JOB OPPORTUNITY: Intermediate / Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Our colleagues at Harbourside Geotechnical Consultants (HGC) are looking for an Intermediate to Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join their team.

As part of Harbourside Engineering Group, HGC specializes in geotechnical engineering in support of construction, transportation, and heavy civil infrastructure projects with an emphasis on bridges, marine structures, and construction engineering. Harbourside is one of the fastest-growing engineering groups in Atlantic Canada and have a reputation for working on technically challenging and high-profile projects. As an employee-owned company, Harbourside provides a work environment that fosters engagement and a sense of accountability.

The successful candidate will provide technical and managerial leadership on heavy civil infrastructure projects and collaborate within our group of companies and with our valued project partners. This position offers an opportunity for individuals who are looking to take the next step in their career and seek advancement.


The location for this position is flexible and is open for placement in our Dartmouth NS, Charlottetown PE or St. John’s NL office locations.


The work would consist of a variety of laboratory, field, and office work which may include:

  • Provide technical leadership and advisory services for design, analysis, and construction of our projects across Eastern Canada.
  • Lead or participate in site characterization, development of engineering geological models, geotechnical investigations, and geohazard assessments.
  • Lead or participate in engineering analyses and computer modelling.
  • Manage and coordinate geotechnical-focused and multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Collaborate and actively participate in account management, client relationships, business development, and the development of proposals.
  • Build collaborative, respectful, and effective relationships within Harbourside’s other business lines, technical delivery groups, and key individuals.
  • Provide quality and independent reviews of project deliverables.
  • Mentor and coach junior staff members.
  • Help develop operating, safety, and laboratory procedures.

Required Capabilities

  • Ability to generate sustainable work within Harbourside and from external clients.
  • Have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills.
  • Be ambitious and have a desire to continually expand your knowledge in geotechnical engineering.
  • Strong technical and analytical skills.
  • Strong managerial, organization, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Be highly self-motivated and capable of completing tasks on schedule with minimal supervision.
  • Show strong initiative, innovation, and a commitment to excellence.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Geotechnical, Geological, or Civil Engineering.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience.
  • Professional Engineer in good standing.

How to Apply

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity, we would like to hear from you. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume to All applications will be handled in strict confidence. Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.