Careers

Information on careers in the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, job profiles and stories.

The Secret Life of the Webcam Guy – Revealed!

Lately, we’ve been introducing you to some of the folks who work around here, not only to provide you with a better idea of what we do as a ministry, but also to give you a better idea of who we are personally and the diverse group it takes to keep you safe as you travel the province’s highways. Today we’re talking with Steve Drew, our Senior Electrical Standards Technologist. We also like to call him “the webcam guy”....

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Meet Sharlie Huffman: Professional Engineer

Meet Sharlie Huffman: Professional Engineer

You might already know that March is National Engineering Month, but did you know that March is also the month for “Expanding Girls Horizons in Math and Science“? Much of the work we do here at the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure involves math and science – especially the work done by our wonderful team of engineers on staff, some of whom, are women. We spoke with Sharlie Huffman, who is the Senior Bridge Seismic and Structural Health Monitoring...

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The TranBC Interviews: Cliff – Creston Area Manager

It takes a big team to keep our roads and bridges safe for travellers, but did you ever wonder who those people are or what they do? Well read on, because introductions are in order. Meet Cliff Razzo. He’s an area manager who works in Creston, British Columbia. And what does he do? Well, let’s hear Cliff tell it in his own words. So, what is an area manager? The best way to describe an area manager is as...

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So, You Want To Be A Trucker? Five Steps to a Class 1 Licence

  This is how a few of our trucking Twitter tweeps (say that five times fast) responded when asked what they like about hauling goods around the province. Many people love trucks and have the drive to explore B.C.’s diverse landscapes while helping the economy move. Do you? If so, here’s how to get started. Step 1: Be sure you qualify You fit the bill if you have a Class 5 or 6 driver’s licence, which are the full...

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Field Services: Outstanding Supervision Specialists

Field Services: Outstanding Supervision Specialists

Question: What is 115 people strong and has over 2,300 years of experience? Answer: BC Provincial Field Services Coordinating the epic amount of the construction work we do here in the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure requires a special team of individuals to guide and supervise that work as it happens in the field. Those special men and women belong to Provincial Field Services and are responsible for the supervision, technical consultation and direct field administration of grading, paving...

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What’s it Like? An Interview with a BC Avalanche Tech

Winter safety

We’ve had a lot of interest in our avalanche program lately, so we thought we’d give you an inside look at what goes on there. Meet Avalanche Tech Robb Andersen. Robb’s been working in avalanche safety since 1994, and he’s been with the ministry since 2004, working the snowy slopes in different areas throughout the province. He was in Stewart working Bear Pass when they had their biggest winter in 30 years, and he’s also spent a lot of...

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National Engineering Month: Fellowship of the Ring

In Canada, March marks National Engineering Month, an opportunity to spotlight their work and maybe pique the interest of those looking for a new career. And did you know that Engineers have their own ‘Fellowship of the Ring’? No, this ring is not wrought in darkness; in fact its origin is quite the opposite. The engineering ring was created to symbolize the faith that people place in the structures designed by engineers. This Engineering Ring is an engineer’s ‘precious’...

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How do you Spell a Great Job Opportunity? TELP or EIT

Telp EIT Programs

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...

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TELP Talks: A Transportation Career Q & A

TELP EIT

We are currently looking for recent graduates from technical post-secondary programs to join us as part of our Technical Entry Level Program (TELP). We asked Brent… a successful TELP candidate from the 2006/2007 program, about his experience as a Development Approvals Technician TELP. What can you expect as a TELP/EIT? In a word, opportunity. As a TELP in Development Approvals, I was exposed to a wide variety of work, ranging from subdivision developments, permit applications, utilities, access management and...

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Start Your Career in Transportation and Infrastructure

The B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is currently looking for recent technical school graduates for the Technician Entry Level Program (TELP) and recent engineering graduates and masters students for the Engineer In Training (EIT) program. Both are great opportunities to start your career in the public service. Check out these videos from the Hiring Team Lead, Chantelle Gergley for more information:    

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