Yes, it’s that time of year again – TELP/EIT time! What is a TELP/EIT you might ask? Don’t worry, it’s not a required flu shot or a strange new tax. It’s just a handy acronym for our ministry’s Technical Entry Level and Engineer in Training programs.
You’ll be hearing a lot more from us about TELPs and EITs and that is because we are really focussed on hiring for these positions. In fact, this year alone we are hoping to hire up to 40 TELP technicians, and as many as six bridge or structural EITs (including two at the Master degree level). We are looking ahead, and you should too.
By joining our ministry, TELPs will be given the chance to build on their strong educational foundation with first-hand work experience. Full time, permanent employment with us includes a comprehensive training plan designed specifically for each position. TELPs will be assigned a supervisor and mentor who will share their lifetime of experience. They will have access to multiple training and development opportunities, not to mention a wide variety of more traditional benefits such as a minimum of three weeks annual vacation to start, paid overtime, eligibility for the Pacific Leaders Loan Forgiveness Program for BC Student Loans, a comprehensive medical/dental program, flexible work arrangements and even relocation expenses – just to name a few.
Here are some areas of focus in our Technical Entry Level Program:
- Development Approvals
- District Operations
- Geotechnical Assistant
- Geomatic Survey Technician
- Highway Design Technician
- Business Analyst
- Utilities Coordinator
- Assistant Electronics Technician – Weather Network Program
- Bridge Area Manager
- Bridge Construction Supervisor
- Field Services Engineering Aides
Learn more about current TELP opportunities.
The EIT training program spans over four years as EITs work towards becoming a registered Professional Engineer. The program includes:
- The chance to gain applied technical experience by working on challenging projects with increasing levels of responsibility
- Multiple job rotations over the course of the program – giving EITs the opportunity to train, develop and grow professionally. This program is a great way to build a diverse portfolio and develop a broad-based perspective of the ministry.
Why are we so focused on TELPs and EITs? We estimate that over one-third of our technicians and almost half of our managers could retire in the next five years. That is a lot of retirement cake! Our ministry is known for the excellent quality of our people, for having a can-do attitude, and for producing fantastic results. By hiring passionate and enthusiastic TELPs and EITs we are making sure we can continue the tradition of excellence that our ministry is known for.
Learn more about current EIT opportunities.