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Tunnel Lead Engineer

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General information


Egis is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors.
We design and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development.
With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 18,000 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects.
Improving people's quality of life and supporting communities in their social and economic development, whilst drastically reducing carbon emissions and achieving vital 2050 net zero targets, that's our purpose.



Position description

Job title

Tunnel Lead Engineer

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Line specific context

Egis is experiencing substantial growth in North America, now made up of over 1,000 engineers, architects and planners across Canada and the USA. This strategic move underscores our commitment to investing in the region, propelling our expansion to new heights.


As a pivotal member of our team, you'll play a key role in driving the company to the next level. Egis is actively investing in critical growth areas, leading to the creation of exciting new roles. The successful candidate will benefit from unwavering support from both the local and international teams, gaining access to world-class experts on a global scale to facilitate our rapid growth.

Job description

We are seeking an accomplished Tunnel Engineering Lead to spearhead tunnel engineering excellence within large North American Infrastructure projects. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned engineer with a proven record of accomplishment in overseeing and implementing technical solutions for tunnel design and construction.


This role presents a unique opportunity for a dynamic professional to lead and grow a dedicated technical team, tapping into our international technical resources to drive innovative tunnel infrastructure solutions within industry leading large infrastructure projects.


Tunnel Engineering Expertise:

  • Utilize specialized knowledge in tunnel engineering to lead the design, planning, and execution of tunnel components of large infrastructure projects in the US and in Canada.
  • Provide technical oversight and collaboration in pursuits, proposal development, strategic planning and client relationships.

Project Management:

  • Oversee the planning and execution of tunnel projects, ensuring adherence to quality, safety, and timeline standards.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to achieve successful project outcomes.

Team Leadership and Development:

  • Build and lead a high-performing technical team dedicated to advancing tunnel infrastructure solutions.
  • Foster a collaborative and innovative work environment that encourages knowledge sharing and continuous learning.
  • Support as Technical Lead in conferences, pursuit prepositioning and proposals.

Client Collaboration:

  • Act as a primary technical point of contact, providing insights and recommendations based on expertise.

International Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with international technical resources within the company, leveraging expertise and best practices to enhance tunnel engineering initiatives.


  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Professional registration (e.g. P. Eng., P.E.) in at least one province/ state and willingness to register in other provinces/ states as required.
  • 15+ years of experience in tunnel engineering, with a proven track record in overseeing and implementing technical solutions.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and expertise of various tunneling methods and techniques, geotechnical aspects, and challenging ground conditions.
  • Strong project management skills with a demonstrated ability to lead and deliver successful tunnel projects on time and within budget.
  • Leadership experience in building and managing technical teams.
  • Familiarity with North American tunneling standards and best practices.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.



An affirmative action participant EOE M/F/D/V/SO

Position location

Job location

America/Carribean, USA


Various States

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

4-Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

Minimum level of experience required

Over 10 years