The Opportunity
McElhaney has an opportunity for a Junior Civil Engineering Technologist to enhance our team in Prince Rupert, BC. In this position you will play a key role on our Northern BC teams. Your primary responsibilities are to assist with diverse civil projects, provide detailed design support in production of engineering designs, drawings, and specifications, and assist in pursuit and delivery of local and regional projects. Working closely with our other BC offices’ engineers, and related operational teams, the successful candidate can rely on a very capable and established senior engineering team collaborating on multidisciplinary projects. 

Our award-winning engineers embrace a trailblazing spirit by challenging conventional thinking, questioning the status-quo, and expressing our passion to use engineering to make the world a better place. We recognize that our projects must serve the interests of our communities for the long term. Therefore, our teams specialize in municipal infrastructure & roadways, water resources, transportation, land development, structural, geotechnical, construction and electrical engineering services. From our most junior recruits to senior management, we are partners in solving our clients’ challenges while making high impact on our local communities.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • The successful candidate will lead or participate in components of, or entire projects from start to finish, meeting relevant standards, and client expectations
  • Assist in proposal preparation
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and jobs in a busy dynamic environment.
  • Prepare cost estimates, tender documents, and reports.
  • Contribute to Civil/Municipal, water resource, resource road and/or land development designs.
  • Assist in the production of engineering designs, drawings, specifications, cost estimates and tender documents for projects such as potable water, sanitation, stormwater management plans, roadway design, site grading, dikes and drainage systems
  • Take projects from preliminary concepts and sketches into engineering designs, plans, and project documentation requirements
  • Coordinate the preparation of documents required for regulatory approvals, prepare construction cost estimates and tender documents/contracts
  • Coordinate with other team members to ensure schedules, budgets and quality control standards are achieved
  • Identify issues and facilitate corrective measures, think independently
  • Liaise with contractor, clients/owners and affected stakeholders
  • Conduct Construction Field Reviews and Inspections, chair contractor/client meetings, complete Field Review Reports and Construction Progress reports as needed.

What You’ll Bring:
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology (or similar) from an accredited technical college program, plus 2+ years’ experience in a similar role
  • Registration, or ability to register as an A.Sc.T. or other technical accreditation is an asset
  • An individual that is a successful client liaison.
  • Experience in writing reports, technical memos, and client communications;
  • Experience administering MMCD contracts would be an asset;
  • Experience with AutoCAD and Civil3D would be an asset;
  • Field and Construction Inspection experience is an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills;
  • High productivity, attention to detail, and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a collaborative, team environment.

What Can We Offer You?
  • Extended health and dental coverage, healthcare spending account, and RRSP matching.
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up.
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program, which offers support in person, online or over the phone.
  • A workplace culture that is characterized by respect and inclusion for all.
  • Competitive salary including overtime pay, participation in our generous performance bonus plan.

Vaccination Requirement

In accordance with the recommendations and guidance provided by government health authorities, McElhanney strongly encourages all employees to get fully vaccinated to protect themselves and others against the health and safety risks and the transmission of COVID-19 to others.  This position requires that the successful candidate become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future, and as such, proof of vaccination will likely be required at some point. McElhanney will consider all accommodations required due to a protected ground under applicable human rights legislation.

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.

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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 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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