Project Engineer

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Employment duration: Full time
Employee Referral Bonus:


JOB TITLE: Project Engineer

DEPARTMENT: Water & Sewer Construction (Microtunneling)

LOCATION: North Vancouver, British Columbia



The role of the Field Engineer is to be a technical and operational asset to the construction team. Working on the construction site, a Field Engineer’s primary task is to work with the construction crews.



  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture for all employees, vendors, and customers. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or condition

  • Procurement, scheduling, production, transporting, installation, and testing and commissioning of equipment.

  • Guides project relative to budget and progress relative to project schedule and company/project policies

  • Controls expenditures on project elements - prepares and updates engineering control documents

  • Reviews, analyzes and resolves field construction problems/ discrepancies

  • Quantity Updates – Document field progress and communicate to the Project Engineer and Superintendent(s).

  • Work Plans – Communicate with the superintendent(s) and the Project Engineer to create effective plans for the day and assist in briefing the crews including providing interpretation of plans, detail sheets, and specifications for contractors of craft positions

  • Ordering & Receiving Tools & Materials – Know the upcoming 90-day schedule and use daily work plans to ensure everything is onsite when it is time to complete the work.

  • Quality Inspection & Testing – Ensure that the project is constructed in accordance with design, review specifications and the Inspection and Testing Plans and coordinate appropriate 3rd parties.

  • Document Management Assistance – Verify that the drawings and documents being used in the field to execute the work are current, and that needed as-built information is relayed back to the project team in a timely manner.

  • Subcontractor Interface - Reaching out to subcontractors and vendors, developing packages for pricing proposals, building cost comparisons and presenting the results to the Project Engineer.

  • Engage the Work – Conduct site visits daily, 50% - 75% of your time will be spent out in the field, construction field experience is considered an asset

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Civil, Mechanical, Construction Management or other applicable education from an accredited institution

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license for the type of vehicles(s) which may be driven and an acceptable driving record as determined by the DOT Operations Director and Michels Legal Department

  • Effective written and verbal communications.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.



  • Drafting using AutoCAD, Civil 3D and/or Microstation is considered an asset

  • Ability to redline IFC drawings either using Adobe Pro or Bluebeam is required

  • Practical experience and/or technical knowledge of shoring systems, how they work, how they are installed and removed is considered an asset.

  • Proficiency with common scheduling software such as Primavera 6 or Microsoft Project


  • Timely Decision Making

  • Ethics and Values

  • Interpersonal Savvy

  • Peer Relationships

  • Problem Solving

  • Drive for Results

  • Good Judgement


  • Applicant must be physically capable of working safely on a busy civil construction site.

  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 35 pounds


  • The work environment will typically be an active civil construction site where the employee may regularly be exposed to outdoor weather conditions, including rain, or extreme cold or heat.  The employee will be working around moving equipment and machinery and moderate to loud noise conditions.  The active construction site may include but is not limited to, open trenches, shafts, underground workings, and working in a busy urban environment.  When not on site, the employee will be at a site office.

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