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BC Public Service

LSO 4 DPE - Senior Climate Change Engineer - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Kamloops, BC
Full Time
7 days ago
72,879 to 95,682 per year
Posting Title

LSO 4 DPE - Senior Climate Change Engineer - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED

Position Classification

LSO 4 -Designated Profssnl Eng




Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L8 CA
Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$72,879.68 - $95,682.25 annually plus 6.5% Recruitment & Retention Adjustment

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Ministry of Forests

Ministry Branch / Division

IROD/Engineering Branch

Job Summary

Senior Climate Change Engineer
Licensed Science Officer (Designated Professional Engineer)4

Amendment January 4, 2023 : Posting closing date extended to January 12, 2023.

Amendment January 11, 2023: Posting closing date extended to February 2, 2023.

An eligibility list may be established.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

An excellent senior opportunity for a dedicated professional

The Senior Climate Change Engineer takes a leadership role in researching and establishing new approaches to engineering our resource road network to be more resilient in the face of climate change. This position is responsible for leading the development of a province-wide Ministry strategy on climate change adaptation for forestry roads, including the standards and design of roads that support both access to communities and industrial forestry operations. This climate adaptation strategy is a key strategic policy that will guide the design, construction, maintenance, deactivation and administration of hundreds of thousands of kilometers of resources roads in BC.

In addition to this exciting opportunity, the BC Public Service is an award winning employer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of BC's Top Employers for 2017, one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2017 and one of Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2017. The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits , including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia ( .

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet theeducation, experience and professional designation requirementas outlined below:
  • Bachelor degree in Civil/Forestry Engineering, or equivalent, with a focus in any sub-discipline relevant to the evaluation and development of climate adaptation approaches.
  • A minimum of five(5) years' experience in an engineering services program, or at least four(4) years' such experience together with an advanced Engineering degree (e.g., MASc, MEng, PhD).
  • Must be registered, or immediately* eligible for registration as a fully licensed Professional Engineer with the Engineers and Geoscientists BC (the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC). *Immediately eligible means that you are currently a fully licensed registered Professional Engineer member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the APEGBC.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating/delivering forest engineering projects, and in contracting and overseeing professional engineering services.
  • Experience that will demonstrate strong analytical, conceptual, and planning skills in an engineering environment.
  • Experience that will demonstrate the ability to draft or develop rules of professional practice and procedure, forest engineering standards, standards for licensing, guidelines, manuals, policy, legislation, regulations, or other program related technical material.
  • Experience that will demonstrate advanced knowledge of engineering principles and practices, principles, methods, and techniques as they relate to forest transportation systems.
  • Experience in supervising staff, and hiring, orienting, and training new staff.

Preference may be given applicants with:
  • A minimum of seven (7) years' experience in an engineering services program, or at least five (5) years' such experience together with an advanced Engineering degree (e.g., MASc, MEng, PhD).
  • Experience in engineering climate change risk reduction and adaptation.
  • Experience in developing standards
  • Experience in developing climate change standards.
  • Experience developing risk mitigation and future climate change adaptation measures related to road infrastructure.

  • Valid B.C. driver's licence.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally for conferences and to complete field work.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC)will berequired.


Professional Designation: YES - Please include your registration number in your application. You must be registered (or immediately eligible for registration) as a Professional Engineer with Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC). Note: immediately eligible for registration is defined as currently registered as a Professional Engineer in another Canadian jurisdiction, and able to obtain registration in BC within 6 months of employment. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the EGBC. Applicants must confirm their eligibility with the EGBC . Confirmation of registration/eligibility will be required before an offer of employment can be made.

Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, itmay notbe used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Job Category

Scientific and Technical