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Date:  Jan 24, 2023

Calgary, AB, CA

Operating Sector:  Transportation West & Foundations

Position Title:  Engineering Co-op Student

Build Your Career at Aecon

Aecon is proud to build some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of this generation. From the roads and transit systems that connect our communities, to the communication networks that link us from coast-to-coast, and the water infrastructure that supplies our businesses and homes. Our integral work includes constructing the pipelines that join provinces with the energy that fuels the nation, and the airports and ports that connect us all. Aecon is there, safely and sustainably building the future.  


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our employees. We are always searching the globe for exceptional candidates to join the Aecon family and be a part of our forward-thinking, innovative, best-in-class organization!  


Position Overview

Safe. Trusted. Respected. Aecon Civil is a market leader with a self-perform competitive advantage and core local strength in key markets. We’re proud of our work helping to expand and improve Canada’s infrastructure and transportation networks, and we’re ready to build the future of our country. With over a century of experience, and the ability to offer diverse, comprehensive services, Aecon is a preferred contractor for our clients. This includes numerous public entities and Public-Private Partnerships in Canada and abroad.


Reporting to the Construction Manager, the Engineering Co-op Student will have the opportunity to take an active involvement in various civil projects through the province of Alberta. This is a site based position and will include day-to-day management of project construction, resource allocation, scheduling and cost control. This co-op term is 4-8 months and will begin in May, 2023.


Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the Construction Manager and Project Coordinator in the application of principles, methods and techniques of construction and engineering technology.
  • Assist the Field Staff and Superintendents with day-to-day tasks.
  • Perform quantity tracking and productivity analysis for maximization of operation efficiency.
  • Perform quantity take-off from construction drawings as required.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and ability to review the quality of completed work.
  • Assist with preparing and updating project schedule.
  • Monitor progress and assist in the provision of job cost reports to management on active projects.
  • Provide data and input for month-end reconciliation.
  • Maintain files and correspondence on active and completed projects.
  • Provide technical support to field staff, craft and subcontractors.
  • Assist in the preparation, review, maintenance and approval of Engineering drawings and related documents.
  • Gather field information and assist in the preparation of project bill of materials.
  • Assist in the preparation of detailed construction and design estimates.
  • Liaise with clients, contractors and internal departments.
  • Other administrative duties as required.


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Currently enrolled in a university or technical college diploma in Civil Engineering or Construction Management.
  • Beginner knowledge of construction equipment and techniques, drawing and specifications, building materials and required standards applicable to the project.
  • Experience in a construction and/or engineering environment is an asset.
  • Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments.
  • A valid driver’s license with a clean driver’s abstract.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel and Word).
  • Strong communication skills - oral and written.
  • Strong time management and task prioritization skills.
  • Strong work ethic – highly motivated and willing to do what it takes to get the job done right.
  • Adaptable to flexible work schedules (day and night shifts) when required to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work away from home for extended periods.


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA Act during any step of the application process please click here.