Current Postings

North Cowichan (District)

Municipality of North Cowichan

Planning Engineer

The Municipality of North Cowichan (population 31,990) is located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Southern Vancouver Island, between Nanaimo and Victoria.  Our communities of Chemainus, Crofton, Maple Bay and the South End are home to a multitude of artistic, cultural and outdoor recreational activities. The Municipality provides a stable and varied work environment, competitive pay and benefits.
We are inviting applications from candidates with the proven skills, qualifications and abilities for the position of Planning Engineer. If you are self-motivated, looking to take on a new challenge where you can make a difference, enjoy both responsibility and accountability with one of British Columbia’s most inclusive and environmentally conscious municipalities, we look forward to receiving your application!
This position will focus on the short and long-term planning of water, sanitary, drainage/flood protection, and roads/active transportation infrastructure, support the infrastructure design and construction section, and support the Operations Department with the operation and maintenance of all water, sanitary, drainage/flood protection, and roads/active transportation assets. This position will be responsible for the following areas of expertise:

  • Water, sanitary, drainage modelling, transportation modelling.
  • Asset management processes.
  • Conceptual and Preliminary design of infrastructure.
  • Assist in the operations and maintenance of sanitary and water treatment systems.
  • Servicing assessments for land development applications.
  • Management of designated departmental staff.

Required Skills, Qualifications and Abilities: 

  1. Qualifications:

    1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.

    2. Registered as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) registered with Engineers and Geoscientists in British Columbia (EGBC) in good standing.

    3. Five (5) to ten (10) years of experience as a Professional Engineer with experience in the management of municipal infrastructure. Experience in a municipal government setting is preferred. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

    4. Minimum of two (2) years of experience in a leadership capacity.

    5. Possession and maintenance of a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License; a satisfactory current driver’s abstract will be required.

  2. Skills:

    1. Demonstrable skill in spreadsheet, word processing, database programs and computer file organization.

    2. Demonstrable advanced skills using AutoCAD Civil 3D skills to prepare engineering concept and preliminary design drawings. and the ability to use mapping and GIS programs in an engineering, asset management environment.

    3. Demonstrable skill in engineering/asset management planning.

    4. Good organizational and interpersonal communication skills.

    5. Demonstrable skills in cost estimating and budget tracking.

  3. Abilities:

    1. Ability to thrive in a team environment.

    2. Demonstrable ability to keep accurate records and notes to prepare conceptual and preliminary drawings, other utility records, spreadsheets using Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, and other programs.

    3. Demonstrable ability to manage direct engineering and project team staff in a unionized environment.

    4. Independence of judgement and capacity of working with minimal supervision.

    5. Demonstrable ability to present complex technical and financial materials to senior leadership and Council.

A competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package is offered. This position is excluded from union membership.
Candidates being considered will be required to undergo a comprehensive evaluation of skills, qualifications, and abilities. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a police information check.

To Apply:
Visit the Municipality of North Cowichan Career Portal at to apply for this position.
Please note that all candidates must apply via the Career Portal; we do not accept resumes via email or hard copy.