The Opportunity 
McElhanney Ltd. is currently seeking an experienced and motivated individual to join our team as a Civil Engineering Technologist in Penticton, BC. This role is ideal for someone looking to grow their design/construction engineering experience by working on a wide variety of land development, municipal, and construction projects. The individual will be an expert with Civil 3D, AutoCAD, and other technical software.

The successful candidate will work alongside the engineering, planning and environmental divisions within our Penticton branch that services the Okanagan area. In addition, the individual will have opportunities to support McElhanney’s 30+ branches on multidisciplinary projects in a variety of service sectors.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • 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 and drainage systems;
  • Take projects from preliminary concepts and sketches into engineering designs, plans, and project documentation requirements, using primarily Civil 3D, as well as other technical software as needed;
  • 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.

What You’ll Bring:
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology plus 3 years’ experience in municipal design and construction;
  • Advanced proficiency in Civil 3D Software is essential;
  • Registration as an A.Sc.T. or other technical accreditation is considered an asset;
  • Candidates will have, or will immediately obtain and maintain, membership with the regulatory association in the province in which the work is being done);
  • Excellent communication, client management, and relationship-building skills;
  • Ability to work without supervision as well as within a busy and close-knit team environment;
  • Experience in the training/supervising of junior technical staff would be an asset.

What Can We Offer You?
  • Relocation assistance or a signing bonus is available for the successful candidate based on their level of experience
  • 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

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 is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and as such, proof of vaccination will be required prior to the first day of employment. McElhanney will consider all accommodations required due to a protected ground under applicable human rights legislation.

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 1,100 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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Located in the sunny Okanagan region of British Columbia, Penticton has the best climate in Canada as ranked by Environment Canada.  The semi-arid desert climate provides over 2000 hours of bright sunshine and only 23 cm of rain per year.  Average temperatures are 28!

 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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