GM BluePlan Engineering
  • 23-Jan-2020 to 23-Mar-2020 (PST)
  • Guelph, ON, CAN
  • Full Time

Intermediate Structural Engineer

(full-time permanent position)

Location: Guelph, Ontario


GM BluePlan Engineering Limited is a dynamic consulting firm providing niche skills in land development, municipal infrastructure planning, asset management, design and construction. Built on robust municipal, environmental, land development and structural engineering services, our team of professionals throughout Ontario, have a strong legacy of providing sound technical advice and innovative solutions for our private and public sector clients.


As an Intermediate Structural Engineer, you will join our bridge engineering team to provide transportation engineering solutions to a variety of municipal clients. Working with our core group of engineers and technologists, this role will involve complete delivery of bridge and culvert projects including planning, assessing, designing, approvals, tendering and construction administration.


What you will do:

  • Supervise and manage a team of design technicians and engineers-in-training
  • Mentor and support young staff in their career development, as well as receive mentoring and support for your own development
  • Take leading design engineer roles for the following work:
    • Bridge, culvert and retaining wall rehabilitation and replacement design
    • Permitting and approvals from various government agencies, such as conservation authorities and provincial / federal agencies
    • Hydrologic and Hydraulic analyses to support bridge and culvert replacements
    • Visual structure inspections in accordance with the Ontario Structure Inspection Manual
    • Load ratings on existing bridge structures
    • Contract documents including form of tender and special provisions
    • Quantity take-off and cost estimates
  • Contract administration and/or construction inspection including review of shop drawings
  • Support planning staff with Environmental Assessment work for transportation projects, with the opportunity to take larger roles in delivery of projects
  • Assist with delivery of other structural projects supporting our Land Development, Linear or Water/Wastewater design teams, as required


What you will need:

  • Graduate of a civil engineering program or equivalent with a focus on structural engineering
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, or ability to obtain a license within one year of hiring
  • Knowledge of the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code (CSA S6), the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario's Structural Manual, Ontario Provincial Standards and applicable legislation around bridge and culvert replacement and rehabilitation
  • Experience with administration of construction contracts
  • Strong organizational, oral, written communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to objectively evaluate problems and opportunities and think outside the box
  • Motivated to continuously learn and broaden their experience to enhance their engineering knowledge and qualifications
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and working knowledge of AutoCAD and finite element software
  • Possess a valid driver's licence




What we can provide:

  • A dynamic and balanced work environment which encourages teamwork, initiative and ingenuity
  • Exposure to a broad range of civil engineering projects
  • Personalized opportunities for career development, mentoring, training and education
  • A positive work experience and opportunities for growth and advancement
  • A competitive compensation package including a benefit package and RRSP program
  • Extra-curricular social activities (golf tournament, family hockey day, summer BBQ's, team building activities)


Join our Team!

Candidates who are interested in joining our dynamic team are invited to press the apply button and follow the process to submit their resume.


We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

GM BluePlan Engineering Limited will accommodate candidates under the AODA legislation in all aspects of the hiring process.  Please notify us if accommodation is required.

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