Program Positions

Engineer-in-Training/Geoscientist-in-Training Program Positions

Here's a list of all of the different positions we've hired through our EIT/GIT program. Please check the job posting to find out what position we are currently hiring for.

Highway Design

  • Understand the procedures for and carry out a feasibility study for a section of new highway location, including interpreting aerial photography to assist in determining the highway location.
  • Prepare an earthwork design for a highway project using computer techniques
  • Understand the special design problems involved in urban street design
  • Design a drainage structure using the various computation methods of hydrology and hydraulics
  • Be familiar with the procedures for preparation of road construction estimates, special provisions and drawings used in highway contracts
  • Prepare highway capacity calculations and do traffic analysis of intersections and interchanges
  • Assess and design safety aspects of highway alignments, including analysis of capacity and traffic incidents, guardrail warrants, and benefit/costs ratios
  • A valid BC Class 5 or Class 7 Driver’s Licence is required
  • Educational Streams: civil engineering with a focus on transportation or a related field is required

Structural

  • Design various types of bridge structures and understand the interrelationship between the bridge engineering and the other related disciplines such as environmental, hydrotechnical, geotechnical, regulatory, highway design and highway safety
  • Prepare cost estimates and contract documents
  • Become familiar with procedures for preparation of drawings and standards
  • Become familiar with computer techniques for design and analysis of structures, estimating and preparation contract documents
  • Become familiar with bridge inspection, maintenance and rehabilitation requirements
  • Conduct overload evaluation for existing bridges
  • Gain exposure to bridge construction and field work
  • A valid BC Class 5 or Class 7 Driver’s Licence is required.
  • Educational Streams: engineering with a focus on structural engineering

Geotech and Materials

  • Undertake geotechnical investigations, prepare designs and write reports for bridge foundations, highway embankments, remedial slope stability and other related topics
  • Plan and implement insitu testing programs, including electronic static cone penetrometer, pile capacity analysis, ground penetrating radar and other methods; processing and interpreting results; and presentation of conclusions and recommendations
  • Investigate liquefaction potential of soils and structural response under seismic loading of major highway; construction quality control on vibro compaction-replacement contracts and geotechnical investigation of soil parameters
  • Assess rock slopes, design of remedial measures for stabilization of rock slopes and preparation of contract specifications for rock slope stabilization contracts
  • Develop criteria for and compile an inventory of highway embankments/cutslopes/bridge end fills for seismic stability analyses
  • Perform pseudo-static stability analyses for embankments and cutslopes for selected locations
  • Calculate the cost of various alternative measures that may be taken for rehabilitation of the infrastructure for seismic stability
  • A valid BC Class 5 or Class 7 Driver’s Licence is required
  • Educational Streams:geological engineering, mining engineering, materials engineering and civil engineering with a focus on geotechnical and/or materials engineering.

Hydrotechnical

  • Hydrotechnical analysis and design for bridges, culverts, channel erosion control, stream stabilization and stream realignment projects
  • Participate in the Scour Evaluation Program
  • Construction inspection on projects where Bridge Section has had input to the hydrotechnical design process
  • Review bridge hydraulic and highway drainage reports from consultants and provide letter reports with review comments
  • Participate in Emergency Response to high flow events
  • Conduct site inspections and field assessments
  • Prepare site observation report and provide hydrotechnical advice to clients
  • Conduct field survey using basic surveying equipment such as compass, clinometers, range finder, and transit
  • Other miscellaneous tasks related to hydrotechnical and drainage engineering that originate from District and Regional projects
  • A valid BC Class 5 or Class 7 Driver’s Licence is required
  • Educational Streams: civil engineering with a focus on hyrdrotechnical engineering

Geoscience

  • Terrain evaluation and aggregate resource evaluation
  • Produce preliminary design of concepts and produces detailed designs under guidance of senior geoscientists
  • Participate in review of contract tenders for geoscience design and aggregate resource evaluation work
  • Participate in quality audits of design activities
  • Assist research in the field of terrain evaluation, aggregate assessment and evaluation and geological hazard evaluation
  • Become familiar with ministry policies, standards, specifications and procedures for terrain, aggregate, soils and rock evaluation and geological hazard identification, risk assessment and remediation
  • Conducts miscellaneous tasks related to geological engineering projects
  • A valid BC Class 5 or Class 7 Driver’s Licence is required
  • Educational Streams: geology, geophysics and environmental geoscience

