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Technologist - Transportation Design

Technologist - Transportation Design

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Competition # 17/51

Internal /External Posting

Closing date: March 29, 2017


Technologist - Transportation Design

Engineering and Public Works Department (Temporary – up to 12 months)


An exciting opportunity exists for a transportation technologist to work on the City’s transportation network for a term of up to 12 months.  The City’s Transportation Section is responsible for the delivery of construction projects which enhance the environment for pedestrians, cyclists, bus patrons and motorists.  We are looking for an individual with experience in project management for the design and construction of transportation projects.  You will be expected to act as the City’s representative on high profile transportation construction projects and liaison with consultants and contractors to deliver completed projects. If you are a team player who is committed to providing excellent customer service and you are a proven problem solver - we would like to hear from you!



Perform design, project management, contract administration, and inspection duties for municipal transportation infrastructure projects.



Design, produce, and review drawings for routine and complex projects, such as major construction, rehabilitation and repair programs for municipal transportation infrastructure; develop terms of reference for consultant contracts; prepare financial analysis of proposed projects; prepare budget proposals, projections and detailed estimates for projects and related activities; monitor job costs and verify expenditures; prepare, review and recommend approval for proposals; develop and maintain files and records for projects.


Apply the principles of Project Management and Contract Administration on large scale and complex construction projects; liaise with consultants, developers, other departments and outside agencies as required; provide advice and guidance to management and staff on pavement and sidewalk replacement and rehabilitation strategies; liaise with Finance Department on capital construction budgetary items; act as contract administrator for designs prepared by consultants.


Conduct inspections of construction sites to ensure design, specifications, and safety standards are met; liaise with and direct the work of consultants, contractors and engineers on project design, development and standards for construction or renovation projects; conduct field surveys and provide grade and alignment control using levels and associated equipment; make on-site design modifications; liaise with and provide information to community associations and outside agencies on project requirements, progress, and budgets; lead public open houses; respond to enquiries from other departments; work with Supply Management Services on project requisitions; prepare requests for proposals and related documents in accordance with purchasing policy and procedures; assess and make recommendations in the selection and termination of external consultants, contractors and engineers; develop specifications for projects.


Respond to enquiries and complaints from the public, staff and outside agencies regarding municipal projects, infrastructure, and environmental problems; coordinate and schedule projects with outside agencies and City departments; perform planning, research, system investigations and analysis for the maintenance, rehabilitation and construction of transportation infrastructure.


Review development, utility and construction permit applications and engineering drawings to ensure conformity to City standards and specifications; provide technical advice and interpretation to applicants, contractors and professional consultants on design submissions and required changes.


Co-ordinate and review the work of approximately 1 assistant; ensure schedules, procedures and established performance and safety standards are met; operate a vehicle to transport equipment and materials.

Perform related duties where qualified.



Work is performed according to Transportation infrastructure long term plans and annual construction schedules, or is assigned by supervisor.

Work is reviewed through statistical and progress reports and meetings with supervisor.

Issues such as specialized designs and major expenditures are discussed with supervisor.



Physical Effort:

Lift and move medium weight equipment and materials. (occasional)

Mental Effort:

Short periods of intense concentration while performing or reviewing design and infrastructure analysis. (often)

Visual/Auditory Effort:

Focus on a variety of source data, engineering drawings and computer for long periods of time. (often)

Work Environment:


Work on construction sites. (often)

Work outside in all weather conditions. (often)

Work in close proximity to moving traffic. (often)



Organize and prioritize work.

Understand and apply the principles and techniques of civil engineering construction, design, project management, and contract administration.

Working level operation of current City word processing, spreadsheet, and related engineering software such as CAD and system modelling.

Use a variety of survey instruments.

Produce civil engineering technical drawings for municipal roads and utility construction using manual and computer aided drafting techniques.

Facilitate public consultation meetings.

Read and interpret engineering codes, standards, and drawings.

Maintain accurate records.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Represent the City to the public and outside agencies.

Work safely on jobsites.



Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

Technical School Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology. (2 years)

Master Municipal Contract Documents Administrator’s Course. (16 hours)

Registration or eligibility to register as an Applied Science Technologist (A.Sc.T) with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC).

Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Driver's Licence.


4 years of related experience.

or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.


Work schedule: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week

$39.32 per hour, Pay Grade 14

This is a CUPE Local 50 Position


All applications must be submitted by 4:30 pm, on the closing date noted above.