Civil/Structural Engineering Jobs

Vista Projects offers a variety of civil/structural engineering job opportunities.

civil structural engineering job descriptions

The specifics of each civil/structural engineering role depend on the project and client requirements. When an opportunity with Vista becomes available, the details of each opening will be included in the job posting.

Please view our current opportunities to see if there is a civil/structural engineering job you want to apply for. You may also want to review our civil/structural drafting & design job descriptions.

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The information on this page is not a current opportunity, it is a general description of the job a civil/structural engineer performs at Vista. While we might not be hiring right now, we always look to expand our network of talented people. If you’re interested in working at Vista in a civil/structural engineering role, we encourage you to apply for future opportunities.

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Civil/Structural Engineering Jobs in Calgary

As with all engineering roles at Vista, we employ civil/structural engineers at multiple competency and experience levels. All civil/structural engineering jobs with Vista are in Calgary, Alberta, either at our head office or a nearby satellite office. These include:

At more experienced levels, the civil/structural engineering duties are more specialized, and these roles and responsibilities are segmented.

While there are certainly overlapping responsibilities, the expectations for each level are different. Following are the duties and experience expected for each level of civil/structural engineer.

Civil/Structural Engineer-in-Training

A Civil/Structural Engineer-in-Training (EIT) at Vista is expected to have experience:

  • Preparing simple design specifications, calculations, and drawings
  • Reviewing vendor or subcontractor quotations, drawings, and specifications for technical adequacy and conformance with project requirements
  • Assisting in organizing and maintaining departmental design guidelines

Civil/Structural Engineering Specialist

Vista expects a Civil/Structural Engineering specialist to:

  • Prepare and review loading and load combinations based on the applicable codes and standards
  • Have experience with relevant structural design applications such as RISA, S-FRAME/S-STEEL, SAP and the ability to use 3D model navigation
  • Have a strong working knowledge of structural engineering designs including steel structures, concrete structures, steel buildings, piling and foundations, and related elements

Civil/Structural Engineer

A Civil/Structural Engineering specialist and engineer have similar job descriptions at Vista. The biggest difference is that at a civil structural engineer is required to have a P.Eng. registration with The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Vista expects a civil structural engineer to:

  • Prepare and review loading and load combinations based on the applicable codes and standards
  • Have experience with relevant structural design applications such as RISA, S-FRAME/S-STEEL, SAP and the ability to use 3D model navigation
  • Possess strong working knowledge of structural engineering, including steel structure design, concrete structure design, steel buildings, piling and foundation design, and related element design

Senior Civil Engineer

The duties of a Senior Civil Engineer at Vista include:

  • Producing designs and calculations for site grading, roads, drainage, culvert crossings, earth tank foundations, ponds, well pads and road access for gathering lines based on applicable codes and standards
  • Producing designs and calculations for piling, foundations and related element designs for vertical and horizontal capacities, as well as foundation settlements
  • Reviewing design drawings for engineering compliance
  • Providing construction support and supervision of earthworks, and perform engineering checks for code compliance, as well as respond to RFIs
  • Preparing or assisting in the preparation of the engineering work packages, MTOs and cost estimates for Civil/Structural bids and proposals
  • Preparing RFQ and PO packages for roads, creek crossings, retaining structures and animal/pipeline crossings

Senior Structural Engineer

The duties of a Senior Structural Engineer at Vista include:

  • Preparing loading and load combinations based on applicable codes and standards
  • Reviewing or coordinating reviews of shop drawings for structural adequacy and accordance with IFC structural drawings
  • Checking complex structural engineering deliverables including structural designs, rack structure supports, structural foundation drawings, main structural frames, secondary steel frames, platforms and access, architectural plan drawings and load foundation calculations
  • Applying extensive knowledge of structural engineering designs including steel structures, concrete structures, steel buildings, piling and foundations, and related element designs
  • Reviewing and approving calculations completed by others

Lead Civil Engineer

The duties of a Lead Civil Engineer at Vista include:

  • Producing designs and calculations for site grading, roads, drainage, culvert crossings, earth tank foundations, ponds, well pads and road access for gathering lines based on applicable codes and standards
  • Producing designs and calculations for piling, foundations and related element designs for vertical and horizontal capacities, as well as foundation settlements
  • Reviewing design drawings for engineering compliance
  • Providing construction support and supervision of earthworks, and perform engineering checks for code compliance
  • Responding to RFIs
  • Preparing or assisting in the preparation of the engineering work packages, MTOs and cost estimates for the Civil/Structural bids and proposals
  • Preparing RFQ and PO packages for roads, creek crossings, retaining structures and animal/pipeline crossings

Lead Structural Engineer

The duties of a Lead Structural Engineer at Vista include:

  • Preparing loading and load combinations based on the applicable codes and standards
  • Reviewing or coordinating reviews of shop drawings for structural adequacy and accordance with IFC structural drawings
  • Checking complex structural engineering including structural designs, rack structure supports, structural foundation drawings, main structural frames, secondary steel frames, platforms and access, architectural plan drawings and load foundation calculations
  • Applying extensive knowledge of structural engineering, including steel structure design, concrete structure design, steel buildings, piling and foundation design, and related element design
  • Reviewing and approving calculations completed by others

Apply for Future Civil/Structural Engineering Opportunities

For over 30 years, the success of our business has hinged on the quality of our people. We are always on the lookout for talented individuals who are also smart, humble, honest and hardworking. These qualities are part of life at a top employer. If working at Vista appeals to you, please use the button below to apply for future civil/structural engineering opportunities.

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