Urban Systems

Civil Engineering Technology Summer Student (Field Services)

Job Locations CA-AB-Calgary
Posted Date 1 week ago(2/15/2018 2:56 PM)
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Job Description (EN)

Our Calgary office has a current opening for two enthusiastic Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) or Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) Civil Engineering Technology students to join our team for the duration of their respective work term requirements starting in May 2018. This opportunity will be available to first or second year students.

We understand the need for you to have meaningful work terms during your education so we strive to create opportunities that are challenging, multifaceted and rewarding.  Our goal is for you to come away with an enhanced skill set that will serve you well in your future career as a technologist. This opportunity will involve varied experience working with seasoned veterans and recent graduates alike.
Typical duties may include:

  • Field Work –survey assistant work and construction inspection. 
    • Review construction drawings and grade sheets
    • Support survey crews when required
    • Communication with contractors, client, internal project managers
    • Technical experience with municipal construction projects
    • Documentation of ongoing construction site progress
    • Following tender documents and administering contracts to the contractor

The salary for this position will be $20-23 per hour based on a 40 hour work week and dependant on the successful candidates’ skill and abilities.


About You


Our preferred candidate is currently enrolled at SAIT or NAIT in the Civil Engineering Technology program and possesses the following skills, strengths and interests:

  • Strong computer skills and highly proficient with AutoCAD and/or Civil 3D;
  • Familiarity with GIS or Autodesk Map would be an asset;
  • A self-starter that can work independently AND collaborate effectively with others;
  • Known for producing high quality work under all circumstances;
  • Energetic and enthusiastic and able to thrive in a fast paced environment;
  • Committed to ongoing personal and professional development, and
  • The applicant must have a valid Class 5 Driver’s License and provide their own personal vehicle. You will be reimbursed for mileage incurred during your work hours.


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 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; and
  • 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, March 2, 2018


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