Civil/Tunnel Engineer [CANADA / USA / AUSTRIA]

Job Title:                Civil/Tunnel Engineer
Reporting to:         Principal Tunnel Engineer
Location:                Toronto, Canada / Washington D.C., USA / Salzburg, Austria 

Eligible to work in either Toronto, Canada, or Washington D.C. USA or Salzburg, Austria

Company objective:

Dr. Sauer & Partners (DSP) has a record of delivering high quality and innovative tunnel design solutions for public and private underground infrastructure. For us, tunnelling is a passion to improve urban environments by utilising the underground space to its full potential. We work efficiently with highly qualified and motivated team members, have short decision processes, and offer direct access to Principal Engineers, Partners and design leads.

Purpose of the role:

You will be an integral part of a specialist team involved in all aspects of a design project and your contribution will be essential to the success of our company. You will be involved in a number of diverse engineering tasks, focussed on structural engineering for underground concrete structures, supporting the Principal Tunnel Engineer and working with peers and CAD resources alike.

Responsibilities and duties:

The Civil/Tunnel Engineer will have the opportunity to lead the timely production of key deliverables from design, drawings, reports and analyses in pre-set timeframes with supervision from our various senior team members. The principal duties are:

  • Structural analysis of reinforced concrete structures supporting the design of tunnel works.
  • Structural analysis of steel structures supporting the design of temporary tunnel works.
  • Writing reports and specifications to communicate project specific structural design and construction principles and processes with clients, owners and third parties. 
  • Empirical tunnel design and settlement assessment analysis and FE Modelling.
  • Leading the internal communication of the design principles between the engineering and the CAD team. 
  • Providing constructability review, and construction input to design process for on-site. 

Qualifications and experience required:

  • Minimum of a master’s degree in civil engineering. 
  • Knowledge of national and international design standards for concrete and steel.
  • Excellent English language (French is an asset), organisation and communication skills.
  • Working experience of minimum of five to ten years in structural engineering for concrete and steel.

Qualifications and experience advantageous:

  • Experience in SEM/NATM design, engineering and / or construction. 
  • Experience in geotechnical design such as SOE and ground structure interaction. 
  • Experience in AutoCAD/Revit/Dynamo and Bentley/Microstation, Project Wise and SharePoint.
  • Knowledge of analytical geotechnical software such as RS2, Plaxis, Abaqus etc.


  • Competitive Salary.
  • Health and Dental Insurance.
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation.
  • Employer Sponsored Retirements Plan.

Equal Opportunities
The teams across our offices are dynamic and hardworking. They inspire great ideas, strive for innovation, and seek solutions to the most complex and challenging projects, and help make Dr. Sauer & Partners a rewarding place to work. We ensure that we recruit, retain, and promote a diverse mix of colleagues who are representative of the diversity of our local communities. This enables us to access a wide range of ideas, knowledge and experience and allows us to deliver technical excellence across our projects.  

Please submit your application and resume via email as below