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Looking for a great place to work where your contributions are valued and you can help make a difference in a city of vibrant communities? This is an incredible opportunity to work for one of BC's top employers for six consecutive years and to contribute to the exciting evolution of the City of Surrey!

Title Coop/Technical Student - Utilities Planning (8-Month Term)
Job Status Coop Student
Employment Group Union - CUPE Local 402
Overview The City of Surrey Engineering Department has an opportunity for a Civil Engineering student in its Engineering Utility Sewer Planning and Water Planning Sections.
As a junior technical staff member you would provide support and assistance to senior engineering staff in administrative responsibilities, and performing moderate to complex technical work related to the completion of a variety of civil engineering activities and projects.

Listed below are the major functions the student would be responsible for both water and sewer planning. With respect to Water Planning, incumbents would perform metered water consumption data analysis; water balances on pressure zones; and correlate services with onsite meter and backflow devices. Duties in Sewer Planning would involve Inflow and Infiltration Studies (I&I), flow data analysis, and perform limited field work.


The successful candidate must be a team player, who possesses the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships; understand and interpret engineering plans and specifications; collect and analyze data; work independently and be self motivating; and willing and able to learn Microsoft Access.


Applicants must have completed their first year of a degree program in a related engineering discipline. A valid Class 5 BC driver's license and a safe driving record is asset. Applicants with a Class 7 BC driver’s license may be required to use their own vehicle for business purposes and purchase necessary business insurance. The City of Surrey reimburses 53 cents per kilometer for use of a personal vehicle.


The closing date for this competition is May 21st, 2013 by 4:30PM. Applications must be received prior to this date/time to be considered.

This position is anticipated to start in September 2013.
Note Effective fall 2013, City Hall will be moving to a new state-of-the-art facility located in North Surrey (King George and 104th area). Surrey's New City Hall (NCH) is part of the Build Surrey program, designed to make Surrey an even more exciting place to live and work, and to position the city for growth over the next decade. NCH will act as a catalyst to stimulate job creation in the city and will be easily accessible to residents and businesses.
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