Engineering Technician

utilities & trades engineering
Location: Township of Loyalist, ON
Email: jobs@loyalist.ca
Website: http://www.loyalist.ca
Type: full-time
Posted On: Mar 29, 2019
Closing Date: Apr 15, 2019
 
INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING
 
 

Loyalist Township invites applications for the following:

 

File No:   LT-23a-2019   Engineering Technician Level I
Rate: $28.13 per hour  
     
File No:   LT-23b-2019   Engineering Technician Level II
Rate: $33.14 per hour   
     
File No:  LT-23c-2019   Engineering Technician Level III
Rate: $36.63 per hour   
 
The Township is seeking to hire a permanent full-time (regular weekly hours are 35) position from within the above-noted classifications. These positions are covered by the CUPE Local 2150 Collective Agreement. Detailed job descriptions for each position are below.  
 
Please submit cover letter and résumé marked with the file number(s) of the position to which you are applying by Monday, April 15, 2019, at 4:00 pm to jobs@loyalist.ca
 
Loyalist Township is an equal opportunity employer.  We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  If you are a person with a disability and need Loyalist Township information in another format, please contact 613-386-7351, ext. 100 between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or e-mail info@loyalist.ca.
 
The Township provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities; including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact the Human Resources Manager at jobs@loyalist.ca.
 

 
LOYALIST TOWNSHIP
JOB DESCRIPTIONS
 
POSITION TITLE:   ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN I
 
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  ENGINEERING SUPERVISOR
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
 
The Engineering Technician will provide engineering support services to the Township’s Infrastructure Services Department, including the Utilities Division, Public Works Division and the Engineering Division.
 
The Engineering Technician may be assigned a variety of tasks within the broad field of civil engineering and will perform an integral role with respect to the review and inspection of new infrastructure related to development activity within the Township.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
EDUCATION, SKILLS AND TRAINING
  • Graduate of a community college with a diploma in Engineering Technology (Civil); or equivalent education combined with associated experience;
  • Certified or eligible for certification as an Engineering Technician or Technologist by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists;
  • Competence in oral and written communication, and excellent public relations skills are essential;
  • High degree of computer literacy, specifically with Microsoft Word and Excel software and internet communications, is essential, as well as familiarity with an aptitude for working with CADD and GIS software and Access databases;
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class “G” driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle;
  • Possess or obtain current First Aid and CPR certificates and have knowledge of the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, including WHMIS.
 
OTHER
Access to a personal vehicle for work-related purposes is a requirement of this position. Travel expenses (per kilometer) will be reimbursed in accordance with Township policy.
 
EXPERIENCE
  • Experience with civil engineering design and drafting, heavy (civil) construction, residential development, land surveying, construction and/or municipal utilities inspection would be considered an asset.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support the Infrastructure Services Department on a technical and  administrative basis, and support the Engineering Technician III on a functional basis by:
    
 Development
  • Review development engineering drawings and specifications;
  • Perform related field work as assigned, including inspection for compliance with Township’s specifications and lot grading control;
  • Liaise with developers, Township staff, and contractors;
  • Prepare related correspondence;
  • Inspect installation of new components of the utilities systems to ensure compliance with provincial guidelines and Township specifications and report recommendations to Management;
  • Assist in the review of development design specifications for proposed development and report recommendations to Management.
    
 Administrative
  • Provide CADD support for the Infrastructure Services Department including assisting other staff with drafting-related issues;
  • Maintain system information databases;
  • Assist in administration of Infrastructure Services Department permits;
  • Provide utilities and public works system information in a variety of formats when requested;
  • Prepare, revise and maintain a library of utility system and public works drawings, GIS information and other pertinent records in electronic format as directed by Management.
   
  Procurement
  • Prepare drawings, specifications, cost estimates, tendering and quotation documents as requested;
  • Measure quantities and prepare payment certificates.

