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WSP Canada

Principal Rock Mechanics Engineer

Posted 2 days ago

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Job Description

Join our team of intelligent and collaborative Changemakers and make your mark on tomorrow!

This role will see you become a leader, thereby enhancing your capabilities and the reputation of WSP's Mine Engineering & Stability team. You will collaborate with talented and diverse professionals while leading and managing the delivery of open pit and underground mine geotechnical services projects.

Our Mining team helps clients optimise performance, boost profitability, and operate responsibly. We have a comprehensive understanding of the mining industry and current issues including decarbonisation and understand future ready strategies are critical to countering these issues, capitalising on opportunities, and adding value to businesses.


What you will do
  • Leading and managing delivery of open pit and underground mine geotechnical services projects;
  • Overseeing all aspects of the project lifecycle (proposal, contract, scope of work, technical quality and senior review) and consulting with appropriate peers;
  • Delivering technically appropriate and cost-effective solutions to clients which meet time, budget, quality and safety requirements;
  • Statistical analyses and interpretation of drill and laboratory data to characterise material properties for use in geotechnical design;
  • Identification and management of geotechnical hazards;
  • Stability analyses and material characterization;
  • Review and assess designs in 3D modelling packages, ideally Vulcan or Leapfrog experience preferred;
  • Liaise with a rangeofkey internal and external stakeholders on geological and geotechnical aspects of projects; and
  • Actively mentoring and coaching of junior staff across the business in the interests of their long-term career objectives

What we will love about you
  • Bachelor degree or similar in engineering or science and a postgraduate qualification in rock mechanics or geotechnical engineering
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Canada or ability to apply
  • Extensive industry relevant experience
  • Fantastic analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent project management skills and the ability to build relationships with client
  • Experience with Rocscience software suite; and
  • Demonstrable experience in development of geotechnical models.

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.

About WSP Canada

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, landscape architects and urban designers, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Environment, Geomatics, Energy, Resources, and Industrial sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.



Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-11

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