Vancouver, BC, CA

Operating Sector:  Civil West

Engineering Co-op Student

At Aecon, we’re building the future and our people are at the heart of everything we do. We're always looking for exceptional talent to work on our exciting and ever-expanding project portfolios. We are focused on being the #1 Canadian Infrastructure Company and the first choice employer in our industry.


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.


Aecon has several openings within the Civil 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.


Applications must indicate the length of co-op term (4, 8, 12 months) and location (Vancouver, Fort St. John, Delta, BC). We thank all candidates for their interest in a career with Aecon, however, only candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide Management with data and project analysis.
  • Track productivity, costs and progress on projects.
  • 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 Project Manager or any other Aecon delegate on 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.
  • Assist in the coordination, preparation and submission of as-built drawings and design drawings.
  • 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 Experience

  • Currently enrolled in a university or 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.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (both oral and written) skills.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills in communicating with a large team.
  • Organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task/ Service orientated.
  • Thrive on a fast paced-environment.
  • Adaptable to flexible work schedules (day and night shifts) when required to meet deadlines.


Aecon has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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