Our Team

VAST Resource Solutions Inc. (VAST) is a diverse environmental, engineering and forestry consulting company. We are a trusted advisor and regional expert, delivering professional and practical solutions for complex and challenging projects across multiple industries. VAST is a locally owned business based in Cranbrook, British Columbia (BC) and gives back to the communities we serve throughout the beautiful Kootenay regions of BC.

VAST embraces a culture that provides a welcoming and empowering environment for our employees to advance their careers, embrace new challenges, and grow their expertise while working within a collaborative, energetic, and passionate team. Employees are truly valued and respected, allowing for flexibility, creativity and an innovative approach to work/life balance.

The Opportunity

To support VAST’s strategic goals and growth, we are on the lookout for talented individuals that will embrace our close-knit culture and positive, team-oriented working environment.

We are looking for a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to lead challenging projects and provide technical oversight for our expanding engineering team. This candidate will support our clients throughout the Kootenay region, support the department’s growth and gain experience in a wide range of sectors and scales of projects. This is a permanent, full‐time position, based in Cranbrook, BC. 

Your Responsibilities

  • Geotechnical assessments for residential and commercial building foundations, retaining wall design, soil and rock anchor design, etc.
  • Terrain and slope stability assessments.
  • Municipal pavement design.
  • Supervise subsurface geotechnical drilling and test pit excavations and logging.
  • Natural geohazard and steep slope assessments required for building permit applications.
  • River hydrology and hydraulics.
  • Mine planning/engineering including design of pits/quarries, sediment ponds, and ore/soil stockpiles.
  • Hydrogeology.
  • Project management and monitoring.
  • Peer mentoring.
  • Provide professional engineer consulting services to industry, government, agency and NGO clients for a diverse array of engineering and environmental projects.
  • Conceptual bridge design for forestry, municipal, and highway structures.
  • Prepare technical documents including, but not limited to, feasibility studies, concept design, detailed design, and design criteria reports.
  • Provide technical QA/QC review of designs, reports, proposals and communications prepared by staff and/or subcontractors.
  • Contribute to EOI, RFP, RFQ and Tender responses and scope of work proposals.
  • Collaborate with other project leaders on all aspects of project management, including budget development and monitoring, time and cost tracking, client and regulatory communication, reporting, and invoice preparation.

  • Marketing and business development.

Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic consulting environment that requires flexibility, adaptive management and teamwork is a definite asset.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Will have a BSc or MSc in Geotechnical or Civil Engineering from a recognized academic institution
  • Will have ten (10) or more years of practical field and design experience; previous consulting experience would be an asset.
  • Will be registered, or eligible for immediate registration, as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EGBC).
  • Is knowledgeable with government legislation and policies relating to geotechnical engineering.
  • Has prior experience liaising with regulators, First Nations, and other key stakeholders.
  • Has leadership and mentorship experience with junior and intermediate technical staff.
  • Exhibits excellent customer service qualities and enjoys liaising with clients and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates ability to proficiently complete the identified job responsibilities.
  • Crew and team leadership experience is an asset.
  • Will possess a current Driver’s License.
  • Civil 3D, HEC‐RAS, and AutoCAD skills would be beneficial.
  • Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills.

Our Offering

VAST prides itself on being valued and trusted by our employees, clients, colleagues, and the communities in which we live, work and play. We are focused on capitalizing on our team’s diverse skills and expertise to become the trusted name in resource consulting, with a proven track record of providing exceptional client service, offering practical solutions, and delivering projects on time, in scope and on budget.

VAST provides our employees with:

  • Challenging and rewarding work responsibilities in a collaborative team environment.
  • A friendly atmosphere, including teambuilding and social events to build camaraderie.
  • Professional development, mentoring and career advancement opportunities.
  • Competitive wages: the expected annual wage range for this position is $110,000 to $140,000, depending on education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • A comprehensive employee benefits package including a retirement savings program.

  • An annual bonus/profit-share program.
  • Support of a healthy balance between career and personal commitments.
  • Flexible schedules to align with work demands and personal priorities.
  • A ‘dog-friendly’ workspace, welcoming friendly critters to the office and in the field.
  • Unparalleled access to the great outdoors for work and play.

If you share our values, would like to experience life in the beautiful East Kootenay region of BC, and have the skills and abilities we are seeking, please email your resume and a cover letter clearly stating why VAST is the place for you to: careers@vastresource.com

All responses are confidential and only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. VAST Resource Solutions is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all persons throughout our recruitment, selection and employment processes.

Thank you for your interest in VAST Resource Solutions!