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


Engineer-In-Training/Geoscientist-in-Training Recruiting


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/Geoscientist-in-Training (EIT/GIT) Program. 

By joining our ministry, you will 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 will be assigned a mentor who will share their lifetime of work experience and provide you with advice and direction.

As an EIT/GIT, you will be hired into a permanent position and will be compensated as a Licensed Science Officer (LSO) 1 until you become a registered professional with APEG BC. You will spend your first four years working towards becoming a registered professional engineer or geoscientist. In the last year of the program you will focus on learning more ministry-specific, required experience, and be compensated as an LSO 2.  Upon completion of this last year, you will 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 are recruiting for and the locations around the province where you could start your career.

 The EIT/GIT Program Includes

  • The opportunity to gain applied technical and management experience by working on challenging projects with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Multiple job/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 will start with a salary in the LSO 1 classification grid. Your step (level of pay)  in the series will be based on your eligible experience with the Association of Professional Engineers (APEG) towards your designation, plus seven per cent compensation for overtime available as pay or time in lieu
  • Upon receipt of Professional Engineer designation from APEGBC, EITs/GITs, receive at a minimum, not less than eight per cent above the employee's former salary or the minimum salary of the new range, whichever is greater
  • Once you have received your professional designation and have the required amount of experience—typically after five years—you will be placed at your final location within B.C. You will be eligible for compensation in the LSO 3 (DPE) classification grid, plus seven per cent compensation, elected by you as pay or time off, for overtime, and 5.5 per cent of your basic salary as a recruitment and retention allowance (please note that the recruitment and retention allowance is not applicable to GIT positions)

In addition to salary, employees receive a range of benefits that average 25 per cent more in value than the salary:

  • 20 days of vacation to start
  • Medical and dental coverage
  • Pension plan 

We Are Hiring in the Following Streams

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 are 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:

Why Work 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 are making sure we can continue the tradition of excellence that the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is known for.

Check here for information about EIT in January 2019.