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Intermediate Geotechnical Engineer

120 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1P9, Canada Req #161
February 26, 2024

Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd., is looking for an Intermediate Geotechnical Engineer with minimum five years of relevant experience to join our Power and Transportation team in our growing Toronto office.

We are looking for a self-motivated, organized and accountable individual who is good at communicating technical topics, both spoken and written, and is driven to deliver high-quality engineering services. The requirements of this role include technical contribution, guidance to junior staff, maintaining and establishing excellent relationships with our existing and new clients, against a background of assessment, design and development of hydraulic structures and transportation infrastructure.


This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Join a dynamic company of motivated professionals, committed to delivering high quality engineering services;
  • Apply your knowledge to challenging structural and civil engineering projects, from conceptual through detailed design, to construction monitoring and project completion;
  • Work on a range of interesting projects, typically involving
    • 1) design of new hydropower facilities and transportation infrastructure,
    • 2) retrofit and/or rehabilitation of existing hydraulic structures and transportation infrastructure,
    • 3) dam safety reviews and
    • 4) related investigations and assessments;
  • Collaborate with other engineering disciplines on project teams;
  • Carry out site investigations and coordinate projects in construction; and
  • travel within Ontario, Canada, and occasionally International

You have a firm grasp of geotechnical engineering concepts, and understand how those interact with other engineering disciplines. We value your:

  • Demonstrated experience in geotechnical design of hydraulic structures, transportation infrastructure and project coordination;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry codes and standards;
  • Analytical skills with various computational tools – GeoStudio suite, RocScience suite, Deepsoil, ProShake, CLiq, APILE, LPILE, GROUP, etc.;
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, and ArcGIS, proficiency in use of the MS Office suite of products;
  • Working knowledge in the following areas (not essential, but an asset):
    1. Earthfill dam design;
    2. Spillway and intake design;
    3. Penstock and/or lined tunnel design;
    4. Highway and railway grade design;
    5. Bridge foundation design;
    6. Seismic assessments (stability, Response Spectrum Analysis, time history analysis, floor design spectrum development);
    7. Seismic design of structures including performance based seismic design;
    8. Knowledge of Canadian Dam Association guidelines and regulations;
    9. Knowledge of Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code and American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association; and
    10. Dam safety reviews and assessment of compliance with typical practice and regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to think critically on engineering problems and to be innovative;
  • Interest in mentoring and developing junior staff; and
  • Willingness to travel to remote sites, if required (eligible for travel, have valid driver’s licence).

Mandatory requirements for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering;
  • Minimum of 5 years related experience; and
  • Registration as Professional Engineer in Ontario, or the ability to register (existing registration as a P.E. in any US states would be a benefit).

Along with continued career development, KCB offers:

  • Hybrid work opportunities;
  • Annual performance and salary review;
  • PSMJ’s supported track record of profitability, leading to above average bonus payouts;
  • Vacation policy that aligns to your experience;
  • Paid OT, and wellness days;
  • Flexible benefits, including RSP, social, and mental well-being initiatives; and
  • Commitment to global ESG standards.

We are a global organization committed to employment equity. We respect the uniqueness that makes you, you. We encourage applications from all qualified career seekers, regardless of gender, sex, religion, or nationality.

To learn more about projects you could be a part of check out Projects - KCB (klohn.com) and our Careers page for more details.

Other details

  • Job Family Engineers
  • Job Function Civil Engineer
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • 120 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1P9, Canada