The Opportunity
McElhanney is looking for an enthusiastic Water and Wastewater Engineer to support our projects through the design of water and sewer systems, and associated facilities including pump stations, water and wastewater treatment facilities, wastewater collection systems, reservoirs, water distribution systems, and stormwater systems. Our engineering teams have a track record of providing support to a range of rural and urban municipalities, so flexibility in the types of projects you undertake is central to success. The selected candidate will plan and develop pre-design reports and undertake detailed design associated with a variety of small to large size water/wastewater facilities. This role will require strategic understanding and effort to assist in continuing to build and grow our services in the Alberta and BC marketplace.

You will have the opportunity to work with major clients, along with our company-wide water/wastewater engineering team as well as with the technical service group. This is truly a great opportunity for a keen individual to build a rewarding career.

 What You’ll Be Doing: 

  • Design and analysis of water and sewer piping, pump/lift stations, reservoirs, and treatment facilities for both water and wastewater.
  • Design and analysis of water distribution and treatment systems
  • Coordinate with electrical, mechanical, structural and architectural teams to ensure smooth project delivery.
  • Prepare effective proposals, liaise with clients, and find opportunities to leverage our inter-disciplinary teams to provide value-added services.
  • Coordinate drafters and junior designers to prepare detailed design drawings, specifications and contract documents.
  • Understanding of Development Site Servicing Plan requirements and processes would be an asset.

 What You’ll Bring: 
  • Registration in good standing as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) in Alberta and/or British Columbia.
  • Excellent communication skills are a must
  • Experience with relevant Provincial standards, regulations, and approval processes for all types of utilities and facilities.
  • Experience with multi-disciplinary team project delivery, as well as alternative delivery models.
  • Demonstrate a track record of maintaining satisfied clients and successfully pursuing infrastructure projects.
  • 5+ years of experience in rural and urban water and wastewater infrastructure

What Can We Offer You?
  • 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.
  • 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.


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 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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