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FPInnovations is among the world’s largest private, non-profit research centers working in forest research. The organization helps the Canadian forest industry to develop pathbreaking solutions based on the unique attributes of Canada’s forest resources, favoring a sustainable development approach and taking full advantage of the industry’s considerable scientific, technological and commercial capital.

Job Description

FPInnovations has a Roads and Infrastructure Group with a team of energetic, highly-skilled researchers and technicians based in Vancouver and Montreal. The team provides road engineering solutions and generates value for industrial members, provincial and federal government partners, and contracted clients. Our vision is to provide superior service to our traditional forest sector clients and extend our services to other resource and transportation sectors. Our projects deal with the construction and maintenance of resource roads and water crossings, the environmental impacts of road infrastructure, the interaction between roads and heavy vehicles, road safety issues and climate change impacts and solutions for infrastructure.


FPInnovations is seeking a researcher/civil engineer for its Roads and Infrastructure Group. The candidate will work in close collaboration with other team members, and with operational and technical personnel in industry and government. We are looking for someone who is a self-starter, willing to apply existing skills to define and implement applied engineering research approaches for resource road problems, and eager to develop new skills to take on ever-changing road engineering and transportation challenges. The successful candidate will contribute to positive outcomes for resource road clients in one or more of the following areas:

  • Bridge and culvert investigations and design

  • Hydrological engineering

  • Understanding of climate change on roads and infrastructure, risk and vulnerability assessments

  • Pipeline crossing investigations and design

  • Evaluation of innovative road construction and maintenance equipment and techniques

  • Road maintenance management and life cycle costing

  • Road design and analysis of road geometry for heavy vehicle configurations

  • Foundation design for roads and drainage structures on weak soils (e.g., designing with geosynthetics and soil stabilization)


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.

  • A Master’s degree would be an asset.

  • A minimum of three years of experience in a relevant field. A comparable combination of post-secondary education and experience will be considered.

  • Registered or eligible for registration as a P.Eng. with the Québec Order of Engineers (or registered in another province).

  • Willingness to travel throughout Canada and work in the field, often in remote locations.

  • Good interpersonal and written communication skills. Ability to prepare quality technical reports and presentations.

  • Receptive to learning new skills and adapting to client-driven needs.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team and independently in the field, as required.

  • Capacity to lead and manage field studies.

  • Strong client focus.

  • Excellent organizational, problem solving and project management skills.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and GPS tools. Knowledge of road engineering programs (e.g., RoadEng) and GIS applications would be an asset.

  • Bilingualism (French/English) is mandatory

  • A valid driver's license.


Nota: The masculine gender includes the feminine and is used for the sole purpose of lightening the text.

Please submit resume to: recruitment_recrutement@fpinnovations.ca and indicate reference number 82.


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Posting Date: 18-Jul-2017OtherEngineering Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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