANCOUVER, British Columbia

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture.

Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Golder has a new opportunity for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our Mine Waste Management Team on a full-time basis based in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon or Vancouver.

You will have the opportunity to work as a part of a regional team on challenging mining, heavy civil, and geotechnical projects.

An overview of your role will include:

  • Direct a wide variety of geotechnical and mine waste management projects, including field investigation, laboratory testing and interpretation; design and construction; geotechnical analysis; and dam safety inspections and reviews

  • Direct and review geotechnical analyses 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 reports and drawings on time and within budget

  • 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 Golder’s mining business plan

  • Participate in and promote a safety-first culture

You will have a background in:

  • 18 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 Canada

  • 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

  • Spanish and/or French language skills (verbal and written) would be an asset

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • On the job training, mentoring, and coaching

  • Global projects and travel opportunities

Please note – As part of the hiring process, you may be requested to participate in a one-way video interview.

One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Platinum member status 15 consecutive years

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of Golder ( member 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 Golder (member of 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.

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder, now a member of WSP, is a leading, global consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 30 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

Golder Associates Ltd. is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), and all other applicable legislation. Golder will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities upon request.

To learn more about our company and culture click here to view The Promise of Golder ( video.


Title: Senior Geotechnical Tailings Engineer



Requisition ID: 21003051