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
Project Manager / Estimator
Kelowna, 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 Okanagan region. The Project Manager/Estimator is responsible for the preparation of costs estimates and tender package submissions to acquire new civil construction projects, Okanagan region and then will oversee and manage these projects.

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 $105,000 – $125,000 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
Kelowna. 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.

We are in search of Surveyors in the Okanagan region, 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 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.

Safety Coordinator
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.

We are in search of a Safety Coordinator to join the Copcan Civil team based in Nanaimo, BC. This position will require travel to all company division regions.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Report directly to the Safety Manager
  • Develop, organize, manage, maintain and administer the Health and Safety Program in collaboration with the Health and Safety committees and management
  • Balance compliance, education and a practical knowledge of field work in daily activities
  • Monitor safety performances
  • Complete site inspections and hazard assessments
  • Work closely with project managers, supervisors, employees and contractors ensuring work complies with safety legislation
  • Duties may include but are not limited to:
    • Provide information to employees on health and safety
    • Identify safety training requirements
    • Complete internal safety audits
    • Liaise with WSBC authorities
    • Other duties may be assigned consistent with the job description

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Combination of 2-5 years relevant work experience
  • Valid Class 5 drivers license
  • Travel and on call work hours to all company division regions
  • Proficient using MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Certification in occupational health and safety, an asset
  • Comfortable working with and/or learning new software programs (i.e. SiteDocs, Procore)
  • Excellent organizational, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good problem-solving skills

Expected Wage Range: $28.00 – $32.00 per hour

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

Civil Superintendent
Kootenays, 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 Civil Superintendent to join our team in the Kootenay region, with extensive knowledge and experience in pipe laying and road building. As a Superintendent, you will be the leader directing the activities of all site resources, while coordinating the efficient operation of multiple sites.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Create and execute project plans to meet project schedules and critical dates
  • Ensure crews participate in our safety culture and model the high standards that we expect of all employees
  • Ensure that while production targets are met, our promise to our clients to safely provide a high-quality product is never compromised
  • If a project issue or a scheduling conflict occurs, you will be one of the primary channels and will be responsible for solving these problems
  • Use job costing and forecasting to form the basis of decisions on critical project tasks
  • Understanding contracts to recognize scope change and associated responsibilities

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop safety plans specific to projects and ensure the project team follows those plans
  • Leads, schedules, and directs trades, subcontractors and other construction staff
  • Mentor forepersons and work closely with junior staff on site
  • Work with project manager to ensure seamless project delivery to the client and identify critical aspects of execution
  • Solve problems and propose creative solutions in a fast-paced environment under the constraint of tight timelines
  • Participate in estimates of execution hours, equipment and other resources required for construction projects
  • Meet with new and existing clients to develop project opportunities
  • Participate in pre-tender site and scope evaluations with estimators

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of leadership experience in the construction sector managing sites and projects similar to the jobs in our project portfolio
  • Background of successfully completing complex underground civil utilities (potable water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, district heating), earthworks, road building and other infrastructure projects
  • Experience working with diverse soil conditions in all applications (rock, running sand, glacial till, etc.)
  • Proven track record of managing a diverse and challenging portfolio of construction projects
  • Knowledge of MS Office/Excel software would be an asset.

Working Conditions:

  • Work outside in varied weather conditions
  • Work extended hours and as required by project requirements
  • Travel within the region and live away from home area, if required

Expected salary range: $120K – $150K (dependent on internal parity and candidate’s skill, qualification, and experience relevant to the role)

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

Civil Pipelayer
Kootenays, 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.

We are in search of Pipelayers to join the Copcan Civil team in the Kootenays region, with extensive knowledge and experience in city, urban pipe laying, and road building.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reliable, with a valid driver’s license and your own transportation
  • Experience working in shored trenches installing various pipe types
  • Good communicator and enjoys working on a team
  • Certifications an asset: first aid, confined space, utility locating, rigging, etc.
  • Preference given to those who are able to work with qualified apprentices and teach the trade

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
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English

Working Conditions:

  • Work outside in varied weather conditions
  • Work extended hours and as required by project requirements
  • Travel within the region

Expected wage range: $24.60 to $39.52

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

Civil Pipelayer
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.

We are in search of Civil Pipelayers to join the Copcan Civil team in Victoria, BC with extensive knowledge and experience in city, urban pipe laying, and road building.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reliable, with a valid driver’s license and your own transportation
  • Experience working in shored trenches installing various pipe types
  • Good communicator and enjoys working on a team
  • Certifications an asset: first aid, confined space, utility locating, rigging, etc.
  • Preference given to those who are able to work with qualified apprentices and teach the trade

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

Expected Wage Range: $24.00 to $39.00 per hour

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

Equipment Operator
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.

We are in search of Equipment Operators in Victoria, 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 Labourer
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.

We are in search of Labourers to join the Copcan Civil team in Victoria, 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

Expected Wage Range: $19.00 – $34.00 per hour

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

Civil Foreperson
Vancouver Island & the Kootenays, 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.

We are in search of a Utility Crew Foreperson for our Vancouver Island and Kootenay regions with extensive knowledge and experience in pipe laying and road building.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Take charge of the crew – direct the work and be with your crew at all times
  • Direct and motivate crew members to complete work efficiently and safely
  • Take responsibility for safety, quality and protecting the environment for the assigned work
  • Read and interpret drawings and specifications
  • Maintain daily records including crew and equipment time, material receiving, productions and summary of activity on site
  • Co-ordinate with the Project Superintendent to plan the work and ensure availability of required resources

Qualifications:

  • 5 years of civil construction experience
  • Confident communication skills
  • Good work ethic, a willingness to learn and work as part of a team
  • Familiarity with WorkSafe Regulations and industry best practices
  • Valid Driver’s License

Working Conditions:

  • Work outside in varied weather conditions
  • Work extended hours and as required by project requirements
  • Travel within the region and live away from home area, if required

Expected Wage Range: $39.32 – $43.00 per hour

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

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