WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff Lead Tunnel Engineer (ID# 37201) in San Francisco, California

Lead Tunnel Engineer (ID# 37201) San Francisco, CA

Category: Engineering

Job Type: Full Time

Minimum Experience: 7-9

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree

Job Description

Be involved in projects with our Geotechnical & Tunneling Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

WSP has one of the top tunnel and geotechnical engineering groups in the nation. WSP Geotechnical and Tunneling Technical Excellence Center has an immediate opening for a Lead Tunnel Engineer to provide tunneling and underground services to its clients on design and construction of major transportation, underground and water resources projects in California.

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Lead Tunnel Engineer for our San Francisco office.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Task lead for design and construction of tunnel and underground projects

  • Develop and prepare plans, specifications and reports for tunnels and underground projects

  • Perform structural and geotechnical analyses for the design of tunnels, underground openings, portals and shafts for transit/transportation projects

  • Development of plans and specifications related to geotechnical, underground and foundation engineering

  • Provide tunnel or underground related inspection services during construction

  • Develop clients and business opportunities in tunneling and underground markets both internally and externally

Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges. If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Civil Engineering from an accredited School of Engineering

  • MS in Civil engineering with Geotechnical or Tunnel Engineering focus

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in tunnel related or geotechnical engineering practice, US preferred

  • California PE registration is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven experience in design and construction including excavation of tunnel and station cavern using drill & blasting, NATM, and TBM tunneling in soft and hard ground

  • Proven experience in developing contract drawings, specifications, and memoranda and reports as related to tunneling and underground excavations

  • Solid background in rock mechanics and underground support

  • Ability and willingness for travel, field work, and work at project sites

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


WSP USA (formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff) is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms—WSP. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a progressive mix of benefits including medical, dental 401k and long term disability focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges, are you ready to get started?

EOE / Veteran/ Disability/ Gender/ Minority/ Female/ Gender Identity/ Sexual Orientation

The selected candidate must have the ability to work in the United States immediately.

EOE / Veteran/ Disability/ Gender/ Minority/ Female/ Gender Identity/ Sexual Orientation.