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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Job description

​MPA has been exclusively retained by a leading global engineering firm who boast an impressive track record having worked on some of the world's most notable engineering projects. Who are recruiting a Senior Geo-Technical Engineer to join their team in Toronto. You will lead their Geo-Technical team while being both hands-on technically and managing projects. Great opportunity to join a global engineering consultancy as they build out their Canadian team.

What you'll do

  • Supporting the design delivery of existing projects and the growth of the existing client base.

  • Managing Design delivery of various geotechnical size projects, including geotechnical elements of multi-disciplinary existing and future projects

  • Co-ordinate with other engineers both in the international offices and between groups providing technical oversight

  • Supporting the Managing Director to achieve budget and strategy targets

  • Prepare fee budgets, proposals, and resource requirements for projects

  • Prepare calculations, drawings, and other documents and ensure these are controlled during the execution of projects

  • Support less experienced staff, sharing knowledge and acting as a coach or mentor

What you need

  • Minimum of eight years experience post-graduation in geotechnical design

  • Minimum of five years experience in the design of geotechnical elements of infrastructure in a rail environment including the application of Canadian standards where appropriate, element design, and detailing in a Metrolinx environment

  • Experience in heavy civil geotechnical engineering applications including foundations, deep excavations, slope stability, and numerical analysis

  • Experience in the design of temporary works including support of excavation, propping scheme, crane support structures, and temporary traffic decks.

  • Experience in computer software for the analysis of geotechnics

  • Production of design deliverables – packages of drawings, specifications, etc., and supervision of engineers and BIM/CAD technicians

  • Ideally worked as PEng on Metrolinx projects

  • Willingness to take part in business development activities and work winning.

  • Ability to mentor junior engineers and develop their technical abilities

  • A challenging attitude to the solution of engineering problems to achieve cost-effective designs and develop innovative solutions

  • Awareness of the importance of costs and the need to complete projects on time and within budget

  • Professional Engineer (PEng) license in Ontario with MEng/BEng in Civil Engineering, Geotechnical or Geological Engineering, or similar

What you get

  • 8% pension contribution

  • Life insurance

  • 20 days holidays – up to 10 days more (unpaid)

  • Potential for shares in the company after 2 years of service.

  • Flexible working hours

  • Hybrid working model

  • Private Medical

  • Plus, Many More

To find out more, please send an updated resume to