FALL 2023 CO-OP: Engineering Student – Cape Breton, NS

  • Location: Cape Breton, NS
  • Deadline: August 11, 2023

The future you want is within reach.

At PCL, we build the places where life happens and find camaraderie in the process. We’re a community of builders committed to building better communities. That’s why we’re always looking ahead, and not just to the next project or what’s next in our industry.

We’re also looking at what’s next for you and how we can help you build a career you’re proud of. As a student at PCL, you will get the opportunity for challenging work assignments in a supportive work environment which promotes personal and professional growth.


We are seeking Engineering Students for our Atlantic Canada District in Cape Breton, NS, within our Canadian Buildings Division, that are available for 4 months from September 2023 to December 2023.


Here’s how an Engineering for our Atlantic Canada office contributes to our team:



  • Conducts deficiency walks.
  • Coordinates and supervises sub-trade work.
  • Coordinates quality assurance reviews.
  • Takes and coordinates progress photos.
  • Tracks site progress and deficiencies.
  • Verifies site conditions and coordinates with drawings.
  • Coordinates, marks up and updates drawings.
  • Coordinates work specific scope and trades.
  • Conducts trade quote reviews by verifying material quantities, hours, and rates.
  • Inputs and updates deficiency logs.
  • Participates in project meetings.
  • Performs quantity take-offs.
  • Produces as-built drawings.
  • Sets-up and maintains record keeping.


  • Working towards a degree or diploma in a civil engineering related field.
  • A passion for working in a construction environment.
  • Experience with the application of various computer software programs, including word processing, spreadsheet applications and drafting.
  • Self-motivation with a hands-on approach.
  • Prior field construction experience is considered an asset.


Next Step:

  • Please note that candidates who have been selected to move forward to the next stage of the recruitment process will receive an email to complete a short online video interview.

PCL is an innovative, employee-owned company comprised of people who find passion and take pride in doing great work every day. Our work powers the infrastructure and utilities that are essential to daily life and our projects are the scene of vacations, careers, education and healing. We are consistently ranked among the best companies to work for because we are committed to supporting and developing our teams.

The PCL Companies celebrate diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or veteran status.

Should you require an accommodation during the application process, please contact us at careers@pcl.com with the position and location you are interested in.

Together, we can build success and a better future. Let’s get started!

To apply, please visit https://careers.pcl.com/job/Halifax-Engineering-Student-Nova/1029111100/