Transportation Design Engineer

Salary and benefits

Founded in 1970, R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited is a growing values-driven employee owned multi discipline engineering and environmental consultancy firm with over 350 staff and a proven track record of providing highly responsive service to clients in the Public, Private, Aboriginal and International sectors. We work on a variety of projects throughout Canada, with nine office locations in Ontario and one in Manitoba. Over the past two decades, we have also been active internationally, with varied and ongoing projects across the Caribbean and Africa. Burnside has expertise in many technical disciplines beyond traditional civil engineering including air and noise, environmental services, GIS, hydrogeology, land development, renewable energy & conservation, solid waste, structures, transportation, traffic, water/wastewater and well drilling & diagnostics. We take pride in our people and in our culture and the company has a strong reputation as being a great place to work. We are always interested in speaking with talented people who wish to share their careers with us at any of our offices. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, including RSP Matching Plans, Fitness Benefits, Flexible Hours and Work Locations, Career Development Opportunities, Continuing Education, Social Activities and a positive & inclusive working environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to seeking diversity in the workplace and we welcome resumes from all qualified candidates. Burnside will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the entire recruitment, assessment and selection process, as required. If you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation during these processes, please contact our Human Resources department.

Organization name

R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited


R.J. Burnside is seeking a Transportation Design Engineer with 4-8 years of experience to join our expanding transportation team. This position will work out of one of our Greater Toronto Area (GTA) offices such as: Mississauga, Newmarket or Pickering.

As a member of our Transportation Group, you will work under the direction of a Project Engineer/Manager on a variety of road design projects from feasibility studies through construction for both public and private sector clients.

The team focuses largely on road design across an extensive geography area. Projects are variable and range from small road improvements to large scale regional road improvements.  The team assists clients on projects from concept to completion.

This is a fantastic opportunity to further develop in a career in transportation by joining a dynamic team that takes on challenging projects and provides excellent rewards and benefits in return.

The Role

Reporting to the Vice President, Transportation, this position will involve (but is not limited to) carrying out the following tasks:

  • Develop design criteria and identify exceptions;
  • Design and produce preliminary and detailed designs for all classes of roads including CADD and/or MicroStation drawings and 3D models;
  • Prepare cost estimates;
  • Prepare tender packages;
  • Undertake hydrology and hydraulic calculations and preparation of necessary permits;
  • Provide contract administration;
  • Prepare necessary reports including calculations;
  • Undertake site visits and construction field reviews;
  • Provide staff guidance and training as required; and
  • Other duties as required.


  • Professional Engineer (P. Eng.), in good standing with the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)
  • 4 to 8 years of experience in roadway design
  • Knowledge of Ministry of Transportation of Ontario and municipal design practices and permitting requirements
  • Experience with Municipal Class Environmental Assessments
  • Proficiency in design software including AutoCAD Civil 3D and MicroStation OpenRoads
  • Experience working as part of a project team in a consulting environment and within a
    multi-office environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

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