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Senior Engineering Technologist

Full Time
A month ago
85,000 to 110,000 per year



The City of Prince Rupert is looking to attract an individual that is an intelligent, high preforming and well-rounded Senior Engineering Technologist to join their leadership team. This type of person we are looking for should have a vast understanding of public works, city infrastructure, maintenance and operations. Including leading and inspiring a team to tackle any unique situation the city may hold.


Established in 1910, Prince Rupert is located in an area rich with history dating back thousands of years. What’s now called Prince Rupert harbour had long been an intersection of trade and commerce for First Nations people dating back to time immemorial. Now with a population of approximately 14,000 people, the port has extended that tradition of trade and commerce to a global scale. With beautiful rugged landscapes, rare wildlife and world class fishing you won’t experience anywhere else. Prince Rupert is a City surrounded by islands, inlets, channels, mountains, waterfalls and forest. To the North is Grizzly Bear Sanctuary and habitat, to the south are traces of the Salmon-canning history, and to the West Humpback Whales swim in fish-filled waters offshore. The city fit for an outdoor enthusiast, full of activities such as sport fishing, skiing, biking, hiking, kayaking, trail running and climbing (optional).
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Reporting to Operations Management the successful candidate will be employed in our Public Works section, specifically utilities and roads. If successful, the candidate will supervise small teams that conduct regular maintenance and repairs to the utilities systems and road work. The rate of pay will be determined based on the Collective Agreement. Other duties may be assigned as required. The successful applicant must meet the physical demands of the position and comply with safe work practices. The ability to work in a team and independently is required.


• Grade 12 or GED.
• Diploma in Civil or Environmental Engineering Technology from a recognized educational institution, or equivalent academic training and experience.
• A minimum of five years “hands on” practical or relevant experience in the field of civil engineering, preferably working in a government environment or a construction setting involving residential subdivisions, and/or related projects.
• Additional Engineering education preferred.
• Sound experience in the use of MS Office, GIS, AutoCAD, Total Station and related software.
• Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License (Driver’s Abstract required).
• Must be able to obtain a RCMP Criminal Record & Vulnerable Sector Check. Results of which will be reviewed by the City for employment.
• Proficient computer experience and processing is essential (Microsoft Word, Excel and Access including CCTV programs).
• Accurate typing speed of 40 wpm.
• Water Distribution Operator II EOCP certification will be required.
• Wastewater Collection Operator II EOCP certification will be required.
• California State University at Sacramento (CSU) Wastewater Collection System Operation & Maintenance Volume 1 and CSU Water Distribution System Operation & Maintenance Volume 1 (these are home study correspondence courses) and may be waved depending on education level.
• Emergency First Aid (Level 1).
• WHMIS Certification.
• MMCD Contract Administration is considered an asset.
• Traffic Control Certification will be required.
• Confined Space Entry Certification will be required.


• Ability to operate CCTV inspection and flow monitoring equipment.
• Complete understanding of water/wastewater utility i.e. function of all parts and material from reservoirs to outfalls.
• Good working knowledge of water distribution systems, sanitary sewer and storm collection systems, and treatment facilities.
• Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision and apply critical thinking principles.
• Ability to work independently and to accomplish tasks and assignments.
• Able to follow safe work practices.
• Ability to deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner, demonstrating excellent personal communication skills.
• Ability to work with co-workers and deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner.
• Must have a minimum of two (2) years hands on experience with the tools required for assigned tasks.
• Good interpersonal skills.
• Ability to assist public with information on storm connections, drainage issues, failing services lines and other utilities, in an accurate and professional manner.
• Considerable knowledge of Public Works maintenance and construction practices, which includes the use of equipment, materials and methods used in maintenance, construction and repair activities of municipal works including, but not limited to, Utilities and Roads, systems.
• Ability to perform labouring in and around vehicles, equipment and pedestrian traffic.
• Considerable skill, experience and understanding in the proper and safe operation of tools and equipment, such as but not limited to, tractors, pumps, hand tools, rakes, grinders, shovels, pick, broom, weed eaters, litter grasper, and gas, diesel, electric or air powered tools required to complete the assigned tasks.
• Demonstrated ability to interpret and evaluate data relevant to the operation and implementation of operational changes.
• Demonstrated thorough knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations, standards and specifications, municipal bylaws and policies pertaining to the water and wastewater utilities.
• Ability to read and utilize blueprints, conduct simple estimating, follow relevant specification manuals (TAC, MMCD) along with completing and responding to all necessary jobsite communication and paperwork.
• Knowledge of WorkSafe BC Rules and Regulations.
• Understanding of civil engineering methods and practices as they relate to Municipal infrastructure;
• Knowledge of the fundamentals of project management, construction contracts, engineering computer applications and mathematics, and typical engineering standards.
• Considerable knowledge of legislated civil construction codes and regulations.
• Good knowledge of level note reduction with clarity, grade setting calculations.
• Must be familiar with construction inspection methods and compliance practices.
• Knowledge of the fundamentals of budgeting and standard costing procedures as related to engineering programs and operations.
• Ability to use good judgement and sound decision making when dealing with contractors, developers, and the public.
• Proficiency in conflict resolution is required.
• Ability to work effectively on a team with other technical staff and employees.
• Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external contacts, particularly regarding technical issues.
• Ability to deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner, demonstrating excellent personal communication skills.
• Knowledge of WorkSafe BC Rules and Regulations.
• Other duties as required.
• Must be clean shaven to enable a respirator to be worn as per WorkSafe BC Regulations.
• Ability to pass an annual full-face respirator fit test.
• Good physical condition with sufficient strength and stamina to perform heavy manual work outside in the presence of all-weather conditions.
• Heavy lifting, pulling and managing equipment/objects are part of the assigned tasks. Employees must be able to handle weight up to 100 lbs and able to lift 40 lb.


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