Junior to Intermediate Geotechnical Engineer (Numerical Specialist)

BGC is seeking a Geotechnical Engineer with a focus on advanced numerical modelling and earthquake geotechnical engineering. While this intermediate-level position will focus on those two core competencies, the successful candidate should expect a rich and varied role, to include: advanced numerical analysis, advanced laboratory testing, field data collection and reporting. The successful candidate will support our in-house geotechnical experts in advanced numerical modelling with FLAC2D and 3D. They will also have experience with geotechnical and seismic software such as SHAKE, DESRA, VERSAT, SLOPE/W, SEEP/W, SeismoSignal, RSPMatch and familiarity with some user defined constitutive models (such as PM4Sand, NorSand, UBCSAND etc.)

Required Skills

  • One to five years of post-graduate experience in consulting geotechnical engineering
  • Numerical modelling with finite element or finite difference codes, including earthquake dynamic analysis of soil structures and soil-structure interaction (FLAC 2D and 3D experience is preferred)
  • Experience with field investigation techniques such as CPT, SPT, BPT
  • Laboratory testing including cyclic triaxial and cyclic simple shear
  • Static and seismic liquefaction triggering assessment
  • Evaluation of seismic slope stability and lateral spreading displacement, and liquefaction induced settlement
  • Selection and scaling of earthquake time histories for numerical analysis
  • Interpretation of seismic hazard reports and application to seismic design
  • The candidate must have a strong theoretical understanding of soil mechanics (e.g. critical state soil mechanics) and geotechnical earthquake engineering at the graduate level
  • An interest in field investigation and advanced geotechnical instrumentation design

Desired Skills

  • Preference is for a candidate with a master’s degree in civil or geotechnical engineering, with a focus on numerical modelling


BGC’s Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton or Fredericton office is preferred as a home base; however, BGC has offices in various Canadian cities and in Colorado which may be considered.

BGC pays competitive salaries, provides a comprehensive benefit package, and maintains a casual but professional work environment. If you are qualified and interested in a career with BGC, please send your resume and cover letter in confidence to:careers@bgcengineering.ca

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