Senior Civil Engineer

Job Locations CANADA-Yellowknife
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# of Openings
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Regular Full-Time
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If you crave challenge. If you thrive in a fast-paced yet agile work environment. If you can communicate your ideas effectively and bring people together. Dillon is for you! Our team is looking for someone with strong leadership and project management capabilities. Someone who enjoys building relationships and working collaboratively in a team environment. A thought leader, a trusted advisor, and a problem solver. If you enjoy entrepreneurship and innovation in a flexible work environment, if you value your team and those around you, if you want to take pride in the work you produce, this opportunity is for you!


Your opportunity 

As our client base and workload continues to grow in the North (NWT and NU), so too does our need to grow the team. Dillon’s Civil Engineering Team within our Communities & Environment technical group is looking for a Civil / Municipal Project Manager to join our multidisciplinary team of professionals and contribute to our continued success. Assignments span the entire project life-cycle from feasibility studies through preliminary and detailed design into construction administration. Municipal roads, community facilities, sub-surface municipal assets, community water supply, sewage disposal and treatment, and solid waste management are just some of the types of infrastructure projects this position would lead. You will have the opportunity to work on new and exciting projects in both an office and field setting, while providing clients with a fully integrated and superior customer experience.


The position is located in our Yellowknife office, and you will be working with a diverse team in offices across Canada.  With the recent retirement of our senior engineer, we are looking for someone to continue Dillon’s place as a leader in community infrastructure.  At Dillon, we take pride in our people, our products, and our relationships.


What your day will look like

Project Management & Design (75%) 

  1. Technical lead and design on projects related to community infrastructure including water supply/distribution, sewer collection/treatment, roads, site servicing and storm water management
  2. Contribute technical expertise to functional design, detailed design and construction administration activities of multidisciplinary project teams
  3. Interact regulary with project team members including planners, environmental scientists, engineers and technologists
  4. Develop and interact with clients, agencies, utilities and other project stakeholders
  5. Travel to communities for projects and client development
  6. Working with municipal servicing standards and territorial regulatory requirements

Business Development (22%)

  1. Identify and develop new business opportunities including submissions responding to requests for proposals, preparation of proposals and statements of qualification
  2. Develop and maintain existing and new client relationships
  3. Business travel to client locations and/or other Dillon offices upon request

Learning & Development (3%)

  1. Support the career development of junior and intermediate staff, including direction in project management, training recommendations, coaching, and mentoring
  2. Commit to self-development and ongoing learning and professional development
  3. Contribute to Dillon’s corporate profile through active participation in professional associations and committees


What you will need to succeed

  1. Degree in civil engineering, preferably with a municipal focus
  2. Licensed to practice as a professional engineer, or eligible for licensure within six months of hire
  3. Minimum 7 years' related work experience, preferably in the consulting industry
  4. Project Management Professional certification, or similar certification, would be considered an asset


  1. Demonstrated success in the management of multidisciplinary projects, project teams and business development activities
  2. Demonstrated experience in budget development and budget control
  3. Experience in the design of municipal infrastructure including water supply systems, sewage systems, roadways, storm water management, underground and surface site servicing works, and/or waste management facilities
  4. Experience in contract administration services and requirements
  5. Knowledge of municipal servicing standards and environmental approval requirements
  6. Demonstrated skills in public and agency consultation
  7. Strong writing skills, including experience in the preparation of technical memos and reports, proposals, client communications, and public/agency presentations
  8. Experience with coaching and guiding less experienced team members in project delivery

Why choose Dillon

Dillon is powered by people who are technically proficient, passionate about socially important projects, and motivated to deliver superior, tangible results. We strive to remain at the forefront of technology and innovation, and are empowered to continually grow and develop. 


We live our core values:

  • Reliability: words result in actions that build trust;
  • Achievement: do the work to hit the target;
  • Continuous development: always learning; always adapting; always growing;
  • Creativity: discover new possibilities;
  • Courage: do the things that matter, especially when it’s hard;
  • Inclusiveness: enabling belonging to draw strength from our differences.

In addition, we offer:

  • Employee share purchase plan
    • Dillon is 100% employee owned and share ownership is open to all employees.
  • A competitive compensation package
    • Comprehensive health benefits
    • Generous retirement savings plan
    • Student loan repayment assistance with matching employer contributions
  • Flexible work hours and remote working options
    • Dillon values its staff and the contributions that are made each day and understands that work arrangements can differ based on personal needs and business needs.  We are taking a trust-based approach to offer a variety of flexible and remote work options to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life. 
  • Learning and Development opportunities
    • As a knowledge-based business, the organic growth of our knowledge and skills occur through our work performance and roles. The creation and sharing of knowledge allows us to take local knowledge to scale, capture lessons learned through experience, and continuously improve service delivery. The development of self and others is an evident and measured core behaviour within our organization.
    • We use a composite approach to development including coaching to build the how, mentoring to share lessons, advising  to round out perspectives, and co-creation of knowledge through internal, learning opportunities
  • Focus on Innovation
    • The ability to anticipate, examine, and adopt new and innovative solutions is a crucial driver for the continual and progressive advancement of our business performance. In our culture, people are empowered to reflect and question current practices and seek forward looking solutions to today’s problems and tomorrow’s opportunities.
  • Employee and Family Assistance program
    • A variety of EFAP tools and online resources to support well-being are available to all employees.
  • Goodlife Fitness Corporate Membership
    • Our employees can take advantage of reduced annual membership fees

About Dillon

Dillon is a proudly Canadian, employee-owned, professional consulting firm specializing in planning, engineering, environmental science and management. We partner with clients to provide committed, collaborative, and inventive solutions to complex, multi-faceted projects. With over 20 offices and more than 900 employees across Canada, Dillon offers a wide range of services related to building and improving facilities and infrastructure, protecting the environment, and developing communities.


Now operating for over 75 years, we continue to strive for excellence in everything we do. Dillon has been listed as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the past 15 years and has the distinction of having achieved Platinum Club member status in this program.


Employment Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Dillon:

Dillon is committed to the principles of employment equity, inclusiveness, and diversity within our organization. We strive to achieve a workplace where opportunities are based on skills and abilities and that respects and values differences. 


Inclusion is more than a word to us, it is the way we choose to run our business. 

We encourage you to connect with us at if you require  accommodation in the interview process. 

We would love to hear from you!




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