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Engineering Intern - Western Canada District - Summer 2023


Burnaby, British Columbia, CA Hope, British Columbia, CA Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Requisition ID: 167263 

Job Level: Internship 

Home District/Group: Western Canada District 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time Temporary 

Position Overview

Are you interested in a hands-on real-world learning experience directly related to the skills needed in a full-time construction career?  In this internship, you will have the opportunity to develop, participate and learn key roles and functions within construction management. 


Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too through our construction operations. Whether we’re boring tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy or building bridges that connect communities, we depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-obsessed construction professionals to get it done right. You bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality, and an unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer huge career and travel opportunities and the satisfaction of building the next big thing from the ground up. There’s a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won’t find anywhere else.

District Overview

Since the early 1940's, Peter Kiewit Sons ULC has been contributing to Western Canada as a leading heavy construction contractor, building projects from British Columbia to Manitoba to the Northwest Territories. Our work includes highways, bridges, mass transit systems, mine site development, hydroelectric powerhouses, dams and industrial facilities. We also specialize in grading, paving, excavation and structures.


Kiewit has earned the reputation as one of the premier contractors in Western Canada by committing to the development and success of its people. From day one, we have been providing extensive training, hands-on experience and challenging responsibilities.


One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs. 


This position requires employees to be based out of the Lower Mainland, BC.


Field Engineering: 
•    Assist in interpretation of drawings and specifications for field crews and craft supervision 
•    Perform quantity calculations by taking measurements and determining percentage of completed/installed materials and work 
•    Assist in the preparation of work plans and work packages 
•    Assist in field surveying and work layout support including elevation, control points, and compilation of as-built data 
•    Assist in compiling, processing, and confirming daily labor timesheets 
•    Assist in the preparation of Job Hazard Analysis (JHA’s) 
•    Assist in providing solutions related to underground tunneling and construction operations 
•    Participate in jobsite safety reviews, toolbox meetings, mass safety meetings, and safety training 
•    Order and schedule material deliveries 
•    Plan, schedule, and coordinate work groups on the jobsite 
•    Supervise field operations 
Office Engineering: 
•    Perform material takeoffs from drawings, specifications, and other contract documents 
•    Perform basic engineering calculations and technical drafting to support field operations 
•    Assist engineers to gather and prepare data for submittal or transmittal to the customer, vendors, subcontractors, governmental agencies, and internal use 
•    Participate in the preparation of purchase orders and subcontracts, performing minor solicitations and purchasing as requested 
•    Schedule maintenance and performing updates as directed by others 
•    Assist in the maintenance of basic project recordkeeping and correspondence functions including daily reports, photographs, requests for information (RFIs), and memorandums 
•    Enter data into the job cost system and participate in reviewing cost reports with jobsite management 
•    Assist in generating change orders and as-built data to be reviewed by the Project Manager 
•    Provide field support and supervise subcontractor operations 
•    Assist in reviewing and analyzing historical data relative to the project, incorporating various productions and costs appropriate in preparation of a bid 
•    Complete a plan and specification review for an assigned project, assessing the risk areas and bringing them to the attention of the Senior Estimator 
•    Complete material and quantity takeoffs according to bid documents


  • Ability to travel or relocate as needed 
  • Ability to work full-time during the summer (approximately May to August)
  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, construction management or related 
  • Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in a wide-ranging climates and environments  
  • Vaild Drivers License 
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative 
  • Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time 
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity 
  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt 
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail 
  • Other common names for this role: Office Engineer Intern, Office Intern, Field Intern

Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
•    May work at various different locations and conditions may vary

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

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