 

General tasks

  • Perform survey work for the Engineering Department, as required;
  • Inspect and administer contract, maintenance and repair work as requested;
  • Provide liaison with non-municipal utility companies and external agencies as required with respect to Departmental initiatives;
  • Investigate and report on problems and complaints from citizens relating to utilities, development and public works operations, as directed;
  • Prepare routine inspection reports on sewer and water systems, bridges, culverts, streetlights and drainage issues and Township buildings and properties, as directed;
  • Assist with the traffic count program, maintain and update roads information as requested;
  • Attend QMS awareness training;
  • Assist with general office duties as assigned;
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.
 
2.  Ensure the safety of fellow employees by:
  • Know and implementing the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Loyalist Township Health and Safety Manual, as required;
  • Ensuring that all contractors perform in accordance with Township policies and follow provincial regulations.
 
3.   Provide liaison with other Departments and the public by:
  • Deal on a day-to-day basis with other personnel in the Engineering, Public Works and Utilities Divisions and in other Township Departments, as needed;
  • Investigating complaints or enquiries and dealing with the public in promptly resolving problems through personal contact;
 
Disclaimer:
Because of the changing nature of work and work to be done, the job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent.  Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.
 

 

 
POSITION TITLE – ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN LEVEL II
                             
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  ENGINEERING SUPERVISOR
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Civil Engineering Technician or Technologist diploma and registered with O.A.C.E.T.T. as a C.Tech. or C.E.T., or equivalent combination of relevant engineering education and experience
  • A minimum of five years experience in the design and construction of municipal works projects as well as residential and non-residential developments with time spent as a lead construction inspector. Experience with projects within municipal facilities, water and wastewater facilities, water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, road construction and road maintenance would be considered assets.
  • The individual must possess and maintain a valid Class “G” driver’s license. A satisfactory Driver’s Abstract is required. Access to a personal vehicle for work-related purposes is a requirement of this position. Mileage will be paid in accordance with Township policies.
  • Must possess or obtain current First Aid and CPR certificates and have knowledge of the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, including WHMIS.
  • Strong comprehension of recognized industry standards and best practices for civil construction and infrastructure maintenance;
  • Thorough understanding of all legislation and safety practices associated with municipal construction and maintenance projects;
  • Basic level of competence in water treatment process and/or water distribution system operation and Township’s Drinking Water Quality Management System;
  • Proficient level of competence to independently provide administrative, oral and written communication including the ability to draft accurate written technical reports and appropriate spreadsheets; Sufficient mathematical skills for quantity calculations and development of payment certificates
  • Administer and supervise various projects simultaneously;
  • Be an effective team member;
  • Proficient in the use of computers, specifically AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Microsoft office suite, and efficient use of the internet.
  • Proficient in the use of all levels of survey technology up to and including proficient use of total station, GPS survey technology and downloading of data for design purposes.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce plan and profile drawings for both new works and reconstruction in AutoCAD and the ability to effectively review and interpret engineering drawings and research skills;
  • Able to perform engineering calculations including the establishment of grades, alignment control, and volumes of cut and fill;
  • Develop effective working relationships, maintain confidentiality, demonstrate strong mediation and conflict resolution skills, and ability to act with tact and diplomacy when interacting with staff, the public and external agencies, particularly during difficult and politically sensitive situations;
  • Provide pertinent records for inclusion in the Township’s GIS files and possess the ability to access files in ArcView format and to assist with updating data periodically; and
  • Maintain horizontal communication linkages with the construction industry, suppliers, approval agencies, engineering consultants and Township staff.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The purpose of this position is to provide technical support to the Infrastructure Services Department through construction inspection and contract administration for a broad range of municipal infrastructure and development projects. Projects will be assigned primarily in the Infrastructure Services Department, but for projects for other Township departments may be assigned.  The primary role of this position is to ensure, under little supervision, that infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, water and sewer projects as well as municipal facility projects of varying scope are completed accurately in a safe, timely and efficient manner. The incumbent will be responsible for one or more construction contracts or developments simultaneously including all phases of the work, such as preliminary and detailed cost estimates, layout, site inspection, complete construction records, quantifying measurements, quality control, preparation of progress and final payment certificates, and providing as-built information and final drawings. The Engineering Technician II will support all Township departments with ongoing construction and maintenance projects as requested.
 
