Careers

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

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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TELP Talks: A Transportation Career Q & A

TELP EIT

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 corridor development. After completing the TELP program in 2006/2007, I took a full time position with the Fort George District in the Development...

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TranBC Student Winners Support Science and Innovation

Future Engineers in Training and Technician Entry Level positions

Pavement and gravel. Concrete and steel. Fundamentally, building roads and bridges sounds straightforward, but there’s more to it than you might think. There’s everything from geotechnical and environmental sciences to structural, seismic, traffic and electrical engineering, just to name a few of the disciplines needed to build highway infrastructure. Keeping up with the latest advancements in science and technology is vital to keeping our roads as safe as possible, and we do what we can to encourage up and...

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TranBC Meet Science, Science Meet TranBC – Part 2 of 2

Last month, there was a two day Expo for the Year of Science at the Prince George Civic Centre where TranBC participated in the fair’s exhibits and career round table. Did you know that the majority of the jobs held at the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure combine science with transporation? Well, they do. At the Expo, our exhibit highlighted the wide range of science and technology careers within the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and some of the...

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