Digital Design Student

The future you want is within reach.


At PCL, we build the places where life happens and find camaraderie in the process. We're a community of builders committed to building better communities. That's why we're always looking ahead, and not just to the next project or what's next in our industry.


We're also looking at what's next for you and how we can help you build a career you're proud of. As a student at PCL, you will get the opportunity for challenging work assignments in a supportive work environment which promotes personal and professional growth.  


We are seeking a Digital Design Student for our Canadian Industrial Division. district office in Edmonton, AB, that is availablefor 4 or 8 months starting in May 2024. This position will be under the direct supervision of the Manager, Data Science. 


*Remote work is not available for this position.


Here's how a(n) Digital Design Student for our Edmonton Industrial Management office contributes to our team:


  • Designing and implementing beautiful visualizations to help interpret complex datasets in novel, intuitive ways 
  • Helping produce design briefs and alternatives for products in our pipeline 
  • Producing prototypes of data-driven products and analyses in multiple modes 
  • Helping facilitate design-thinking workshops with users, stakeholders, and developers 
  • Participating in Agile processes around scoping, planning, producing, and managing work products. 


This position has a twist. Contingent on successful early work, the team member will have a chance to build their portfolio through a capstone project. For the final two months, a portion of their time will be focused on a design-focused initiative, of value to PCL, of their choosing. You'll be supported while you: 

  • Develop a proposal 
  • Engage with the right people to inform your work 
  • Build your prototype or visualization 
  • Assess and present the results 


  • Currently enrolled in a postsecondary program such as design, fine arts, visual or graphic design
  • Postsecondary coursework in digital design or interaction design  
  • Postsecondary coursework in computing science 
  • Experience using a digital visualization environment (ggplot, d3, bokeh, etc)  
  • Development experience, particularly in python and web environments, is a plus 
  • Flexibility to shift focus and work on anything from schematics, to prototypes, to stakeholder presentations and the underlying datasets themselves. 
  • Experience using Adobe creative suite


Next Step: 

  • Please note that candidates who have been selected to move forward to the next stage of the recruitment process will receive an email to complete a short online video interview. 

PCL is an innovative, employee-owned company comprised of people who find passion in their profession and take pride in doing great work every day. Our work powers the infrastructure and utilities that are essential to daily life and our projects are the scene of vacations, careers, education and healing. We are consistently ranked among the best companies to work for because we are committed to supporting and developing our teams.

The PCL Companies celebrate diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating equitable opportunities and an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We make employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or veteran status.We welcome applications from neurodiverse candidates.

PCL combines numerous pay and benefit strategies to provide a comprehensive and competitive total rewards package. Any salary range displayed by a job board is an estimate. Your salary, which considers your unique qualifications and experience, is just one component of the robust total rewards you'll enjoy at PCL. This may include an employee share purchase offering, discretionary annual performance bonus, comprehensive benefits and wellness programs, retirement plan plus matching, and career development programs.

Should you require an accommodation during the application process, please contact us at with the position and location you are interested in.

Together, we can build success and a better future. Let’s get started! 


Employee Status: Internship Full-Time   

Company: PCL Industrial Management Inc. 

Primary Location: Edmonton, Alberta (Ind Mgmt) 

Job: Digital Design Student

Requisition: 4998