Career Posting - Civil Engineering

Position Overview

Civil Engineer

As a civil engineer and project manager at M2 Engineering you will be responsible for various aspects of designing civil infrastructure associated with water and wastewater systems including but not limited to underground pipelines, forcemains, site utilities, site grading and ponds. This position requires you to assist in the preparation of studies, pre-designs, and detailed designs as well as assist with construction activities. In this position, you will work side by side our engineering teams and junior staff to troubleshoot problems and help find efficient and effective solutions for our clients. As project manager, you will work with management and our clients to successfully deliver successful projects.

This position requires experience in the design of water and wastewater underground infrastructure, and support of a multi-discipline project team for civil engineering related components. Wastewater infrastructure design tasks of this position require a thorough understanding of wastewater collections systems, lift stations, wastewater forcemains, and lagoons. Water infrastructure design tasks of this position require a thorough understanding of raw water storage ponds, pipelines, pump stations, and utility site servicing and site grading. Project management tasks require an understanding of client relationship management, progress reporting, invoicing, resource planning, scheduling, budgeting, forecasting, and more. This position will require out of office work, and therefore, requires driving to project and client sites throughout Alberta, staying overnight in hotels, and being able to work 8-12 hours a day, when required.

Along with your superior interpersonal skills, you will join us with highly developed organizational and time management skills. You are driven to continually improve upon the customer experience and are enthusiastic and positive about learning new ways to better the business.

You are a person who is responsible, self-motivated, detailed oriented, and a good communicator. You have a proven track record of providing excellent customer service and troubleshooting solutions in a busy environment and possess the roles and responsibilities outlined.

Location: Edmonton, Alberta

M2 Engineering is an Alberta-based consulting engineering firm that provides municipal and private industry engineering services for water, wastewater, and reuse water infrastructure. M2 has experienced tremendous growth by providing water/waste water solutions in a reliable, safe and environmentally responsible way. Our projects are successful because we focus on our staff and treat clients the way we want to be treated. We understand the drivers and motivators of our employees and allow them to build a successful career that best suits them personally and professionally. This focus on clients and employees was one of the key reasons that Jackie and Nathan started M2 Engineering in 2015.

Our goal at M2 Engineering is to provide an exceptional client experience. Our team strives to be more in tune with our customer’s needs, satisfaction and concerns, allowing us to maintain a personal touch with our clients and projects.

You are more than just an employee. You are part of a team that works hard, plays hard, and makes a difference in our community. We offer a very competitive compensation package, and we not only reward you financially, but give you challenging assignments and a supportive work environment which promotes your personal and professional growth.

About M2 Engineering

Roles & Responsibilities


  • Strong desire to learn, take on challenges and grow your career
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Active in seeking further knowledge and personal development
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Experience driving on highways throughout rural Alberta
  • Independent work ethic

Business Development

  • Assist M2 Directors with developing client relationships

Proposal Writing and Project Initiation

  • Assist with the go-no-go proposal evaluation process
  • Write comprehensive proposals to meet the requirements of: RFP terms, technical scope, budget and schedule considerations, project considerations, company references, and project references
  • Prepare work breakdown structures suitable for the technical scope of the proposal, to establish: phases/tasks/sub-tasks, team, rates, expenses, budget/fees, and schedule
  • Understand M2 Engineering’s client-engineer agreements and evaluate RFP terms for potential assumptions/conflicts/exceptions/clarifications, as required
  • Ensure client-engineer agreements are in place for all projects; ensure sub-consultant agreements are in place for all projects
  • Obtain director approval for all professional service proposals prior to signing and issuing any proposal

Project Management

  • Oversee the work of technical staff
  • Assist with multi-discipline coordination
  • Assist with client coordination
  • Assist with client relations and client management
  • Assist with resource planning and forecasting
  • Assist with monthly invoicing cycle: review/approve time and expenses for projects, prepare monthly projects reports, approve invoices
  • Prepare project management plans that include a summary of project objectives, scope, deliverables, team, budget, and schedule
  • Distribute project management plans to the project team, and update project management plans throughout the project as required
  • Execute the project to meet schedule and budget
  • Prepare earned value analysis (forecasted and actual) for projects
  • Review status of project budgets and project schedules regularly
  • Plan and execute project schedule and budget corrections as required
  • Prepare professional service scope changes as required


  • Mentor junior staff with day-to-day activities, answering questions and providing best practice guidance
  • Assist junior engineers with work flow and prioritization of tasks so that timelines and deliverables are met, and projects are completed within the budget
  • Evaluate deliverables and when required provide critical feedback to staff
  • Assist management by providing input for staff performance reviews and identify performance gaps if applicable
  • Assist with identifying training deficits and training opportunities

Studies & Reports

  • Oversee the work of technical staff
  • Establish report/study outlines that meet the project deliverable requirements
  • Collect background data on water/wastewater infrastructure and community requirements
  • Collect and analyze data specific to project scope
  • Analyze data on water/wastewater infrastructure
  • Assess existing water/wastewater infrastructure
  • Develop options to address project objectives
  • Estimate costs for options to address project objectives
  • Present project findings to clients
  • Compile and edit written work from others into a single coherent document


  • Oversee the work of technical staff
  • Design water infrastructure, such as raw water storage ponds, pipelines, and pump stations
  • Design wastewater infrastructure, such as wastewater collections systems, lift stations, wastewater forcemains, and lagoons
  • Design water/wastewater pipelines, including an understanding of land acquisitions, crossing agreements, environmental restrictions/limitations, wetland policies, and other requirements of Alberta Environment and Parks
  • Design civil site utilities and site grading for facilities such as pump stations, water treatment plants, lift stations, lagoons and wastewater treatment facilities
  • Coordinate with drafting team to develop detailed design drawings
  • Coordinate multi-discipline teams and sub-consultants
  • Develop engineering drawings and engineering details
  • Develop front-end contract specifications for procurement
  • Develop technical specifications


  • Oversee the work of technical staff
  • Project manage the bid/tender process for construction projects
  • Complete construction management activities, such as reviewing budgets, schedules, shop drawings, request for information enquiries, contractor progress claims, material performance test reports, etc.
  • Complete construction inspections and progress reports
  • Assist with the commissioning of water/wastewater infrastructure


The Civil Engineer / Project Manager position requires candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Candidate must hold a valid Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Engineering. Degree in Civil or Civil-Environmental are mandatory.
  • 10 years’ experience in consulting engineering, specifically in civil engineering area of practice. Candidates with less experience may be considered subject to specific experience and skillsets.
  • Must be in good standing with APEGA as a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).
  • Possess a valid Class 5 driver’s licence.

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume by either e-mail ( or mail to:

Human Resources
M2 Engineering
#210, 10216 – 124 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5N 4A3

Please provide your full name as registered with APEGA to allow for confirmation of professional member registration.

Posted:    November 19, 2018

Thank you to all our applicants. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.