Are you a registered Professional Engineer looking for the next step in our career? Does working on multi-disciplinary projects across Western Canada interest you?  If you have project experience in Municipal and/or Water-Wastewater Engineering, we want to hear from you!

A Little About Us

At ISL, we share an enthusiasm for community infrastructure. From planning through to design and construction management, we create nimble teams to tackle the unique requirements of every project. Our technical expertise encompasses transportation, land use planning, civil engineering, municipal, landscape architecture, heritage services, environmental management, water, structural, community engagement, geomatics, construction services and 3D visualization. Just the right size, ISL delivers on complex projects while being small enough to maintain strong, cohesive project teams and personal client attention and service.

ISL’s Water Sector’s Municipal Service Line provides expert assessment, design, construction and commissioning services for water, wastewater, and stormwater systems in communities, while the Water-Wastewater Service Line focusses more heavily on pumped conveyance, storage, and treatment systems.  Both service lines operate in an integrated fashion. 

We are looking for a person to join our team who can apply their knowledge and experience in detailed design to deliver a variety of services for our public and private sector clients with a focus on sustainable water systems. Committed to finding, mentoring, and growing the right individual, our team approach is integral to our success:
  • We offer our team members a diverse range of projects on which to hone their skills and are committed to team member career progression
  • Together we enjoy a challenge and variety in our work. We pride ourselves on delivering quality service to our clients on each of our projects

A Little About You

Your cover letter must demonstrate:
  • How do you build relationships and effectively liaise with clients
  • Your approach to prioritizing and organizing work in an environment with multiple deliverables and overlapping schedules

Your resume should show us:
  • Registration as a professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta or equivalent (e.g., APEGS)
  • 10+ years’ experience in assessment, detailed design, and construction administration experience for general municipal engineering projects and/or water-wastewater projects such as water reservoirs, booster stations, and sewage pumping stations

Bonus points for:
  • Business development experience
  • Training and mentoring of junior staff

A Little More About the Role

Day to Day Responsibilities:

While no two days will look the same, we are looking for a candidate who has experience in one, some or all of the below points.

Municipal Engineering
  • Planning, analysis, and design of urban hydraulic systems
  • Design of piped systems
  • Grading designs for surface drainage works and roadways
  • General municipal engineering projects, including infrastructure rehabilitation

Water-Wastewater Engineering
  • Undertake and document: process, mechanical and other design calculations in accordance with regulatory requirements and guidelines during all phases of design and construction
  • Independently create conceptual, preliminary and detail designs
  • Develop plans, specifications, and cost estimates for water/wastewater infrastructure projects

Project Delivery
  • Coordination of CAD design technologists to prepare designs
  • Utility coordination and preparation of crossing agreements
  • Preparation of engineering reports, documents, and drawings
  • Ensuring quality procedures are followed for drawings and reports
  • Preparation of procurement documents including specifications
  • Coordination of tendering processes
  • Contract administration of projects during construction
  • Provide construction support services, workshop drawings review, response to RFIs, mechanical inspection
  • Developing and maintaining ongoing client relationships

We are engineers, technologists, planners, landscape architects, scientists, and their support teams that work together to deliver infrastructure, minimizing environmental impact and maximizing benefit to the community. 

  • We work on fascinating projects right in our community.
  • We are nimble. We integrate the right team to solve our clients' biggest challenges.
  • We are social. Follow our hashtag #isllife on Twitter and Instagram or check out our YouTube Channel.
  • We get together. Every year, Staff Development Seminar brings together ISLers from all over western Canada to learn, share and connect.
  • We are independent problem solvers. Employee owned and operated, we like to work hard with minimum bureaucracy.
  • We encourage and reward high performance. Employer paid benefits plan, Group RRSP, and competitive salaries with opportunities for annual bonus.

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Department: [0202] Calgary - Municipal
This is a permanent full time position

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