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 1,000 staff members, we are proud to offer qualified staff with shareholding options in our company. Our teams work hard to build strong connections with our staff, clients, and local communities.

Our award-winning engineers and technologists 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 senior management to our most junior recruits, we are partners in solving our clients’ challenges. 

Role Overview
McElhanney Ltd. is currently seeking an experienced and motivated individual to join our team as a Civil Engineering Technologist in Kitimat, BC. This role is ideal for someone looking to grow his or her design/construction engineering experience by working on a wide variety of land development, municipal, and construction projects. The successful candidate will be proficient with Civil 3D, AutoCAD, and other technical software. With the recently announced LNG Canada project in Kitimat, this is an ideal growth opportunity for the right candidate looking to be involved in a varied project workload including office and field work.

Relocation assistance is available for the successful candidate.

For additional information and opportunities in Kitimat, visit our customized Kitimat careers page.

  • 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
  • Conduct field inspections and site visits as required to verify construction works are completed to specifications. Plan and complete field materials testing as required, including laboratory work if necessary. 
  • 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

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology plus 2 years’ experience in municipal design and construction
  • Advanced proficiency in Civil 3D Software is essential
  • Valid driver’s license is required
  • Excellent communication, client management, and relationship-building skills
  • Experience in Materials Testing, Construction surveying or Field Inspections would be an asset
  • Ability to work without supervision as well as an A.Sc.T. or other technical accreditation is an asset
  • Ability to work without supervision as well as within a busy and close-knit team environment
This role is designated as a safety sensitive position.

If this is the opportunity for you, apply now or visit
www.mcelhanney.com/careers to apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The town of Kitimat was developed in the 1950’s as a result of Alcan’s investment in creating hydroelectric facilities to support aluminum smelting in the area. To attract and retain workers, Alcan invested considerable time and money creating a safe and family-oriented community with state-of-the-art facilities and higher salaries. With the recently announced $40-billion LNG Canada project, the largest privately-funded project in Canadian history, we anticipate a busy time ahead of us here at McElhanney.

Located in the Northern BC wilderness, The Kitimat River and nearby coastline is a compelling town to call home for families and adventure-seekers alike, who are looking to grow their career in a place that offers so much opportunity for families and professional growth.

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, disability, or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply.
McElhanney is aware of activities where individuals have received fraudulent job offers. Please be advised that McElhanney will not ask applicants for any form of monetary exchange at any point in the recruitment process. To learn more visit: www.mcelhanney.com/careers/fraud-warning

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This is a full-time position

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