Fall/Co-op Student Engineers or Geoscientists


About Us

BGC Engineering Inc. (BGC) is an international consulting firm that provides professional services in applied earth sciences. We work together as one team, with coordination and integration of all offices and disciplines. Currently there are over 500 employees, consisting of professional engineers, geoscientists, technicians, software developers, accountants, administrators, health & safety and human resources professionals. BGC has offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, as well as Colorado, US and Santiago, Chile.

Our flat management structure and unique culture create a work environment where employees can grow professionally and work with fantastic teams. BGC offers you the potential to work on technically challenging projects alongside industry leaders, within a social environment that encourages a healthy work-life balance.

The Role

BGC is seeking fall/co-op student engineers and geoscientists. The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background, relevant work experience, and a desire to travel and work in diverse and remote conditions.

Projects that Students may work on include:

  • Geotechnical investigations and construction monitoring at mine sites for the design of mining works including: waste management facilities (e.g. tailings), open pits, underground excavations, access roads, and building foundations. On-going projects are located in Canada and the US.
  • Mine reclamation activities, particularly in northern regions and Alberta’s oil-sands, which may include constructed wetlands, soft tailings capping, and alternative tailings management technologies.
  • Geohazard assessments along pipeline corridors including desktop terrain mapping, site-specific geotechnical investigations or hydrotechnical analyses.
  • Geotechnical construction monitoring for new pipeline projects in North America, including foundation inspection, oversight of material placement and design conformance.
  • Geohazard, geotechnical and hydrotechnical assessments for various municipal, transportation and power projects across North and South America, ranging in scope from preliminary hazard inventories or scoping studies through to detailed design and construction of mitigation works.
  • Field and office-based surface and groundwater assessments for environmental baseline studies, water supply projects, design of remediation works, water balance studies or geohazard risk assessments.
  • Geomatics or software development aspects of applied earth science projects.

These projects will include field work which may consist of drilling, sampling, mapping, and other geological testing. Field work may be required, which may involve 2-3 week long field stints in remote areas, and often multiple shifts (i.e. a scheduled rotation).

Required Education, Experience and Competencies

  • MS Office skills
  • Enrolled in, or a recent graduate, of a relevant undergraduate degree in Civil (Geotechnical) or Geological Engineering, Geoscience, Geology, or a related field
  • Excellent written, presentation and oral communications
  • A second language is an asset
  • Post-Graduate Degree is an asset

Familiarity of the below topics is an asset:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Hydrogeology
  • Hydrology
  • Surface Water
  • Hydraulics
  • Fluvial Geomorphology
  • Engineering Geology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Technical Writing
  • Field Mapping

Bona fide Occupational Requirements

Drug and Alcohol Testing

When working in the field, BGC staff are required to comply with clients’ drug and alcohol policies. BGC has a drug and alcohol policy to ensure compliance to our client needs and to ensure the health and safety of everyone. You may be required to take a drug and alcohol test prior to field work, this could be requested within your first week and at subsequent times as requested. It is important to note that some clients require random drug and alcohol testing, along with testing in the event of a health and safety accident or incident on site.

Driver's License

BGC requires that you have a valid driver’s license and that you are able to drive a ¾ ton field pickup truck. BGC requires you to submit a driver’s abstract to allow for a safety review of your driving history upon hiring.


A valid passport. You must be willing and able to undertake fieldwork, sometimes for weeks in duration at remote and rugged sites, both domestically and internationally. Please note you must be able to work in Canada and/or the United States and we will assist you in obtaining visas as necessary.


Canada: Victoria, Vancouver, Kamloops, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Halifax or Fredericton
USA: Golden, Colorado
Fieldwork performed on projects situated throughout North America and the world.

BGC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

If you are qualified and interested in a career with BGC, please click here to apply.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at careers@bgcengineering.ca or call the HR Team at 604-684-5900.

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