Certified Engineering Technologist

City of Merritt

City of Merritt

Certified Engineering Technologist

Merritt, A Lifestyle Community: “The Country Music Capital of Canada” with a population of approximately 7,200 is inviting applications for the position of a Certified Engineering Technologist. A great place to live, work and play! Merritt is located in the beautiful Nicola Valley, at the crossroads of the Coquihalla highways, centrally located between Kelowna and Kamloops while only a three (3) hour drive from downtown Vancouver. The community of Merritt is rich in culture and arts, affords year round recreation and community facilities to meet every need. The climate is moderate.  

Position Summary  
The City of Merritt is positioning itself to be a resilient community with a strong asset management program in place and is seeking applications from candidates with proven skills, qualifications and abilities for the position of certified Engineering Technologist. Under the immediate direction of the Director of Engineering & Development, the Engineering Technologist is responsible for the coordination and inspection of municipal capital projects and development activities as they relate to roads, water, wastewater and facilities. This position will review preliminary and detailed design drawing submissions, perform fieldwork such as surveying, handle inspection and enforcement of municipal development infrastructure installations and assist the Public Works/Development Departments with troubleshooting infrastructure and development related issues. The Engineering Technologist is responsible for the collection of infrastructure data for the City of Merritt’s GIS system, preparation and/or coordination of municipal infrastructure planning reports, implementing detailed analysis of existing and proposed infrastructure, compiling and maintaining the City’s record drawings and infrastructure reports.  This position also provides other general technical support to the Director and other municipal departments as required.

The pay rate is $38.06 (certified) (2019) CUPE Collective Agreement plus a comprehensive benefits package including extended benefits and pension.  

Hours of Work
This is a full time position with hours of work as outlined in the CUPE Local 900 Collective Agreement.

Essential Qualifications
  • Civil Engineering Technology Diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Accredited or eligible for accreditation with ASTTBC.
  • Demonstrated design and construction experience in municipal engineering projects: roads, water distribution, wastewater and utilities design.
  • Demonstrated exceptional knowledge and ability in the preparation of cost estimates, tender documents, RFP’s, RFQ’s, EOI’s, etc. including specifications.
  • Highly organized and demonstrated ability to work independently, under pressure, set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) as well as the ability to deal with the public and coworkers in a diplomatic and courteous manner.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering superior customer service and working within a team environment.
  • Demonstrated exceptional working knowledge of Microsoft applications, specifically Word and Excel.
  • Strong working knowledge of AutoCAD and GIS applications.
  • Minimum two years recent experience in a similar position, preferably in a civil/municipal setting.
  • Valid BC Driver‘s License.

Current resumes reflecting applicants’ knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the position and detailing education, qualifications and proof of required licenses/certificates/degrees will be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 29, 2019 by:

Carole Fraser
Deputy Clerk/Human Resources Manager
City of Merritt
PO Box 189, 2185 Voght Street Merritt, BC V1K 1B8

Or by email: cfraser@merritt.ca

The City of Merritt wishes to express their appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: City of Merritt
Location: Merritt, BC
Region: Thompson / Shuswap / Columbia
Professional Category(s): Engineering
Posted: March 7, 2019, 10:52 am
Expires: March 29, 2019, 4:00 pm

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