Graduate Geotechnical Engineer
Arup Canada - Toronto, ON

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FROM THE START, a newly-graduated engineer receives:

· Substantial Engineering Work Assignments

· A Training Plan for Accelerated Professional Growth

· Work Opportunities That Acknowledge Ability, Not Seat-Time

· Full Membership in a Global Network of Experts

As Consulting Engineers, where what we “sell” is engineering knowledge in support of architectural excellence, Arup understands that each person’s development is linked to our success in the industry, which then creates more opportunity for all. This is why 91% of staff know that their own work has a positive impact on the success of the firm, why 70% of our projects are repeat business (often with world-class architects) and why Arup consistently remains in the ENR Rankings Top 25 International Design Firms (2007 ranking: 4th in General Building).

With such close synergy and alignment between personal and corporate goals, Arup looks for talented individuals who exhibit exceptional technical skill and also have personal characteristics that will help to propagate the long term Arup values of:

· Quality of Work

· Holistic Approach

· Humane Organization

· Straight and Honorable Dealings

· Social Usefulness

· Reasonable Prosperity of Members

Your typical responsibilities will include:

· Prepare desk study reports on sites due for development

· Carry out part time site supervision of ground investigation

· Prepare laboratory test schedules

· Use the GINT ground investigation database system

· Interpret ground conditions and understand their impact on design and construction

· Carry out shallow and piled foundation designs, slope stability calculations and seismic assessments

· Carry out temporary support of excavation designs, for tunnel shafts and cut and cover tunnels/subway stations

· Carry out preliminary ground movement predictions and building damage assessments

· Working alongside our structural and bridge engineers to develop foundation and deep excavation designs


· Master's of Science or Master's of Engineering in Geotechnical Engineering

· Sound knowledge of civil engineering fundamentals, soil and rock mechanics

· Professional demeanor

· Good communication skills essential for team-based working

· Excellent planning and organization skills required for our fast-paced environment

· Must be highly motivated, proactive and willing to take on new challenges.


· EIT/FE desired

· Evidence of past internship or extracurricular activity in the field

· Proven ability to perform in a deadline environment

· Past history of technical presentations and technical writing

· Evidence of personal investment in academic or extracurricular field.

To understand why 92% of our staff say they are proud to work for Arup, one only needs to look at the talents and qualities that we seek out and then intentionally grow. Through a two-year skill-building period of on-the-job training in engineering analysis, supervised design of parts of real projects, responsibility for production of selected drawings and report content, in-house courses in multi-disciplinary design, and project site visits, the graduate engineer quickly becomes an essential part of the delivery team.