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Date:  Jan 20, 2023

Calgary, AB, CA

Operating Sector:  Transportation West & Foundations

Position Title:  Materials Testing 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 Quality Control/Lab Manager, the Materials Testing Student will have the opportunity to take an active involvement in various civil projects located in Calgary, Alberta. This co-op term is 8 months and will begin in May, 2023.


Key Responsibilities

  • Performing material testing on a variety of different construction materials, including but not limited to asphalt, aggregate, soils and concrete.
  • Performs site inspections and field testing for sampling/compaction and/or construction inspections.
  • Maintain daily checklists and quality control reports.
  • Assists in equipment management / control / maintenance / certification.
  • Ensures that environment is in compliance with Aecon Health & Safety and Environmental Manual.
  • Reviews / tracks / summarizes Quality Assurance non-conformances and ensures appropriate follow-up.
  • Ensures the safe / organized status of materials and equipment in laboratory and field areas.
  • Assist and perform Geotechnical investigations and inspections.


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Currently enrolled in a technical college diploma in Civil Engineering or Construction Management.
  • Experience in the construction industry is a strong asset.
  • A valid driver’s license with a clean driver’s abstract.
  • Experience in the lab and field testing of construction materials is an asset.
  • Excellent Microsoft Outlook, MS Word and Excel skills.
  • Proven people and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Proven ability to utilize current technologies.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Adaptable to flexible work schedules (day and night shifts) when required to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work and travel throughout the provinces of Alberta (transportation and gas card provided).
  • Must be able to pass a pre-access drug and alcohol test.


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.