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When do you need a land-use feasibility study?

Contact us for your land-use planning and project management needs

Purchasing a Property:Confirm the land use, and redevelopment potential of a propertyConfirm the costs associated with a potential developmentUnderstand the limitations and/or constraints (on the property and surroundings)

Selling a Property:Determine how to maximize the density on a propertyConfirm development-related costs for establishing the property valueProvide purchasers with land-use related considerations associated with a property and limiting the risk for potential purchasers

Property Redevelopment:Understand the land-use related constraints, lot yield, serviceability, and costs associated with a potential developmentConfirm the timing of the application and permit process require for development

CIVIL INSPECTION TECHNOLOGIST

ABOUT H.Y. ENGINEERING LTD:

For over 40 years, H.Y. Engineering has worked on the development process of countless subdivisions, multi-family projects and commercial and industrial developments.  We are proud of our work, our team, and our clients.  We know that building a community may begin on the ground, but it does not end there.

We believe strongly in supporting our clients and supporting the community to grow, be healthy and flourish. For more information about H.Y. Engineering, please visit our website http://hyengineering.com/

Our Mission

Growing communities with integrity, since 1980.

Our Vision

Our growing family of professionals providing land development consulting solutions for your future.

Our Core Values

F – Flexibility: We are flexible to adapt to our client and business needs.

A – Accountability: We are accountable to our internal and external stakeholders to deliver excellence in our performance.

M – Motivation: We are motivated to strive for excellence in our work. 

I – Integrity: We perform our work with honesty and trustworthiness.

L – Loyalty: We embrace loyalty. It means there is a commitment and dedication to our work family and organization.

Y – YES, we can attitude, roll up your sleeves and get it done!

THE OPPORTUNITY:

We have a strong commitment to our employees and strive to provide an environment that fosters personal and professional development and long-term employment. We are looking for a Civil Inspection Technologist to join our team at our Surrey location on a full-time basis. Our preferred candidate will have a diploma from a Civil Engineering Technology program with experience working in the civil / municipal engineering sector.

What you will do:

Conduct field inspection of civil servicing construction including roadworks, storm, and sanitary sewers, watermains, lot grading, storm water management systems and erosion and sediment control systemsReview of contractor supplied test reports including video inspections, compaction test, etc.Review and processing of contract progress draws, letter of credit reduction submissions, on-site construction certificationsRepresent the company to clients and municipal staff in a professional manner.

What you will bring:

Graduate of a recognized Civil Engineering Technology program.2-5 years of experience in the inspection of civil/municipal construction, preferably in a land development environment.Strong computer skills including a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.Completion of the ESCA BC Certification course would be an asset.Excellent attitude.Strong work ethic, reliable and trustworthy.Self-motivated and able to work independently.Strong organization skills.Excellent English communications skills – verbal and written.Experience with field inspection of civil servicing construction including roadworks, storm, and sanitary sewers, watermains, lot grading, storm water management systems and erosion and sediment control systems.Ability to review contractor supplied test reports including video inspections, compaction test, etc.Ability to review and process contract progress draws, letter of credit reduction submissions, and on-site construction certifications.Knowledge of municipal inspection processes and construction standards.Possess a valid class 5 B.C. drivers’ licence.Provide a clean driving abstract.

Benefits of EMPLOYMENT at H.Y. Engineering:

Working for a recognized leader as the Civil Consultant of choice. Competitive salary.Paid vacation.RRSP program to include employer matching. Ability to earn a bonus based on company success and employee contribution.Free on-site parking. Potential bonus paid time off during Christmas break dependent on financial company performance. Comprehensive group benefits including extended health and dental coverage.Financial support for continuing education.Paid time off for sick days.An extra paid day off for Boxing Day. Live and work in a progressive city that offers an exceptional, affordable lifestyle.

At H.Y. Engineering we are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected, and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee can reach their potential. 

