Current Postings

City of Courtenay

Engineering Technologist

The City of Courtenay invites applications for a full-time position of "Engineering Technologist”. This is a full-time, union position subject to the terms and conditions in the collective agreement between the City and CUPE Local 556.
The Engineering Technologist provides project management services on multiple projects simultaneously and at various stages of the project management process. This involves directing and supporting projects’ external service providers; tracking and monitoring project budgets; reviewing and critiquing drawings and reports; and attending construction sites during the construction of projects. The Technologist also assists with public inquiries, stakeholder engagement and bylaw development., which may involve reviewing existing City policies and investigating potential solutions.

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology from a recognized educational institution, or equivalent academic training and experience.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Drivers License
  • Eligible for membership in Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC with the designation of AScT.
  • Criminal Records Check
  • Considerable (3 - 5 years) in civil/municipal engineering field specifically related to project management and contract administration
  • Sound experience in the use of MS Office, GIS, AutoCAD and related software, and survey instruments
  • Some experience in environmental assessment, permitting, or climate change adaptation and traffic/transportation engineering is considered an asset.
  • Thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles, terminology, practices and techniques
  • Considerable knowledge of legislated civil construction codes and regulations
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong office computer skills: MS Office, MS Project, AutoCAD
  • Ability to deal with contractors and consultants in a professional and timely manner
  • Ability to interpret and apply regulations, bylaws, policies, procedures, engineering design standards and specifications
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and independently
  • Physical ability to stand and walk frequently throughout the day; occasionally attend and inspect construction sites including climbing in and out of ditches and trenches; ability to work in inclement weather

The current hourly wage rate is $40.33 based on a 35-hour week (Schedule “A”). 
If you have the qualifications along with the passion to help Courtenay be the most livable City in British Columbia, then submit a resume outlining how you meet the qualifications with a covering letter clearly marked “Application – Engineering Technologist”. Submit your application online at
We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those short listed will be contacted.
Notice Posted: June 10, 2024
Competition #24054