Engineer-In-Training/Geoscientist-In-Training Program

2020 Recruitment Update

Please note that the ministry is not accepting any applications for 2020. Stay tuned for 2021 recruitment updates. Thank you for your interest in employment with the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

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Are you a recent graduate from university in engineering or geoscience? The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is currently looking for engineering and sciences post-secondary graduates for the Engineer-in-Training/Geoscientist-in-Training (EIT/GIT) Program.

By joining our ministry, you'll be given the chance to build on your strong educational foundation with first hand work experience. Full-time permanent employment with us includes a comprehensive training plan and rotations around the province. As an EIT/GIT, you'll be assigned a mentor who will share their lifetime of work experience and provide you with advice and direction.

As an EIT/GIT, you'll be hired into a permanent position and will be compensated as a Licensed Science Officer (LSO) 1 until you become a registered professional with Engineers & Geoscientists BC. You'll spend your first four years working towards becoming a registered professional engineer or geoscientist.

The ministry is an accredited employer with Engineers & Geoscientists BC. This allows participating EITs to become registered on the employer’s recommendation, and their applications are expedited through the low-risk pathway towards professional registration.

In the last year of the program, you'll focus on learning more ministry-specific required experience, and be compensated as an LSO 2. Upon completion of this last year, you'll be placed in your final position within the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure at a geographic location that meets the ministry’s needs and be fully compensated as a LSO 3 (DPE classification).

Visit the ministry blog to learn more about the types of positions we're recruiting for and the locations around the province where you could start your career.

 The EIT/GIT Program

  • It's an opportunity to gain applied technical and management experience by working on challenging projects with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • There are multiple job and geographic rotations over the course of the program, giving you the opportunity to train, develop and grow professionally. This program is a great way to build a diverse portfolio and develop a thorough knowledge of the ministry.

Competitive Compensation

  • As a regular, full-time employee and member of Professional Employees Association, you'll start with a salary in the LSO 1 classification grid. Your step (level of pay) in the series will be based on your level of education and relevant experience, plus 7% compensation for overtime available as pay or time in lieu.
  • Upon receipt of Professional Engineer designation from Engineers & Geoscientists BC, EITs/GITs receive at a minimum not less than 8% above the employee's current salary or the minimum salary of the new range, whichever is greater.
  • Once you've received your professional designation and have the required amount of experience—typically after five years—you'll be placed at your final location within B.C. You'll be eligible for compensation in the LSO 3 (DPE) classification grid, plus 7% compensation, elected by you as pay or time off, for overtime.
  • LSO 3 Designated Professional Engineers receive an additional 6.5% of your basic salary as a recruitment and retention allowance.
  • Benefits are an important part of your total compensation package. On average, your benefits add over 20% to your overall compensation. Some of the core benefits that you will receive include:
    • 20 days of vacation to start
    • Extended health coverage
    • Dental coverage
    • BC Public Service Pension Plan
    • Employee Basic Life Insurance

EIT/GIT Program Employment Streams

  • Electrical (electrical engineering or a related field)
  • Traffic & Highway Safety (civil engineering with a focus on transportation or a related field)
  • Geotechnical (geological engineering, materials engineering, and civil engineering, or a related field)
  • Highway Design (civil engineering with a focus on transportation or a related field)
  • Structural (engineering with a focus on structural engineering)
  • District (civil engineering or a related field)
  • Planning (civil engineering with a focus on transportation)
  • Project Management (civil engineering with a focus on transportation)
  • Mechanical (engineering with a focus on mechanical engineering)
  • Geoscience

Potential Work Locations

  • Prince George
  • Kamloops
  • Coquitlam
  • Victoria

Working Conditions

These EIT/GIT positions may include some driving and travel, occasional hazardous working conditions/locations, and working outside during periods of severe weather and/or rough terrain. A willingness to work outside of normal business hours as well as some public speaking will be required.

What We Do

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure delivers a wide range of transportation services to the citizens of British Columbia. We're looking for creative and innovative individuals who enjoy working in teams on unique and challenging projects.

Who We Are

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure employs a broad range of engineering professionals.

View a few of our current employee profiles:

Working for Us

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure's employees take pride in the meaningful and challenging work we do each day. Our employees value innovation and creativity. Our executive, strategic human resources, managers, and employees work together to continually improve our work environment.

Our Ministry is known for the excellent quality of our people, for having a can-do attitude, and for producing fantastic results. By hiring passionate and enthusiastic EITs/GITs, we're making sure we can continue the tradition of excellence for which the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is known.

Port Mann Bridge (Premier's Awards 2015)