Civil Design and Construction Technologist/Engineer

Urban Systems Ltd.

Vancouver, BC


Civil Design and Construction Technologist/Engineer
Vancouver or Surrey, BC

About the Opportunity

Urban Systems has an immediate opening for a Civil Design and Construction Technologist or Engineer to oversee and provide construction inspection and contract administration services, as well as design support services for a variety of projects in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley areas.

Typical duties in this role will include:

  • Inspect and evaluate road works, drainage facilities, underground utilities, and related construction elements to ensure that work quality and progress are maintained according to prescribed specifications, standards, and schedules.
  • Prepare daily and monthly reports of specific work performed including change orders, progress claims, CCCs, as-builts, etc.
  • Assist project managers with contract administration and budget tracking.
  • Regular liaison with contractors, stakeholders, and project manager regarding status of project.
  • Coordination of subconsultants.
  • Assist with design development of municipal and land development projects when not engaged in field services—this could include CAD production and drafting, record drawing preparation, tender and contract preparation, design development.
  • Provide leadership and technical mentorship to junior staff in field services delivery.
  • Coordinate inspection and survey for land development and municipal construction projects.
  • Ensure that field staff and site inspectors are fully supported on their projects.
  • Promoting and instilling a sense of teamwork amongst team members.
  • Encouraging and coaching the team while providing critical feedback when necessary.
As this position will support both our Surrey and Vancouver offices, there is the option to work out of either branch location.

About You 

Our goal is to find a multi-faceted technologist/engineer, with an interest and aptitude in both civil design delivery and construction services who would become a significant asset to our team. This includes a minimum of five years of experience in both design and construction services and the ability to leverage that experience to lead our field services team in technical mentorship and coordination of resources.

Ultimately we see our ideal candidate possessing the following skills, strengths, and interests:

Field and Contract Experience:

  • A combined minimum of five (5) years direct on-site inspection services and design experience carrying out the tasks noted above specifically relating to municipal/civil engineering projects.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in BC, or eligibility for registration is required.
  • Ability to interpret construction documents, accurately perform mathematical computations, review and interpret engineering data, and make sound decisions based upon the foregoing information.
  • Have a proven track record in administering construction contracts including pre-construction process, record keeping, claim resolution, coordinating engineers and sub-consultant input, and project closeout.
  • Understanding of MMCD, CCDC, and other applicable contract documents and formats relating to civil discipline construction.
  • Ability and experience in writing and preparation of tender and contract documents.
  • Ability to perform quantity take-offs and construction cost estimates.
  • A proven communicator—both written and verbal.

Design Experience:

  • Design and drafting experience with CAD and/or Civil 3D is strongly desired.
  • A demonstrated ability in general road and municipal servicing design.


  • Strong computer skills.
  • A working knowledge of OH&S practices and requirements.
  • Some surveying skills—level, total station, and GPS is desired.
  • The applicant must be mobile between the sites and office utilizing their personal vehicle and also have a willingness to travel to remote sites when the need arises.

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, First Nations, commercial and residential land developers, and the natural resource sector. Our team of almost 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:
Tuesday, January 31st, 2017