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Senior Structural Analyst

2955 Virtual Way, Vancouver, BC V5M 4X3, Canada Req #308
July 4, 2024

Senior Structural Analyst


Our Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. (KCB) office in Vancouver, BC is looking for a Senior Structural Analyst with experience working with multi-disciplinary project teams on water resource infrastructure and hydroelectric market sector projects. This position is for working as part of the Power & Transportation Group. Types of projects may involve rehabilitation of existing dams and hydroelectric facilities, design of new hydroelectric facilities, and civil-structural design of water resource infrastructure.

We are looking for a highly skilled, motivated structural engineering professional interested in working on technically challenging projects from concept to completion and who excel at working within multi-disciplinary project teams. We offer unparalleled career growth for the right individual in a dynamic growing company committed to high quality engineering and excellence.

At KCB you will have the opportunity to build a diverse skill set with a combination of field and office-based engineering design assignments and become part of an integrated and dedicated group of senior and intermediate engineers.


This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Perform static, dynamic and thermoelastic analyses using standard structural analysis techniques, through LS-Dyna and other equivalent commercially available multi-physics finite element analysis programs (e.g. Ansys, Abaqus, etc)
  • Lead a team of analysts in the development of fine element models, performing model simulations, validating and interpreting analysis results, and producing comprehensive analysis reports
  • Perform seismic analysis including  response spectrum analysis, linear and nonlinear static analysis, and elastic and inelastic time history analysis
  • Preform and optimize mesh generation using HyperMesh or equivalent software packages
  • Optimizes structural designs and validate structural responses against performance requirements
  • Collaborate with design engineers to verify the structural integrity, validate structural responses against performance objectives, and optimize structural design .
  • Establish Working Design Basis documents by defining requirements for development of analytical methods, finite element models/simulations and analysis tools.
  • Work with diverse teams of multidiscipline engineers, designers and drafters from preliminary investigations and conceptual design through design development, and construction
  • Act as a mentor to junior / intermediate staff
  • Write, compile, and review technical reports
  • Participate in proposal preparation and business development
  • Visit project sites, as required to gather information to contribute towards engineering analysis and design activities
  • Travel within Canada and internationally




  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
  • Minimum of 12 years of relevant experience
  • Professional designation within B.C. or eligibility to apply within the year
  • Technical aptitude, knowledge and experience in the field and on design teams
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals
  • Effective verbal and written English communication skills, with demonstrated report writing skills
  • Strong working knowledge of industry codes and standards
  • Strong working knowledge of earthquake engineering and seismic analysis
  • Proficient analytical skills with various computational tools – LS Dyna, Ansys, Abaqus, SAP 2000, MIDAS Civil and Midas FEA, etc
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, and Mathcad, Proficiency with Microsoft WORD and Excel
  • Initiative, innovation and commitment to technical excellence
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally
  • Working knowledge in the following areas are considered an asset:
    • concrete dam design
    • spillway and intake design
    • penstock and/or lined tunnel design
    • seismic design of structures including performance based seismic design
    • Canadian Dam Association guidelines and regulations
    • dam safety reviews and assessment of compliance with typical practice and regulatory requirements


The salary for this position is $120,000 to $190,000 per year. Salary is based on applicable experience, education, and skill level. In addition to salary total rewards includes:


  • Hybrid work opportunities
  • Annual performance and salary review
  • PSMJ’s supported track record of profitability, leading to above average bonus payouts
  • Vacation policy that aligns to your experience
  • Paid OT, and wellness days
  • Flexible benefits, including RSP, social, and mental well-being initiatives
  • Commitment to global ESG standards


We are a global organization committed to employment equity. We respect the uniqueness that makes you, you. We encourage applications from all qualified career seekers, regardless of gender, sex, religion, physical disability  or nationality.

To learn more about projects you could be a part of check out Projects - KCB (klohn.com) and our Careers page for more details.

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  • Job Family Engineers
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • 2955 Virtual Way, Vancouver, BC V5M 4X3, Canada