Journey Electrical Locator (Open to Current City of Victoria Employees)

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/20/2021 4:36 PM)
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Regular Full Time
Engineering & Public Works
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Job Description

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Competition #21/113

Internal Posting (Open to Current City of Victoria Employees)

Closing date: August 3, 2021


Journey Electrical Locator (Continuous)                                     

Engineering and Public Works Department


Position Function:  Locate and mark out underground electrical and communications utility systems. Function as journey electrician when locator duties are not needed.


Principal Duties:

Determine the location of City-owned and some third party electrical and communications utilities in the field using plans, drawings, and digital locating instruments, operate and maintain utility locating equipment and perform mark-out of utilities as necessary.

Performs journeyman tradesman duties working in the construction, maintenance and repairs of all aspects of the City of Victoria’s electrical plant and facilities.


Other Duties:

Repairs all types of street lighting systems and equipment, both overhead and underground

Install, maintain and repair all city-owned electrical equipment such as ornamental street lighting, underground duct and cable structures, inside and outside wiring, transformer stations and outside sub-stations, traffic signals, motors and generators.


Operates aerial manlift devises.


Responds to emergency call-outs.


Respond to enquiries and calls for service from City staff and outside agencies by providing field locate information.


Participate in the design, review and estimates of electrical systems as applied to work projects.


Compile related work reports, records, and as-built drawings.


Consult with and coordinate with other agencies such as BY Hydro, consulting engineers, technicians, inspectors and general public.


May be requested to substitute in more senior positions.


Manuals, legislation, documented procedures, and policies control the performance of the above duties:

  1. Master Municipal Construction Document (MMCD)
  2. Canadian Electrical Code, current edition and updates
  3. City of Victoria Electrical Bylaw
  4. City of Victoria Personnel Policy
  5. City of Victoria Standard Job Procedures
  6. City of Victoria Health and Safety Policy
  7. IBEW Local 230 Collective Agreement


Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:    

High school graduation

Current and valid Interprovincial Red Seal Trades Qualification as an Electrician (4 years)

National Utility Locating Contractors Association (NULCA) certification or equivalent (2 days)

Current and valid Class 5 B.C Driver’s License



Organize and prioritize work

Understand and apply the techniques of utility location.

Understand and apply the techniques of electrical systems repair and service.

Use hand, power, measuring tolls and diagnostic instruments of the trade.

Read and interpret engineering plans and drawings, technical drawings, manuals and       related codes.

Maintain accurate records.

Deal effectively with staff, the public and outside agencies.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Work and operate equipment safely.



4 years of related journeyman experience

or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



Work is generated by work order or assigned by supervisor.

Work is reviewed through reports to supervisor.

Issues involving deviations from trade procedures and major expenditures are referred to supervisor.


Essential Qualifications:

Lift and carry medium weight equipment.

Work in awkward positions bent over or with hands in the air.         

Short periods of intense concentration while diagnosing problems.

Work in an environment where protective measures must be taken to avoid    exposure to asbestos.

Exposure to dust and fumes.

Work in close proximity to moving traffic.

Work outside in all weather conditions.


Work schedule: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (an 8 hour period within this range).

$40.09 per hour

This is an IBEW Local 230 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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