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Heavy Lift Engineer

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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. Our Canadian Industrial sector of PCL, services the oil and gas, petrochemical, mining power, alternate energy, and pulp and paper industries throughout North America. From propelling emergency vehicles, heating recreation centers, and producing electricity for local schools; the projects we build are fundamental to the communities in which we live.

We are seeking an experienced Heavy Lift Engineer for our Canadian Industrial district office located in Edmonton, AB. 

Here's how a(n) Heavy Lift Engineer for our Edmonton Industrial Management office contributes to our team:


  • Prepare detailed construction engineering designs following standards, codes, policies, specifications, and regulations:
    • Crane lift studies 
    • Rigging arrangements 
    • Lifting devices 
    • Jack & slide installations 
  • Developing drawings, calculations, visualizations, risk assessments and other important documents in both 2D and 3D 
  • Evaluate and select heavy lifting equipment 
  • Determine optimal sequence of construction for heavy lifting on industrial construction projects 
  • Work with project teams from conceptual and preliminary stages of execution through execution to completion 
  • Ensure quality compliance for your engineering design work by maintaining design/checking notes according to professional practice management plan procedures and regulatory requirements 
  • Complete design checks and independent reviews of other engineers’ work 
  • Provide heavy lift engineering support to active projects, including conducting site visits to complete field reviews of heavy lift engineering designs and provide on-site engineering support. 
  • Supports construction engineering knowledge training by presenting course material 


  • An undergraduate degree in Engineering from an accredited university (Civil or Mechanical is preferred). 
  • Registered, or eligible for registration, as a Professional Engineer with APEGA. 
  • 4+ years progressive experience working on heavy lift and rigging engineering activities 
  • Experience in the planning and design of heavy lifts, rigging, and lifting devices. 
  • Knowledge of structural steel and geotechnical design considerations and applicable codes and standards. 
  • Strong computer skills, including hands on experience with AutoCAD, FEM Software and Microsoft Office, Navisworks and other Autodesk programs. 
  • Knowledge of Bluebeam, P6, databases, and structural design software are a plus. 
  • Experience using additional technologies such as Tekla, Civil 3D, BIM 360, Revizto, SmartPlant3D, or Microstation would be considered an asset. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of current construction best practices and proven field experience in the heavy industrial industry. 
  • Effective time management, verbal and written communication and presentation skills 
  • Strong customer service and solution provider abilities 
  • Networking and relationship development skills with internal and external clients 
  • Ability to understand and evaluate engineering and constructability challenges and propose solutions. 
  • Curious and strives to be a lifelong learner, gathering knowledge and understanding about various aspects of the construction industry. 
  • Passion for sharing knowledge, experience, and expertise with colleagues to mentor and coach others in their development and abilities. 
  • Flexibility to work non-traditional hours, when necessary 
  • Willingness to travel as per project requirements 

PCL is an innovative, employee-owned company comprised of people who find passion in their profession 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 creating equitable opportunities and an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We make employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or veteran status.

PCL combines numerous pay and benefit strategies to provide a comprehensive and competitive total rewards package. Any salary range displayed by a job board is an estimate. Your salary, which considers your unique qualifications and experience, is just one component of the robust total rewards you'll enjoy at PCL. This may include an employee share purchase offering, discretionary annual performance bonus, comprehensive benefits and wellness programs, retirement plan plus matching, and career development programs.

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

Employee Status: Regular Full-Time

Company: PCL Industrial Management Inc.

Primary Location: Edmonton, Alberta (Ind Mgmt)

Job: Heavy Lift Engineer

Requisition: 4976

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