Employment

Thank you for your interest in future employment with Copcan Civil. Please understand, due to the high volume of applications, only those qualified will be contacted for interviews. We look forward to hearing from you.

Benefits of Working with COPCAN Civil:
  • Copcan has a comprehensive Occupational Health & Safety Policy and employee safety is a priority on all sites
  • We are committed to quality workmanship and the goal of doing things right the first time
  • Employees are supported by motivated and knowledgeable staff
Current Available Positions
Junior Project Manager / Estimator - Civil Construction
Nanaimo
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NorLand Limited consists of many specialized businesses working together as one team towards common goals. We have the unique ability to undertake complex, multi-faceted public and private sector projects within a single project. Our businesses have been making Anything. Possible. for over 65 years!

Copcan Civil, part of NorLand Limited, is an award-winning civil construction company, operating from offices in Nanaimo, Victoria, Kelowna and Rossland. The company has been in business since 1970 and has successfully completed projects throughout Vancouver Island and the BC Interior, including highways and bridge construction, underground utilities, demolitions, marine infrastructure projects, private development, and various municipal works.

As part of our program of planned expansion, we are seeking a Junior Project Manager/Estimator to join our team in Nanaimo BC. The Estimator is responsible for the preparation of costs estimates and tender package submissions to acquire new civil construction projects on Vancouver Island.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage civil construction projects with the support of our management team
  • Prepare accurate costs estimates and complete tender package submissions for new projects
  • Manage project performance to meet schedule, budget, and contract specifications
  • Complete site inspections and attend progress meetings
  • Prepare/review quality control, OH&S, traffic management and environmental plans
  • Manage resources, cost control, progress estimates, and contract change management
  • Liaise with clients, consultants and sub-trades
  • Provide support for our field teams as necessary

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in construction or engineering
  • Graduate of a recognized post-secondary program related to civil engineering or construction management is an asset
  • Experience using estimating software is an asset
  • Able to work in a fast-paced construction environment
  • Strong organizational and excellent communication skills, with the ability to multitask
  • Flexibility to work extended hours when required
  • Experience using Microsoft Office programs, most notably Word, Excel & Project
  • Valid BC driver’s license

The typical hiring range for this position is $75,000 – $100,000 per year. The exact compensation may vary based on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, internal equity, and other criterion.

Copcan Civil is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our recruitment and hiring practices.

Project Manager / Estimator
Victoria, BC
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NorLand Limited consists of multiple specialized businesses working together as one team towards common goals. We have the unique ability to undertake complex, multi-faceted public and private sector projects within a single project. Our businesses have been making Anything. Possible. for over 65 years!

Copcan Civil, part of NorLand Limited, is an award-winning civil construction company, operating from offices in Nanaimo, Victoria, Kelowna and Rossland. The company has been in business since 1970 and has successfully completed projects throughout Vancouver Island and the BC Interior, including highways and bridge construction, underground utilities, demolitions, marine infrastructure projects, private development, and various municipal works.

As part of our program of planned expansion, we are seeking a Project Manager/Estimator to join our team in Victoria. The Project Manager/Estimator is responsible for the preparation of costs estimates and tender package submissions to acquire new civil construction projects on Vancouver Island.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage civil construction projects with the support of our management team
  • Prepare accurate costs estimates and complete tender package submissions for new projects
  • Manage project performance to meet schedule, budget, and contract specifications
  • Complete site inspections and attend progress meetings
  • Prepare/review quality control, OH&S, traffic management and environmental plans
  • Manage resources, cost control, progress estimates, and contract change management
  • Liaise with clients, consultants and sub-trades
  • Provide support for our field teams as necessary

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in construction or engineering
  • Familiarity with or experience in the civil construction industry is an asset
  • Graduate of a recognized post-secondary program related to civil engineering or construction management is an asset
  • Experience using estimating software is an asset
  • Able to work in a fast-paced construction environment
  • Strong organizational and excellent communication skills, with the ability to multitask
  • Flexibility to work extended hours when required
  • Experience using Microsoft Office programs, most notably Word & Excel
  • Valid BC driver’s license

The typical hiring range for this position is $100,000 – $130,000 per year. The exact compensation may vary based on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, internal equity, and other criterion.

