Junior Field Geotechnical Engineer in Denver

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Denver, Colorado View on Map
  • Apply Before : February 14, 2023

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Junior Field Geotechnical Engineer, Apply WSP jobs Denver Colorado. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below,


Position : Junior Field Geotechnical Engineer

Work location : Denver, Colorado

Job Type: Full-time

Job id : 7877

Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
Our Business
We are a global leader in environmental consulting – made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder – with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.  As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.
This Opportunity
We have a career opportunity for a Junior Field Geotechnical Engineer, to join our global mining team reporting to our Denver, CO office. The successful candidate will become part of a dynamic mining team with clients in the US, Mexico, and South America.   Our ideal candidate has a geotechnical mining background. We are also open to individuals with a civil land development background or geological engineers interested in transitioning into this field.  
Your Impact

Carry out analytical and design functions for projects at stages ranging from scoping to detailed engineering, construction, and closure.
Work approximately 50% in the office and 50% in the field. This can vary, depending on client needs.
Develop and carry out geotechnical investigations, laboratory testing plans and instrumentation installation.
Manage and direct site investigations and prepare technical reports.
Manage and coordinate project teams, ensure the technical quality of deliverables.
Provide geotechnical engineering services related to tailings, heap leach and mine waste facilities, including seepage, stability, and settlement analysis.
Provide Civil 3D design services for various mining projects.
Provide construction quality assurance (CQA) services for mining projects.
Be encouraged to become a senior contributing member of the WSP Mining Group, which is a global team of professionals responsible for the design, operating assistance and closure/reclamation planning of tailings, leach pad and mine waste facilities around the world.

Who You Are
Required Qualifications

BS in Civil or Geological Engineering.
0 – 5 years of experience in the geotechnical / mining field is a plus
EIT required. PE or the ability to obtain a PE within one year of hire or as soon as eligible.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
Ability and willingness to travel to project sites in the US and internationally. Approximately 70% overnight trave.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Superior time management, planning and ability to interact with clients.
Ability to think “outside the box” to create innovative engineering and design solutions
Demonstrated maturity in judgment and initiative
Demonstrated report writing skills
Must pass drug test, physical, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company’s driving (MVR) policy

Preferred Qualifications

MS degree in Geotechnical Engineering preferred.
CQA field experience for earthworks and geomembrane installation on mining projects.
AutoCAD Civil 3D advanced level.
Experience in tailings dam and/or heap leach design and construction.

Compensation and Benefits

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career. Expected Salary: $50,900 – $91,700. Based on nationwide geographies and not focused on Colorado
WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.

Additional Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

Travel Required: 50%
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
Primary Location: DENVER – S COLORADO BLVD
All locations: US-CO-Denver, US-NV-Elko, US-NV-Reno

About WSP
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com
WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?
WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


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