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Senior and/or Junior Structural Engineer

Job No: 110784
Location: Chilliwack, BC

  • Excellent opportunity to work on specialized institutional, commercial, and industrial projects.
  • Enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package!
  • Become part of a supportive team culture in a forward-thinking organization, undergoing an exciting period of growth and development.

About the Organization

Kerkhoff Engineering Ltd. is a well established Structural Engineering Firm located in the heart of the Fraser Valley providing engineering services over BC, AB, and SK. We pride ourselves on having a dynamic team of individuals who have hands-on experience which allows us to offer specialized engineering design to a unique design build market. We are currently specializing in airport facilities including terminals and hangers, commercial/industrial tilt up concrete design builds, and precast wall panel structures. 

Our key objective is to focus on our specialized building design systems and continue using new design tools to offer high-quality design and drawings to our clients.

For more information please visit our website.

About the Opportunity

Kerkhoff Engineering Ltd. is looking to fill an immediate position of a Senior or Junior Engineer working out of our Chilliwack office. There is potential after a training period to relocate to Alberta. 

Reporting to the Senior Structural Engineer and operating at different levels of seniority the main objective of each of these roles is to provide structural design solutions for a number of varied projects.  

Structural Engineer

As our Structural Engineer, you must be able to communicate with clients and work collaboratively with our fast-paced team. This position will include structural design, field reviews, and coordination of various aspects of projects with the design team. 

In order to qualify for this role, you will be a Registered Professional Engineer with a P. Eng Designation and also have previous relevant design experience. Knowledge of drafting tools (Revit and CAD), design tools (Structural Analysis software, Woodworks, Microsoft Excel), and part 4 of the BC building code is also required. You must also have a clear understanding of building load paths for both gravity and lateral load systems. Previous construction experience is not required but is certainly an asset. 

Candidates with the following will be at an advantage:

  • An understanding of Tilt Up/Precast concrete design including prestressed design. 
  • Experience with heavy timber frame construction (Glulam/CLT/DLT).
  • Struct. Eng Designation or desire to work towards this.
  • Experience in dairy and poultry as some of our work is agricultural (asset). 

Junior Engineer

As our Junior Engineer, you will work directly with the Senior Project Engineer on structural designs, drafting, and periodic field reviews. 

In order to qualify for this role, you will have successfully completed the four year BSc program at UBC or BCIT and have a clear passion for structural engineering. Knowledge of drafting tools, design tools, and part 4 of the BC building code is also required. Previous construction experience is not required but is certainly an asset. 

For both roles, our ideal candidate will be a hard-working team player who has strong organizational, attention to detail, and communication skills, along with excellent time management abilities.

Please note that both roles will entail periodic site visits and as such a valid BC Drivers License and access to a vehicle is required. 

About the Benefits

Kerkhoff Engineering is offering a competitive salary based on qualifications, skills and experience, along with the following excellent perks:

  • Full Health & Dental benefits.
  • Bonuses based on performance.
  • Vacation as per BC employment standards.
  • Opportunities for professional development offered through EGBC and SEABC. We encourage and pay for at least 1 course each year. 
  • Huge opportunities for career progression with a growing company. 
  • Great company culture with frequent team lunches, an open door policy, and opportunities for project field trips. 

If you have a passion for the work that you do and are ready for a challenge, then this is your chance to join a friendly and diverse team!

Don't miss this true opportunity to expand your horizons and experience as you follow projects from beginning to end!

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