How to apply:

https://hyengineering.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=33&source=aWQ9MjM%3D

H.Y. Engineeringwould like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

BBQ/School Supplies Initiative

HY Engineering | HY Surveying employees initiated a company-sponsored BBQ. Staff donated school supplies for The Surrey Food Bank, in exchange for a hot dog lunch. The weather even cooperated, which helped make the day a huge success. We are happy to support our community. Way to go Team HY!

Happy Retirement, Eugene Wong!

The Partners, Managers, and Staff at H.Y. Engineering and H.Y. Surveying would like to announce the retirement of Gene (Eugene) Wong, BCLS, Principal.Gene completed his study at BCIT (1984) and University of Calgary (1989) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Surveying Engineering and earned his BC Land Surveyor’s designation in 1992. Through work on common development projects, Gene established close relationships with the original Partners at H.Y. and he was invited to join their team as a Partner in 2002. Gene has said that moving to H.Y. was the best career decision he ever made. Gene is honoured to be part of the company’s legacy and looks forward to one day having his great grandchildren recognize the H.Y. Engineering name. We are proud and thankful to Gene for creating the Legal Survey Division and managing it for the past 19 years. We wish Gene a wonderful retirement and hope he enjoys quality time with his daughters and much excitement as he travels the world on his motorcycle.

Congratulations, Curtis Van Hove, BCLS

HY Engineering | HY Surveying would like to congratulate Curtis Van Hove for earning his Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors (ABCLS) BCLS accreditation. Pictured is Curtis, along with his mentor and fellow Principal at HY, Eugene Wong, BCLS.

Season’s Greetings!

Everyone at H.Y. Engineering and H.Y. Surveying would like to wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season. 

We hope this year was just as memorable for you, your colleagues, and your loved ones. We look forward to working with you in the years to come! 

Please note, our office will be closed December 24 at 12:30 pm, and will reopen on January 4.

Fondest Retirement Wishes for Roman Dypchey

The Partners and staff at H.Y. Engineering and H.Y. Surveying would like to announce the retirement of Roman Dypchey, A.Sc.T., Manager of Projects & Engineering Operations. Roman joined H.Y. Engineering in 2005 and became a Principal with the firm in 2006. With retirement planned for this year, Roman stepped down as a Principal in 2020, and since then has focused on managing projects and the engineering operations.

With a career spanning 45 years, (16 of those at H.Y. Engineering), Roman has worked on countless projects throughout Metro Vancouver and is well known in the land development community. He is a very significant asset of the firm as his quick thinking and conflict resolution have been invaluable over the years.

Roman has a wealth of knowledge that he has been able to share with not only the junior and senior staff at H.Y. Engineering, but also with the Partnership group who continue to learn from him and hope to emulate his amazing work ethic and dedication to the company.

Everyone at H.Y. Engineering will miss Roman dearly and wish him all the best in this next chapter of life, which will likely include spending time with the grandkids and getting caught up with his gardening.

Warmest Farewell Wishes to Richard Brooks

The Partners and staff at H.Y. Engineering and H.Y. Surveying would like to announce the farewell of Senior Partner Richard Brooks as he moves on to a new chapter in life. In his 37-year tenure with H.Y. Engineering, Richard has been a wealth of knowledge and a major asset in helping to grow the company from a small two-person operation to a well-respected firm of more than 50 employees.

Through his tireless contributions over the years, our firm has become widely recognized as a leader in the land development sector, providing civil engineering, planning and land surveying services.Richard became a Principal with the firm in 1986 and since then has continued to be actively involved in the day-to-day business operations. As a Senior Project Manager with over 40 years of industry experience, Richard’s focus at H.Y. has been the management of complex land development projects, coordinating capital works projects, and addressing the many requirements associated with the land development application and planning process. Richard’s ability to understand clients’ needs and envision end results through critical and creative thinking has afforded the company to build solid long-term client relationships for H.Y. over the years.

