Intermediate to Senior Coastal / Hydrotechnical Engineer
Company: Tetra Tech
Posted on: January 18, 2023
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industry-leading experts for a sustainable future for our world. We
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technology to solve the world's most complex challenges. Our
innovation hubs across the globe will enable you to share ideas and
best practices while growing your professional network. Wherever
you are in your career journey, you will benefit from working with
world-class engineers, scientists, and technical specialists.
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We are currently looking for an Intermediate to Senior Coastal /
Hydrotechnical Engineer to join our Air, Coastal and Lake
Engineering Group. This position will be part of a dynamic team of
engineers and scientists engaged in a wide range of local,
national, and international hydrotechnical projects providing
engineering and scientific services, including Coastal Engineering,
Oceanography, Limnology, and 3-D Hydrodynamic Modelling. We have an
internationally recognized level of expertise and seeking to expand
The ideal candidate is passionate about and enjoys working on a
wide variety of coastal-related projects in support of scientific
studies of detailed engineering designs, including coastal
engineering; riprap protection; impacts of marinas and breakwaters
on the physical habitat of lakes; ocean/lake circulation and water
quality modelling; sediment transport characterization; beach
nourishment; metocean studies; oil spill modelling; extreme event
analyses; design criteria for submarine pipelines and forces on
submarine pipelines; outfall/diffuser design; ADCP/CTD surveys; and
wave modelling. The ability to see tasks through to completion is
- Conducting engineering and scientific studies for several types
of projects including: wind/wave analyses, beach nourishment,
riprap/groyne design, sediment transport, coastal flooding,
oceanography, limnology, river engineering, ocean/river current
modelling, diffuser/outfall design and coastal engineering.
- Leading modelling tasks using tools such as SWAN, XBeach, H3D,
Delft 3D, SPILLCALC, Flow-3D, ANSYS Fluent, Tecplot and Matlab. It
is anticipated that the successful candidate will be able to lead
from the start various studies/designs to ensure accuracy and
- Be effective when mentoring junior staff.
- Planning projects, developing accurate scopes of work, cost
estimates, project plans, schedules, and deliverables to execute
high quality projects on time and on budget.
- Executing projects in compliance with Tetra Tech Canada Quality
Management System procedures, communicating with the team and
client, reconciling financials, and archiving files upon
- Developing, mentoring, and coaching project teams.
- Maintaining current knowledge of leading-edge project
- Writing effective reports and proposals.
- Liaising between Tetra Tech's offices across Canada and the
clients we serve.
- Participating in business development activities for the Air,
Coastal and Lake Engineering Group.
- Completion of a Master's or a Ph.D. in coastal engineering,
oceanography or civil/hydrotechnical engineering.
- Registration as a P.Eng. (Professional Engineer) in British
Columbia (or other Canadian province) or eligible for such
- Extensive experience in coastal engineering and
wave/hydrodynamic numerical modelling. Experience in a consulting
role would be an asset. -
- Familiarity with permitting processes for marinas in Interior
BC would be an asset, in particular the Water Sustainability Act
- Proficient in SWAN, XBeach and/or Delft 3D (-4 or -FM).
- Experience in data analysis and coding (Matlab, Python,
- Experience in dredging projects, construction supervision, or
climate change related projects will be an asset.
- Experience in Interior BC and/or the Okanagan area would be a
- Being a quick learner and highly adaptable will be an asset
since you will be using different/complex tools in this role.
- A minimum of 8 years of relevant engineering experience is
essential, past experience in the consulting sector would also be
- Must have proven, demonstratable capabilities in writing
reports and conducting technical communications.
- Being able to draw on a strong academic knowledge of
hydrotechnical engineering and coastal engineering will be
necessary for you to hit the ground running.
- Experience or aptitude for proposal writing, client
development, working in a team setting to meet timelines and other
skills appropriate to consulting will be essential.
- Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
-Additional Information:Location for this position is open, but
there is a preference for the Kelowna or Vancouver area.
A requirement of working for Tetra Tech is that you are at least 18
years of age and legally entitled to work in Canada. (A copy of a
valid work permit may be required.) -
To meet the physical demands required of some positions, candidates
must be in good physical condition and willing to work in all
weather conditions. Clearance on pre-placement medical and drug and
alcohol testing may be required. -
All qualified candidates will be considered for the role and may be
eligible for relocation allowance if selected.
This is a permanent full-time, salaried position. Office location
is flexible and remote work is available. We offer a great place to
work, and an engaging culture that is based on innovation,
collaboration and integrity. Our compensation plan includes a
competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package, and
excellent opportunities for growth and advancement.
-About Tetra Tech:
Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar
company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400
locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical
expertise and dedication of our employees-21,000 associates working
together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging
projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in
water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy,
and international development.Explore our open positions at
https://www.tetratech.com/careers. Follow us on social media to
learn more about our people, culture, and opportunities:
Facebook: @TetraTechCareersTetra Tech is proud to be an Equal
Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among
Tetra Tech's core values. Throughout our history, the company has
prioritized equitable inclusion of all people. All qualified
candidates will be considered without regard to race, color,
religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age,
disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and
pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information and any other
characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all
interested parties, including women; First Nations Metis and Inuit
persons; members of visible minority groups; and persons with
disabilities. Please visit our website at www.tetratech.com to see
the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are
currently working on.We thank all applicants for their interest,
however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be
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