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Geotechnical Foundations Engineer
Business Line Environment
ID # 15294
Job Type Permanent - Full Time
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WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 8,000+ 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.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We are among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

At WSP :

  • 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




At WSP, we're continuing to grow and develop our expertise in Geotechnical Engineering, specifically our Foundations practice, operating as a trusted advisor and technical expert on engineering design challenges for our clients across multiple industries including transportation, infrastructure, and buildings. Our team is growing, and as a result we're hoping to add an intermediate Foundations Engineer to our group.

As an intermediate Foundations Engineer, a day in the life involves time spent in the field, as well as working in the Etobicoke office on projects and assignments related to geotechnical foundations engineering. You'll work closely with a small team, be mentored by industry experts, and work on major projects. We have a clear mission, true values, and a future-focused mindset. Come explore what we can offer you.


  • You'll perform all aspects of geotechnical investigations for buildings, highways, bridges, retaining walls, slope stability, and municipal infrastructure;
  • You'll review construction materials testing and field monitoring of geotechnical aspects of projects;
  • You'll prepare proposals, cost estimates, and project timelines, as well as lead the planning, field support and completion of geotechnical site investigations;
  • You'll review and interpret the monitoring information from geotechnical instrumentation and testing programs and provide geotechnical design recommendations and parameters for analyses and design of structure foundations through report review and writing;
  • You'll provide technical assistance in troubleshooting construction-related problems and assist project managers with quality control or quality assurance testing issues, and attend site visits, meetings, etc. as required as well as other tasks that might arise from time to time. 


  • A degree in Engineering Geology or Civil Engineering with Geotechnical emphasis as well as experience with conducting field reviews of earthworks;
  • Several years experience working within the province and familiarity with Ontario engineering regulations;
  • Experience in Foundations projects for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO);
  • A professional engineering license in the province of Ontario;
  • A creative, entrepreneurial mindset and a naturally curious nature for improving and questioning the status quo.


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.

WSP Canada Inc.


Toronto, ON

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