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Cowichan Valley Regional District

Engineering Technologist I

Division: Utilities
Type: Temporary Full Time (expected to end the first week in February 2024)
Application Deadline: October 2, 2023 by 4:30 pm
Applications:   Qualified applicants are invited to apply online at
Competition Number: 23170-E

Majestic mountains, the rugged West Coast Trail, serene lakes, and one of the world’s tallest free-standing timber rail trestles all lie in the picturesque Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD). Located on Vancouver Island, the CVRD provides a wide range of local government services to a population of 80,000 within its 4 distinct municipalities and 9 electoral areas. Just 50 km north of Victoria and 30 km south of Nanaimo, the Cowichan Valley offers a warm climate and numerous parks, recreational, cultural, and social opportunities.
The Utilities Division of the Operations Department at the Cowichan Valley Regional District is seeking a temporary full time Engineering Technologist I to fill this role until approximately the first week in February 2024.
General Information
Reporting to the Manager - Utilities, the Engineering Technologist I is responsible for performing a wide variety of technical tasks of a municipal engineering nature related to sewer, water, and drainage; including processing applications, taking inquiries from customers, operational monitoring, data collection and input, and assisting with developing hydraulic computer models for water and wastewater systems. The Engineering Technologist I is also responsible for assisting in maintaining and updating the asset inventories.

  • Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution with a diploma in civil engineering and eligible for membership in the ASTT as a technologist/technician, or a combination of education and appropriate training and experience
  • Preferably, minimum of one (1) year related job or cooperative work experience in a similar field
  • WHMIS Certificate – provided by employer
  • Occupational First Aid Level I with CPR C
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver's License

A full job description listing all the job requirements can be viewed online at

Hours of Work:  The hours of work are 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This position may be required to attend some evening and weekend meetings. 

Salary: This temporary full-time union position (CUPE Local 358) has a salary range in three steps: $37.53 – $38.60 - $39.76 per hour (2023 rates).
To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter at the link above by 4:30 pm on the date indicated.
Please include a driver’s abstract with your application.  In addition, the successful applicant will be required to submit a satisfactory criminal record check. 
Note that testing may be required during the interview process. Testing is based on the knowledge, skills, abilities and qualifications outlined in the job description.
Date posted: September 18, 2023
Cowichan Valley Regional District    |    175 Ingram Street, Duncan BC V9L 1N8    |