Land Development Technologist - City of Victoria

Competition #22/212
Internal/External Posting  
Closing date: October 4, 2022

Land Development Technologist (Continuous)  
Engineering & Public Works Department

Coordinate and administer Engineering reviews with respect to Rezoning, Development Permit, Building Permit, and Heritage Alteration Permit applications. Review, coordinate and approve Utility, and Driveway Permit applications. Inspect construction activities related to above noted permits.
Coordinate the Engineering review of Rezoning, Development, Building and Heritage Alteration Permit applications. Working with other departments, provide comments and engineering recommendations as part of the planning process.  On behalf of Engineering, provide technical input on reports to Council. Prepare and implement Engineering Department components of Master Development Agreements.   
Analyze and review engineering designs and drawings to ensure compliance with city standards and specifications; provide technical advice and interpretation to applicants, contractors and professional consultants on design submissions and required changes; determine scope of required works, services, and engineering reviews for small and large scale civil construction projects; prepare cost estimates for municipal works and services associated with development.
Conduct construction site inspections to verify installation, restoration, and in-field design changes of city infrastructure is in compliance with Engineering standards, specifications and issued permits; coordinate restoration activities with Public Works or Parks Divisions; estimate damage deposits and new works and services for development of utility projects.
Establish technical conditions for legal construction agreements and related documents for works and services connected to development activity; conduct site meetings with staff, contractors and outside agencies; apply principles of Project Management to coordinate schedule of construction and delivery of City services.
Invoice utility for restoration charges and refund deposits; prepare cost breakdowns, review account codes and job costs; reconcile for additional development charges or refund.  
Respond to enquiries from developers, contractors, outside agencies, the general public and other departments regarding Engineering Department technical requirements, or any construction activity. Coordinate and schedule work of 1 employee; compose correspondence, provide technical support and recommendations for reports; maintain manual and computerized files such as permit applications, work orders, invoices.
Perform related duties where qualified.
Work is generated through permit applications or is assigned by supervisor.
Work is reviewed through reports to supervisor.
Issues such as major budget expenditures are discussed with supervisor.
Physical Effort:
Sit with arms unsupported for extended periods while keyboarding (frequent)
Mental Effort:
Deal with complaints and negative comments.  (often)
Meet multiple deadlines. (often)
Visual/Auditory Effort:
Focus on detailed drawings, a variety of source data and computers for short periods. (frequent)
Work Environment:
Work outside in all weather conditions. (often)
Presence on construction sites. (often)
Work in close proximity to moving traffic (often)
Organize and prioritize work.
Thorough understanding of the development servicing process and applicable procedures, standards and bylaws
Understand and apply the principles of civil engineering construction and design
Working level operation of current City word processing, spreadsheet and related specialty software.
Read and interpret engineering codes, standards and drawings.
Estimate cost of civil construction projects.
Prepare reports and correspondence and maintain accurate records.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships
Deal effectively with the public and outside agencies.
Work safely on job sites.
Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:
Technical School Diploma in Civil/Structural Engineering Technology. (2 years)
Registration or ability to register as an Applied Science Technologist (A.Sc.T.) with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC)
Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Driver's Licence.
4 years of relevant experience.
or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.
Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 35 hour work week
$43.20 per hour, Pay Grade 14 
Job Code #4272
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.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
Applicants who are not current City of Victoria employees will be asked to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 during the recruitment process. External applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated based on a protected legal ground as defined in the BC Human Rights Code may request an accommodation.
At the City of Victoria, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.
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Organization: City of Victoria
Location: Victoria, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Category(s): Engineering, Building Technology/Inspection
Posted: September 13, 2022, 3:40 pm
Expires: October 4, 2022, 4:00 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years
Rate: $43.20 to $0.00 Hour

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