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Intermediate to Senior Coastal / Hydrotechnical Engineer

Company: Tetra Tech
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

Intermediate to Senior Coastal / Hydrotechnical EngineerDiscover your full potential. At Tetra Tech, we are collaborating with industry-leading experts for a sustainable future for our world. We combine consulting and engineering with advanced analytics and 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.
Apply today and join the company that is Leading with Science -.
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 our team!
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 critical.
Your Role:

  • 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 timely completion.
  • 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 completion.
  • Developing, mentoring, and coaching project teams.
  • Maintaining current knowledge of leading-edge project management practices.
  • 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 registration.
    • 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 Section 11.
    • Proficient in SWAN, XBeach and/or Delft 3D (-4 or -FM).
    • Experience in data analysis and coding (Matlab, Python, Fortran).
    • 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 plus.
    • 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 an asset.
    • 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.
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      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 Follow us on social media to learn more about our people, culture, and opportunities:
      LinkedIn: @TetraTechCareers
      Twitter: @TetraTechJobs
      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 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 contacted.

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