Westrek provides the opportunity for growth on a daily basis. The professional, team-driven environment allows employees to meet their professional goals while contributing to company success.

Westrek maintains a commitment to supporting employees in reaching a balance between work and family life. We realize that this balance allows employees to enjoy coming to work, but be able to focus on their families at home.

Westrek strives for quality, excellence, and continual improvement by exceeding mandatory professional development requirements of our employees and supporting ongoing research in areas of practice.


Geotechnical Engineer

Are you an experienced Geotechnical Engineer looking for a great environment to thrive in? If you’re ready to make an impact and be a part of a growing, dynamic company, keep reading to see if this is the career opportunity you have been looking for!

About us

Westrek is a specialist consulting company, operating from multiple offices in British Columbia, with a focus on geotechnical engineering, landslide analysis and stabilization, and risk management. We are a small team of professionals that use a multidisciplinary approach to create practical and innovative solutions. With our diverse talent base, Westrek has a wide range of clients, including government, First Nations, land developers, BC Hydro, pipeline operators, mining companies, and the forest industry.

At Westrek, we know our people are our number one asset. We appreciate and welcome feedback and take pride in encouraging employee engagement. Our team is made up of a vibrant range of skill sets and personalities, all collaborating to deliver superior service. We offer high levels of autonomy, a wide range of projects, opportunities for career advancement, excellent compensation, plus the chance to get outdoors for fieldwork. This is not your typical 9 to 5 job!  

Who are we looking for?

If you’re an experienced geotechnical engineer with a strong understanding of soil and rock mechanics, deep and shallow foundations, soil anchors and retaining wall design, shoring, pipelines, roadways, railways, and related construction services, you may be the person we are looking for.

Role Responsibilities

We want you to:

  • Coordinate geotechnical investigations, conduct analysis of the results, undertake designs, and compile reports.
  • Provide construction monitoring for slope stabilization, foundation, and earth retention projects.
  • Actively participate in identifying new opportunities for business development.
  • Manage your own projects, including proposals, budgets, and schedules.
  • Train and mentor junior staff in both the field and office settings.
  • Work with our project teams across our various business sectors, enhancing and growing our reputation.

Required Education, Experience & Competencies

What you will bring to our team:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Applied Science in civil or geological engineering, with a geotechnical focus.
  • At least 5 years of post-university work in geotechnical engineering.
  • Substantial experience in conducting investigation, using techniques such as soil logging, SPT, and CPT.
  • Registered or eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer in Canada.
  • A strong understanding of soil mechanics, landforms, geotechnical design, slope stability, groundwater, seepage, and drainage.
  • Experience with design and construction of deep and shallow foundations, such as spread footings, driven piles, drilled shafts, and micropiles.
  • Experience with earth retention, such as shoring, anchors, retaining walls, MSE and GRS walls.

Desired Competencies

To thrive in our team environment, we would like you to have a high level of proficiency in the following areas:

  • Using current geotechnical software, such as SLOPE/W or SLIDE, SETTLE3D, UNIPILE, LPILE AND GRLWEAP.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Prior experience in consulting engineering or construction.

An entrepreneurial spirit is a huge bonus!


Fieldwork provides the opportunity to get outdoors, meet new people, travel to new places and be physically active at work. Fieldwork can be both mentally and physically demanding and our engineers typically spend up to 25% of their time in the field.


Westrek has offices in Kamloops, Squamish, Victoria, Courtenay/Comox, Salmon Arm, Quesnel and Smithers.

This role is primarily for our Kamloops office, although we would consider you for our Squamish, Comox/Courtenay, Salmon Arm and Smithers locations.

We are open to considering hybrid and flexible arrangements, including working remotely for short periods of time.

Company Benefits

Westrek offers a wide range of benefits and perks:

  • Excellent salary
  • Company vehicle (must have current BC Driver’s license)
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Flexible hours
  • Social activities
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Mentoring opportunities
  • Ability to work with a fantastic team
  • Casual and professional work environment
  • The potential to become part of the employee ownership program

As an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

If you are qualified and you think Westrek might be a good fit for you, please send your resume and a cover letter in confidence to Matt Thibeault by email to: mthibeault@westrekgeotech.com