• Title
    Senior Civil Designer
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Engineering - Civil
    Position Type
    Agency / Contract
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is currently seeking a Senior Civil Designer to join our Mining & Minerals team in Oakville, Ontario who will apply extensive and comprehensive knowledge of civil design and drafting principles and practices to the organization’s products and services. The designer will plan, schedule and conduct broad and/or technically complex engineering assignments requiring judgment, independent evaluation, selection and significant adaptation and deviation from standard techniques and procedures. 

    Key Responsibilities

    • Working closely with engineers, technicians, technologists and project managers in preparation of document and drawing packages, report figures and calculations
    • Preparing cost-effective site layouts for industrial and mining facilities including services and utilities, based on project specifications and requirements
    • Processing the topographic data (from LiDAR, satellite, ground surveys, etc.) for use on the projects, and georeferencing the survey data
    • Providing civil design and drafting support for utility and industrial facilities and services, including buried and overland piping, pumping stations, access roadways, and spill containment systems
    • Preparing drawings for site development and earthworks including site preparation, general grading, final grading and surface drainage, ditches, ponds, roads, embankments, and rail spurs using AutoCAD, MicroStation and Civil 3D programs, in accordance with project CAD standards
    • Analyzing design issues and recommending corrective actions
    • Preparing material take-offs
    • Reviewing and coordinating project documents prior to issue for scope and presentation against project standards and specifications
    • Responding to information requests from site and completing project documentation including as-builts, calculations and return of data to the client
    • Managing time and tasks within allotted timelines and budgets
    • Performing design changes and improvements according to changing project demands


    Skills / Qualifications

    • Minimum 10 years of relevant design experience relating to industrial facilities, mining, infrastructure, commercial building infrastructure and utilities
    • Diploma in Civil Engineering Design Technology
    • Knowledge of standard drawings for mining and infrastructure projects including site development, roadways, railways, buried and overland piping, storm drainage and retention / polishing ponds
    • Experience in using AutoCAD, Civil 3D and  design/drafting software
    • Bentley InRoads and MicroStation software experience would be considered an asset
    • Understanding various coordinate systems and geodetic elevation references
    • Experience with processing and modifying the topographic data for the project needs, setting up the project survey reference points, and establishing the coordinate systems for the projects
    • Drafting and design experience within a consulting engineering environment
    • Familiarity with storm water management systems including sewer design, runoff calculations, the sizing of ditches, culverts, and ponds, and the design of sediment control facilities
    • Ability to work efficiently and effectively when managing multiple tasks
    • Excellent organizational, technical, writing, communication and computer skills
    • Ability to work independently and in a multi-disciplinary team environment

     In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility of Ontarians with Disability Act, 2005, we are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility in all parts of the hiring process. Reasonable accommodations will be provided when raised with the recruiter or by e-mailing.


    We thank all applicants and advise that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls or agency solicitations will be accepted. By submitting your personal profile and resume, you consent to Wood sharing this information within its business units in order to identify other employment opportunities you may be suitable for.


    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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