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WSP Canada

Geotechnical Tailings Engineer - Western Canada

Full Time
4 days ago
The Opportunity:

At WSP, we're continuing to grow and develop our expertise in Mining, operating as a trusted advisor and technical expert on engineering design challenges for our clients across multiple industries. Our team is growing, and as a result we're adding Mine Tailing Engineers to our group.

As part of the Mine Waste team in Western Canada you'll be responsible for driving forward our ambitious plans to enhance our Mine service offering in the province through your work with a close-knit team of engineering specialists, professionals, and technical staff.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.


Why choose WSP?
  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of inclusion and belonging
  • Our Flexible Work Policy - we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

A day in the life:
  • Support a wide variety of tailings storage facilities and waste rock spoils projects, including and dam safety inspections and reviews, field investigation, laboratory testing and interpretation, design and construction.
  • Participate in project tasks such as geotechnical analysis (e.g., stability, seepage, thermal, tailings deposition), interpretation of data, development of recommendations, and preparation of proposals and reports for tailings storage facilities and waste rock spoils.
  • Be part of a team that delivers high quality work and reports to the client on time and within budget under the direction of senior engineers.
  • Collaborate with mining teams from different disciplines.
  • Mentor and effectively delegate work to junior engineers.
  • Participate in and promote a safety-first culture.

What you'll bring to WSP ...
  • 1 to 5 years of relevant (post-degree) experience working in a consulting engineering or mining industry environment.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Geological Engineering, post-graduate degree is an asset.
  • Eligible to register or currently registered as a Professional Engineer in a Canadian province or territory.
  • Strong technical writing, interpersonal communication, and emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good relationships with clients and colleagues.
  • Be able to work in and/or lead diverse teams and collaborate with interdisciplinary project teams.
  • Strong, client-focused project management skills.
  • Sound knowledge in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering.
  • Ability to think critically and problem solve.
  • Ability to effectively delegate work.
  • French or Spanish language skills (verbal and written) would be an asset.
  • Commitment to safe work practices for yourself and your colleagues.
  • Advanced experience with MS Excel and VBA customization would be an asset.
  • Experience with tailings deposition software (Muk3D) would be an asset.
  • Experience with mine planning software (MineScape, MineSight, Surpac), AutoCAD, Civil3D would be an asset.


Expected Salary (all locations): $62,600 - $106,400

WSPCanadais providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it will pay for this position based on the successful applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to the specific geographic location.
WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.


  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.