Copcan Civil is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our recruitment and hiring practices.

Project Manager / Estimator
Nanaimo, BC
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NorLand Limited consists of multiple specialized businesses working together as one team towards common goals. We have the unique ability to undertake complex, multi-faceted public and private sector projects within a single project. Our businesses have been making Anything. Possible. for over 65 years!

Copcan Civil, part of NorLand Limited, is an award-winning civil construction company, operating from offices in Nanaimo, Victoria, Kelowna and Rossland. The company has been in business since 1970 and has successfully completed projects throughout Vancouver Island and the BC Interior, including highways and bridge construction, underground utilities, demolitions, marine infrastructure projects, private development, and various municipal works.

As part of our program of planned expansion, we are seeking a Project Manager/Estimator to join our team in Nanaimo. The Project Manager/Estimator is responsible for the preparation of costs estimates and tender package submissions to acquire new civil construction projects on Vancouver Island.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage civil construction projects with the support of our management team
  • Prepare accurate costs estimates and complete tender package submissions for new projects
  • Manage project performance to meet schedule, budget, and contract specifications
  • Complete site inspections and attend progress meetings
  • Prepare/review quality control, OH&S, traffic management and environmental plans
  • Manage resources, cost control, progress estimates, and contract change management
  • Liaise with clients, consultants and sub-trades
  • Provide support for our field teams as necessary

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in construction or engineering
  • Familiarity with or experience in the civil construction industry is an asset
  • Graduate of a recognized post-secondary program related to civil engineering or construction management is an asset
  • Experience using estimating software is an asset
  • Able to work in a fast-paced construction environment
  • Strong organizational and excellent communication skills, with the ability to multitask
  • Flexibility to work extended hours when required
  • Experience using Microsoft Office programs, most notably Word & Excel
  • Valid BC driver’s license

The typical hiring range for this position is $100,000 – $130,000 per year. The exact compensation may vary based on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, internal equity, and other criterion.

Copcan Civil is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our recruitment and hiring practices.

Civil Surveyor
Kootenays
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NorLand Limited consists of multiple specialized businesses working together as one team towards common goals. We have the unique ability to undertake complex, multi-faceted public and private sector projects within a single project. Our businesses have been making Anything. Possible. for over 65 years!

Copcan Civil, part of NorLand Limited, is an award-winning civil construction company, operating from offices in Nanaimo, Victoria, Kelowna and Rossland. The company has been in business since 1970 and has successfully completed projects throughout Vancouver Island and the BC Interior, including highways and bridge construction, underground utilities, demolitions, marine infrastructure projects, private development, and various municipal works.

We are in search of Surveyors in our Kootenay location, with extensive knowledge and experience in city, urban pipe laying, and road building.

You will be accountable for:

  • Surveying civil infrastructure projects including roads, retaining walls, utility piping, and bridges
  • Being proficient with Civil 3D or Trimble Business Center, prepare survey layout files from IFC drawings and supplied CAD
  • Providing survey layout as instructed by the site supervisor
  • Reporting month end quantities for projects including earthwork volumes and utility pipe records
  • Maintaining competent care of company supplied survey gear and instruments
  • Preparing as-built drawings, both redline and digitally
  • Following instructions and operating as a productive member of a high functioning team
  • Working independently, as well as part of a team
  • Being punctual and having excellent attendance

Candidate Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of survey experience in civil infrastructure projects
  • Experience with GPS and total station
  • Safety knowledge and experience in construction industry
  • Nice to have a valid BC driver’s license, but not a requirement
  • First aid is considered an asset
  • Fit to work – ability to see, hear, walk, stand, and lift up to 50lbs
  • Have a positive attitude and willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English
  • Willing to travel across the Okanagan or Kootenays for different projects in varied weather conditions

Expected Wage Range: $32.00 to $40.00

We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our recruitment and hiring practices.

