Project Geotechnical Engineer -Trenchless and Tunnels

  • McMillen Jacobs Associates
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jun 18, 2022

Job Description


McMillen Jacobs Associates is an employee owned, multi-disciplined firm, with self-performing design-build capability. We are experts in underground/tunneling and water resources projects and deploy this expertise to serve the water, wastewater, transportation, dams, energy and aquaculture sectors including public, private, and regulatory clients using a wide range of delivery methods. For 75 years, we have worked closely with our clients at every stage of a project assisting them with planning, permits, designs, project management, construction, and start-up.

We want our employees to make a career doing what they love to do. We encourage an entrepreneurial spirit and help our team members forge their own path within the company. We support their efforts to stay on the cutting edge of technology while fostering a great work-life balance. In addition to working hard, we also have fun. We socialize and celebrate achievements at summer picnics, holiday parties, and company outings.

We are pleased to accept applications from underrepresented groups and encourage applications from Indigenous persons, youth, new immigrants, and persons with disabilities.

Benefits: Full Benefits Program consisting of Medical Services Plan (MSP), Registered Retirement Savings Plan, Dental, Extended Health Care Benefit, Critical Illness Insurance, Health Spending Account, Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, Education Reimbursement Program, Stock program, 10 Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Wellness Reimbursement, and Work from home flexibility.

Project Geotechnical Engineer - Trenchless and Tunnels

McMillen Jacobs Associates has an opportunity available for a Project Geotechnical Engineer to join its team in Vancouver. This position is well suited for a recent geotechnical engineering graduate with an interest in consulting engineering for the heavy civil and underground construction industry. The company is seeking a candidate, with 4 to 8 years of experience and a strong desire to learn about tunnels design, shafts, foundations, and trenchless pipe crossings. This position offers a great opportunity for a motivated, detail-oriented, team-centric graduate engineer to work on diverse jobs, from local pipeline crossings to regional transit and water and wastewater mega-projects. The successful candidate will work primarily in the downtown Vancouver office, as well as in the field.

  • Evaluating geologic conditions and geotechnical characteristics for assessment and design
  • Analyzing field data and preparing detailed engineering reports and recommendations
  • Performing various geotechnical analysis related to rock tunnel support, kinematic analysis, soft soils, trenchless tunnel design, geotechnical earthquake engineering, retaining walls and engineered slopes
  • Conducting geotechnical construction field reviews for a wide range of assignments
  • Accountability for quality of product including analysis, reporting, and construction reviews
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks in a timeline manner is critical
  • Preparing proposals, budgets, and scheduling of technical field staff
  • Communicating with clients and sub-consultants and other stake holders as required.

  • Bachelor's degree in geotechnical, geological or civil engineering
  • 4-8 years geotechnical experience
  • Ideally is a registered P.Eng. or be a senior EIT
  • Strong communication, organization, and time-management skills
  • Local experience in major infrastructure project design is an asset
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills and strong leadership qualities
  • Class 5 (or equivalent) driver's licence
  • Must be willing to travel and to work on a combination of field, construction site and office work
  • Willing to work extended and irregular hours when necessary


If you feel that you would be right for this position, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application so that we can review your information. We look forward to meeting you!

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