Underground Utilities Technologist

Posted Date 1 week ago(6/25/2020 3:08 PM)
Competition Number
Number of Positions
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Engineering & Public Works
Close Date

Job Description

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Competition #20/113

Internal/External Posting

Closing date: July 21, 2020


Technologist – Underground Design (Continuous)

Engineering and Public Works Department



Perform design, project management, contract administration and construction supervision functions related to the maintenance, rehabilitation, replacement or new construction of municipal underground infrastructure.



Assist in the administration of the water, sanitary sewer and storm drain infrastructure; recommend and oversee projects for capital budget, including estimates and capital schedules; draft bylaws and standard operating procedures revisions; review water quality issues; provide oversight to issues related to the waterworks, sanitary sewer and storm drain systems.


Conduct systems investigation/analysis; initiate water, sanitary sewer and storm drain modeling; write job scope and design memorandum; analyze and chose rehabilitation methods, including trenchless technology; investigate and analyze new trenchless technologies and recommend use if appropriate; conduct field surveys; produce preliminary and detailed design drawings; produce detailed cost estimates; write technical reports; obtain Vancouver Island Health Authority approval; review and assess video inspection reports of sanitary sewer and storm drain and design methods of rehabilitation; perform database updates.


Administer contracts and manage projects; define specifications; produce tender documents and drawings; participate in project meetings; conduct and report inspections and testing; monitor project costs; act as contract administrator.


Represent the section with City crews and departments, contractors, consultants, developers, VIHA, CRD, utilities, Township of Esquimalt, other outside agencies and the public; answer inquiries and provide advice re systems and project coordination as required.


Provide direction to approximately one assistant; ensure schedules, performance and safety standards are met; provide employee training and input to employee performance appraisals; operate a vehicle to transport equipment and materials.


Track source of contaminant inflow; problem solve low pressure issues; troubleshoot new water, sanitary sewer and storm drain service issues; install and remove system analysis instrumentation and analyze data; provide fire flow information; resolve billing problems; conduct flooding investigations during heavy rain.


Perform related duties where qualified.



Work is generated through annual programs and objectives or is assigned by supervisor.

Work is reviewed through reports and meetings with supervisor.

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



Physical Effort:

Lift and move heavy equipment and materials. (occasional)

Mental Effort:

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

Visual/Auditory Effort:

Focus on a variety of source data or computer for short periods while performing computer aided drafting and design. (often)

Work Environment:


Presence on construction sites. (frequent)

Work in close proximity to moving traffic. (often)

Work outside in all weather conditions. (frequent)

Work in confined spaces where preventive measures must be taken to avoid exposure to hazardous fumes. (rare)

Possible contact with raw sewage. (premium item)



Organize and prioritize work.

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

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

Produce and interpret engineering plans and drawings.

Provide technical guidance and advice to user departments.

Use a variety of survey instruments.

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)

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 including contract administration and project management.

or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.


Work schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm

$42.35 per hour, Pay Grade 14

Job Code # 4212

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 www.victoria.ca/jobs - 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 HR@victoria.ca


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