Senior Rock Engineer

Location: Vancouver BC Posted Date: January 29, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 70400000671 Careermine Job Id: 1831359
Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development .

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees- 20,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients. At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits.

Tetra Tech is currently seeking a Senior Rock Geotechnical Engineer to support our growing Rock Engineering Group. The Rock Engineering Group based out of Vancouver is an integral part of Tetra Tech and is a technical resource for the company as a whole. Consequently, the successful candidate will be required to work on a diverse range of challenging projects. Recent projects include open pit and underground mine stability assessments (to a detailed design level) in western Canada, rock engineering on "run of the river" hydro-electric projects, rock slope and tunneling inspection, assessment, design and construction / stabilization.


The successful candidate will be responsible for managing both civil engineering projects with a primary project focus on rock slope stability, underground tunnel and rock foundation design. The candidate will work, manage, design, implement and oversee both projects from inception to construction. In addition to managing projects and providing technical direction to project engineers, the individual will be expected to work with other senior management in a business development and marketing role. In addition to technical issues, the successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain client relationships, and work in a team environment. Tetra Tech have varied internally funded scientific research and engineering development projects and encourage staff to undertake such projects in collaboration with clients. Creative but practical innovation is one of our hallmarks.


• Undergraduate or Graduate Degree in Geotechnical, Civil or Mining Engineering.
• 10 years or more of industry or consulting engineering experience (less experienced candidates will be considered for other roles).
• Demonstrable on-site experience with rock engineering related to civil projects.
• Experience in numerical modelling or reviewing numerical models would be of benefit.
• The ability to establish and maintain solid client relationships.
• Demonstrated technical leadership or mentoring/training experience.
• Must be or eligible to register as a professional engineer or geoscientist in the Province of British Columbia.
• Preferably, experience working in a consulting engineering environment at a senior level.
• Strong people skills and an ability to work in a team environment.
• Preference for our Vancouver office location is desired.

Additional Information

A requirement of working for Tetra Tech is that you are at least 18 years of age and legally entitled to work in Canada. (A copy of a valid work permit may be required.)

All qualified candidates will be considered for the role and will be eligible for relocation allowance if selected (if located outside of British Columbia).

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For more information on our company, please visit our website at To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, visible minorities, aboriginals and persons with disabilities.

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