The Engineering Technician II works a 35-hour work week except during those periods of the year when construction and specialized projects require longer than normal working days. Holidays will be dictated by the construction schedule and will not normally be approved during the summer construction season (approximately May 1 through Nov 1). When assigned to capital projects, the Engineering Technician II reports directly to the Project Supervisor.
 

1. Project Administration, Management and Inspection:

  • Complete all project-related correspondence, including preparation of project estimates and budget updates, status reports, funding reports and payment certificates;
  • Develop, draft and maintain as-built drawings for projects in AutoCAD;
  • Coordinate the design process or the review of external design of assigned projects through all appropriate Township departments and relevant external agencies particularly the Public Works Manager, the Utilities Manager and external utilities;
  • Maintain detailed written records including a daily diary, site measurements and locations of all quantities for payment, written confirmation of instructions to the contractor, full details of extra work, weather conditions, persons and equipment on the job;
  • Survey and record the locations and sizes of mains, depth of rock and other pertinent data pertaining to laterals, services, grade changes and utility locations, obtain manhole inverts, etc.;
  • Supervise site testing and arrange for all necessary laboratory testing of construction materials to verify compliance with quality standards;
  • Respond to project-related complaints and inquiries and propose solutions or explanations;
  • Assist with the updating of the Township’s fixed assets on a regular basis;
  • Assist with the development or updating of Township guidelines or standards for construction or operation practices;
  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of Provincial legislation, Township safety manuals, Provincial and Township technical and design specifications, and contract and business law relevant to the activities of this position;
  • Provide prompt, friendly, and responsive customer service to both internal staff, residents and external agencies related to the completion of assigned projects;
  • Interact with contractors, equipment and service providers, approval agencies and consultants in a professional and courteous manner;
  • Advise project manager of any variance from approved schedules, specifications and standards or important cost over-runs as soon as issues develop.
  • Ensure that Drinking Water Quality Management System requirements for the position are met for assigned duties pertaining to drinking water systems; and
  • Promote safety awareness and proper construction safety measures at all times. Report and record full details of accidents.

 

2. Provide administrative and technical function in the Infrastructure Services Department:

  • Assist with capital and operating budget preparation as directed; and
  • Maintain ongoing communication with the Infrastructure Services Department including assisting with standards development and asset management functions;
  • Schedule assigned projects to meet departmental priorities and key obligations and as directed;
  • Direct inspection and administration of assigned construction, development, and maintenance projects;
  • Prepare or modify various procurement documents templates such as construction tenders, public works and utility service contracts, and engineering services;
  • Prepare procurement documentation for projects;
  • Draft tender and construction drawings in AutoCAD as requested;
  • Review and complete municipal consents and lot grading as requested on behalf of the Infrastructure Services Department;
  • Prepare and maintain records, reports and allocation sheets to provide a basis for the analysis of operations in relation to the planned objectives and performance standards;
  • Prepare and authorize purchase orders and requisitions for services, equipment and material received;
  • Notify the Project Supervisor, Engineering Manager, and applicable Manager or Director in writing, immediately upon knowing whenever a budgetary expenditure approved by Council is not sufficient to complete required objectives;
  • Assist with developing and maintaining project administration policy and procedures;
  • Provide departmental relief occasionally as directed and to be available for assignments when the municipality is experiencing operational emergencies.
 
Working Conditions:
  • Frequent work on construction sites with varying disagreeable elements such as uneven ground conditions, inclement weather, dust, human bodily waste, noise, and odours.
 
Disclaimer:
Because of the changing nature of work and work to be done, the job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required. 
 

