Geotechnical Engineer - Senior

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Environment and Sustainable Development

Montreal, CA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  10-15 years
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About SYSTRA Canada

SYSTRA Canada is part of the SYSTRA group, an international consulting and engineering group, world leader in the design of transport infrastructures.

SYSTRA Canada (formerly CANARAIL Consultants) is an engineering and consulting firm, mainly dedicated to the transportation of people and goods.

Imagine and implement the safest, most efficient and most economical tailor-made transport solutions: this is what guides us on a daily basis. Thanks to the know-how of our 9,200 experts, we are involved in all phases of transport projects: preliminary and design studies, construction phases, tests and commissioning, operation and maintenance.

Our engineers work with passion to give people around the world the ability to move freely every day. These are men and women who put all their business expertise and their human qualities at the service of transforming the world through innovative means of transport.

Join them and let's invent tomorrow's transport solutions together.

SYSTRA's ambition is to be the reference in terms of transport solutions and an opinion leader in terms of mobility.

Join the SYSTRA Canada team and projects like High Frequency Train (Canada), Mary River (Baffinland, Canada), La Grande Alliance (Quebec, Canada), and all the other projects in the SYSTRA Group's unique portfolio.

Role and responsibilities

  • Provide geotechnical engineering recommendations for construction projects.
  • Perform geotechnical studies, field tests, analysis, and design
  • Prepare and present findings and recommendations to leadership
  • Organize and direct geotechnical site assessment
  • Determine and obtain necessary compliance permits



Education: Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering or another related engineering field. Masters preferred

Years of experience: 10 to 15 years of experience in the geotechnical field

Technical competencies:

  • Member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (A must) ;
  • Up-to-date knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental regulations.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to effectively prioritize tasks.
  • Microsoft Office Suite proficient.
  • Expertise in CAD (computer-aided design) software.
  • Experienced in Plaxis, Flac, and other FE modeling software (An asset)
  • Experience in design and construction in permafrost (An asset)
  • Excellent knowledge of local soil and rock properties (An asset)
  • Experience in the railway industry (Asset)
  • Fluency in French and functional level of English in order to be able to work closely in collaboration with stakeholders in Ontario.


Personal & soft skills:   

  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Strong teamwork skills.


Employment terms and conditions

Contract nature: Permanent

Location: Montreal – Quebec – Canada – Remote work available

Division: Intercity and Heavy Rail

Reports to: Lead Geotechnical Engineer

Remuneration: According to profile


This job description is intended to provide an indication of the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions to be carried out as part of fulfilling the role mentioned in the job title. Various other duties will apply as required.

SYSTRA Canada is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values applications from all and offers employment equity based on the merits and abilities of candidates and personnel.

Note: In this description, the masculine gender is used for easy reading purposes and includes the feminine.