Civil Designer

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Job Reference 1242972

Location Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Industry Oil & Gas - Midstream

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added May 7, 2024

Airswift is seeking a Civil Designer to work for a major Oil & Gas client on a 1-year contract with the possibility of being extended. This role will support their operations in Calgary, AB.

The Civil Designer is accountable for collaborating within a multi-disciplinary environment which includes working with all engineering disciplines to plan and design Earthwork’s projects. This position is best suited to individuals who have great multi-tasking skills and can quickly interpret clients’ needs while being organized and team-focused. The successful candidate will have a strong AutoCAD Civil 3D drafting background and be proficient in using ArcGIS 10.2.


• Work in conjunction with the asset teams to plan existing and future earthworks projects such as pads, infrastructure, access road corridors, geotechnical investigations and winter drilling programs
• Prepare conceptual sketches and detailed grading drawings to assist development teams to make informed effective decisions
• Optimize proposed project footprints through multi-disciplinary collaboration. Analise, quantify, and communicate cost effective and risk averse alternatives.
• Coordinate meetings to achieve multi-disciplinary consensus on footprints prior to survey and Earthworks execution
• Understand the Company’s safe work practices and procedures and implement into design standards and specifications
• Provide technical support on construction projects through estimating, quantity take-offs, surveying and material analysis using AutoCAD Civil 3D and/or ArcGIS
• Attend all key Capital Field Project Scheduling and Planning meetings to ensure project timelines are communicated and adhered to
• General understanding of Company’s and industry environmental and regulatory guidelines and standards

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience

• Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
• ASET member or equivalent
• Diploma of Degree in Geographic Information Systems or Civil Engineering Technology or equivalent with at least 2 years of Oil and Gas experience
• Must have strong computer skills and a minimum of 8 years of experience producing civil earthworks designs using AutoCAD Civil 3D software
• Corridor modeling, mass haul diagram plan production, stormwater management and design experience, slope, pond and ditching design, culvert sizing calculations/analysis, Autoturn and Autolisp programming would all be considered assets
• Ability to assist in developing automated tools using ArcGIS 10.2 model builder and Python to automate surface planning activities
• Solid understanding of earthwork construction practices
• Strong desire to learn, execute, improve, and take accountability for company and team success
• Ability to use rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions
• Can effectively cope with change and shift gears comfortably
• Ability to create effective working relationships within a fast pace multi-disciplinary environment
• Excellent organizational skills

Work Schedule

• Monday to Friday, 8-hour shifts, 40 hours/week – possibility to choose 1 day to work from home, either Mondays or Fridays.
• Location: Calgary Office with limited field travel as required.


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