Why The Universal Group

Why the Universal Group?

Are you interested in making the world a safer, better place? Are you looking to build a career?

It’s an exciting time for The Universal Group—we are growing! Recent acquisitions and mergers mean our suite of products and services is expanding, and we’re ramping up our operations to support growth. We’re looking for Passionate, Authentic and Driven individuals motivated, forward-thinking individuals who want to join our highly motivated, forward-thinking, and collaborative team.

As an industry-leading company, we’re known for our high standards and impeccable safety record. We offer positions from part-time, casual roles to professional, career-track positions—whether you’re just getting started, or looking for your next challenge, consider joining The Universal Group. Our leadership team brings a wealth of experience, and a fresh, forward-looking approach to operations, and we’re always improving and looking to adopt best practices. We believe our people are our most important asset and we support them to reach their full potential.

What can you expect when you join The Universal Group?


Here at The Universal Group, we pride ourselves on our customer-centric focus. Whether you’re working in our HR department, flagging as a Traffic Control Person or Lane Control Technician on a worksite, billing jobs recently completed, supporting fiscal initiatives in our Finance department or teaching at our Academy, you will play an integral part in ensuring we deliver the highest quality customer service experience.

The work we do is serious: we prioritize safety and performance, and ensure the job is done right. The industries we work in require a high degree of accuracy, precision and skill, and we work hard to ensure we deliver the highest quality service for our customers and partners. At the same time, we also enjoy coming into work every day—we value work-life balance, foster a collaborative and supportive work environment, and look for opportunities to step back and enjoy our achievements.

We also like to celebrate and recognize our successes. Our UG Heroes Recognition Program is one way we highlight employees who go above and beyond in their role, to solve a customer problem, devise an innovative new solution, or overcome personal challenges. We believe our people are our most important asset, and we’re committed to ensuring good people are recognized and rewarded.

Commitment to safety

We work in complex industries that demand rigorous safety protocols. We hold ourselves to the highest safety standards and ensure the highest level of training, design and implementation for our staff. The Universal Health and Safety Academy, our in-house suite of training programs, ensures our staff possess the skills, knowledge and judgment to perform their jobs in a way that exceeds regulatory standards.

The Universal Group is COR Certified, meaning we are recognized by WorkSafe BC as an employer that goes beyond the current legal requirements to implement an effective occupational health and safety management system (“OHSMS”) and pass a certification audit to the standards set out by the Board. It’s imperative that we meet or exceed all OHS standards established by provincial regulators, traffic control authorities, and other oversight bodies. We don’t compromise on safety—ever.

As part of this commitment, we have skilled Occupational Health and Safety Advisors providing on-site support to our Field team members, and all our staff receive regular safety training. You can be certain that your worksite will be safe, and you can do your job well.

Company growth

The Universal Group is a dynamic, expanding company. We’re focused on both organic growth—expanding our existing systems and services—while our wide-scale product and services offerings allow us to capitalize on new opportunities while also seeking out potential mergers and acquisitions to grow our offerings.

We’re also growing geographically, expanding our reach across Canada and into the US over the coming months and years.

All this growth means we offer a huge range of career opportunities. We have roles in human resources and IT, sales and marketing, finance and operations. We also have positions in traffic services, manufacturing, and on our health and safety teams. We like to promote from within, and we also support our staff to move internally, meaning there’s lots of opportunity to grow.

And whether our staff are out on a job site, conducting regular maintenance on our equipment, talking a customer through a safety inspection or launching a social media campaign, each individual is part of the team, and plays a part in our success. Visit our job opportunities in the Careers section to learn more about current opportunities.

Professional training

At the Universal Group, we support our people—and this includes providing education and training. With an extensive list of courses available through our Universal Health and Safety Academy, employees are able to grow their abilities through various certifications, expanding their knowledge and adding to their skillsets. We believe when our employees grow, we all benefit. Visit the Training section of the website to learn more about the courses available in the construction, safety and traffic control industries.

Competitive compensation and benefits

The Universal Group is recognized as an industry-leading employer. We offer competitive salaries and hourly wages to our union and non-union team members, a robust Employee Health and Benefits program, Group RRSP with company contributions and Bonus Program. We also offer an Employee Assistance Program.

And there’s more—in addition to in-house training at our Universal Health and Safety Academy, we offer mentoring and leadership opportunities and an employee recognition program, all aimed at helping our people grow and excel in their roles. These are just some of the many ways we support our people to succeed.

Career progression

At Universal our people are our greatest strength. When you’re doing well, we’re doing well. That’s why we invest in our people and work with them to ensure career paths and progressions can be found within the Universal family.

As an example, over the years we’ve worked hard to develop a plan to bring our people along the traffic control career continuum. The Universal Group pathway brings career-minded individuals from Traffic Control Person to Traffic Control Supervisor with a carefully managed program that provides adequate training hours and opportunities for membership.

What Sets Us Apart?

Exceptional Staff

Our employees are reliable, highly trained, and capable of delivering excellent results you can depend on.

Industry Pricing

The Universal Group provides a superior product for the best value in the industry. Quotes are always customized based on client and site needs.

Excellent Service

Service is at the core of our business. Our clients receive exceptional attention from all Universal personnel ranging from front-line staff to a hands-on management teams.

Contact us for Service Inquiries.