Engineer, Infrastructure Projects

City of Ottawa - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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Position: Engineer, Infrastructure Projects

Competition Number: 2020-EX-EN-52768964-01

Competition posting date: 2020.01.13

Competition closing date: 2020.01.24

Transportation Services Department, Rail Construction Program Service, Program Management Branch
1 Full-time Temporary Position (up to 3 years) - 35 hours/week
Affiliation: CIPP
Salary: $82,815.46 to $100,775.22 annually (2019 rates of pay)
Location: 141 Laurier Avenue

Category: Current Opportunities
Employment Group: Engineering

Job Summary

Manages total project delivery for in-house and external assigned infrastructure construction and
rehabilitation projects, and may include roadways, transitways, structures, sewers, watermains, pumping
stations, treatment works, drainage works, cycling facilities, traffic calming, lighting, solid waste/landfill, transit
improvements, and related underground utilities.

Responsible for all phases of the project delivery, from project inception through consultant selection (where
applicable), public consultation, pre-design, detailed design, approvals, tendering and award, to construction.
Monitors, tracks and reports on project status, approve all project expenditures, arranges all project related
testing, and handles commissioning/turnover to Operating Branches. Projects assigned are less complex, of
shorter duration, have less environmental impact and less cost than those projects assigned to staff in more
senior positions.

Participates in project identification, prioritization and planning, organizes the conduct of environment impact
assessment and other studies, contributes to the review/development of department engineering standards,
and carries out other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

Completion of a four (4) year degree in Engineering or Applied Science.

A minimum of five (5) years professional experience in the planning, design and construction of municipal
infrastructure including a minimum of three (3) years of project management experience.

Language, Certificates & Licenses

Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) is required

English oral, reading, writing required


  • Engineering planning, design, operations and construction/rehabilitation of municipal structures,
infrastructure and utilities

  • Related federal, provincial and engineering legislation, regulations, standards, codes and by-laws,
building, fire, health and safety, construction

  • Processes for conducting and analysing environmental impact assessments
  • Principles of project management, including cost containment/control and reporting
  • Process for developing Request for Qualifications and Requests for Proposals, including acceptance,
review and selection of consulting engineers
  • Processes for tendering and contracting work
  • Computer applications in an engineering environment pertaining to municipal design, project
management, spreadsheet, word processing, e-mail and use of the Intra-Internets
  • Protocols for responding to senior management/councillor inquiries, conducting public consultation and
preparing reports, briefing notes and other communiqu├ęs
  • Must possess the training, experience and knowledge to organize the work and its performance
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.
Competencies & Skills

  • Manages several projects projects at a time to completion according to schedule and within budget
  • Prepare formal RFQ's and RFP's; review, analyze and recommend acceptance of proposal from
consulting engineering firms
  • Coordinate activities of technical staff, consultants, contractors, and coordinate activities with other
levels of governments and external agencies/utilities
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing to internal councillor inquiries and inquiries/complaints
from the general public, and present technical material in formats conducive to various audiences
  • Identify and recommend the solutions to health and safety issues and problems to ensure the safety of
employees and contractors and to mitigate loss/project downtime
  • Conflict management, influence, resolution and negotiation skills
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We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process
will be contacted.

The City of Ottawa is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that
reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the
HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.