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Geotechnical Engineer in Toronto , at Gannett Fleming

Date Posted: 11/10/2017

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Throughout our 100-year history, Gannett Fleming has been an innovator and leader on a global level, providing world-class services in engineering, consulting, design, program, and construction management. With more than 60 offices worldwide, we are consistently ranked among the nation’s most prestigious engineering firms.

Our people are our secret to Excellence Delivered As Promised! We have fostered a culture of promoting progressive thinking to tackle complex engineering challenges – transforming creative ideas into reality! We are committed to supporting your career goals by providing professional development and training and the opportunity to work with respected industry thought leaders, while at the same time encouraging a healthy work-life balance. Our benefits and perks are competitive because we want to see a smile on your face as we change the world together.

Since 1915, Gannett Fleming has played a major role in some of the most multifaceted and iconic engineering accomplishments in the world. Join us on our journey as we continue to provide thought-provoking, customized solutions to our clients, improving and sustaining communities for the next 100 years!


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.

Job Requirements

  • 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


Gannett Fleming is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including veterans and disability status.

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

Gannett Fleming Inc. 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.