 
 
 
POSITION TITLE:   ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN III
 
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: ENGINEERING SUPERVISOR
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
The purpose of this position is to provide technical support to the Infrastructure Services Department.  The primary focus will be on the review and administration of all aspects of development issues.  This position will be required to assist in the administration of capital projects and will be responsible for maintaining engineering records and drawings.
 
Working within the framework provided by the Director of Infrastructure Services and followed by regular reporting, the Engineering Technician III, with limited supervision, ensures that all plans under review are correctly interpreted and implemented in the field.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
As a minimum, a Civil Engineering Technician diploma from a recognized College or equivalent education is required, plus several years of experience in design and construction administration and inspection of related projects. The individual should be eligible for membership in O.A.C.E.T.T.
 
The individual must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, Class “G”, possess or obtain current First Aid and CPR certificates and have knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, including WHMIS.
 
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
This position requires a demonstrated ability to effectively review drawing submissions for subdivisions, site plans and Township civil works.  The individual must be able to assess these drawings for their technical merits, and compliance with applicable standards, and be responsible for correspondence with other technical staff. 
 
The Engineering Technician Level III must have a complete understanding, of the methodology of and rationale for, stormwater, road and sewer design. 
 
Possess or have the skills to develop an intermediate level of competence in water distribution system inspection, secondary disinfection, related Township policies and appropriate recordkeeping techniques.
 
Competence in written and oral communication and tact in meeting the public are essential.
 
The individual must possess a demonstrated ability to use computer software including AutoCAD, Map Info, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.  The ability to work comfortably in Microsoft Access is an asset. 
 
The Engineering Technician Level III is familiar with recognized road, sewer and water design practices, Township and Ontario Provincial Standards and current construction practices and their application in the performance of the duties of the position. This individual also has the ability to develop knowledge of municipal development practices.
 
OTHER
Access to a personal vehicle for work-related purposes is a requirement of this position. Travel expenses (per kilometer) will be reimbursed in accordance with Township policy.
 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES of the Engineering Technician Level III:
 
1. Provide technical support for the Infrastructure Services Department by:
1.1  reviewing in detail site plan and subdivision applications and making comments on roads, sewer, water, sidewalks, lighting, grading, underground utilities, fencing and landscaping details.
1.2  reviewing lot grading applications and conducting inspections;
1.3  performing inspections and administrative duties with respect to development agreements;
1.4  provide water distribution and sewer collection system information in a variety of formats when required;
1.5  assisting with the preparation and on-going editing related to the Township’s Development Guidelines;
1.6  ensuring that assigned contractor’s staff and equipment comply with various tender and development agreement specifications;
1.7 assisting with Township’s capital projects including preparation and review of Requests for Proposals, preparation of quotes and tenders, administration of the  contract, inspections, preparation of payment certificates and related duties;
1.8  carefully observing activity in the field and taking action as soon as possible to protect the interest of residents and the Township’s infrastructure.
1.9 Ensure that Drinking Water Quality Management System requirements for the position are met for assigned duties pertaining to drinking water systems.
 
2. Provide administrative support in the Infrastructure Services Department by:
2.1 preparing and maintaining records, reports, allocation sheets, R-Plans and drawings on behalf of the Engineering Division, the Public Works Division and the Utilities Division;
2.2  using Map Info and maintaining digital files as directed;
2.3 maintain a library of system drawings and GIS information in electronic format as directed by Management.
2.4  within the level of authority assigned, preparing purchase orders and requisitions for supplies and notifying the Engineering Manager, in writing, whenever a budgetary expenditure approved by Council is not sufficient to complete the required objectives.
           
3. Provide liaison with Public Works and Utilities operations by:
3.1 dealing on a day-to-day basis with field personnel of the Public Works and Utilities Departments, and other departments, as needed;
3.2   investigating complaints or inquiries and dealing with the public in resolving problems in the field through personal contact.
 
 
Disclaimer:
Because of the changing nature of work and work to be done, the job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.