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WSP Canada

Principal Mine Tailings Engineer - Vancouver

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
3 days ago

We are a global leader in the Earth and Environment sector. Globally headquartered in Montreal, where it all began, we proudly serve communities from coast to coast and beyond. We have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.

As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources, expertise, and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from marine biologists to geophysicists to geotechnical engineers and more.

We also provide:
  • Attractive pay
  • Flexible work options
  • A great corporate culture
  • Comprehensive employee benefits including virtual healthcare, a wellness platform, exceptional savings programs, and
  • A clear vision for the future.

In your role with WSP, you will:
  • Direct a wide variety of geotechnical and mine waste management projects, including field investigation; laboratory testing and interpretation; design and construction; geotechnical analysis; and dam safety inspections and reviews.
  • Direct and review geotechnical analyses with a focus on soil mechanics.
  • Provide technical expertise in your specialization.
  • Manage quality control and risks during geotechnical and design work, including a critical review of results.
  • Direct or manage large, complex, and/or multidisciplinary projects according to client-approved scopes of work and deliver high-quality reports and drawings on time and within budget.
  • Maintain existing client relationships and develop new business opportunities.
  • Complete or review technical proposals and design work packages in response to client needs.
  • Coach and mentor junior and intermediate staff with respect to their career growth and professional development
  • Participate in hiring, performance reviews, and training decisions.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the mining business plan.
  • Participate in and promote a safety-first culture.

Your comprehensive background will include:
  • 15+ years of relevant (post-degree) experience working in a consulting engineering or mining industry environment.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Geological Engineering, Master's Degree preferred.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in a Canadian province or territory.
  • Expertise in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, with a technical specialization.
  • Excellent technical writing, interpersonal communication, and emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to establish good relationships with clients and colleagues.
  • Strong, client-focused project direction and business development skills.
  • Ability to manage risk and have excellent engineering judgement.
  • Ability to effectively delegate work on interdisciplinary project teams.
  • Be able to work in and lead diverse teams.
  • Business acumen and leadership.
  • Spanish and/or French language skills (verbal and written) would be an asset.
  • Commitment to safe work practices for yourself and your colleagues.


Expected Salary (all locations): $119 200 - $202 700

WSPCanadais providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it will pay for this position based on the successful applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to the specific geographic location.



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.