Engineer-in-Training – Urban Systems Ltd.

7 July 2023

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Courtenay, BC

About the Opportunity
Our growing Courtenay office of 15 people is looking to add a capable and hardworking Engineer-in-Training (EIT) to our team. Are you keen to benefit from the support of industry professionals and experienced engineers while working on exciting and inspiring projects that make a visible difference in many communities? The Courtenay teams generally works for small to medium municipal and indigenous communities. In addition to the learning and project experience, you can:

  • Hone your civil engineering skills and develop an understanding of technical best practices in real world applications (water, sewer, stormwater, land development, etc.)
  • Apply theory and provide workable solutions related to the design and implementation of municipal infrastructure
  • Conduct inspections and ensure designs are built to specifications
  • Build and grow relationships with existing project leaders and clients; proactively and professionally communicate with contractors, co-workers, clients, and the general public
  • Provide accurate and timely input on technical reports, plans, studies, proposals, and oral presentations as required

About You
This opportunity is well suited to new graduates from a civil, environmental, or engineering program with up to 3 year of experience. Candidates should be eligible for registration with EGBC. In addition, the following attributes would be considered a benefit to this role:

  • A keen interest in pursuing a career working on civil infrastructure, from feasibility to design and construction projects in Western Canada, based out of Courtenay
  • A desire to work for small to medium size communities with a variety of infrastructure projects.
  • Effective communication skills (technical, written and verbal), and you enjoy collaborating with others
  • Ability to undertake, with the support of the team, technical studies, hydraulic calculations, and design tasks (experience with AutoCAD).
  • Experience with water/stormwater systems: feasibility study, pump selection, modeling (water cad & PC Swim)
  • Ability to be engaged on multiple projects, prioritize work and meet timelines, and generally thrive in a self-directed work environment
  • Driven with a desire to take initiative, a problem solver that continually delivers consistent, high-quality work
  • Commitment to ongoing personal and professional development
  • Hold a valid class 5 drivers’ license

 About Us
We are an employee-owned inter-disciplinary community consulting firm with deep Canadian roots. We are united in our mission to transform communities everywhere into vibrant places where people want to live today, tomorrow, and forever.

At Urban Systems, vibrant communities are everything—including our own work community. Since 1975, we have grown to more than 700 people with 18 offices across Canada. Every day, our team works closely with our clients and their communities to deliver impactful work. We are proud to work with diverse clients including Indigenous communities, all levels of government, commercial and residential land developers, and the natural resource sector.
Our Courtenay practice is located in the heart of our downtown center, a block away from the Puntledge River. Home to a rich history, a beautiful and vibrant downtown, and a thriving arts and cultural scene. Living here provides access to a wealth of activities for every season and every personality! The city of Courtenay is located near amazing natural landscapes – including plenty of beaches, Mt. Washington, and amazing river pathways.

Our Commitment To You
Are you just getting started in your career? You’re in the right place! Here’s what you can expect as a part of the Urban Systems team:

  • Learn and Grow – Grow your career with Urban Systems! You are encouraged to take initiative and shape your career through coaching, in-house learning, technical courses, and more.
  • Competitive Compensation – Your skills and contributions are valued. You’ll receivecompetitive compensation, extended health, dental, vision care coverage and more.
  • Paid Time Off – We encourage all team members to take time off to recharge and spend time with loved ones. Enjoy 3 weeks of paid vacation to start, on top of statutory days off throughout the year.
  • Flexible Hours & Work Environment – You have a life outside of work! We offer flexibility in your work schedule and work environment to help you do your best work and meet your commitments.
  • Work with Inter-Disciplinary Teams – Amazing things happen when you mix creativity, curiosity, teamwork, and a strong desire to collaborate and innovate. You will be part of diverse, inter-disciplinary teams to deliver important work.
  • You’re in Good Company – Build relationships with a dynamic, accountable, and engaged team fueled by our shared purpose. Every branch facilitates connection with a series of social and team building events.
  • Create Lasting Community Impact – 98% of Urban Systems employees believe that the work we do is important. Join a team of like-minded leaders and work together to bring to life impactful community projects.

How To Apply
If this describes your background, skills and attributes please visit our website for more information and submit your resume and cover letter. If it doesn’t describe you exactly but you feel you are well suited to this opportunity, we encourage you to apply.

Urban Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create an inclusive culture for all employees. Our clients come from all walks of life and so do you. We believe that diversity and unity among our teams leads to building vibrant communities.

Deadline for applications: July 31st, 2023 at 9:00 am PST.