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Tunnel Engineer

Date: Jul 21, 2019

Location: Vancouver, BC, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 20747 

Job Category: Engineering; Infrastructure 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


We are currently seeking a Tunnel Engineer for our Vancouver Office.  If you have strong communication and interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, and understand innovation, we want to hear from you.



  • Support design and construction of water supply, wastewater, hydroelectric and mass transit tunnel projects from concept to operation within multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Conduct desk studies, geotechnical investigations, analysis and design assignments
  • Coordinate subsurface geotechnical site investigations including geological mapping, test pits, borehole logging, soil and rock sampling, geophysics, and laboratory testing
  • Undertake numerical modelling analysis of tunnels and underground structures
  • Assist project managers and senior engineers to deliver infrastructure projects
  • Prepare management plans, site work logs, geotechnical reports, and tunnel design reports
  • Support delivery of Hatch’s engineering consultancy services to budget and schedule
  • Build good relationships with clients and maintain regular industry liaison
  • Develop your personal professional profile through publications in engineering journals
  • Maintain membership and active engagement with relevant professional institutions including the Tunneling Association of Canada
  • Be part of a growing, employee-owned, award-winning, multidisciplinary professional services firm which has served clients for over six decades and delivered major infrastructure projects in more than 150 countries, including over 1500 km of constructed tunnels


  • Degree from an accredited university in Geological or Geotechnical Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in geotechnics and tunnel/shaft design and/or construction
  • Currently registered, or eligible for registration, as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC)
  • Strong analytical and research skills with ability to review complex geological data and present findings in tables and graphs to communicate recommendations to non-experts
  • Strong written and oral communication skills to lead meetings, write progress reports and technical memos, and communicate contract issues to clients
  • Ability to oversee and manage a document/submittal management and sharing system
  • Confidence and strength of character to confront issues in the field and design office, and direct the contractor or advise the client where appropriate
  • Technical knowledge and experience in geotechnical site characterization and mapping
  • Experience with civil and geotechnical design software such as CAD, FLAC, Slope/W, etc.
  • Experience with applicable regulations and engineering standards in Canada
  • Available for travel to other Hatch offices, and to remote locations for site work
  • Adaptable and willing to learn from senior engineering professionals
  • The successful candidate will report to the Vancouver Tunnels Group Lead


We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

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