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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

René-Lévesque West, 2200-1250 René-Lévesque West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Req #325
April 16, 2024

Senior Geotechnical Engineer



Are you looking for an opportunity to…


  • Leave a positive impact on the environment through progressive design?
  • Work in a close-knit group of motivated professionals?
  • Focus on continued growth and development?
  • Develop your critical thinking skills?
  • Develop a career that provides a mix of local and global projects?



What makes us stand out?

Aren’t all consultancies the same? We don’t think so. One of our tag lines “Down to Earth / Up to the Challenge” says a lot about who we are. Our staff are inquisitive, curious, and dedicated to solving complex problems and our size allows us to draw on colleagues across the globe just as easily as if they were across the hall. In broad terms, we think KCB’s primary differentiators are:


  • Our global reputation for technical excellence;
  • Our Appetite to tackle problems with unique complexities;
  • Access to some of the sectors most amazing talent;
  • Employee ownership and our owner’s mindset;
  • Our size (large enough to win intriguing projects, small enough to know you by name);
  • Technical focus is maintained at all levels of the organization; and
  • The breadth of our multi-disciplinary services.


What you would engage in:


Our focus is on the application of critical thinking to the management of mine waste and water. If continuing your career journey with us, you would be part of our Mining Environmental Group, in our Montreal office. The role of Senior Geotechnical Engineer comes with the flexibility to work a hybrid work from home and work from the office schedule and will provide you with the opportunity to:


  • Work on our large dam project portfolio, designing solutions for challenging conditions.
  • Engage with clients, colleagues and suppliers on environmentally focused field programs and design solutions.
  • Manage and lead projects including the development, review and approvals of technical specifications, drawings and design reports and tender packages for major tailing dams, mine waste facilities, containment facilities and mine infrastructure projects.
  • Provide mentorship to staff through the methodologies of TSF designs.
  • Build client rapport that develops projects from feasibility through to mine closure phases.
  • Expand your knowledge by attending conferences and trainings.
  • Contribute to industry knowledge and state of practice.
  • Be an ambassador for and potentially become an owner of KCB.


What we require:

We respect the knowledge and experience you have gained to date and are willing to help you build on it. The Senior Geotechnical Engineer role would require the following qualifications:


  • A degree in civil engineering or geological engineering, with a track record of continued development.
  • At least ten years’ civil design experience with five years related to mine waste management projects.
  • Candidates must have a background in geotechnical design, with a focus on dams, embankments, and slopes.
  • Experience in slope stability and seepage analysis, dam design, earthworks, and construction.
  • An ability to build relationships with multidisciplinary project-based teams.
  • Experience in a safety focused environment with near miss and incident reporting requirements.
  • You must be eligible to register as professional engineer in Quebec.



In addition to the must-have requirements above, you will excel in the role if you have the following:

  • Strong communication skills in English and French.
  • Experience in seismic analysis of dams and related software packages.
  • An ability to find creative solutions and know how to present them.
  • A willingness to mentor others and be mentored.
  • An ability to build rapport with clients, colleagues, and industry partners.

An ability to apply critical thinking and flexibility in problem solving.


Along with continued career development, KCB offers:


  • Hybrid work opportunities
  • Annual performance and salary review
  • A track record of profitability, leading to above average bonus payouts
  • Vacation policy that aligns to your experience
  • Paid overtime, and ten sick days per year
  • Flexible benefits, including Registered Savings Plan, social, and mental well-being initiatives
  • Commitment to global Environment Social Governance (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
  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • René-Lévesque West, 2200-1250 René-Lévesque West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada