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Civil Engineer



Software Engineering
Dartmouth, NS, Canada
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2024

Civil Engineer - ( 240002O5 )


Strong communities don’t just happen—they’re built. They’re creatively imagined, collaboratively planned, and readied to face tomorrow with optimism. We’re driving the future of Community Development. Our experts lead their fields, collaborating on projects that are as technically challenging as they are impactful, creative, and fulfilling. We’re a place where you can apply your passion—and find endless opportunities to help make communities more equitable, resilient, and livable.

Your Opportunity

The role of an intermediate civil engineer is to work independently on smaller projects, and as a team member of larger projects. You should be able to evaluate, select, specify, and engineer systems or products for a project. An intermediate civil engineer will perform a variety of complex tasks which may include calculations, field work, coordination of tasks and personnel. The projects assigned may be complex, broad, varied and diverse in scope. You will analyze proposed projects to ensure reliability, resource efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • May work on multiple projects and be responsible for projects of average complexity/size.

  • Serves as Engineer-of-Record.

  • Performs more complex engineering design tasks on assigned projects under supervision of the Project Technical Lead or Project Manager, including engineering drawings, engineering reports, presentations, and required applications to regulatory agencies.

  • Engage in the development of design through sketches, electronic models, diagrams, and other visual formats.

  • Prepare and revise documentation in various civil phases including site plans, utility plan/profiles, grading plans, cross sections, diagrams, and details.

  • Lead project coordination meetings with internal team members and/or external consultants, owner and contractor, sub-contractors, and vendors.

  • Participate in client project requirement meetings and value analysis and cost estimating.

  • Involved in the approval and permitting process of projects, which may require meetings with clients, contractors, reviewing agency personnel and governing entities.

  • Manage and lead other team members while working on projects; complete tasks and delegate specific project tasks to other team members as appropriate.

  • Assist senior engineers/designers with developing and managing the project scope, budget, staffing and schedule.

  • Assist in the preparation and coordination of the project specifications and construction documents.

  • Prepare contract documents for construction (i.e. engineering drawings and specifications).

  • May conduct construction inspection services.

  • Support the civil team in providing services during construction that can include submittal reviews, responses to requests for information and contract document clarifications.

  • Participate in constructability review.

  • Participate in quality assurance and quality review.

  • Assist in the development of new standards and specifications for the discipline.

  • Prepare portions of engineering project proposals, change orders, client contact and communication pertaining to specific projects.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Has well-developed understanding of general concepts of relevant areas of civil engineering design, including gravity and pressure systems, geotechnical, survey, storm water/drainage design, road design, erosion and sediment control, and grading.

  • Possesses excellent time management skills; thorough understanding of task assignment and schedule, budgeting and efficient use of time and resources.

  • Ability to effectively discuss project issues with clients and reviewing agencies.

  • Thorough understanding of codes, legal and design requirements in relevant jurisdictions.

  • Well-developed understanding of all phases of project document production and the relationship between drawings and specifications.

  • Strong knowledge of civil systems, means and methods, materials, and industry standards.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Teams, and AutoCAD.

  • Proficiency with engineering model software such as H2OMAP, Infoworks, EPASWMM, XPSWMM, SWMHYMO, PCSWMM, etc. is considered an asset.

  • Ability to solve complex problems using sound professional judgment, creativity, and innovation.

  • Ability to check the work of others for accuracy and completeness and manage time to meet project budget and schedule.

  • Ability to participate and collaborate in project team setting and to engage in creative and critical thought.

  • Ability to administer and inspect construction activities.

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, both written and verbal

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks

  • Able to work in a team environment

  • Supervising and mentoring junior staff across a range of technical and professional development levels

  • Coordinating with engineers, technical staff and/or team members in various disciplines to ensure that the projects’ needs are met in a timely and effective manner

  • Serving as a technical expert during liaison with landowners, municipal/agency staff, and other stakeholders

  • Use of a vehicle and valid driver’s license.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering. Minimum of 6 years of experience.

  • Licensed Professional Engineer.

Typical office environment working with computers and working at a desk for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees will have access to health, dental, and vision plans, a well-being program, health care spending account, wellness spending accounts, group registered retirement savings plan, employee stock purchase program, group tax-free savings account, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage, and paid time off.

Temporary/casual employees will have access to group registered retirement savings plan, employee stock purchase program, and group tax-free savings account.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : Canada-Nova Scotia-Dartmouth

Organization : BC-1604 CommDev-CA Ottawa ON

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Jul 3, 2024, 7:29:01 AM

Req ID: 240002O5

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans