Engineer-in-Training, Indigenous Communities Practice

June 7, 2022

Job Post Details

Role: Engineer-in-Training, Indigenous Communities Practice
Company: Urban Systems

Our growing Vancouver office is looking to add a capable and hardworking Engineer-in-Training (EIT) to our team. Are you keen to benefit from the support of industry professionals while working on exciting and inspiring projects that make a visible difference in many communities? In addition to the learning and project experience, you can:

• Hone your civil engineering skills, apply theory, and provide workable solutions for infrastructure design and planning, including roadways, water, sanitary, drainage, and housing
• Establish relationships with communities and act as the clients’ representative on-site during construction to gather information, conduct inspections, and ensure that designs are built to specifications
• Exploring creative and sustainable solutions together with our clients to build vibrant communities
• Provide accurate and timely input on technical reports, plans, studies, proposals, and presentations

The opportunity to work remotely and from home does exist, although, from time to time, we may need assistance with client work or face-to-face meetings. Therefore, the individual would need to reside in the Metro Vancouver region.
About You

This opportunity is well suited to graduates from a Civil or Environmental Engineering degree program who will be eligible to obtain professional designation with EGBC. Recent graduates or those with related experience will be considered. Candidates who are in the process of applying for their professional designation (P.Eng.) or have recently obtained it are also encouraged to apply.

The following skills, strengths and interests needed for this position:

• You are interested in working with Indigenous communities and municipalities in British Columbia
• You take the initiative, are a problem solver and continually deliver consistent, high-quality work
• You are passionate about understanding key community dynamics and working closely with clients and partners to provide innovative and “out of the box” solutions.
• You practice proactive communication, listen to others and enjoy collaborating with people of varying backgrounds and perspectives
• You are available to travel throughout Lower Mainland and British Columbia for project work, including visiting communities
• You are committed to ongoing personal and professional development
The following are desirable but not required:
• A high-level understanding of colonialism in Canada and the regulatory frameworks that impact development on reserve lands including the role of Indigenous Services Canada
• Experience using AutoCAD or Civil 3D for design drafting of linear infrastructure
• Experience and understanding of GIS and asset management
• A valid class 5 drivers’ license

About Us
We are an employee-owned inter-disciplinary community consulting firm with deep Canadian roots. We are united in our mission to transform communities everywhere into vibrant places where people want to live today, tomorrow, and forever.
At Urban Systems, vibrant communities are everything—including our own work community. Since 1975, we have grown to more than 500 people with 15 offices across Canada. Every day, our team works closely with our clients and their communities to deliver impactful work. We are proud to work with diverse clients including Indigenous communities, all levels of government, commercial and residential land developers, and the natural resource sector.
Our Commitment To You
Are you just getting started in your career? You’re in the right place! Here’s what you can expect as a part of the Urban Systems team:

• Learn and Grow – Grow your career with Urban Systems! You are encouraged to take initiative and shape your career through coaching, in-house learning, technical courses, and more.
• Competitive Compensation – Your skills and contributions are valued. You’ll receive competitive compensation, extended health, dental, vision care coverage and more.
• Paid Time Off – We encourage all team members to take time off to recharge and spend time with loved ones. Enjoy 3 weeks of paid vacation to start, on top of statutory days off throughout the year.
• Flexible Hours & Work Environment – You have a life outside of work! We offer flexibility in your work schedule and work environment to help you do your best work and meet your commitments.
• Work with Inter-Disciplinary Teams – Amazing things happen when you mix creativity, curiosity, teamwork, and a strong desire to collaborate and innovate. You will be part of diverse, inter-disciplinary teams to deliver important work.
• You’re in Good Company – Build relationships with a dynamic, accountable, and engaged team fueled by our shared purpose. Every branch facilitates connection with a series of social and team building events.
• Beautiful Office – Do your best work in office spaces designed with your needs in mind. Our office in Yaletown has its own unique personality and design.
• Create Lasting Community Impact – 98% of Urban Systems employees believe that the work we do is important. Join a team of like-minded leaders and work together to bring to life impactful community projects.

How To Apply

If this describes your background, skills and attributes please visit our website for more information and submit your resume and cover letter. If it doesn’t describe you exactly but you feel you are well suited to this opportunity, we encourage you to apply.

Urban Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create an inclusive culture for all employees. Our clients come from all walks of life and so do you. We believe that diversity and unity among our teams lead to building vibrant communities.

Deadline for applications: June 22, 2022 @ 9:00 AM (PDT)

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