Engineering Technician – Underground Design

City of Victoria

Competition #19/161
Internal/External Posting  
Closing date: September 6, 2019

Engineering Technician – Underground Design (Continuous)

Engineering Department

Produce design drawings and perform investigation functions related to the maintenance, rehabilitation, replacement or new construction of municipal underground infrastructure.

Design and produce drawings related to the municipal infrastructure using computer aided drafting; produce cost estimates; collect field data for the production of engineering drawings and plans using manual and electronic survey equipment; determine pipe grades and depths; review base plans by conducting field checks to ensure accuracy and completeness; maintain manual and computerized records and databases, files, plans, base maps, and systems models; assist in the production, and updating of related engineering drawings, maps, and statistical reports.

Collect water samples from various locations for laboratory analysis; collect data using instruments such as computerized flow recorders and rain gauges; calibrate and install instruments in various sanitary sewer, storm drain and water vaults; analyse data using computer software, published reports and other sources; review and assess video tapes of sewers and drains for repair or replacement requirements and quality control; operate a vehicle to transport equipment and materials.

Research, investigate and report on environmental violations such as outfall coliform source detection, sanitary sewer overflow or surcharge points and oil spill backtracking; perform field investigations regarding sewer odours, water leaks, flooding conditions, or harbour pollution.

Respond to enquiries and complaints from the public, other departments and staff by providing information on municipal services; update computerized files and records.

Perform related duties where qualified.

Work is performed according to annual construction schedule or assigned by supervisor. Work is reviewed upon completion. Issues such as schedule changes and final design are discussed with supervisor

Physical Effort: Lift and move heavy equipment and materials. (rare)
Mental Effort: Short periods of intense concentration while designing and drafting. (often)
Visual/Auditory Effort: Focus on computer for long periods while performing computer aided drafting or viewing videotape. (frequent)
Work Environment: Office. Work in close proximity to moving traffic. (occasional) Work outside in all weather conditions. (occasional) Work in confined spaces where preventative measures must be taken to avoid exposure to hazardous fumes. (occasional) Possible contact with raw sewage. (premium item)

Organize and prioritize work. Understand and apply the principles and techniques of civil engineering planning design, estimating, project co-ordination and construction. Working level operation of current City of Victoria CAD, system modelling and engineering software. Read and interpret engineering drawings. Use a variety of survey instruments. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification: Technical School Diploma in Civil/Structural Engineering Technology. (2 years) Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Driver's Licence.
Experience: 2 years of related experience. or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

OTHER: May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.

Work schedule:
Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm  
$35.83 per hour, Pay Grade 11  
Job Code # 4131
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

Organization: City of Victoria
Location: Victoria, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Category(s): Engineering
Posted: August 8, 2019, 3:54 pm
Expires: September 6, 2019, 4:30 pm

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