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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Job Order # ol62
Date Posted: March 08-July 31, 2017
Full/Part-time: Fulltime 35 hour work week
Employer/Location: Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations
Prince George, BC
Job Title: Area Engineer
Starting Date: ASAP
Wages: Salary $61,497.44 - $80,189.64 annually (hourly rate: $33.67 to $43.91), plus a 4.4% Recruitment & Retention Adjustment

Working for the public service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits and much more.  Your earnings include benefits for health and wellness, life insurance, retirement and more; reflecting the true value of our employees.

Other Incentives include: recruitment and retention of 4.4% on top of base salary and an annual premium of 7% in lieu of Overtime, Shift work and Standby (take as time or money) allowance. 

Qualifications: Qualifications for this role include:
  • Degree in civil/forest engineering or equivalent as recognized by the relevant association.
  • Registered, or eligible for immediate registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of BC.
  • Related engineering experience in project management of infrastructure planning, design and/or construction projects.
  • Experience monitoring engineering practices and the work of contracted resources.
  • Preference will be given to those applicants who have experience in the Natural Resource Sector.
  • Preference may be given to applicants who have roads, bridge or geotechnical experience.
  • Ability to obtain a BC Drivers License or already have valid BC Drivers License.

Applicants who do not fully meet the required educational qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.

Duties: An exciting, career building opportunity for a skilled engineer with project management expertise.

The primary purpose of the Engineering Branch is to provide a safe, forest road network which balances industrial, commercial and public use in a cost effective manner reflecting the level of use and available funding while minimizing impacts to the environment.

As one of the Area Engineers, you will lead the bridge inspection, maintenance, replacement and construction program for a defined geographic area of responsibility. This position ensures that bridges, roads and other structures are cost effective and are designed, built and maintained in compliance with relevant Acts, Regulations, government policy, engineering standards and agreements, including safety regulations.

Your broad-ranging expertise is a valuable asset as you participate in, or lead local and provincial project teams, resolving technical design and other project issues. A collaborative approach is crucial to this role as you successfully establish and maintain productive working relationships with a wide variety of contacts including industry, contractors, environmental agencies, stakeholders and provincial and federal professionals. A skilled communicator, you plan, prepare and deliver effective presentations and training to diverse internal and external groups.

How to Apply: For more information on this career opportunity including how to apply online, please visit: .

Competition Number:  39715
Closing Date:  July 31, 2017

This posting will remain open until the position is filled.  Applications will be reviewed at 30 day intervals.  A posting close date will be added two weeks prior to closing this opportunity.