The Opportunity

Lantz, NS

The Shaw Group of companies, one of the 50 Best-Managed Companies in Canada, is one of Eastern Canada's leading natural resource manufacturers and community developers. Shaw Precast Solutions has a new, state-of-the-art production facility located in Lantz, Hants County - just 10 minutes north of the airport. With safety as our priority, we design and produce specialty concrete products, such as bridges, culverts, sewer/storm water treatment systems, and retaining walls. We are the industry leader and are recognized for our commitment to providing the highest quality concrete pipe and structural products.

We are recruiting one co-op engineering (civil) student to work directly with the Division Engineer. You will have the opportunity to work closely with a P. Eng who also went through the co-op program. The co-op will work closely with Engineering, Sales, Production, and Quality Control staff.

What you'll do


Primary responsibilities will be project estimating, basic structural engineering of concrete products, quality control and quality assurance. Other duties will be review of project drawings, taking and testing of concrete samples, inventory control including shipping and receiving of product and material, inspecting loads, estimating quantities and materials, and working with a team to troubleshoot and resolve problems related to production, quality, and equipment. We are able to accommodate a four month work term.

What you'll need


  • Student of a post-secondary program in engineering, preferably civil.
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, both theoretical and practical.
  • Basic working knowledge of S-Frame is a plus.
  • Strong computer skills, especially in Excel. Familiarity with AutoCAD or Revit is a plus.
  • Familiarity with construction drawings and how to interpret them and do quantity take offs.
  • Have a strong background in general science and engineering principles and the ability to apply them to practical solutions.
  • Desire to work in a team environment and ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Independent self-starter with the ability to multitask projects big and small.
  • Very safety conscious - must have Class 1, CSA approved safety shoes.
  • Must have reliable transportation - we are not located on a bus route.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Concrete Engineering Producing Production Quality Control

A little bit about us

The Shaw Group Limited

The Shaw Group is one of Eastern Canada's leading manufacturers and community developers. With a strong focus on products for the construction industry, we compete in a variety of market sectors and produce close to 1,000 individual products in 12 facilities across the Maritimes. Five retail Shaw Centres and more than 300 dealers sell Shaw Group products. Our company operates on a decentralized basis through a number of divisions and subsidiaries: Shaw Brick, Shaw Precast Solutions, Shaw Resources, Clayton Developments Limited, MMH Prestige Homes Inc., Ven-Rez Products Limited, Shaw Lifestyle and Shaw Living.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

We understand the importance of investing in and developing our people. We are collaborative and team oriented. We provide our team with the opportunities to grow, and we create a safe environment for our people to bring fresh ideas to the table. And we like people with a "let's get it done" attitude! If this sounds like the right fit for you, please show your interest by submitting your cover letter and resume.

We are committed to offering equal employment opportunities in our workplace and encourage applications from Women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

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