Urban Systems

Civil Engineering Technologist/Technician

Job Locations CA-BC-Fort St. John
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/2/2018 5:24 PM)
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Job Description (EN)

Our Fort St. John office is looking for a highly capable Civil Engineering Technologist/Technician to join our team. Come join one of the Best Workplaces in Canada! Our Design Production Team (DPT) is an integral part of our practice and ability to deliver excellent service to our clients. This is an opportunity to live and play in the North, while joining a tight-knit office working on unique assignments that are helping to create resilient and vibrant communities across the BC Peace Region.


As a Civil Engineering Technologist/Technician, you will be responsible for assisting the team in translating high level conceptual designs from preliminary, through to detailed, design. The entire spectrum of work is something that our DPT members navigate and explore every day. Specifically, you can expect to be involved in:


  • Carrying out design tasks and/or AutoCAD assignments 
  • Supporting engineering personnel in field, design, drawing production and/or construction specifications
  • Ensuring quality control and verifying accuracy of design production work
  • Communicating with project leaders
  • Performing a variety of defined assignments with independent judgment
  • Advising team on technical challenges and troubleshooting
  • Assisting with project timelines and directing work flow 
  • Promoting and instilling a sense of teamwork amongst members


As part of our launch process, the successful candidate will be required to spend their first 4 weeks of employment in our Kamloops branch for training purposes. Travel to and from Kamloops and accommodations will be provided.


About Fort St. John


Fort St. John is known as the energetic city for a reason! It is a small bustling community with a young and growing population. Our Fort St. John office, established in the North for over 23 years, has a team of 17 people who support communities across the BC and AB Peace region.


If you will need to relocate, we will do everything that we can to ease the transition. We help with the cost of moving expenses and can provide information on the local market to help you to find a place to call home.


About You


Our ideal candidate will be a new or recent graduate of an accredited Civil Engineering Technology program or equivalent. Given the variety of project needs and a desire to find the right person to fit within our team, we will consider candidates with a range of experience, education, and background in: land development, transportation, and/or municipal infrastructure detailed design and production. In particular, we are looking for the following skills, strengths and interests:


  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Civil 3D (required)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and other MS Office software 
  • Experience with GIS an asset
  • Excellent drafting skills and knowledge of drawing set-up and production
  • A keen eye for detail and take great pride in your work, both the large and the small projects
  • Effective communication and writing abilities
  • Committed to ongoing personal and professional development
  • Certification or eligible for certification with ASTTBC


About Us


Recognized as one of Canada’s top employers, Urban Systems is an employee-owned inter-disciplinary consulting firm based in Western Canada. In business since 1975, we have four decades of experience working with a variety of clients including all levels of government, Indigenous communities, commercial and residential land developers, and the natural resource sector. Our team of over 400 people, across multiple branch offices, is committed to helping build vibrant communities of all sizes.


Our Commitment to You


At Urban Systems, we make significant investments in our people, which is why we take great care to hire those who we believe will thrive in Urban Systems over the long term. We’ve become recognized as a workplace of choice by nurturing a unique corporate culture that sets us apart and provides:


  • Challenging and interesting project opportunities
  • A fun workplace, where hard work accomplishes great things 
  • The opportunity to work with industry leading professionals in a collaborative environment
  • Ongoing career development and learning
  • Meaningful rewards and recognition


How to Apply


If this describes your background, your skills and your natural talents, please check out our website for more information and submit your resume and covering letter along with a completed Candidate Questionnaire (available for download on our site).


Deadline for Applications: Friday, February 23, 2018



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