GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.
Privately owned by our people, GHD provides engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients across five continents. Focused on creating lasting community benefit, our connected global network of 10,000 people delivers projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics. Committed to sustainable development, GHD improves the physical, natural and social environments of the many communities in which we operate.
Our Vancouver, British Columbia office is seeking an Intermediate Solid Waste Design Engineer ready to join one of our fastest growing Canadian Operations. You would join our North American solid waste group of 80 professionals. GHD has a strong mentorship program and you will be working directly for a VP in the solid waste group. Professional development opportunities through the GHD Business School including internal global technical conferences and external training are available and participation in relevant industry associations is supported and encouraged. Working for GHD includes a competitive benefits package including RRSP matching, MSP premiums, commuter incentive, wellness reimbursement, and P.Eng. dues reimbursement. This position is a great opportunity to be part of an established solid waste practice in western Canada with a bright future ahead. We are seeking a technically strong solid waste designer to grow into a leader within our team.
Lead and manage solid waste projects on time and on budget for clients requiring permitting, operations support, detailed design, construction management and inspection, and environmental studies
Contribute to the design landfills, transfer stations, composting facilities and anaerobic digestion facilities
Prepare technical reports and complete peer reviews of designs completed by others in the Solid Waste group
Coordinate technical resources and personnel including drafters, 3D designers, GIS and database technicians, chemists, geotechnical engineers, hydrologists, hydrogeologists, biologists, and planners to complete solid waste facility designs and plans
Effectively communicate and connect with existing and prospective clients
Complete quantity take-offs and cost estimates
Develop and administer construction contract documents
Conduct construction inspections and chair construction progress meetings
Complete regulatory conformance reviews
Develop studies and designs to support permitting applications under the direction of a senior solid waste engineer
Participate in liaison with regulators
Provide mentorship and leadership to junior technical staff
Provide internal leadership contribute to the growth and direction of the Canadian Solid Waste Team
Contribute to proposal preparation
Civil or environmental engineer with a P.Eng. in BC
5 to 10 years of experience in the solid waste industry
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a consulting role
Valid class 5 driver’s license with driving record in good standing
Willingness and ability for overnight travel and to conduct field work, as required
Proficiency in MS Office, Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint
Knowledge of AutoCAD, Civil3D, surfer, PCSWMM, HELP
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Experience developing design, operations and closure plans
Knowledge of the BC waste management regulatory regime including the Environmental Management Act, Landfill Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste Regulation, Contaminated Sites Regulation and Water Sustainability Act
We offer a professional working environment and culture and believe that work/life balance contributes to the success and happiness of our people. We also offer competitive salary packages based on qualifications, skills and experience.
As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, GHD will provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process.