Gannett Fleming

  • Geotechnical Engineer

    Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
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  • Company Overview


    At Gannett Fleming, we believe in improving the lives of the people we serve. We believe in innovation and social responsibility. We believe in the diversity of our team and the creative solutions they provide. We believe in embracing change and emerging technologies while maintaining an unmatched standard of quality. We believe in creating an environment where employees can thrive at home and at work. We believe in engaging our employees, building lasting relationships with our clients, and, in turn, making a difference in the world.


    Excellence Delivered As Promised. It’s more than a slogan. It’s our standard. It’s the expectation we place upon ourselves as individuals and as a company. It represents our commitment to our valued clients, industry partners, and employees. It’s our earnest pledge to do what we say. It’s the core of who we are as a firm and the foundation upon which all of our relationships and projects are built.

    What You Will Do


    Gannett Fleming’s geotechnical engineering practice provides solutions for foundation design and rehabilitation, underground construction, earth structures and water resources. Exploration, analysis and design related to soil, rock and groundwater is an essential part of every project. Our engineers and geologists specialize in foundation design and testing, landslides, sinkholes, mine subsidence, seepage, expansive soils and seismic activity.


    Our Geotechnical Practice is currently seeking a self-motivated Geotechnical Project Engineer possessing 5-8 years of related experience to join our office in Toronto, Ontario. This individual will lead and assist senior geotechnical engineers and project managers in planning and overseeing subsurface explorations and performing analyses for infrastructure, transportation, rail, water resources and other types of projects.


     Duties/Responsibilities include:

    • Lead and assist senior staff in planning and overseeing field explorations, construction projects, laboratory testing, design and analysis of shallow and deep foundations for highway and/or rail bridges and major hydraulic structures, stability and seepage analyses of earthen embankments, settlement estimates, lateral earth pressure assessments for retaining walls, and ground improvement assessments for complex sites.
    • Working in a team environment providing geotechnical engineering services;
    • Lead geotechnical engineering and/or project manager for engineering projects for a wide variety of engineering projects for public and private sector clients;
    • Lead and assist senior staff in executing geotechnical engineering projects from the proposal stage, to planning and directing the field program, through data analysis and detailed design, to reporting and delivering solutions to our clients;
    • Providing technical direction to junior staff;
    • Assist senior staff in managing our client relationships, including business and new client development to expand the scope of our existing services; and
    • Performing other duties as required

    While the primary focus will be on civil / geotechnical engineering projects in the Greater Toronto Area, opportunities will exist to work with other divisions in Gannett Fleming’s multidisciplinary offices, in Ontario and beyond.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering required; Master’s Degree with Geotechnical focus preferred. 
    • Currently registered or eligible for registration with PEO/PEng
    • Minimum 5 to 8 years of relevant working experience since graduation
    • A sound base in the application of geotechnical engineering to problem solving
    • Transportation geotechnical engineering with MTO and Rail project experience in Greater Toronto Area
    • Strong interpersonal communication and critical thinking skills
    • Must be willing to travel, including extended periods out of town at remote project sites, regional offices, and as required by the scope of the project.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work independently and within a team environment.
    • Must have current Driver’s License

    Life at Gannett Fleming


    For more than 100 years, we’ve been a leader in global infrastructure solutions with a focus on planning, design, technology, and construction management services for a diverse array of markets and disciplines. Across more than 60 offices, 2,000+ highly qualified professionals are united in an unyielding commitment to deliver excellence to every client and every project, every day.


    Gannett Fleming is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veterans status or other characteristics protected by law. 


    Gannett Fleming will not sponsor an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa), including any visa renewal during employment, for any candidate for this position. No relocation assistance will be provided for this position. Local residents will be given preference.


    NO AGENCIES PLEASE: Unsolicited resumes from third party agencies will not be accepted.


    Location: Toronto, Canada
    Working Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM
    Employment Status: Full-Time
    Internal Requisition ID: 5067


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