Location: City of Langley, British Columbia

Work involves engineering design, procurement, and contract administration for various heavy civil infrastructure and tunnelling projects. The work is intense and requires engineers with good judgement, a practical understanding of construction and construction equipment, and the ability to hold their head and perform under pressure.

The successful candidate will be working out of Ward & Burke’s Langley office/yard, as well as various jobsites across the Greater Vancouver area as required.

Key Qualifications for Position:

  • A recent graduate (within 1 year) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with a major in Geotechnical or Structural Engineering – GPA of 3.5 or higher – having taken courses in Reinforced Concrete Design, Steel Design, Foundation Design, and Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Experience working with AutoCAD or a similar 2D/3D drafting software and ability to complete clear and understandable design drawings efficiently.
  • Detail oriented with an understanding of reinforced concrete and steel design, soil mechanics, and familiarity with ACI Design Codes.
  • Ability to review and understand water/sewer construction drawings and prepare preliminary designs and quantity take-offs during procurement stages.
  • Previous experience working in the construction industry is an asset – namely heavy civil construction of sewers, watermains, tunnels etc.
  • Interest in site work with ability to travel and work extended hours as required to meet deadlines.
  • Registration with or eligibility to register as an E.I.T. / P.Eng.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Design of temporary support of excavation shafts and permanent concrete structures to ACI Standards – including preparation of formal design drawings and design calculation packages (performing engineering analysis by hand and using engineering software).
  • Design of reinforced concrete tunnelling pipe for various project conditions using appropriate pipe design codes.
  • Support procurement of projects including preparation of Request for Proposal Packages, Request for Qualification Packages, as well as conceptual designs, preliminary schedules and support the development of cost estimates.
  • General drafting and preparation of working plans and shop drawings in AutoCAD including plan-and-profile drawings, and as-built packages.
  • Contract administration for ongoing projects including the preparation of technical submittals and addressing review comments from clients and engineering consultants. Technical submittals include method statements and working plans.
  • Provide design reviews/feedback and engineering support to ongoing projects as required.
  • Management of municipal permits and coordination of subcontractors/architect as required for the ongoing construction of the yard in Langley, BC.


Terms of Employment:        Permanent, Full Time

Salary:                                    CDN$ 70,000

Hours:                                     8:00 am – 5:30 pm  Monday to Friday

Education:                              Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering

Experience:                           AutoCAD, MS Office, Reinforced Concrete Design, Steel Design, Geotechnical Engineering, Scheduling.  Prior work experience in design or construction a benefit.