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 who will embrace our close-knit culture and positive, team-oriented working environment.

We are looking for a Junior Engineer to support our diverse engineering team with challenging projects. This position will support VAST’s engineering team with a wide range of tasks related to civil, forestry, geotechnical and forestry-related projects throughout the Kootenay region. The candidate will be immersed in learning and professional growth opportunities, while gaining experience in a range of sectors and scales of projects. This is a permanent, full‐time position, based in Cranbrook, BC.

Your Responsibilities

  • Support the Geotechnical, Environmental, Forestry and Civil engineering leads with various field assessments, data analysis, computations, technical documentation and reporting requirements;

  • Field visits and travel to complete assessments, data analysis, inspections and reporting requirements;

  • Assist senior and intermediate engineering colleagues with general project support, including field and desktop-related tasks;

  • Assist colleagues with project coordination, proposals and cost estimates;

  • Support peer review of designs, reports, proposals and communications prepared by staff and/or subcontractors;

  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders, clients, regulators, government and First Nations;

  • Develop and maintain client relationships.

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, Environmental, Forestry or Civil Engineering from a recognized academic institution;

  • Will be graduating from an engineering program in 2024 (also open to recent graduates);

  • Will be registered, or eligible for immediate registration, as an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) with Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EGBC);

  • Is a keen learner, desiring to advance technical knowledge and learn regulatory requirements;

  • Enjoys problem-solving, critical thinking and delivering creative solutions;

  • Will be a team player and is adaptable to unique challenges and client requirements;

  • Exhibits excellent customer service qualities and enjoys liaising with clients and stakeholders;

  • Demonstrates ability to proficiently complete the identified job responsibilities;

  • Will possess a current Driver’s License;

  • Has 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 $55,000 to $70,000, 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!