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Intermediate Civil Engineering Technologist

Company: Kerr Wood Leidal
Location : Burnaby,BC

* This is an ECO Canada internship position. Preference will be given to pre-approved candidates. For more information on this program please visit: http://www.eco.ca/employers/internship-program/
Company Profile

KWL is an employee owned, mid-sized consulting engineering firm with offices in Greater Vancouver, Nelson, Vernon, Victoria and Calgary, AB. Founded in 1975, KWL has grown to a staff of over 170. Our expertise is water, in all its implications for engineering projects - from water supply and resources, to wastewater reatment and stormwater management, water-based pwer generation and the many aspects of water that can affect land.

Job Description

Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd. (KWL) is currently seeking an Intermediate Civil Engineering Technologist to work in its Burnaby office. The position provides the opportunity to work with a growing and dynamic team of leading water resources engineers, geoscientists and other professionals working on cutting edge and innovative projects.

Typical work would include: 
• field work, including stream assessments, works inspections, construction inspection, and flood response;
• survey using basic field techniques, RTK and total station;
• assembling, reducing, reviewing and analyzing data such as topographic survey, hydrometric, weather and climate, bathymetric and GIS based data;
• detailed design calculations, technical report writing, production of specifications;
• production of design drawings and GIS figures;
• quality and quantity control construction inspections;
• construction contract administration; and
• client and project management.

The right person… 
You enjoy working hands-on and excel at problem solving efficiently.  You are rational, organized, and take pride in a job well done.  You enjoy autonomy, innovation and are a proven self-starter.  You enjoy travelling around the province and working in urban areas to the remote wilderness.  You have a willingness to learn and develop the skills in the field and enhance them further through collaboration in a design office.  You excel in interpersonal and written communications skills and can work with team members in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Your qualifications, interests, and experience include a combination of the following:
• Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology;
• 3-5 years relevant experience, preferably within a consulting environment.
• Excellent working ability with AutoCad, Civil 3D, MS Word and Excel, statistical packages, and GIS: and
• A valid BC driver’s license is required.

KWL offers an extremely supportive work environment, with competitive compensation, benefits, and profit sharing.  As part of our efforts to foster a creative and industrious workplace, we encourage employees to develop their own work schedule, which includes flexible work hours.

Our firm has won numerous awards, including the Schreyer Award – Canada’s highest honour for consulting engineering achievement – and Awards of Merit and Excellence from various national and provincial professional engineering associations.