Role Overview
McElhanney Ltd. seeks a motivated Senior Bridge Engineer with a passion for technical mentorship of junior and intermediate staff and a demonstrated track-record leading challenging bridge and transit projects to join our team in Vancouver, BC. The ideal candidate will have experience with leading the pursuit and delivery of major bridge projects, including the design, rehabilitation, seismic retrofit, and / or evaluation of highway bridge and transit structures.

The incumbent will have the opportunity to pursue and lead the execution of a variety of bridge projects both conventionally procured and design-build. Bridge types range from short to long span including cable supported and arch systems in design and construction engineering roles.

The role is posted for Vancouver, however there is the opportunity to join our existing bridge teams in either Victoria or Kamloops (or possibly our other locations throughout Western Canada). Exceptions will be made for the ideal candidate.
  • Provide design, engineering expertise, and senior oversight for bridge projects:
    • Bridges, from larger structures to single-span structures
    • Retaining walls and shallow foundation design
    • Pedestrian bridge design
  • Participate in strategic planning for the growth of the bridge group
  • Lead project management and technical delivery of large, multi-disciplinary projects
  • Supervise and mentor junior staff

  • 20+ years’ experience in the design of bridge structures
  • Proven technical leadership abilities. Experience or acumen for business development an asset
  • Registration in good standing as a P.Eng. in BC, or any other Canadian province or territory. Registration as a P.E. or S.E. would be an asset
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal as well as a positive, team-oriented attitude
  • Previous supervisory experience: proven ability to mentor young professionals
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in a leadership role on design-build and other alternate delivery projects in Western Canada and / or the Pacific Northwest, with preference for experience in BC
  • Experience leading the design of transit structures would be an asset
  • Experience with the design and analysis of structures in areas of high seismicity is an asset

What Can We Offer You?
  • Flexible work hours to accommodate your busy lifestyle 
  • Maternity leave top-up and parental leave 
  • Great benefits, including extended health and dental coverage, healthcare spending account, and RRSP matching 
  • Employee and Family assistance program, which offers 24/7 support for all employees and their families either online or over the phone 
  • A family-like culture that is characterized by respect and inclusion for all 
  • Continuous support for your professional development and growth 
  • Profit sharing through an annual performance bonus program
  • Ability to become a shareholder in an employee owned company 

About McElhanney
Based in Western Canada for over 100 years, McElhanney offers innovative and practical engineering, surveying, mapping, planning, landscape architecture, and environmental services. As a 100% employee-owned and operated firm, with over 1,100 staff members in 33 locations, we are proud to offer qualified staff with shareholding options in our company. At McElhanney, we work in teams to build strong connections with our staff, clients, and local communities. Our employees enjoy working here because of our varied projects, high levels of autonomy, opportunities for career development, excellent total compensation and benefits package, and collaborating with a team of great professionals.
Our Purpose:  Amaze our clients. Care for our communities. Empower our people.


If this is the opportunity for you, apply now or visit to apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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McElhanney’s Vancouver office is conveniently situated downtown, just steps away from BC Place and Yaletown and in close proximity to transit, shopping, and restaurants.  In this location are engineering, surveying, and mapping branches, as well as the Corporate head office services including Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources, Business Technology, and Health, Safety & Environment departments.

 McElhanney is committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion which celebrates the successes that comes from a team diverse in expertise, experiences, and perspectives. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, welcoming all ethnicities, religions, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, or people with disabilities. Requests for accommodations can be made at any stage of the selection process.
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