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Transportation Designer

Are you a Transportation Designer who enjoys crafting creative solutions to manage the evolving transportation challenges of our clients?  Do you enjoy the role of mentor and take pride in team success?  Are you interested in working on a diverse range of Western Canadian projects with both remote and in office teams?  If so, we want to hear from you!

A Little About Us

At ISL, we share an enthusiasm for community infrastructure. From planning through to design and construction management, we create nimble teams to tackle the unique requirements of every project. Our technical expertise encompasses transportation, land use planning, civil engineering, municipal, landscape architecture, heritage services, environmental management, water, structural, community engagement, geomatics, construction services and 3D visualization. Just the right size, ISL delivers on complex projects while being small enough to maintain strong, cohesive project teams and personal client attention and service.

ISL’s Transportation Team works collaboratively across all ISL offices so that our employees can flourish and focus on our client’s success.  Committed to finding, mentoring, and growing the right individual, our team approach is integral to our success:

  • Interesting Work – you can expect to be involved in a variety of projects working on the full project lifecycle – check out our great work at
  • Entrepreneurial – we are a group of passionate individuals who work independently and as part of a team.  We take initiative, run with ideas and collectively share in project success.
  • Ongoing Development – we have a culture of mentorship and leverage both hands on and formal training opportunities to ensure that you have a versatile and diversified skillset.  And did we mention, it is fully funded?

A Little About You

Your cover letter must demonstrate:

  • Your approach to problem solving and challenging the ideas of others
  • How you prioritize and organize work
  • Your experience working and collaborating with remote teams

Your resume should show us:

  • Professional designation, or eligibility for registration with either ASET, ASTTBC, TPSK, APEGA, EGBC, or APEGS
  • 5+ years of transportation related design experience specifically with rural transportation and highway projects
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD, AutoTURN, and Civil 3D
  • Understanding and application of applicable transportation design guidelines and construction specifications

Bonus points for:

  • Experience with roundabout, traffic signal, or roadway lighting design and construction
  • Urban transportation and arterial roadway project experience
  • Construction or survey experience
  • Infraworks, or Dynamo experience

A Little More About the Role


The successful applicant will be exposed to the entire project lifecycle – from planning to concept through detailed design, tender, and construction services.  They will also have the opportunity to be involved in projects outside of their immediate office location.

  • Fulfill the role of Transportation Designer through the completion of highway and roadway designs for various types of rural and urban transportation projects of all sizes, using Civil 3D and AutoCAD software
  • Collaborate with multi-discipline project teams and liaison with internal ISL disciplines as well as external sub-consultants to address complex project problems and provide comprehensive project solutions
  • Provide engineering design solutions to address project issues and constraints to achieve client project objectives
  • Produce project construction cost estimates, risk registers, contract documents and specifications
  • Review third party designs to ensure accuracy and compliance with project as a whole
  • Document preparation including memo’s, reports, plans, briefing materials and guidelines
  • Support Design Manager on liaison with clients and project management tracking
  • Provide design review during construction through to completion of post-construction drawing records and documentation
  • Develop, guide and mentor staff
  • Work in accordance with Quality Management processes, ensure technical quality of deliverables, and ensure schedule milestones are achieved
  • Present project successes at conferences as well as attend industry technical committees

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Transportation Designer