Civil Labourer
Victoria, Nanaimo & Squamish
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NorLand Limited consists of multiple specialized businesses working together as one team towards common goals. We have the unique ability to undertake complex, multi-faceted public and private sector projects within a single project. Our businesses have been making Anything. Possible. for over 65 years!

Copcan Civil, part of NorLand Limited provides project management, construction management, and skilled labor for installation and maintenance of specialized mechanical equipment and associated structural steel. We utilize the diverse backgrounds of our highly skilled and carefully selected managers and technicians to rethink the possibilities when it comes to construction and installations. Copcan offers training, mentoring and professional development for every employee and supports opportunities for their growth and advancement.

We are in search of General Labourers with extensive knowledge and experience in city, urban pipe laying, and road building to join the Copcan Civil team in Squamish, BC. The successful candidates will be responsible for working with a team of other Labourers supporting various projects.

You will be accountable for:

  • Performing tasks involving physical labour such as loading & unloading building materials and equipment as needed
  • Preparing the site to eliminate potential hazards
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the site to ensure it is clear of water and scrap material
  • Provide daily labour support as directed by the on-site team
  • Assisting in erecting and dismantling temporary structures as needed
  • Ability to follow instructions and operating as a productive member of a high functioning team
  • Work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Be punctual and have excellent attendance

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Safety knowledge and experience in construction industry
  • Experience with basic power and construction tools
  • Nice to have a valid BC driver’s license, but not a requirement
  • First aid is considered an asset
  • Fit to work – ability to see, hear, walk, stand, and lift up to 50lbs
  • Have a positive attitude and willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English
  • Rock truck & Compactor experience an assetExpected wage range: $19.40 to $34.32 per hour (dependent on skillset and experience)We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our recruitment and hiring practices.
Civil Forepersons
Victoria & Nanaimo
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NorLand Limited consists of multiple specialized businesses working together as one team towards common goals. We have the unique ability to undertake complex, multi-faceted public and private sector projects within a single contract. Our businesses have been making Anything. Possible. for over 65 years!

Copcan Civil, part of NorLand Limited, is an award-winning civil construction company, operating from offices in Nanaimo, Victoria, Kelowna, and Rossland. The company has been in business since 1970 and has successfully completed projects throughout Vancouver Island and the BC Interior, including highways, bridge construction, underground utilities, demolitions, marine infrastructure projects, private development, and various municipal works.

We are in search of Civil Forepersons in Victoria and Nanaimo, BC with extensive knowledge and experience in city, urban pipe laying, and road building.

 You will be accountable for:

  • Overseeing the safety and performance of crews on various and sometimes challenging projects
  • Leading from the front lines: directing the work and being with your crew at all times
  • Reading and interpreting drawings and specifications to provide clear instructions to the crew
  • Maintaining daily records including crew and equipment time, material receiving, productions, and summary of activity on site
  • Providing training and ensuring the development of the crew
  • Planning ahead with Superintendents to ensure materials and resources are in place ahead of the work
  • Acting as a working foreperson if needed
  • Always working in a safe and respectful manner on company and client job sites
  • Operating as a productive member of a high functioning team

Candidate Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience leading crews on civil projects
  • Safety knowledge and experience in construction industry (WorkSafe Regulations, industry best practices)
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • First aid is considered an asset
  • Fit to work – ability to see, hear, walk, stand, and lift up to 50lbs
  • Have a positive attitude and willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English
  • Willing to work in varied weather conditions
  • Willing to work extended hours as needed by project requirements

Expected wage range: 39.32 – 43.00 per hour (exact compensation may vary based on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, internal equity, and other criterion)

We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our recruitment and hiring practices.

Equipment Operators
Victoria & Nanaimo
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NorLand Limited consists of multiple specialized businesses working together as one team towards common goals. We have the unique ability to undertake complex, multi-faceted public and private sector projects within a single contract. Our businesses have been making Anything. Possible. for over 65 years!

