Montreal, Quebec

Co-op Student, Structural Engineering

Vancouver, British Columbia

SNC-Lavalin is a Canadian world-leading engineering and construction group. The SNC-Lavalin group of companies provides engineering, procurement, construction, project management and project financing services to a wide variety of market sectors.

As part of Engineering Services Canada in Vancouver, the Ports and Marine Team specializes in marine infrastructure and coastal engineering. We provide a full range of engineering services to local, national and international clients.

This position is a co-op position for 4-8 months starting May/June 2023 and is based out of our office in Vancouver.

How will you contribute to the team?

  • Assist in completing accurate and thorough designs of marine structures, including foundations, elevated deck structures, vessel mooring and breasting dolphins, timber trestles, etc.

  • Assist in the development of conceptual, preliminary and detailed designs;

  • Coordinate drawing development with other technical staff and completing drawing reviews;

  • Prepare technical specifications;

  • Review project documents prior to issue to check technical compliance and accurate presentation;

  • Produce project reports, proposals, and contract documents;

  • Accompany colleagues to assist with site inspections for existing structures and marine construction projects;

  • Work and collaborate with other project team members;

  • Maintain good working relationships with internal project support groups.


The qualified candidate is or has:

  • Completed at least three years of a Civil Engineering Degree Program

  • Excellent Microsoft Word and Excel skills.

  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Excellent interpersonal oral and written English communication skills.

  • Experience in using structural analysis computer software (e.g. SAP or Staad) is an asset.

  • Knowledge of Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code, Concrete Design Handbook, Steel Design Handbook and other applicable design codes is an asset.

  • Experience with AutoCAD is an asset.



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