Senior Civil Engineer

SNC-Lavalin   •  

Halifax, NS

Industry: Technical Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 46 days ago

The successful applicant must be able to work interchangeably in a team setting, and independently, and will be expected to liaise with professional staff including technicians, engineers, contractors and clients. SNC-Lavalin provides engineering services Regionally, as well as Nationally from our Halifax location. This position provides an opportunity to participate in large infrastructure project though-out Canada and abroad. Professional registration in other Provinces would be encouraged and supported.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Complete front-end, preliminary and detailed design of infrastructure engineering packages;
  • Produce civil engineering documents such as, design reports, cost estimates and construction specifications;
  • Undertake and oversee various traditional civil engineering design tasks;
  • Undertake constructability reviews;
  • Perform as either the design field engineer or as the client's field engineer representative and be responsible for Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) supervision on Civil projects;
  • Undertake, contract administration, construction management and design optimization;
  • Foster critical relationships with technical and non-technical staff, and technology suppliers;
  • Establish and monitor cost and schedule for project deliverables;
  • Interface with project teams to develop and implement multi-disciplinary project strategies
  • Liaise with clients, regulatory agencies, and contractors;
  • Comply with corporate policies, and ethics and safety protocols;
  • Identification of general safety, and HSE requirements.


  • University degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized institution
  • Be a member in good standing of the Professional Engineers in Nova Scotia
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in: preliminary and detailed civil engineering design, contract specifications and special provisions, and tender documents
  • Project management experience
  • Project experience in the municipal and government sector (provincial and federal)
  • Good understanding of engineering disciplines and knowledge of reciprocal effects of the work upon other disciplines/fields;
  • Familiarity with company's established guidelines, procedures and practices as well as other departments, suppliers and contractors;
  • Good understanding of industry and regulatory standards and design criteria;
  • Proficiency in a variety of standard engineering methods and techniques;
  • Proficient with design and analysis, including use of engineering software such as PCSWMM, XPSWMM, SewerCAD, InfoWater, and WaterCAD;
  • Proficient with the use of MS Office Suite and AutoCAD or Revit;
  • The ability to practice in a Bilingual environment would be desirerable;
  • Eligible Candidate for CISD Level II (SECRET) Clearance (requires fingerprinting).