Field Services Co-op Student - Community Development (Summer 2024) - 8 Months

November 9 2023
Industries Architecture, Engineering and related
Categories Govt., NPO, Social & Community Work, Trades, Technicians, Construction
Calgary, AB • Full time

Field Services Co-op Student - Community Development (Summer 2024) - 8 Months - ( 230004KS )


Stantec's Alberta based Community Development group is a market leader in the real estate planning and development industry. Our experts lead their fields, collaborating on projects that are as technically challenging as they are impactful, creative, and fulfilling. We're a place where you can apply your passion—and find endless opportunities to help make communities more equitable, resilient, and livable.

Our multidisciplinary team covers planning and urban design, civil and stormwater engineering, landscape architecture, private site development, and construction management. We work with a diverse group of clients in land and site development, city-building and municipal projects, public realm and open space, and planning and development policy and strategy. Successful delivery of a diverse portfolio of projects and clients begins with insight and foresight into industry trends and engagement.

Your Opportunity

We have an opportunity for a Field Services Co-op Student (8 Month Term) to join our Calgary Community Development group. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain exposure to a strong and collaborative team of industry leading professionals. We take pride in providing opportunity for professional growth and offer a unique constructive environment where you are able to see the efforts of your work take tangible shape in the roadways that we drive on, the parks that we play in, and the structures that we call home.

As a Coop Student, you will be working on Residential, Commercial, and Institutional infrastructure projects on our Field Services Team, as part of our Community Development Business Centre. The primary responsibilities for this role are varied; however generally involve the observation, recording and reporting of construction activities for compliance with standard specifications and design intent in Calgary and in surrounding communities.

Your Key Responsibilities

As the successful candidate you will be working within project teams and will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

  • Review and interpretation of approved engineering drawings.

  • Review and cross reference of construction grade sheets for issuance to contractors.

  • Observation of infrastructure installation for compliance with specification.

  • Daily on-site construction coordination, including liaison with contractors, City of Calgary / other Municipalities staff, geotechnical consultants and construction surveyors, as well as other specialized consultants.

  • Recording of all daily activity on construction projects, including material used, daily labour, equipment and site progress.

  • Review, coordination and implementation of erosion and sediment controls on active work sites.

  • Preparation of cost analysis and recommendations of costs for senior staff consideration with respect to erosion and sediment control projects.

  • Meet, review and report to the project team on construction status, issues and concerns.

  • Actively participate in the implementation of safety controls and promotion of safety in the workplace.

  • Candidates must be prepared to work extended hours and weekends.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Very attentive to details and well organized.

  • Ability to work with others on large projects and committed to teamwork, in a very fast paced and dynamic work environment.

  • Ability to solve problems using sound professional judgment, creativity, and innovation.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • The ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs is a requirement for this position

Education and Experience

  • Enrolled in a civil engineering technologist, municipal design or project management / construction project management program or registered in an engineering undergraduate program, preferably with a Civil Engineering major, in 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of their program.

  • A valid driver's license (upgraded to full class 5 driver's license, no GDL).

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include long days (12 hours), with last minute schedule changes and exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees will have access to health, dental, and vision plans, a well-being program, health care spending account, wellness spending accounts, group registered retirement savings plan, employee stock purchase program, group tax-free savings account, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage, and paid time off.

Temporary/casual employees will have access to group registered retirement savings plan, employee stock purchase program, and group tax-free savings account.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : Canada-Alberta-Calgary

Organization : BC-1165 CommDev-CA Alberta South

Employee Status : Temporary/Casual

Job Level : Entry Level

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Nov 8, 2023, 7:07:53 PM

Req ID: 230004KS

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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