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Geotechnical engineer for design of embankment dams

  1. St. John's, Toronto
  1. Clean power

Geotechnical engineer for design of embankment dams

Why joins our team?

SNC-Lavalin is one of the largest engineering and construction groups in the world, and a major player in infrastructure ownership, operations and maintenance services. SNC-Lavalin companies have offices across Canada and in 35 other countries, and are currently working in some 100 countries. (

SNC-Lavalin's Power, Grid & Industrial Solutions Sector is a leader in the fields of power generation and distribution. We are proud to have more than 100 years of experience in the field of dams and hydroelectricity, the company's very first hydroelectric project dating back to 1911. SNC-Lavalin has been closely involved in the design, construction, refurbishment and study of hydro and power systems and has facilitated the production of some 296,000 MW of hydropower, more than 114,000 km of transmission lines and more than 2,500 substations around the world.

Climate change continues to be at the heart of the global environmental agenda and continues to influence decisions and the overall direction of the energy sector. As a result, the group also oversees renewable energy and energy storage projects. Furthermore, as critical infrastructure protection becomes a growing concern for utilities, the group also continues to support the growth of SNC-Lavalin's digital and telecommunications technologies.

We are looking for a Geotechnical engineer to join a team dedicated to studies, mainly for hydroelectric projects. As such, you will be involved in a multidisciplinary team in the realization of projects ranging from dam safety reviews, dam performance assessments, feasibility studies to construction.

What will be your contribution to the team?

  • Complete dam safety reviews in accordance to applicable guidelines and regulations
  • Assess dam performance and provide conclusions and recommendations to dam owners on particular issues
  • Participate in preparation of proposals
  • Participate in the investigations and studies for the construction or rehabilitation of dams
  • Participate in the design of dams (stability analysis, embankment design, foundation preparation and treatment, quantities, etc)
  • Participation in the production of drawings and technical specifications
  • Construction supervision, possibly requiring site visits of a few weeks
  • Supervision of teams of engineers and draughtspersons
  • Participate in training of junior engineers
  • Management of small and medium size projects

What are we looking for?

  • B.A.Sc. in civil or geotechnical engineering plus a Master in geotechnics
  • Licensed professional engineer in  Ontario, and/or Newfoundland-and-Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick
  • 5-10 years experience as a geotechnical engineer
  • Experience in dam safety reviews would be important
  • Thorough knowledge of guidelines and regulations applicable to dams
  • Knowledge of Geo-Slope software family and finite element analysis

What we offer at SNC-Lavalin :

At SNC-Lavalin, you will benefit from competitive compensation, a healthy and safe work environment, and a full range of benefits (group insurance, retirement savings program, stock ownership plan, permanent employment, continuing education program, etc.). If you think a career with our team could fit your profile, submit your application online now!


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