Based in Western Canada for over 100 years, McElhanney offers innovative and practical engineering, surveying, mapping, planning, landscape architecture, and environmental services. Our teams specialize in bridges and structures, transportation, municipal infrastructure & roadways, water resources, land development, geotechnical, construction and electrical engineering services. As a 100% employee owned and operated firm, with over 1,000 staff members across 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 levels of autonomy, opportunities for career development, excellent total compensation, and benefits package, and collaborating with a team of great professionals.

The Opportunity:
McElhanney has an exciting opportunity for a Land Development Designer to join our Engineering team in Surrey. This role is ideal for someone who is looking for a challenging opportunity in Land Development, with skills to be utilized on a wide variety of Land development-based projects. The ideal individual will come with solid experience in dealing with the local government and developers within the lower mainland.  

Our Surrey Engineering group is a multi-disciplinary professional office currently involved in many high-profile infrastructure projects.  By joining the team, you open the door to a rewarding career in a positive corporate culture that is welcoming, and allows staff to learn, grow, and build meaningful relationships. Most importantly, we have nurtured a fun and family-like environment making McElhanney a workplace where our staff choose to grow long-term careers. Being part of the team means you have the opportunity to be mentored by industry-leading professionals and access to established programs that support the growth of our future leaders.

What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Carry out and oversee aspects of engineering design for land development, from proposal stage through commissioning of the work.
  • Provide planning and design support including preparation of drawings, calculations, and modelling for civil works (water, wastewater, stormwater, and roads).
  • Provide detailed 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.
  • Work with other team members to ensure schedules, budgets, and quality control standards are achieved and maintained.

What You’ll Bring:
  • Diploma or Degree in Civil Engineering with approximately 1-2 years of progressive experience in the design of land development and municipal infrastructure projects.
  • Registration in good standing as an EIT or A.Sc.T in British Columbia, or eligibility to be registered.
  • Proficiency in the application of AutoCAD Civil 3D is essential and would be a key skill set.
  • High productivity, attention to detail, effective verbal and written communication skills, and an ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-starter with a desire to work in a thriving environment.
  • Experience with construction inspection and contract administration is preferred.

What Can We Offer You?
  • Flexible work hours to accommodate your lifestyle.
  • Maternity leave top-up and parental leave.
  • 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 including access to courses on our Learning Hub, paid professional development, mentorship program, and encouragement to join internal committees such as, Young Professional, Women at McElhanney, Equity Diversity and Inclusion, and technical service groups.
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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Our Surrey Office is conveniently located on the 23rd floor of Central City Tower, our modern office space is near the SkyTrain and readily accessible via public transit. While being one of the fastest growing, culturally diverse cities in Canada, Surrey offers world-class recreation facilities including gyms, arenas, parks, greenways, nature trails, bike routes, where our teams live, work and play!
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Department: Engineering
This is a full-time position

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