Senior Municipal Engineer

McElhanney Ltd. - Courtenay, BC (30+ days ago)

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Role Overview:
We have a new opportunity for a Senior Municipal Engineer to join our team in Courtenay, BC. We are seeking an experienced Professional Engineer with excellent leadership abilities and solid technical skills. This individual will be responsible for guiding a team of five engineers through diverse municipal and land development projects. Our ideal candidate will enjoy working with local governments, First Nations, and private industry, in a fast-paced environment.

McElhanney’s culture of mentorship and career growth make this position ideal for the successful candidate to both mentor junior staff, and to be mentored by senior management and engineering specialists within our organization. This role is ideal for someone who is looking for a challenging opportunity in Civil Engineering, while maintaining the work/life balance that only Vancouver Island can offer.

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Responsibilities :
  • Develop new business opportunities and establish strategic relationships with key clients, agencies and partners
  • Lead diverse civil projects; envision, manage and carry out engineering design for various types of civil projects, from proposal stage through commissioning of the work
  • Provide detailed design support and production of engineering designs, drawings and specifications that meet all client and approval agency requirements and standards for various civil projects including municipal, road works, bridges, and infrastructure upgrades
  • Coordinate and assist in the preparation of documents required for approvals, prepare development and construction cost estimates, tender documents and contracts, and coordinate with other team members to ensure schedules, budgets and quality control standards are achieved
  • Exceed client expectations by leading multidisciplinary teams, providing mentorship and guidance to junior and intermediate engineers and technical staff.
  • Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited university plus at least 10 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Registration in good standing as a P.Eng in British Columbia
  • Demonstrated sound business development and client liaison skills and a keen entrepreneurial spirit
  • High productivity, attention to detail, effective verbal and written communication skills, and an ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with all government levels, construction contractors and developers
  • Experience with AutoCAD and Civil3D considered an asset, as well as municipal infrastructure modeling software.
Benefits of The Role:
  • Be a business partner within one of Canada's Best Managed Companies
  • Financial support for professional development
  • Signing bonus up to $25,000
  • Reimbursement of relocation expenses up to $20,000
About McElhanney:
Based in Western Canada for over 100 years, McElhanney offers innovative and practical engineering, surveying, mapping, planning, landscape architecture, and environmental services. As a 100% employee-owned and operated firm, with over 1,100 staff members in 33 locations, we are proud to offer qualified staff with shareholding options in our company. At McElhanney, we work in teams to build strong connections with our staff, clients, and local communities. Our employees enjoy working here because of our varied projects, high levels of autonomy, opportunities for career development, excellent total compensation and benefits package, and collaborating with a team of great professionals.

Our Purpose: Amaze our clients. Care for our communities. Empower our people.:

If this is the opportunity for you, apply now or visit to apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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A beautiful and vibrant city on the east coast of Vancouver Island, Courtenay’s residents love its stunning scenery and recreational opportunities, as well as its affordability. World-class beaches are only a short drive away!
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