Engineering Technologist - Land Development

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/10/2020 6:27 PM)
Competition Number
Number of Positions
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Engineering & Public Works
Close Date

Job Description

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Competition #20/75

Internal/External Posting

Closing date: March 31, 2020


Engineering Technologist – Land Development (Continuous)

Engineering and Public Works Department



Coordinate and administer the Engineering review component of Rezoning, Development Permit, Building Permit, and Heritage Alteration Permit applications. Review, coordinate and administer Utility, Sidewalk Café, and Driveway Permit applications.



Coordinate the Engineering review of Rezoning, Development, Building and Heritage Alteration Permit applications. Working with other departments, develop engineering recommendations as part of the planning process. On behalf of Engineering, provide technical input on reports to Council. Prepare and implement Engineering Department components of Master Development Agreements. Coordinate the Engineering Department review of building permit applications as well as inter-department review and approval of Utility, Sidewalk Café and Driveway Permit applications.


Analyze and review engineering designs to ensure compliance with city standards and specifications; provide technical advice and interpretation to applicants, contractors and professional consultants on design submissions and required changes; determine scope of required works and review and prepare cost estimates for municipal works and services associated with development.


Establish technical conditions for legal construction agreements and related documents for works and services connected to development activity; conduct site meetings with staff, contractors and outside agencies to schedule construction and coordinate delivery of City services.

Conduct construction site inspections to verify restoration of city infrastructure in compliance with Engineering standards and specifications; coordinate restoration activities with Public Works or Parks Divisions; estimate damage deposits and new works and services for development of utility projects.


Invoice utility for restoration charges and refund deposits; prepare cost breakdowns, review account codes and job costs; reconcile for additional development charges or refund.


Respond to enquiries from developers, contractors, outside agencies, the general public and other departments regarding Engineering Department technical requirements, or any construction activity Compose correspondence and prepare reports; maintain manual and computerized files such as permit applications, work orders, invoices and sidewalk café registry.


Perform related duties where qualified.



Work is generated through permit applications or is assigned by supervisor.

Work is reviewed through reports to supervisor.

Issues such as major budget expenditures are discussed with supervisor.



Physical Effort:

Sit with arms unsupported for extended periods while keyboarding (frequent)

Mental Effort:

Deal with complaints and negative comments. (often)

Meet multiple deadlines. (often)

Visual/Auditory Effort:

Focus on detailed drawings, a variety of source data and computers for short periods. (frequent)

Work Environment:


Work outside in all weather conditions. (occasional)

Presence on construction sites. (occasional)

Work in close proximity to moving traffic (occasional)



Organize and prioritize work.

Thorough understanding of the development servicing process and applicable procedures, standards and bylaws

Understand and apply the principles of civil engineering construction and design

Working level operation of current City word processing, spreadsheet and related specialty software.

Estimate cost of civil construction.

Prepare reports and correspondence and maintain accurate records.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships

Deal effectively with the public and outside agencies.

Work safely on job sites.



Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

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

Registration or ability 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 relevant 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 hour work week

$40.33 per hour, Pay Grade 13

Job Code # 4272

This is a CUPE Local 50 Position


To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume


City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law. 

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request.  If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at


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