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BC Public Service

LSO 4 DPE - Senior Geotechnical Engineer - Closing date extended

Posted 7 days ago

Job Details



dollar sign83,247 to 110,905 per year

Job Description

Posting Title
LSO 4 DPE - Senior Geotechnical Engineer - Closing date extended

Position Classification
LSO 4 -Designated Profssnl Eng


Work Options

Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4X3 CA
Fort St John, BC V1J6M7 CA
Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Kelowna, BC V1Z 2S9 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 CA
Terrace, BC V8G 1W2 CA

Salary Range
$83,247.83 - $110,905.35 annually, plus 6.5% recruitment and retention adjustment.

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Min of Trans & Infrastructure

Ministry Branch / Division
Engineering Services/IT IS

Job Summary

Are you a geotechnical engineer with a passion for making a significant contribution to individuals and communities within the Province of BC?

If yes, then this could be the job opportunity you have been waiting for!

With BC's huge variety of terrain and environmental conditions, it is one of North America's most challenging environments to build and maintain safe and reliable transportation infrastructure. That's what makes being a geotechnical engineer with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure so exciting - you get to do meaningful and challenging work that helps millions of people across the province.

We are seeing an enthusiastic senior geotechnical engineer who may wear many hats with the Ministry - some days you'll be providing advice or doing design work as part of a multi-disciplinary team that is building a new road or bridge. Other days you may be assessing a recent landslide to determine if the road is safe to re-open, or providing advice on whether a future housing development should be built in a certain area.

One thing you definitely will do is point at a specific road or bridge when you're driving around the province, and know that you played a key part in getting it built.

In addition to doing meaningful work with amazing people, some of the other benefits of joining MoTI include:
  • Working for one of BC's Top Employers of 2024!
    • Did you know that the BC Public Service has been voted as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers 2024 and one of Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers 2023!
    • The BC Public Service offers fantastic work-life balance. You will have a 35 hour week and start with at least 4 weeks annual paid leave (this increases to a maximum of 7 weeks over time!
  • Working for more than a pay cheque!
    • The BC Public Service offers great benefits, including comprehensive medical and dental coverage and one of the best pension plans available.
  • Being surrounded by a supportive environment that encourages innovation and creative thinking.
    • You will work for an organization that prioritizes your professional development.
    • With over 32,000 people working throughout the province, there are lots of career development and education opportunities. Unlock your potential now!
  • A flexible work environment, including opportunities to work from home.

If you think this job sounds exciting, then apply now!

Job Requirements:
  • Degree in Geological, Geotechnical or Civil (specialized in Geotechnical Engineering) Engineering or equivalent as recognized by Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC).
  • Registered, or immediately eligible for registration as Professional Engineer with Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC) Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as currently registered as a Professional Engineer in another Canadian jurisdiction, and/or able to obtain registration in BC within 6 months of employment.
  • Minimum five (5) years Licensed Professional experience (not including Engineer-in-Training status years) in one or more of the following: pavement design, foundation design, geotechnical assessments, materials engineering, geohazard assessment, or field assessments.

Preference may be given to applicants with one (1) or more of the following:
  • Experience procuring and managing contracts.
  • Leadership experience in infrastructure planning, field investigation, design and/or construction for geotechnical projects.
  • Geotechnical engineering experience in highway infrastructure.

Willingness Statements:
  • Must be able and willing to work outdoors for extended periods of time in geographically challenging terrain and during adverse climatic conditions.
  • This position requires you to have a valid FULL BC driver's license (minimum class 5), or an equivalent class driver's license from another province or jurisdiction.
  • This position may require participation during emergency events causing road closures. This may include emergency call-outs outside of normal working hours at any time of the year.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:
Amendment (June 13th): Posting closing date extended to June 23rd.
This position can be based out of any of the location(s) listed above.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to two (2) days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
Please refer to MyHR for more information on Recruitment and Retention Adjustments .
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

Working for the BC Public Service:
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

Working for BC Public Service offers a competitive salary, diverse work environment, a healthy work/life balance, and excellent benefits. In addition to the base salary for Professional Employee Association members, there is an allowance to cover professional fees, strong dental and medical plans and much more . Salary listed does not include the additional 7% Overtime Shift Standby (OSS) provision that can be taken as taken as time off or salary on an annual basis which is on top of four (4) weeks annual leave.

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Professional Designation: YES - Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Professional Engineer with Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC). Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as currently registered as a Professional Engineer in another Canadian jurisdiction, and able to obtain registration in BC within 6 months of employment. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the EGBC. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the EGBC . Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.

Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, itmay notbe used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES - You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and how you obtained your relevant experience. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Natural Resource Sector, Scientific and Technical

About BC Public Service



Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-08

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