Transportation Planning

  • Knowledge of transportation planning principles and analysis techniques including problem identification and definition, concept generation and evaluation and multiple accounts evaluation procedures
  • Knowledge of highway engineering principles and procedures at a planning level including basic highway design, traffic operations, and roadway capacity and levels of service
  • Knowledge of Traffic Impact Studies and the theory behind and applications of trip generation, access management, growth rates, trip assignment methodologies, and capacity analysis
  • Working knowledge of planning analysis software such as Synchro, SimTraffic, and Highway Capacity Software
  • Knowledge of micro-simulation software such as EMME2, VISSUM, and/or Paramics would also be an asset
  • Forecast traffic volumes and patterns
  • Conduct broad brush cost estimating and impact assessment
  • Direct consultants for various planning assignments, including developing consultant terms of reference, negotiating agreements, managing changes to scope, schedule or budget, and reviewing performance
  • A valid BC Class 5 or Class 7 Driver’s Licence is required
  • Educational Streams: civil engineering with a focus on transportation or a related field

Traffic

  • Participate on project teams and with work groups, from initiation through to construction via knowledge & experience in areas including design of roadways, intersections, signage, pavement markings, traffic management plans and road safety
  • Perform analysis of and implementing signal timing plans
  • Gain knowledge of highway engineering principles and procedures at a basic level including highway design, traffic operations, roadway capacity and levels of service
  • Increase knowledge of Traffic Impact Studies and the theory behind and applications of trip generation, access management, growth rates, trip assignment methodologies, and capacity analysis
  • Perform traffic analysis using traffic software such as Synchro, SimTraffic, and Highway Capacity Software
  • Participate on teams to develop, interpret, implement, and maintain traffic and highway safety policies, standards and procedures to guide and/or lead Ministry and partner personnel, as well as consultants and contractors; and recommends adherence to or potential deviations from policies, standards and guidelines
  • Work in conjunction with partners and stakeholders (e.g., ICBC, RCMP, Municipalities) to participate in joint projects and initiatives
  • Review requests to determine safety of non-standard design and construction aspects of projects
  • Prepare and presents detailed reports including summarizing findings and making recommendations
  • a valid BC Class 5 or Class 7 Driver’s Licence is required
  • Educational Streams: civil engineering with a focus on transportation or a related field

Project Management

  • Working under the direction of a Project Manager an EIT would gain knowledge of highway capital projects and larger rehabilitation projects from concept to completion
  • Assignments can include projects such as; a route study and functional plan, a bridge structure including bridge approaches, improving major arterial roads to four lanes or interchanges and extensive frontage road systems through urban areas
  • Become familiar with the delivery method and procurement method used to implement the project
  • Gain knowledge Project Managers use to deliver a project within scope, on schedule, within budget and specified quality
  • Be exposed to effective communication methods Project Managers use both within the project team and with other parts of the Ministry, partners, and stakeholders
  • A valid BC Class 5 or Class 7 Driver’s Licence is required
  • Educational Streams: civil engineering with a focus on transportation or a related field

Mechanical

  • Be exposed to field testing of vehicles and combinations including the completion of the Field Test Plan document and liaison with the third-party test engineers
  • Become familiar with passenger and light/heavy vehicle design review based on sound  mechanical insight along with underlying  safety principles and interrelationship between the Geotech, Bridge, Traffic Safety and Highway Construction engineering and the other related disciplines such as environmental, hydraulic, geotechnical,  regulatory, highway design, highway safety, and fuel efficiency including impacts on GHG emissions
  • Become familiar with computer simulation techniques using supplied software package such as TRUCKSIM and YAWQROLL programs for design and analysis of new and existing vehicle configurations and their performance measures
  • Learn how to conduct off-tracking evaluation on selected routes for Oversize and Overweight vehicle combinations’ permit request reviews, including examining the proposed Traffic Management Plans
  • A valid BC Class 5 or Class 7 Driver’s Licence is required
  • Educational Streams: mechanical engineering

Electrical

  • Design various types of lighting and traffic signal designs
  • Design web cam installations, Dynamic Message Signs, and become familiar with electrical bridge and tunnel systems
  • Understand the interrelationship between electrical engineering and the other related disciplines such as environmental, structural, traffic, hydraulic, geotechnical, regulatory, highway design and highway safety.
  • Prepare cost estimates and contract documents
  • Become familiar with procedures for preparation of drawings and standards
  • Become familiar with computer techniques for design, lighting analysis, estimating and preparation of contract documents
  • Become familiar with electrical inspection, maintenance and rehabilitation requirements
  • Become familiar with traffic signal controllers
  • Become familiar with Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • A valid BC Class 5 or Class 7 Driver’s Licence is required
  • Educational Streams: electrical engineering or a related field

District

  • Collect traffic and pedestrian count data, undertake speed surveys and conduct site safety reviews
  • Become familiar with ministry design and construction standards
  • Become familiar with ministry policy and technical circulars
  • Become familiar with the maintenance contracts
  • Exposure to field work and site supervision with Ministry Field Services staff
  • Be a technical resource to interpret and explain engineering principals and policy to non-technical district staff and to the public
  • Exposure to, and participate in, stakeholder and public meetings
  • A alid BC Class 5 or Class 7 Driver’s Licence is required
  • Educational Streams: civil engineering with a focus on transportation or a related field