Technologist – Transportation Design

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/16/2021 7:11 PM)
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Number of Positions
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Engineering & Public Works
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Competition #21/184

Internal/External Posting  

Closing date: November 30, 2021


Technologist – Transportation Design (Continuous)

Engineering & Public Works Department



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 - Friday, 35 hour work week

$43.20 per hour, Pay Grade 14 

Job Code #4147

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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