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Senior Geophysicist – Vancouver

Tetra Tech



Discover your full potential! At Tetra Tech, we are collaborating with industry-leading experts for a sustainable future for our world. We combine consulting and engineering with advanced analytics and technology to solve the world’s most complex challenges. Our innovation hubs across the globe will enable you to share ideas and best practices while growing your professional network. Wherever you are in your career journey, you will benefit from working with world-class engineers, scientists, and technical specialists.

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 550 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees – 28,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

Apply today and join the company that is Leading with Science .


Tetra Tech is currently seeking a Senior Geophysicist to join our expanding near-surface geophysics team on a permanent full-time basis. Our Geophysics Group has team members in Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver, and utilizes a flexible hybrid work model. We primarily work on projects across Western and Northern Canada and occasionally have opportunities to pursue international projects. Much of our work is completed in collaboration with engineering groups within Tetra Tech, which has allowed our team to specialize in complex interdisciplinary projects.

We work with our clients, both internal and external, to determine unique solutions to their problems. Through servicing a large variety of industries and clients, we have been able to build our team consistently and sustainably for many years, while fostering the advancement of geophysical applications for engineering projects. As we continue to grow our team and services, we seek to add a strong senior technical team member.

The salary range for this position is $120K to $230K per annum. Please note that Tetra Tech considers various factors in determining pay, including but not limited to: education, relevant and demonstrated work experience in the role, skills, geographic location, qualifications, certifications, and other competencies relevant to the needs of the business.



Some of the Responsibilities You May Have:

  • Acting as the technical lead and client contact for a large variety of geophysical projects for methods including, but not limited to, seismic refraction, MASW, VSP, ERT, electromagnetics, downhole, marine, non-destructive testing, and GPR.
  • Leading proposals and pursuing business development opportunities.
  • Establishing and maintaining client relationships to support the growth of the group.
  • Working collaboratively with other team members and disciplines within Tetra Tech.
  • Overseeing and supporting on-site data collection, if needed.
  • Representing Tetra Tech as a leading industry expert when interfacing with our clients.
  • Promoting geophysics within the consulting engineering industry .

Qualifications that Would Make You A Great Candidate:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Geophysics from a recognized University.
  • Registered as a P.Geo. with APEGA or another Canadian jurisdiction.
  • Strong all-round technical understanding of current near-surface geophysical methods.
  • Minimum 15 years of experience.
  • Strong industry connections.
  • Project management and business development experience.
  • Ability to clearly communicate information about geophysics and method limitations.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Personable and experienced in communicating and collaborating with people of varying educational and technical backgrounds
  • Technical writing expertise.
  • Experience with computer software and programming languages, including Matlab, Res2DInv, ReflexW, WellCAD, ArcGIS, and Surfer.
  • Dedication to safety when planning and overseeing the execution of fieldwork.
  • Must possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s LicenseMust be physically capable of performing geophysics fieldwork.
  • Travel may be required at times in this position .

What Makes Tetra Tech A Great Place to Work:


  • Benefits starting day one of employment.
  • Eligible for overtime (calculated at 1.5 times) that can be banked or paid out, whatever you prefer. Some of our employees work a lot of hours during the busy times and then take extended time off.
  • Hybrid work options when you are not in the field. We’ll provide the technology for you to work remotely.
  • Tetra Tech employs industry leading technical specialists across all environmental disciplines which promotes a strong mentorship environment and opportunity for technical growth.
  • Tetra Tech supports life-long learning and provides an annual allowance for educational opportunities.
  • You will be working with an amazing, very supportive team that takes a great amount of pride in our reputation and the phenomenal customer service we are known for.
  • Tetra Tech is a global company with over 28,000 employees worldwide. By joining this team, you have access to this network of professionals, experience, opportunities, and corporate benefits (e.g., corporate discounts, stock purchase plan).
  • Opportunity for advancement within our Geophysics Group and within Tetra Tech globally.

Additional Information

A requirement of working for Tetra Tech is that you are at least 18 years of age and legally entitled to work in Canada without sponsorship (a copy of a valid work permit may be required).

To meet the physical demands required of some positions, candidates must be in good physical condition and willing to work in all weather conditions. Clearance on pre-placement medical and drug and alcohol testing may be required but will be explained during the recruitment process if they are necessary. As this position may be serving clients that have vaccination requirements for site access, we may be confirming your eligibility to comply with this requirement.



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We offer a great place to work and an engaging culture that is based on innovation, collaboration, and integrity. Our compensation plan is competitive and includes excellent opportunities for growth and advancement.

About Tetra Tech:


Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 550 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees-28,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

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Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among Tetra Tech’s core values. Throughout our history, the company has prioritized equitable inclusion of all people. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information and any other characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all interested parties, including women; First Nations Metis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; and persons with disabilities. Please visit our website at to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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