Austin Engineering Ltd., is proud to offer engineering co-op placement positions. We are committed to providing real-world experience for engineering students and we believe that fresh ideas are key to ensuring engineering best practices. Our goal is to demonstrate Austin Engineering Ltd’s commitment to providing quality work, on time and on budget.
Our current Civil Engineering Co-op Student, Kurtis Spence who is a Trail local, joined AEL in the spring of 2015 as part of his degree from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Kurtis is an important member of AEL’s team and his skills are outlined below.
Kurtis’s Civil Engineering Skills:
- Assisting with design and drawing preparations
- Report writing
- Data collection
- Providing estimates and project support
- Working with drafting software AutoCAD
Working at Austin Engineering Ltd., has been an excellent opportunity for me, as it has really helped bridge the gap between school and industry that I just didn’t get from other co-op jobs. I am given the opportunity to learn new skills and work on different projects without being limited to a single role or basics tasks. I have been given more trust to figure out problems rather than being told let’s see what we have that you can do.
Working here, I have been exposed to all kinds of local industry leaders, as well as residential projects. Being exposed to this work not only allows me to see what support is needed, but also what engineers can do solve their issues. With this information I can better tailor my education and know that I can use my degree in a relevant field when I graduate.
Everyone here has been so welcoming and patient while I learn new skills. They have really made me feel like part of the team, which is an experience not all co-op students get. It has been a fantastic opportunity for me and I have really appreciated my time here.
We are always interested in receiving resumes from qualified candidates for next summer’s co-op term. If you are interested in working with a dynamic team in the Kootenays and would like us to keep your resume on file for the future, please e-mail it to: