Senior Geotechnical Managing Engineer

Location: Burnaby BC Posted Date: September 12, 2019
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Employer Job Id: R-013672 Careermine Job Id: 1801678
Job Description

SNC-Lavalin’s Environment & Geoscience group offers consulting services in the following areas: Geotechnical, Geo-environmental, Environmental Risk Assessment, Contaminated Site Assessment and Remediation, Environmental Studies, Environmental and Social Impact Assessments, Air Quality and Green House Gas Emissions, Sustainability, Environmental Management and Planning, Geographic Information Systems, Rural Development, Waste Management, Hydrogeology and Water Resources.

Our commitment to excellence extends to our workplace where we offer a flexible work environment, competitive compensation and benefits including a generous Pension program and an Employee Share Ownership Plan, in-house training programs, a strong emphasis on health and safety, support for continuing education and professional development, and the opportunity to work with and learn from senior technical experts and professionals.

We are currently seeking a Senior Geotechnical Managing Engineer to join the team in our Burnaby, BC office, providing business and operational leadership, having superior client relations skills and a proven ability to generate new clients and projects.

  • Overall leadership of geotechnical staff in Burnaby and collaboration with staff and managers in other BC offices and out-of-province.
  • Developing and executing annual business and pursuit plans for developing new business opportunities and growth within BC, including cross selling of services.
  • Developing and maintaining a network of business contacts.
  • Participating in or delegation of participation in local professional and/or business associations.
  • Developing annual budget forecasts, and maintaining appropriate staff levels to meet budget; ensuring staff are adequately trained and appropriately utilized.
  • Undertaking business development.
  • Providing recommendations on hiring.
  • Acting as a key technical geotechnical resource providing technical direction on and/or senior review of projects and proposals.
  • Ensuring projects are adequately resourced and supported. Identifying and mitigating at-risk projects.
  • Project managing own projects.
  • Develop and manage strong relationships with new and existing clients, field personnel, government and regulatory agencies and expand internal SNC-Lavalin network.
  • Ensuring appropriate Quality Management System is applied on team’s projects.
  • Ensuring annual performance reviews are completed for staff.
  • Managing personnel and proposing staffing conflict solutions with support from Human Resources.
  • Mentoring and/or coaching staff.
  • Maintaining an up to date knowledge of existing and emerging opportunities, trends, regulatory requirements and best practices.
  • Analyzing and preparing competitive proposals, recommendations and reports for projects relating to foundation design, slope stability, road structure design, seismic analyses, earth pressures, materials testing, and other geotechnical related projects.
  • Participating in multi-disciplinary project teams, guiding and instructing others.
  • Contributing to the development of complex project proposals/cost estimates and participate in the process of securing new business opportunities or expanding the scope of existing projects.
  • Providing practical and economic solutions to clients that differentiate the team.
  • Contributing to the overall strategic development of the Environment and Geoscience group, including growth, profitability and supporting the development of new processes, services, geographies and client sectors.
  • Ensuring proper implementation and continued use of safety and quality assurance programs and corporate policies and procedures, including Ethics and Compliance.

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Geotechnical Engineering with a P.Eng with EGBC designation.
  • Minimum of 10-15 years relevant industry experience, since graduation, in geotechnical engineering related services, including seismic and liquefaction experience.
  • Demonstrated local market knowledge and an established presence and reputation within the local geotechnical consulting and client network.
  • Demonstrated record of team growth.
  • Highly developed client management skills.
  • Demonstrated successful track record with business development and proposals.
  • Solid understanding of the drivers within the geotechnical consulting industry (i.e., business trends, regulatory, economic, and political).
  • Proven organizational, team-building, technical, project management skills.
  • Superior writing and verbal communication skills, English fluency.
  • Valid Canadian driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract.
  • Must be able and willing to travel for project work away from the home office.

Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients in oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.

At SNC-Lavalin, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.  

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