Anshuman Sharma P.Eng.

Senior Associate, Geotechnical Engineering

Our Associates perform on-site investigations to determine origin and cause of complex losses. Their process: examine and collect evidence, take on-site photos, interview witnesses, conduct testing in our lab and analyze data to produce technical reports that are clear and concise.



Mr. Anshuman Sharma is a Senior Associate with the Geotechnical team in 30 Forensic Engineering’s Vancouver office. He has over 7 years of experience in geotechnical investigation, geotechnical design and earthworks construction.


  • Subsurface Investigation
  • Slope Stability Assessments
  • Landslide Assessments
  • In-situ and Lab Testing
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Subgrade Inspection
  • Gradation Analyses


Master of Engineering: Geotechnical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 2017

Bachelor of Engineering: Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, India, 2013


30 Forensic Engineering
Senior Associate – Geotechnical
2022 – Present, Vancouver, BC

  • Providing geotechnical expertise for multidisciplinary forensic investigations including residential, commercial and industrial related losses
  • Investigating geotechnical, mining and heavy civil infrastructure failures with a specific focus on foundations, slopes, excavations and earth retaining systems
  • Performing site examinations relating to loss/failure
  • Reviewing reports, plans and specifications to determine whether they meet relevant guidelines, codes, and other regulations

BC Hydro & Power Authority
Geotechnical Engineer
March 2022 – Present, Burnaby, BC

  • Conducted test pit investigations at a remote dam facility as part of the proposed seismic upgrades
  • Assessed & calculated load-bearing capacities of rock anchors supporting debris booms: Prepared design calculation sheet and authored the corresponding memorandum
  • Conduct biweekly site inspections at a site of two remediated sinkholes, to monitor & record signs of any further sinkhole developments

Horizon Engineering Inc.
Geotechnical Engineer
November 2021 – March 2022, North Vancouver, BC

  • Authored a report comparing EGBC guidelines (2010) on Landslide Assessment with the proposed unpublished guidelines (2021)
  • Conducted landslide assessment for a residential property in the District of North Vancouver, BC: Inferred site geology using dynamic cone penetrometer test logs and GSC (Geological Survey of Canada) surficial geology maps, prepared the model for & performed slope-stability analyses using Slope/W
  • Conducted slope-stability (Slope/W) & seismic displacement analyses (as per EGBC guidelines – 2010): Provided recommendations with respect to the local & global stability of the property
  • Conducted site reconnaissance (with the geomorphologist), subsurface investigation (supervising borehole drilling, and wildcat dynamic penetrometer testing) for a proposed development in Sechelt, BC
  • Conducted desktop study (review of surficial geology maps, and reports of nearby previous projects)
  • Prepared scopes of work and coordinated geotechnical field campaigns for multiple sites (In Lower Mainland, BC)

Nilex Inc.
MSE Specialist
January 2019 – October 2021, Edmonton, AB

  • Promoted to a permanent position (before the expiration of the original six-month contract)
  • Produced preliminary design and provided estimate & technical assistance for over 106 projects, including a 29m high MSE wall at Site C (tallest ever for Nilex in the 28 years that the organisation has been working in MSE walls)
  • Secured three high-revenue projects (~ 33% of the total revenue) through effective pre-tender consultation
  • Developed proficiency in MSE design software: MSEW, ReSSA, Tensar Soil & Tensar Slope
  • Remediated design safety concerns as per the FHWA & ASSHTO design requirements on a project (in Calgary, AB), with mistakenly excavated & damaged geogrid layers at the top by an earthworks crew

Quality Assurance Coordinator
August 2018 – January 2019, Edmonton, AB

Island West Coast Developments Ltd.
Project Coordinator: Construction
October 2017 – May 2018, Victoria, BC

Shell Canada Ltd.
Geotechnical Design Intern
May 2016 – December 2016, Calgary, AB

Vedanta Resources
Construction Coordinator
July 2013 – August 2015, Orissa, India


  • Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC)
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)