The Opportunity:
McElhanney has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Design Build Manager with demonstrated leadership and strong technical capabilities to oversee the design management of major infrastructure projects across Western Canada, with a potential opportunities in Ontario and Washington State. This position is ideal for a Civil Engineer looking to advance their career from a strong design and project management background into a senior leadership role. The successful candidate will provide leadership, technical training and oversight to a comprehensive team including engineers, senior designers, CADD Operators and other specialists on innovating a conceptual design through to construction of infrastructure projects.

This senior role offers the ability to be eligible for shareholding privileges in an employee-owned company.

All available locations: qualified candidates will have the ability to work out of any of our McElhanney offices across British Columbia or Alberta. 

What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Responsible for the leading and developing the technical design of civil engineering works including:
    • Participation in Major Design Build and P3 Infrastructure Projects
    • Roadway and Transportation Design
    • Geometrics and Laning Design
    • Utility Design, including Watermains, Sewers and Force Mains
    • Storm Sewer Design
    • Construction staging and detour design
  • Provide technical direction, engineering design, and design management of projects from proposal stage, through conceptual design, detailed design, construction and completion stages
  • Utilize Microsoft Office, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and MS Project  or Primavera P6 for the creation and review of engineering designs, reports, proposals and related documents
  • Work with team members to ensure schedules, budgets and quality control standards are achieved
  • Mentor, train, and support professional and junior staff
  • Provide planning, sales and marketing assistance as required.

What You’ll Bring:
  • Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited institution and must have a minimum of 10 years progressive experience preferably in the Design Build / P3 industry
  • Experience managing projects ranging in capital values of $10M to $250M
  • Registration in good standing as a P.Eng. in BC, Alberta, or Ontario (or eligibility for registration). PE registration in Washington or other US States would be a key asset.
  • Strong understanding of MMCD, TAC, BC MOTI, AT & ON, WSDOT design standards is an asset
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Scheduler), Adobe Acrobat (or Blue Beam) and AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, and an ability to work well in a large team environment are essential.

What Can We Offer You?
  • Flexible work hours to accommodate your busy lifestyle
  • Maternity leave top-up and parental leave
  • Extended health and dental coverage, healthcare spending account, and RRSP matching
  • Employee & Family assistance program, which offers 24/7 support online or over the phone
  • A workplace culture that is characterized by respect and inclusion for all
  • Competitive salary, participation in our generous performance bonus plan, and opportunity to join an employee-owned firm with potential share ownership
  • Continuous support for your growth through professional development reimbursement, mentorship programs, and opportunity to join numerous internal committees.

Examples of our Recent DB/P3 Projects Include
  • Highway 91/17 Sunbury Interchange, Delta BC
  • Southwest Calgary Ring Road
  • Robert Bank “Surrey Combo” Triple Rail Grade Separations
  • Regina Ring Road, Saskatchewan
  • 232nd Street Overpass, Langley
  • Powel Street Overpass, Vancouver
  • Port Mann Highway 1 – 152nd, 156th, 160, 200th and 202 Street Interchanges
  • Sea to Sky Highway 99, Sections 1, 2 and 3 Horseshoe Bay to Lions Bay
  • Warmen & Martensville Interchanges, Saskatchewan

For a full review of our projects, please visit our line portfolio:

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 an 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. Our employees enjoy working here because of our varied projects, high level 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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