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Tunnel engineer III

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a $2bn engineering, management and development consultancy. We’re one of the largest and most diverse firms of our kind in the world with over 16,000 staff working out of 180 principal offices, delivering projects in 150 countries.

Our global business is multisector, spanning buildings, communications, defense, education, environment, health, international development, industry, mining, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development, water and wastewater.

Equal employment opportunity is the law. English version, Spanish version, Chinese version.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or disability status.

Job Description

The candidate will be involved on a range of design projects for large transit, highways, water and waste water tunnels across North America.
Day to day activities will include: Assessment of sub-surface conditions and development of design criteria; Detailed structural numerical modeling for tunnel linings including (Drill & Blast, NATM and segmentally lined tunnels); Production of design solutions, reports, specifications and drawings covering a range of projects from new builds,
modifications, maintenance and
refurbishment; Writing reports for submission to clients; Assisting in the preparation of proposals for submission to clients; Leading and managing junior/graduate engineers supporting their development; and Liaising with clients, responding to queries and attending design and progress meetings.

Candidate Specification

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or its foreign equivalent in Civil Engineering, or a related field.
  • 2- 5 years of progressively responsible experience as a Civil Engineer, Tunnel Engineer, or related.
Experience with the following:
  • Geotechnical and structural engineering principles such as bearing capacity, tunnel -induced settlement, support design, interpretation of soil parameters for design and steel and reinforced concrete design in relation to bored and/or mined tunnel structures.
  • Application of soil mechanics for underground structures and ground/structural interaction models for tunnels.
  • Structural design of underground and tunnel lining structures, writing design reports and estimating costs for projects.
  • Generation, interpretation of results and design of structural systems through 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional linear and non-linear Finite Element Analysis (FEA), using programs such as STRAND7, for above ground and below ground concrete and/or steel structures.
  • Design and analysis of temporary tunnel linings (including lattice girders, canopy tubes and steel sets in combination with plain shotcrete and reinforced shotcrete linings).
  • Design and analysis of permanent tunnel and cavern linings (including TBM segments, cast in place tunnel linings and steel and fiber reinforced concrete tunnels and other underground structures).
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