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Finding Your “Fit”: Millennials and the Modern Engineering Firm

Published May 01, 2017 in Talent

Just as new grads and students are worried about finding a job after they graduate, engineering firms are concerned about being able to fill vacancies left by a generation of retiring boomers. Yet there seems to be a disconnect;many new grads struggle to find even entry-level employment, while firms have trouble finding the right “fit” in new hires. What gives? Is it an experience gap?

Cole Engineering Group Ltd. Acquires XCG Water

Published May 01, 2017

(TORONTO, May 1, 2017) Cole Engineering Group (CEG) acquired XCG’s water consultancy and training business.

Announcing Jamie Witherspoon, P.Eng., LEED AP as Vice President

Published April 27, 2017

Cole Engineering (Cole) is pleased to appoint Jamie Witherspoon, P.Eng., LEED AP as Vice President - Director of our Federal and Provincial program and Interim Director of Quality Management

Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race

Published April 04, 2017

Cole Engineering was a proud sponsor of the 2017 University of Guelph Engineering Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race Team, the 'Barnyard Bogganers'.

2016 National Co-op Employer of the Year

Published March 07, 2017 in Cole in the News

Each year, Co-operative Education & Career Services at the University of Guelph recognizes the success of Co-op Student and Employers with five different awards.

A Short History of Canadian Flood Prevention

Published December 16, 2016 in Engineering

Floods, while a natural environmental process, are expensive, damaging, and deadly. They’re actually the costliest natural disaster for Canadians, causing more home insurance claims than any other disaster and costing cities billions of dollars in damages. They occur five times more often than the next-most common natural disaster (wildfires), with more than 2 major floods a year in Canada.

On Canada's Infrastructure Gap

Published December 15, 2016 in Engineering

Canada’s Infrastructure Gap has been on the radar for at least the past 20 years. Throughout this time, community groups have continuously (and unscientifically) noted the crumbling state of local roads, sewers, aging hospitals and government buildings. The large-scale infrastructure evaluations rolled in during the early 2000s, they say, need to be addressed. 

The Water for People Social Hour

Published December 12, 2016 in Activities

Cole Engineering's Water Infrastructure team organized a social hour to raise money for Water for People, a charitable, nonprofit, international humanitarian organization dedicated to the development and delivery of clean, safe water and sanitation solutions in developing nations.

Whitby Workspace Open House

Published October 03, 2016 in Events

On September 29, Cole Engineering held an open house to formally open our Whitby Workspace, with the theme Local, Smart, Sustainable.

Cole Engineering's Sixth Annual Golf Afternoon

Published September 12, 2016 in Activities

On Friday, September 9, Cole Engineering staff were out enjoying a beautiful summer’s day at Cole Engineering’s Sixth Annual Golf Afternoon.

Social Hour by Environment & Energy

Published July 15, 2016 in Events

Every month, a different team within Cole Engineering holds a social hour to encourage employees to connect, chat, play games, have a little fun, and always, learn something interesting.

The 6th Annual COLE Sporting Clay-Shoot Tournament

Published June 30, 2016 in Activities

The Oshawa Skeet & Gun Club and Cole Engineering's Water Management Group hosted the 6th Annual Sporting Clay-Shoot Tournament on June 29th.

YPG-Bubble Soccer

Published June 29, 2016 in Activities

On Tuesday, June 28, Cole Engineering staff enjoyed an afternoon of Bubble Soccer organized by our Young Professionals Group.

CN Tower at 40: A look back at the design, engineering & construction of Canada's National Tower

Published June 27, 2016 in Engineering

Toronto's iconic CN Tower celebrated the 40th anniversary of its opening on June 26, 2016.

Our People: Nick Karakis

Published June 22, 2016 in Talent

In an industry where the people in a company are as important as the company itself, “Meet the Team” pages can give great information about individual employees and company culture. We’re going a bit beyond that. We want you to really get to know our individual employees who are the best of the best.

Pictures from the Water and Climate Dialogue Series event on June 8

Published June 13, 2016 in Events

Our Mark Bassingthwaite, Vice President of Water Management, was co-host of a special discussion on June 8 as part of the Water and Climate Dialogue Series organized by the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH).

See some of our favourite pictures from the event....


Oak Ridges Adventure Relay Race 2016

Published June 10, 2016 in Activities

On Saturday, June 11, Cole Engineering staff from the Environment & Energy practice hiked, paddled, cycled and ran in stages across the 160 km Oak Ridges Moraine Trail in the 10th Annual Oak Ridges Adventure Relay Race.

Ride for Heart 2016

Published June 08, 2016 in Activities

Cole Engineering staff were among 20,000 people who participated in the 2016 Becel Ride for Heart on June 5, 2016, helping the event reach its goal of $7,000,000 for Heart & Stroke Foundation research.

Exciting Water and Climate Dialogue Series event on June 8!

Published May 20, 2016 in Events

Cole Engineering is excited to announce that John Helka from the City of Hamilton and our own Mark Bassingthwaite, Vice President of Water Management, are hosting a discussion of the Enhancement of the Windermere Basin in the City of Hamilton.

66th Annual Ontario Traffic Council Conference and AGM, May 15-17

Published May 20, 2016 in Events

Cole Engineering was a proud sponsor of the 66th Annual Ontario Traffic Council Conference and Annual General Meeting at Horseshoe Resort in Barrie , May 15-17, 2016.

Keynote Breakfast at 2016 WEAO Conference & OPCEA Exhibition

Published May 04, 2016 in Events

Cole Engineering and MWH Global hosted a keynote breakfast for attendees at WEAO's 45th Annual Conference and OPCEA Exhibition in Niagara Falls, ON. The topic was PROJECT SUCCESS THROUGH CONSULTANT SELECTION.

October 17 - The 2nd Annual Utility Management Forum

Published May 03, 2016 in Events

Cole Engineering is looking forward to the 2016 WEAO Utility Management Forum, which will be held in October.

Paddle the Don 2016

Published May 03, 2016 in Activities

Cole Engineering staff enjoyed paddling the Don River on May 1, 2016. Paddle the Don is a wonderful opportunity to experience nature, industry and history in one short water journey.

Big Challenges Facing Local Water Utilities

Published March 23, 2016 in Engineering

Wastewater management is an important component of a healthy, regulated water system. Yet as we speak, the local water utilities industry is facing major challenges in management, design and public interest. While some of these issues have clear solutions, many do not. 

TRASH: Part 2 - The Future of Solid Waste Management

Published January 18, 2016 in Engineering

As green tech, clean energy and climate change become key factors in trash infrastructure, new technologies gain traction as sustainable waste management systems. Here are some of the most prominent new technologies making their way into the trash spotlight.