Manager, Geotechnical Engineering
Licensed Science Officer (Designated Professional Engineer) 5

An eligibility list may be established.
This position is based in Victoria, however the following locations may also be considered based on operational requirements and availability: Cranbrook, Kamloops, Prince George, and Smithers

Apply your sound judgement, decision-making and analytical skills in a key leadership role

The Mines Competitiveness and Authorizations Division (MCAD) manages and facilitates the responsible development of BC’s extensive mineral resources. MCAD’s main focusses are: ensuring safe and environmentally responsible mining exploration, mine development and end of life closures; providing timely permitting decisions; fostering a positive and supportive work environment for staff; and contributing to the achievement of the province’s social, economic and environmental goals.

The Manager, Geotechnical Engineering provides expert advice and recommendations to senior management and mines inspectors on all matters pertaining to the design, permitting, regulation and inspection of a wide range of mine site components and structures which raise geotechnical issues, including tailings impoundments, waste dumps, open pit slopes, underground workings and structures, dykes and building foundations.  The position supervises professional geotechnical engineering staff and contract geotechnical engineers.

Working for BC Public Service offers a competitive salary, diverse work environment, a healthy work/life balance, and excellent benefits. In addition to the base salary for Professional Employee Association members, there is an allowance to cover professional fees, strong dental and medical plans and much more. Salary listed does not include the additional 7% Overtime Shift Standby (OSS) provision that can be taken as taken as time off or salary on an annual basis which is on top of four (4) weeks annual leave.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time , and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the  education, experience and professional designation requirement  as outlined below:

  • University Degree (Bachelors, Masters or PhD) in appropriate engineering discipline and additional geotechnical education and training in soil and rock mechanics.
  • Registered or immediately eligible* for registration (within 6 months of employment) as a professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.
    • *Note: Immediately eligible is defined as being registered as a professional in another Canadian jurisdiction or another BC professional association referred to above, and able to transfer that membership to a BC professional association within 6 months of employment. It is the responsibility of the applicant to have their qualifications reviewed by the appropriate body to ensure they have the necessary requirements for registration.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in geotechnical engineering with considerable mining and geotechnical experience on major projects, preferably in mountain terrain and cold weather conditions.
  • Supervisory experience, preferably at a senior level.

Please include your registration number with the Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia) within your application as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a fully licensed Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with the Association. If you are not yet registered with Engineers and Geoscientists BC, please explain how you are immediately eligible within your application (i.e. currently a fully licensed Registered Professional Engineer member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to Engineers and Geoscientists BC). 

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application.  The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.                                                                                          

Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Online Questionnaire: YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

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