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Date:  Jan 23, 2023

Surrey, British Columbia, CA

Operating Sector:  Major Projects West

Position Title:  Co-op Student, Engineering

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!  


Company and Divisional Overview

Aecon Construction Group Inc. is Canada’s largest, publicly traded construction and infrastructure Development Company. Aecon and its subsidiaries provide services to private and public sector clients throughout Canada and on a selected basis internationally.

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.

Purpose of the Position

Aecon has several openings within the Major Projects West division for Engineering Co-op students. These positions will provide the opportunity to take an active involvement in exciting heavy civil projects and provide opportunities for learning and development. These are site-based positions and will include exposure to the day to day management of project construction, resource allocation, scheduling and cost control. In this assignment, the student intern will have the following duties:


Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct site audits and analysis, provide daily/weekly/monthly reports to the project staff and key stakeholders.
  • Assist Field Engineers 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.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to review the quality of completed work.
  • Liaise with and inform the project staff or any other Aecon delegate on the 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.
  • Must be self-motivated and work well with minimum or no direct supervision.


Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Currently enrolled in a university or technical college diploma in Civil Engineering or Construction Management.
  • Experience in the construction industry is a strong asset
  • Beginner knowledge of construction equipment and techniques, drawings, building materials and required standards applicable to the project.
  • A valid driver’s license with a clean driver’s abstract.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel and Word).
  • Beginner knowledge of AutoCAD and/or Bluebeam is an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (both oral and written) skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • A strong work ethic – highly motivated and willing to do what it takes to get the job done right.
  • Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments.
  • Adaptable to flexible work schedules (day and night shifts) when required to meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment 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.