The Opportunity
What’s better than living in a city that offers great recreation, amenities, and affordable housing? What about the ability to grow your career in a community that is the right fit for you? McElhanney Ltd. has an opportunity for a Junior Civil Engineer to join our team in Fort St. John, BC. In this role, you will have the opportunity to provide innovative and integrated consulting services to our public and private sector clients. We value flexibility, giving you the opportunity to support a range of projects from road rehabilitation/ reconstruction, municipal water and wastewater improvements to residential land development in a unique urban community. In addition, this position provides a mix of office and field work, providing you the opportunity to support projects in various capacities.

We have industry-leading professionals and mentors, and a culture that fosters growing future leaders. Our team has a reputation of taking great care in developing our people and fostering a positive, friendly, and rewarding work environment. Join McElhanney, a firm with big company opportunities, and a small company feel!  You’ll also have the benefit of working with a multidisciplinary team of professionals, including environmental, geomatics geotechnical engineers, environmental scientists and engineers, and survey professionals as well as access to the expertise and opportunities in other regional offices.

What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Provide design support for various infrastructure projects including municipal engineering, road works, utility and facility upgrades
  • Assist in the preparation of approval, tender, and contract documents
  • Complete field inspections to monitor the quality and progress of the work being performed
  • Prepare and adhere to site-specific health and safety plans
  • Provide support to other departments (survey, materials testing, and environmental engineering) to learn about and develop a holistic approach to project execution
  • Work with other team members to ensure schedules, budgets, and quality control standards are achieved and maintained.

What You’ll Bring:
  • Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited post-secondary institution with 2+ years of experience
  • Construction monitoring or field experience is an asset, but not required.
  • Registration in good standing as an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) in British Columbia, or eligibility to be registered
  • Proficiency in the application of AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • High productivity, attention to detail, effective verbal and written communication skills, and an ability to work well in a team environment

What Can We Offer You?
  • Flexible work hours to accommodate your lifestyle
  • Great benefits, including extended health & dental coverage, healthcare spending account, & RRSP matching
  • Maternity leave top-up and parental leave
  • Competitive salary and participation in our generous Performance Bonus Plan
  • Financial assistance with relocation if applicable
  • Opportunity to become a shareholder in an employee-owned firm
  • A workplace culture that is characterized by respect and inclusion for all
  • Continuous support for your professional development and growth
  • Employee and Family assistance program, which offers 24/7 support for all employees and their families either online or over the phone
  • Participation in our numerous programs that support our Four Cornerstones: people & communities, clients & partners, processes & technology, and financial

About Fort St. John
Located in the heart of the majestic Peace River country, Fort St. John is the largest city in Northeastern BC and supports a trading area of more than 70,000 people in the city and outlying service region. The population is dynamic, young, and energetic and, as the population continues to grow, so does the supply of retail shopping and other amenities. The friendly, small town feel is matched with big city amenities, creating a fantastic combination for many to call home. Fort St. John offers top-notch indoor recreation facilities and endless opportunities for outdoor adventures, and being “The Energetic City”, has hundreds of events taking place every year that entertain people of all ages and interests
About McElhanney
Based in Western Canada for over 110 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 1,000 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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