All of the staff and Partners at H.Y. Engineering and H.Y. Surveying appreciate Richard’s hard work and dedication to the firm during his 37 years, and he will be truly missed for many years to come. We wish Richard the very best in his next phase of life and hope to continue to make him proud of the company that he helped build, both today and in the future. We wish him much joy and relaxation, enjoying his passions, including his home projects, travelling, boating and flying his airplane.

Season’s Greetings!

Everyone at H.Y. Engineering and H.Y. Surveying would like to wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season. We are all looking forward to what the new year will bring!  Please note, our office will be closed December 24 at 12:30 pm, and will reopen on January 4.

H.Y. Engineering Ltd. Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

H.Y. Engineering Ltd. was founded in 1980 by Holden Yip in his Burnaby basement.  Fast forward 40 years — today H.Y. Engineering is a firm that has 50+ employees, with countless projects and developments under its belt throughout the Lower Mainland and B.C.

Richard Brooks, a Principal with H.Y. since 1986, has seen the company grow exponentially and take on larger projects (not just limited to the Lower Mainland).  Richard states, “We have been able to keep up and adapt to the ever-changing building and land development standards in the industry such as stringent erosion and sediment control requirements, environmental complexities and evolving LEED and sustainability advancements.”

With the addition of H.Y Surveying in 2002 and Professional Planning Services in 2010, H.Y. Engineering has become a well-rounded firm that is able to meet the multiple requirements of its clientele.

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COVID-19 Update

To: H.Y. Engineering Employees, Clients, Consultants, and Vendors,

We continue being diligent with strictly adhering to World Health Organization (WHO),  Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Provincial Health Services, and WorkSafe B.C. recommendations.

We remain committed to maintaining the quality of service you have come to expect from H.Y. Engineering Ltd. Although this is a challenging time and we may encounter delays, we remain dedicated to meeting all our project deadlines. During these extraordinary times, we are making changes to our operations to ensure the safety of our employees, clients, and community.

Our office is open; however, we have very strict guidelines with visitors.  Should you wish to meet with an H.Y. employee, please contact them by phone or email in advance, so that we keep everyone’s health and safety at the forefront.  Ideally, meetings should be conducted by teleconference or web-based conference.

We have our staff organized to ensure our business goals and objectives are being met, while ensuring their health is in check. We continue having some employees work from home and others working at the office.  

Our policy regarding site inspections will be adjusted as required to meet the health officials’ recommendations. Our staff will only engage with the Contractors or authorized representative and will avoid any contact with other site staff and contractors. For everyone’s protection, they have been instructed to avoid handshakes and practice social distancing as recommended by the health authorities. Our inspectors have also been directed to avoid site meetings in trailers where social distancing cannot be achieved.

We are committed to our employees, clients, and our community to ensure we do all that is necessary to keep our business operating smoothly while keeping everyone’s health and safety first and foremost in our practices and policies.

NOTICE TO OUR CLIENTS AND COLLEAGUES REGARDING OUR PROCEDURES IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 (Corona virus)

To our valued Clients and Colleagues,

We remain in operation while following the latest Health Authority, Provincial and Federal recommendations. We remain committed to maintaining the quality of service you have come to expect from H.Y. Engineering Ltd. Although this is a challenging time and we may encounter delays, we remain dedicated to meeting all of our project deadlines. During these extraordinary times, we are making changes to our operations to ensure the safety of our employees, clients, and community.

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Partnership Announcement!

H.Y. Engineering Ltd. and their affiliated company H.Y. & Associates Land Surveying Ltd. are pleased to announce the continued growth of their land surveying division with the promotion of Curtis Van Hove, BTech, Land Surveyor in Training (LST) to a Partner.

Curtis joined the firm as a summer student seven years ago and obtained his Bachelor Degree in Geomatics Engineering from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 2015. With his strong ethics, enthusiasm and energy, Curtis has been an important asset to the Company by demonstrating solid knowledge in the complexities of survey technique, law and practice. He is currently active with project management in a full range of legal survey services and completing his articles to attain his BC Land Surveyor designation. We look forward to Curtis’ continued positive contribution and strong leadership skills and as we move forward into the future.

 
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