Intermediate Geotechnical Engineer

(Focus on advanced numerical modelling and earthquake geotechnical engineering)

Position Description

BGC is currently seeking a geotechnical engineer with a focus on advanced numerical modelling and earthquake geotechnical engineering.  While this intermediate-level position will focus on those two core competencies, the successful candidate should expect a rich and varied role, to include: project management, mentoring junior staff, field data collection, advanced numerical analysis, advanced laboratory testing, reporting, and interacting with clients and regulatory agencies. The successful candidate will support our in-house geotechnical experts in advanced numerical modelling with FLAC2D, and will also have experience with geotechnical and seismic software that includes SHAKE, DESRA, VERSAT, SLOPE/W, SEEP/W, SeismoSignal, and RSPMatch.



  • Three to five years of post-graduate experience in consulting geotechnical engineering
  • Numerical modelling with finite element or finite difference codes, including earthquake dynamic analysis of soil structures and soil-structure interaction
  • Experience with field investigation techniques such as CPT, SPT, BPT
  • Laboratory testing including cyclic triaxial and cyclic simple shear
  • Liquefaction triggering assessment
  • Evaluation of seismic slope stability and lateral spreading displacement, and liquefaction induced settlement
  • Selection and scaling of earthquake time histories for numerical analysis
  • Interpretation of seismic hazard reports and application to seismic design
  • The candidate must have a strong theoretical understanding of soil mechanics and geotechnical earthquake engineering at the graduate level
  • An interest in field investigation and advanced geotechnical instrumentation design
  • A proven ability to communicate in English with clients and regulatory agencies in oral and written forms

Desired skills

  • Preference is for a candidate with a master’s degree in civil or geotechnical engineering, with a focus on numerical modelling


BGC pays competitive salaries, provides a comprehensive benefit package, and maintains a casual, but professional work environment. If you are qualified and interested in a career with BGC, please send your resume and a covering letter, in confidence to:




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