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Project tunnel lead

Job Description

Mott MacDonald's transportation and infrastructure teams work on some of the biggest and most challenging projects across Canada and we continue to deliver cost-effective and innovative engineering solutions to our clients with unprecedented success. We have completed and are currently involved in a host of amazing solutions to complex projects, incorporating our values of sustainability and improving communities.

Mott MacDonald is seeking a Project Tunnel Lead based in our Toronto office within the Infrastructure Division of Mott MacDonald in Canada.

In this versatile role the Project Tunnel Lead will assume leading responsibility for the design of complex underground structures and participate in business development.
Typical daily activities will include:
  • Lead or support specific tasks and other project staff in the development of geo-investigations, evaluation of geotechnical data, geo-structural analysis, design, evaluation and preparation of calculations and drawings and construction bid documents for initial and final support, excavation support systems, foundations, as well as other underground structures predominately for infrastructure projects
  • Contribute to the preparation of standard documents, such as technical specifications & guidelines, contractual documents, publications and working papers
  • Interacting with Mott MacDonald's multi-disciplinary teams and assists in the coordination of work amongst different disciplines
  • Communicating with other Mott MacDonald offices, Engineering Firms, Contractors, Clients and Authorities
  • Proactive engagement in business development activities in the tunnelling sector

Candidate Specification

  • Master’s Degree in Civil / Structural, Geological or Geotechnical Engineering from an accredited university
  • Professional engineering designation or credentials for registration as a professional engineer is required; PMP and/or CCM is an asset.
  • Min. 20 years of experience in Tunnelling or Structural/Geotechnical engineering design & construction for tunnels, caverns, shafts, micro-tunnels, deep braced excavations, and other underground structures
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with soil and rock mechanics, ground/structural numerical methods, and their application in surface and underground environments
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in design & construction of underground structures in both soil and rock environments
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in design of tunnels by TBM, SEM, Cut & Cover and micro-tunnelling methodologies.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in geotechnical monitoring, design of monitoring layouts, instrumentation & measurements, analysis, and interpretation of monitoring result
  • Broad knowledge on underground construction technics
  • Experience in leading complex multi-disciplinary design & construction projects
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and client facing communication skills

Job Profile

Opening opportunities with connected thinking.

Together with our clients, Mott MacDonald is solving some of the world's most intricate challenges. We search out the connections others fail to make; we unlock creativity and deliver better outcomes for the lives we touch every day.

Mott MacDonald is a wholly independent, employee-owned, multidisciplinary engineering and development consultancy servicing public and private sectors around the world with over 16,000 staff working out of 180 principal offices and delivering projects in 150 countries. Every day we build upon our reputation for technical excellence by taking on some of the world’s most prominent and challenging projects, particularly in areas such as highways and bridges, rail and transit systems, tunnels, and pipeline services.

We are positioned for healthy growth, profitability, and career opportunities across North America and around the world. As part of our growing business, we want to hear from you: the enthusiastic, collaborative, and talented individuals who enjoy problem solving and pitching in to grow a successful business. Join our team of seasoned professionals who are finding opportunities through connected thinking to develop our Mott MacDonald global presence.

Other Information

Equality, diversity and inclusion
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Mott MacDonald Canada Limited will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Hybrid working policy
At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team, and personal commitments. We offer a hybrid working policy that embraces your well-being, flexibility, and trust.

COVID-19 Policy
Mott MacDonald requires employees working in person at a Mott MacDonald workplace to either provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or periodic testing. Therefore, to be considered for this position, you must abide by Mott MacDonald policy. This policy will be reviewed periodically and may be subject to change.

More about Mott MacDonald
We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy.
Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.
A fundamental part of this is respecting each person’s differences and striving to meet their needs.
Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence

We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have opportunity to contribute.

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