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Project Engineer


At Evergreen, we believe that cities can be powerful levers for change, and that public spaces within our cities can work harder for both people and the planet. We are currently seeking a skilled Project Engineer to join our Planning & Development team. As a Project Engineer, reporting to the director, you will play a vital role in managing and advancing projects that create and revitalize public places across Canada.

About Us:

Evergreen is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to making cities flourish. Our vision is to create cities that are low carbon, inclusive to all, and sustainable at their core.

For over 30 years, Evergreen has been making Canadian cities better places to move, work, live, play and grow. We have worked from coast to coast with governments, neighborhood groups, school boards, developers and residents, collaborating to create better communities. 

About the Role: 

As a Project Engineer in the Planning & Development team, you will be responsible for managing and advancing public space projects across a variety of landscapes and sectors. Working under the guidance of the Director, Planning & Development, you will provide strong project management expertise, including managing external consultants and contractors, to ensure the successful delivery of each project. 

Projects will range in scope and size, and span across the public and private spheres, in locations across the country, helping to build a network of critical social infrastructure. Evergreen’s Climate Ready Schools program provides just one example of the type of project this team will champion. The project portfolio will also include a significant role in projects at Evergreen Brick Works, a national showcase for sustainable, inclusive placemaking.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to define project scope, objectives, and deliverables, aligning with Evergreen’s vision and goals.
  • Create and manage project budgets, track expenses, and ensure projects stay within budgetary constraints.
  • Identify potential project risks and implement strategies to mitigate them. This includes utilizing a working knowledge of project structure options and the assignment of roles and responsibilities which best suit the project
  • Oversee day-to-day activities of projects, ensuring tasks are completed on schedule and project teams are effectively coordinated with internal staff and external consultants.
  • Proactively resolve issues during project execution.
  • Ensure project deliverables meet quality standards and comply with relevant regulations and codes.
  • Manage contracts and coordinate with external vendors, subcontractors, and consultants, ensuring adherence to contract terms and conditions.
  • Apply engineering knowledge and technical expertise to address project challenges and find innovative solutions.
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and industry standards throughout the project lifecycle.
  • With the help of the project coordinator, maintain accurate and up-to-date project documentation, including plans, reports, and change orders.
  • Ensure a smooth project closure, conduct project evaluations, capture lessons learned, and facilitate project handover to relevant stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with project stakeholders, including clients, government agencies, and community members.
  • Conduct regular project status meetings and communication with stakeholders, providing updates on project milestones and addressing any concerns.
  • Collaborate with the Director, Planning & Development and the Planning and Development team to identify potential project opportunities and assess feasibility based on organizational objectives.
  • Act as a key liaison between the Planning & Development team and other internal departments, ensuring effective cross-functional coordination.
  • Provide mentorship and support to team members, fostering their professional growth and development in project management skills.
  • Contribute to positive workplace culture and great internal communication.
  • Model Evergreen’s core values of sustainability, innovation, and connection.

About You:


You excel in the following areas:

  • Leadership. Mobilize and build strong teams. Lead by example. Inspire others to achieve.
  • Planning/Organization/Project Management. Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals and focus on priorities, create/implement action plans/budgets, document, evaluate, learn.
  • Analytical/Decision Making/Problem Solving skills. Draw insightful conclusions from information. Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency, and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of Evergreen.
  • Customer-focus. Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of others in a way that exceeds their expectations.
  • Collaboration. Employ generosity of spirit when working across lines. 
  • Innovation. Build new opportunities. Resourceful in the face of challenges. Focused on solutions. Prioritize learning and growth. 

You possess the following qualifications:

  • A post-secondary diploma or degree in civil engineering, or a related discipline.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience, including a strong track record in successful project management
  • Experience with capital project or large-scale private sector construction projects
  • Solid knowledge of project inception, conceptual design, design development, project cost estimation, contract management, and procurement processes.
  • Project Management certification or equivalent experience is a plus.
  • Ability to read technical engineering drawings, enabling effective communication with project team members and consultants.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and prior experience with project management tools, (Evergreen uses Wrike).
  • Strong analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills, with a detail-oriented and proactive approach to project management.

Additional Information:

Reporting Relationships:

  • Reports to: Director, Planning & Development
  • Supervises:  Project Coordinator

Working Conditions:

  • Flexible work location: The Project Engineer can be remote-based, but some on-site presence at Evergreen Brick Works will be required to support site capital revitalization and other local projects.
  • Regular office hours are flexible, but work may include some weekends, holidays, and/or evenings.


  • Full-time, permanent position.
  • Salary Range: $80,000 – $90,000
  • Employer-paid health and dental benefits package, 3 weeks of paid vacation, 3 personal days (Evergreen Days), and your birthday off, and professional development opportunities.


Application Close Date: September 22, 2023

*Please include a cover letter with your resume to be considered for this position. Additional portfolio information is also welcome. *