Tunnel Engineer - Senior

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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, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients across five continents and the Pacific region. Focused on creating lasting community benefit, our connected global network of 10,000 people deliver 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.

We offer a professional and friendly culture based on our core values of Safety, Teamwork, Respect and Integrity. We also provide attractive career and professional development through the GHD Business School.

The primary role of the Senior Tunnel Engineer is to facilitate project work within GHD’s Rail and Transportation business and to support other tunnelling projects across Canada and internationally.


  • Clearly demonstrate leadership in developing and delivering projects, which maximize GHD’s involvement through utilization of multi-disciplinary teams, and enhances our client’s experience in working with GHD
  • Respond to technical and administrative tasks associated with the development of Toronto Subway tunnels and stations
  • Work collaboratively with our Joint Venture team partners and our clients
  • Preparation of detailed design reports & construction reporting
  • Liaise with other disciplines, professionals, clients and third party as needed
  • Prepare the PSOS specifications
  • Soft ground tunnelling ancillaries including ground treatment, dewatering, & ground freezing
  • Preparation of GBR’s, review of GDR and geotechnical investigation planning for tunnel and underground structures
  • Calculate tunnelling induced settlement including analysis of damages to the adjacent infrastructure

Qualification, Skill and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering or Geotechnical Engineering
  • Master Degree in Tunnel/Geotechnical Engineering will be an asset
  • Chartered status is required – P.Eng.
  • Confirmed experience in technical leadership and management of tunnel engineering and transportation or rail projects
  • 15 years’ experience with a minimum of 10 years in tunnel and underground projects
  • Validated capability in leading tunnel design & supervision teams for major interdisciplinary tunneling projects
  • Experience with multiple type of tunnel projects including bored and NATM
  • Experience in design of large diameter tunnels in soft ground (6m +)
  • Deep shaft & shoring design
  • Rail transit tunnel & station design experience
  • Hands on experience with analytical and numerical analysis methods and perform tunnel, precast concrete segmental tunnel linings and shaft design
  • Liaise with other disciplines, professionals, clients and third party as needed
  • Exceptional verbal and report writing skills
  • Excellent problem solving, decision making and team work skills
  • Assist GHD with project pursuits and proposal writings
  • References – two, from clients or companies that the applicant has been engage within the past five years

We offer a professional working environment and culture and believe that work / life balance is essential 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.