Civil Construction Pipe Layer

ConstructionFull TimeWhistler, BC

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At Coastal Mountain Excavations success means growing our business by growing our people. We believe employees are self motivated to achieve mutually agreed goals when their core values align with those of the company: professionalism, strong work ethic, honesty, reliability, problem solving, and attention to detail.

We work with private developers, strata corporations, public entities, and individuals in civil construction and snow services to build an excellent company, people, relationships, and results. As an employee you will foster and promote our core values within the support of our strong team environment.

Functional Role

As Pipelayer you play a vital role in the successful completion of construction projects. You will be involved in every phase of the construction process and will be responsible for pipe-laying, compaction equipment operation and maintenance, site preparation, and excavation. You must perform all work to regulated organizational as well as provincial and federal standards and procedures and adhere to the highest standards of safety.

Key Roles

  • Comprehensive civil pipe laying skills
  • Ready with daily tools and supplies for job
  • Watch for hazards and follow SWP
  • Safety as a value, act on responsibility
  • Create positive customer experiences


  • Physically fit with strong stamina
  • Grade 12 diploma
  • Minimum 5 years experience in Civil Construction

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

The Pipe Layer will demonstrate the following abilities in their daily work:

  • Reliable, trustworthy
  • Organizational abilities
  • Ability to follow specific instructions and respond to requests from others
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Physical stamina and perseverance to brave inclement weather daily
  • Physically demanding

(i) Frequently lift/or move up to 25lbs and occasionally lift/or move up to 50lbs

(ii) Repetitive tasks

(iii) Work outdoors in various conditions including hot, rain, noise, and wet conditions

(iv) Combination of sitting, standing, and walking

(v) Bending, crouching, kneeling

(vi) Hand-eye coordination

  • Customer service skills including the ability to communicate effectively with the general public
  • Interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively with other Civil Construction and Coastal Mountain Excavations employees
  • Operation of hand tools and other skills specific to the position

Lead, manage, accountability

The Pipelayer is accountable to the Operations Manager who may delegate authority.

Hours of Work

  • Generally, 7:30am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday
  • Overtime required during busy construction periods


  • Very competitive hourly rate
  • Extended health and dental benefits

Visa Requirements

You must be legally eligible to work in Canada.


The Pipe Layer is responsible for the following:

  • Demonstrate CME Personal Protective Equipment standard by attending morning meeting in hard hat, high-vis safety vest, steel toed boots, eye protection, gloves
  • Use hand tools and mechanical tools competently
  • Competent in compaction techniques
  • Proficient at using power tools
  • Follow Safe Work Procedures and watch for hazards
  • Liaise with clients
  • Work diligently, following instructions and anticipating and filling crew needs
  • Read basic plans
  • Perform work in accordance with all organizational, as well as provincial and federal health and safety standards and legislation, ensuring highest standard of safety is upheld
  • Perform the installation of pipe with the utmost standards in quality while keeping up with production targets
  • Perform daily site assessments, including identification of potential work site hazards
  • Ensure appropriate tools are transported to the worksite. Ensure proper functioning of all tools prior to utilization
  • Prepare area for pipe installation, performing all necessary excavation preparation including slope and elevation determination
  • Perform required excavations to create trenches utilizing equipment or when necessary through manual digging
  • Grade and level trench bases using tamping machines or using hand tools
  • Make certain all trenches are dug according to construction drawings including adherence to all specified excavation levels and depths
  • Place pipe accurately and according to construction drawings
  • Place manholes and catch basins when necessary
  • Properly connect pipe lengths and seal joints
  • Bed pipe with required materials, packing materials with required compaction equipment
  • Backfill trenches with required materials upon completion of job
  • Maintain organizational services, facilities, and equipment
  • Engage in all forms of labour to assist in the successful completion of construction projects from start to finish
  • Troubleshoot pipe and/or mechanical systems.

The purpose of this document is to provide a summary of the generic functions/tasks associated with this position. It is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible position accountabilities, tasks, and duties. The accountabilities, tasks, and duties of the incumbent might differ from those outlined here and additional duties may be assigned at the manager’s discretion. The position description details as outlined above are also subject to change and may be reassigned at any time.

Coastal Mountain Excavations recognizes the importance of a diversified workforce.