Copcan Civil, part of NorLand Limited, is an award-winning civil construction company, operating from offices in Nanaimo, Victoria, Kelowna, and Rossland. The company has been in business since 1970 and has successfully completed projects throughout Vancouver Island and the BC Interior, including highways, bridge construction, underground utilities, demolitions, marine infrastructure projects, private development, and various municipal works.

We are in search of Equipment Operators in Victoria & Nanaimo, BC. The successful candidates will be responsible for working with a team of other equipment operators to accomplish site-level goals and promoting the company’s HSE policies throughout each project. They’ll bring extensive knowledge and experience in city, urban pipe laying and road building.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Operate an Excavator, in a safe and respectful manner at all times on sites
  • Operate as a productive member of a high functioning team to drive high quality results
  • Achieves maximum production with full attention to crew safety and the prevention of incidents
  • Perform daily pre-inspection machinery safety checks, equipment service and inspection log
  • Ensure effective communication at all times with the ground field crew
  • Report on project progress and any potential issues as they arise to Field Supervisors
  • Attend and be an active participant in all mandatory safety meetings

 Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years working experience required on full size 40-ton and 50-ton size excavators.
  • Ability to operate backhoe, dozer, &/or loader an asset
  • Must have experience with various shoring types and excavations to maximum reach of digging depth
  • Must have experience working with pipe crews and is comfortable working in tight & deep spaces and in traffic
  • Must have experience digging around live systems, pull trench, cut slope or grade to finish tolerance
  • Understanding of Safety and the expectations to exceed safety standards
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work independently and as part of a larger team
  • Holds a valid driver’s license and has the ability to drive within the Province of BC
  • Fit to work – ability to see, hear, walk, stand, lift up to 50 lbs
  • Basic Computer skills is required with an experience with GPS systems consider an asset
  • Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing
  • Good work ethic and willing to learn with the desire to produce quality results

Expected wage range: $35.88 to $42.92 per hour (exact compensation may vary based on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, internal equity, and other criterion)

Only candidates who are most qualified for this position will be contacted.

We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our recruitment and hiring practices.

Civil Pipelayer
Victoria & Nanaimo
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NorLand Limited consists of multiple specialized businesses working together as one team towards common goals. We have the unique ability to undertake complex, multi-faceted public and private sector projects within a single contract. Our businesses have been making Anything. Possible. for over 65 years!

Copcan Civil, part of NorLand Limited, is an award-winning civil construction company, operating from offices in Nanaimo, Victoria, Kelowna, and Rossland. The company has been in business since 1970 and has successfully completed projects throughout Vancouver Island and the BC Interior, including highways, bridge construction, underground utilities, demolitions, marine infrastructure projects, private development, and various municipal works.

We are in search of Utility Pipelayers in the Kootenays region, with extensive knowledge and experience in city, urban pipe laying, and road building.

 You will be accountable for:

  • Ensuring all work is completed within specifications
  • Maintaining all tools and equipment in good working order
  • Rigging pipe for hoisting and installing all types of pipe (i.e. watermain, sani, storm, etc.)
  • Preparing and grading trenches, and installing Manholes and Catch Basins
  • Performing tasks involving physical labour such as loading and unloading building materials and equipment as needed
  • Preparing the site to eliminate potential hazards
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the site to ensure it is clear of water and scrap material
  • Following instructions and operating as a productive member of a high functioning team
  • Working independently, as well as part of a team
  • Being punctual and having excellent attendance

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Experience working in shored trenches installing various pipe types
  • Safety knowledge and experience in construction industry
  • Nice to have a valid BC driver’s license, but not a requirement
  • First aid is considered an asset
  • Fit to work – ability to see, hear, walk, stand, and lift up to 50lbs
  • Have a positive attitude and willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English
  • Willing to travel across the Kootenays for different projects in varied weather conditions

Expected wage range: $24 to $39 per hour (exact compensation may vary based on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, internal equity, and other criterion)

If you are interested, please submit your resume, and contact information to recruitment@norlandlimited.com quoting “Copcan – Pipelayer (Kootenays)” in the subject line.

 We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our recruitment and hiring practices.

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