Senior Geotechnical Engineer
Full Time

Who We Are

Lewkowich Engineering Associates Ltd. (LEA) is a professional engineering services firm, established locally in 1994. LEA provides geotechnical engineering, materials testing, and hazardous building materials testing services to Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, and the surrounding Gulf Islands, with offices in Nanaimo and Courtenay. We have a fulltime team of thirty-five employees, including Professional Engineers and Geoscientists, certified technologists and technicians, industrial hygienists, and administration staff.

At LEA, we work with our clients to solve design and construction related issues for commercial, residential, industrial, institutional, and infrastructure projects. LEA aims to provide practical solutions that save time and cost, and contribute to a safer community. We achieve this by following our company values of being approachable, collaborative, experienced, pragmatic, and responsive. We take pride in always improving our locally owned and operated business for current and future generations of staff and clients. Our current goal is to uphold the fantastic reputation we’ve built in the communities we work in while continuously improving all aspects of our business.

Who You Are

You are a detailed oriented individual who enjoys working both in the field and in an office environment.

You enjoy working as part of a team in a professional environment, while also being able to work independently with strong time management skills and the ability to multi-task.

You are comfortable and have experience working on construction sites. Prior experience with earthworks/concrete construction and an interest in construction technology.

You are a proactive person, but also someone who can react efficiently and effectively to manage problems.

Key Qualifications

  • Completion of a post-secondary program in Civil, Geotechnical, or Geological Engineering.
  • Registered with the Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC) as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng).
  • A minimum 10-years of relevant experience in the Geotechnical Engineering field. Local BC experience strongly
  • Proficiency with spoken and written English language is required.
  • You must be proficient with technical writing and have experience with Microsoft software (Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperate with a team in various environments.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License.

Key Duties

  • Site investigation and geotechnical design, specifically related to site characterization of soil and rock, hazard assessments and mitigative solutions, shallow and deep foundation design, and construction support from project tendering to construction inspections.
  • The position requires a strong background in report writing, specifications, and project management.
  • Coordinate, execute, and manage site investigations and quality assurance programs.
  • Complete geotechnical hazard assessments including seismic, slope, flood, and undermining hazard assessments.
  • Shallow and deep foundation design including bearing and settlement analysis.
  • Marine and land base piling analysis and design is an asset.
  • MSE wall and temporary shoring design.
  • WorkSafeBC excavation assessments for temporary excavation stability.
  • Proficiency with current geotechnical software applications. Including by but not limited to GeoStudio (Slope/W, Sigma/W, etc.), Rocscience (Slide2/3, Settle3, Rockfall, etc.), ReSSA, MSEW, and GEO5.
  • Mentor junior and field staff in the development of proposals, technical analysis and design, reports, and all design and construction documentation.
  • Must be well organized, have the ability to manage and prioritize several assignments at one time, deliver on time and on budget.
  • This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that may be required of the team member, and other duties, responsibilities, and activities may be assigned as required.

What We Offer

  • This is a permanent, full-time position, offering a 40-hour work week, and a Monday to Friday schedule.
  • Competitive base salary of $120,000 to $150,000 per year depending on experience.
  • Compensation for any overtime hours.
  • Working as part of an established, stable, and professional team.
  • Opportunity for career advancement.
  • Company phone.
  • Paid vacation time.
  • Paid sick time.
  • Excellent extended health care benefit package.
  • RRSP program.
  • Quarterly profit-sharing bonuses.
  • On-site parking.
  • Casual dress.
  • Company events.
  • Licensing and professional development costs are covered by LEA.
  • PPE and safety equipment covered by LEA.
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