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Careers and jobs in civil and municipal engineering call on Vancouver Island. Demand for intermediate and senior engineers with 7-10 years of experience is growing at our five Island branches, in Campbell River, Courtenay, Duncan, Nanaimo, and in British Columbia’s seaside capital, Victoria. For the right candidates, we offer relocation support and professional growth.


Life on Vancouver Island offers you an alternative to the cost and congestion of a city without giving up professional development. A place to call home for families and adventure-seekers alike, the Island represents a preferred, more affordable lifestyle while retaining the benefits of a career in the Lower Mainland. Our Island offices undertake work for local clients and assist with larger, more complex assignments in our mainland offices.


McElhanney is a multidisciplinary firm established in 1910. We are proudly employee-owned, and a 2018 winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. We have more than 25 branches in Western Canada – and five of those are on the island’s east coast – Campbell River, Courtenay, Duncan, Nanaimo, and Victoria. Which branch will you join?


  • Achieve work-life balance with more affordable housing, less traffic, and friendly, tight-knit oceanside communities
  • Campbell River is ranked one of five best quality-of-life places to live in North America – lakeside recreation abounds
  • Environment Canada lists Courtenay among the top ten cities in Canada with highly desirable weather
  • Nanaimo, the Harbour City, is just 20 minutes away from Vancouver via floatplane
  • With a new City Square, Duncan is a hub of heritage buildings and exquisite restaurants
  • More sun, and much less rain…Victoria has the mildest climate in Canada!

“My partner and I had been living in Vancouver for years, and we were ready to buy our first home, get a dog, and have kids. An opportunity came up with McElhanney to move to Victoria. And it’s really nice – Vancouver Island is so unique. It’s a slower pace of life but the people are still driven and accomplish a lot. Everybody takes the time to stop and breathe. It’s truly West Coast living!”

David Ellis – McElhanney Engineer, Victoria Branch


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    Work within one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

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    Financial support for professional development

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    Reimbursement of relocation expenses

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    Join a fun and tight-knit, community-minded team

About McElhanney

McElhanney has been in Western Canada for more than a century. We’re employee-owned and operated and have 1,000+ employees in more than 25 branch offices. We are made up of engineers, surveyors, mappers, planners, landscape architects, and environmental consultants. We are passionate about solving our clients’ challenges and have strong connections in the local communities in which we live and work.