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McElhanney Overview

Vancouver, BC
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$100 to $500 million (CAD)
Established in 1910, McElhanney is an employee-owned company that provides surveying, engineering, GIS & remote sensing, community planning, landscape architecture, and environmental services. We have 25+ locations across Western Canada, and specialty satellite ... Read more

McElhanney – Why Work With Us?

“Own it” describes the McElhanney way. It’s a commitment we make to ourselves, and to each other. It means if the solutions aren’t clear, we dig deeper. If people aren’t uniting, we bring them together. It means we take on our client’s challenges as if they’re our own. We appreciate our staff owning it and we show them. We provide overtime pay to more positions than most consulting firms, celebrate our hardworking employees through our company awards program, and support our young professionals.

Our employees think safe and work safe, so that they can go home safe at the end of each day. It’s woven deep in the fabric of who we are and how we operate. Safety is a core value and safe production a top priority.

We create and adopt innovative Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) best practices in the pursuit of operational excellence. We focus on prevention and take a leadership role on-site to ensure that work conditions and actions are safe, and look out for everyone’s well-being on the job. We pride ourselves on the caliber of our people, our focus on safe production, our use of leading technologies, and our industry-defining organizational culture of safety.

We are proud to work with a company that celebrates the successes that come from having a workforce diverse in expertise, skill, and opinions. Our commitment to diversity not only applies to our people, but also to our work. We get excited by being able to contribute to a wide variety of projects that matter to many communities across Canada.

Established in 1910, McElhanney is an employee-owned company that provides geomatics, engineering, GIS & remote sensing, planning, landscape architecture, and environmental services. We have over 30 offices across Western Canada, with specialty satellite offices in Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Florida (USA), to service the transportation & transit, cities & communities, and energy & resources sectors. We operate locally in the communities where we live and work and share staff resources from across our company.

At McElhanney, we work closely with our clients and partners and take on their challenges like they’re our own. Our clients choose us because of our commitment to safety and quality service, because our relationships are rooted in trust, and because our capable teams have the excitement and skill to tackle challenging problems.

We value hiring and keeping great people, attaining operational excellence, and delivering outstanding work to our valued clients. It’s what drives us forward every day!

At McElhanney, we’re problem solvers, collaborators, creative thinkers, community leaders – and we’re proud of our passion for everything we do. By joining our team of 1000+ professionals, you can look forward to a challenging and rewarding career in a workplace that values innovation, collaboration, diversity, and safety. 

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McElhanney Reviews

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful company that puts it's people first!"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McElhanney full-time (More than a year)


    - Well compensated
    - Annual performance reviews
    - Opportunity for continued learning & development
    - Wellness initiatives & company perks
    - Awesome team and company culture
    - Successful company that is GROWING


    - Offices all across Canada, making it harder to know or meet many colleagues

    Advice to Management

    You're already doing this, but continue to empower your employees by being both open and honest so everyone can celebrate the good and rally when it counts! Overall keep doing what your doing!

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McElhanney Photos

McElhanney photo of: Our staff in Victoria took the opportunity to support one another on Bell Let's Talk day last week by enjoying an early morning hike!
McElhanney photo of: One of Canada's Best Managed Companies!
McElhanney photo of: Young Professionals BBQ
McElhanney photo of: We celebrated the opening of the suspension bridge in Campbell River!
McElhanney photo of: Our Victoria branch for an early morning hike for Bell Let's Talk Day
McElhanney photo of: Our staff in Vancouver
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McElhanney Interviews



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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Regina, SK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at McElhanney (Regina, SK) in May 2016.


    Met in a coffee shop and chatted over Macarons and Americanos. The local Branch Manager attended and a more senior representative from another office to grill me and see who I really was. They were extremely friendly, and although I wasn't offered a job on the spot did hear back fairly soon after.

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McElhanney Awards & Accolades

  • Canada's Best Managed Companies, Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums., 2019
  • Canada's Best Managed Companies, Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums., 2018
  • Canada's Best Managed Companies, Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums., 2017
  • Award of Excellence, Association of Consulting Engineering Companies Canada, 2018
  • Professional Achievement Award, Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC (ASTTBC), 2018
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