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AECOM Senior Civil Designer - Mining & Dams in Burnaby, British Columbia

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM is currently searching for a Senior Civil Designer on a regular full-time basis, to join our Canadian mining team. The primary role of a Senior Civil Designer is to contribute to mining infrastructure, tailings facilities, dams and surface water management projects in a supportive capacity, working as part of a project team under the guidance and supervision of project managers, engineers, or specialists. A Senior Civil Designer will perform a variety of tasks, including the development of 3D models, CAD drawings, contract specifications, quantity take-offs, and technical reports. While our focus is primarily on collaboration, there are tasks that may require working independently to perform various assignments, such as calculations, fieldwork, and task coordination.

Your Responsibilities

  • Incorporating topographic surveys into the design and as-built surveys into record drawings.

  • Creating CAD surface and digital terrain modeling.

  • Developing grading and drainage system models using Civil 3D to assist in the creation of 2D plans and profiles, cross-sections, and details.

  • Preparing plan, profile, grading, cross-sections, surface design for water pipelines, and roadways and earthworks design from preliminary to final.

  • Creating roadway alignments, profiles, subassemblies, and corridors using Civil 3D.

  • Performing vehicle turn or swept path analysis using AutoTURN or Vehicle tracking.

  • Adhering to client CAD standards and styles, quality assurance and quality control procedures are followed during drawing planning and production.

  • Conducting model checks and drawing design checks as part of the QA/QC procedure for others' work.

  • Collaborating with Project Engineers, Designers, and Project Managers to assist in planning, design, AutoCAD/Civil 3D drafting, and the preparation of construction plans, bid documents, technical specifications, and construction cost estimates for various civil engineering projects.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Civil Engineering or Civil engineering technician/technology diploma from a recognized community college or the ability to demonstrate sufficient knowledge received from previous experience in a similar position

  • 6+ years experience with AutoCAD and Civil 3D in mining projects, infrastructure and utilities projects and site grading

  • Proficiency with Civil 3D, with an emphasis on mining projects, infrastructure and utilities projects, roadway and site grading is a must.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience

  • Eligible for registration in a Canadian provincial association of engineering technologists or other technical accreditation is an asset.

  • Good understanding of civil engineering design concepts for grading, drainage, earthworks, roads, underground conveyance systems (water distribution, stormwater, and sewage collection systems)

  • Experience with mine surface water management projects highly desirable

  • Solid understanding of coordinate systems

  • Excellent understanding of requirements and application of client CAD standards.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects.

  • Experience with BlueBeam, BIM 360/Autodesk Construction Cloud and ProjectWise is an asset.

  • Proficient in Microsoft 365, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams.

  • Strong communication skills and a willingness to work in a team environment.

  • Valid Canadian Class V Driver's License

Additional Information


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $68,000.00 - $115,000.00.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10111801

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid