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Posted on 09/01/2023

Civil Engineering Co-op Student (January 2024)

Your Opportunity at Michels Canada awaits!

Are you a Civil Engineering Co-op Student who is looking for hands-on exposure to world-class heavy civil projects? Immerse yourself in the world of active construction, where you will be given the opportunity to gain technical knowledge and valuable, transferrable experience right here Vancouver, BC!

Our Co-op student placements are a big deal! We want to teach you how the business runs, how changing circumstances are handled, and who to contact when there are questions. During your Co-op term with Michels, we will be looking for your ability to logically assess situations and develop recommended solutions. To be successful in the Winter 4-month work term, you will engage your teammates, actively seek opportunities to support our projects, and identify areas of improvement by using your creative approach to problem-solving.

Are you ready to have some fun??

Advantages of working with Michels Canada!

  • Easily accessible office located in the beautiful historic Waterfront Station
  • Very competitive industry compensation structure!
  • Work with industry leaders on active microtunneling projects right here in the Vancouver metropolitan area!
  • Build camaraderie and friendships working with our teams on exciting critical infrastructure projects across Western Canada.
  • Michels Canada drives safety right from the top. Our team has successfully been named Canada’s Best Safety Culture in 2021 and 2022.
  • We believe FUN is essential to your day to day work environment. You will be invited to participate in company events, and participate in activities hosted by our incredible Culture Committee!

Your role will look a little like this…

  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture for all employees, vendors, and customers and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.
  • Collecting and organizing historical data after closing projects and entering into a database using set nomenclature.
  • Compile information from existing systems and transferring to SharePoint or other databases as directed.
  • Assist with technical writing for bids and proposals.
  • Work with potential subcontractors and assist in identifying technical solutions to support the project team.
  • Learn how to perform quantity take-offs and develop scope of work to obtain pricing and workplans from internal stakeholders and subcontractors.
  • Develop an understanding of contracts through various project phases.
  • Assist project leadership with coordination of activities to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.
  • Help track compliance with company quality requirements and standards.
  • Create and update short term schedules.
  • Assist with purchasing needs and the purchase requisition process.
  • Assist with generating Request for Information (RFI) and submittals.
  • Provide planning, reporting, and forecasting support to project leadership.
  • Track permanent materials and bulk commodities per established procedure.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • If you can use AutoCAD, Microsoft Project, BlueBeam, or MS Excel you will be in great shape!
  • Must be a registered student currently in the process of completing Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree.
  • We would prefer students looking for a 4 month work term.
  • Must be willing to participate, have fun, ask questions, and apply knowledge every day!
  • We look forward to being a part of this next step in your engineering education and career journey!

Apply Now!

We offer competitive total compensation, meaningful and challenging work, and an engaging and collaborative environment. For more information on our company, please visit our website at To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter by email to and include “Civil Engineer Co-op” in the subject line of your email.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Michels Canada is committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture, as an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

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  • Michels Canada does not require payment from anyone seeking employment at any time during the recruitment and/or selection process.
  • All recruitment email correspondence comes from email addresses displaying the correct spelling of our company name:
  • Formal offers of employment are only made once the recruitment and selection process are complete. Personal information and banking information is NOT collected until you have been personally onboarded by our HR Team.
  • We do not extend any formal offers of employment or execute employment agreements through text messaging, social media, job posting websites or social chat platforms.

We take this matter seriously and are working with the appropriate authorities. Please remain aware on this matter and report any suspicious outreach to your local authorities and email any concerns to Note: resumes sent to this email will not be considered; please apply directly to our current career opportunities at

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Michels Canada
Infrastructure - Co-op
Canada | Vancouver, BC
Employment Duration
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