Purpose and Scope
- As a member of the Development Services Department, reporting to the Development Engineering
Supervisor, the Engineering Technologist I - Development Services performs a wide variety of technical
tasks in all aspects of municipal operations systems including, but not limited to: general department
inquiries and correspondence; research; database and record drawing maintenance; drafting reports;
application reviews; various inspections; field work including data collection; and other miscellaneous
- The Engineering Technologist I will, on occasion, give technical assistance to other City staff/departments
Nature and Scope of Work
- Work is assigned in terms of broad objectives and is reviewed for soundness of approach and general
- Provide a wide variety of office and field technical tasks including, but not limited to:
o Provide Development Services front counter service and respond to telephone inquiries from clients
o Respond to BC One-Call inquiries, including investigation into utility statutory right of ways;
o Provide utility information as requested by staff or public in accordance with departmental policies;
o Research record drawings for infrastructure location;
o Review and approve Work on City Lands (WCL) Permits;
o Review and approve utility company requests and perform necessary inspections.
o Review and prepare soil deposition permits for supervisor or designate’s approval;
o Prepare written certificates and agreements relating to development
o Field inspection work on, but not limited to:
ensure WCL Permits are complied with; review condition of
statutory-right-of-ways; review condition of subdivision infrastructure conditions; inspect properties
related to soil deposition permits; inspect City infrastructure near building permits and data collection;
o Manage and maintain the City’s inventory of statutory right of ways and assess their ability to meet the
o Assist with bylaw enforcement issues related to engineering matters;
o Program and project coordination as required;
o Assist with general department inquiries;
o Create forms, application and permit templates;
o Gather and compile information for queries, reports or insurance claims;
o Assist in maintaining the Approved Products List as related to the Subdivision Bylaw;
o Draw and draft projects using the AutoCAD program;
o Manage and maintain the department’s inventory of records drawings and documents, including plan
reproduction and filing;
o Communicate with Operations staff to ensure field observations are accurately recorded;
o Perform quality review of data;
o Interpret and present data in graphs, tables and reports;
o May include work with outside staff related to engineering or operations;
Job Description – Engineering Technologist I - Development Services
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o Carry out research to assist with review and development of bylaws, servicing plans and other various
o Remain current with changes to relevant local government, provincial and federal acts and regulations,
bylaws, policies and processes, case law, and general trends and developments;
o Demonstrate accountability for safe work practices;
o Miscellaneous duties as assigned.
- Basic knowledge of standard practices and technologies in municipal engineering.
- Basic understanding of current civil engineering principles and practices relevant to the work.
- Basic knowledge of relevant construction techniques and procedures.
- Working knowledge of relevant Federal, Provincial and Municipal statutes, regulations, guidelines,
policies and bylaws.
- Working knowledge of all relevant procedures\standards\manuals.
- WorkSafeBC regulations and safe work procedures.
- Proficiency with AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Suite.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Sound analytical and problem solving skills.
- Sound research skills.
- Sound organizational and time management skills.
- Attention to detail with high quality work standards.
- Skilled in providing excellent customer service.
- Safe work habits and practices.
- Ability to read and interpret design drawings and plans.
- Ability to multitask and to work under tight timelines, as well as respond to rapid and constant
changes in direction and priorities.
- Ability to effectively perform tasks with minimum supervision.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and good decision-making.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
- Ability to present technical material to various audiences.
- Ability and willingness to contribute to maintaining a respectful, safe and supportive work
environment that embraces diversity, along with treating everyone with courtesy, dignity and
- Two (2) year Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology or relevant field from a recognized post-
secondary educational institution.
- Introductory training in mapping and/or GIS applications.
- Must possess and maintain valid driver’s license and provide and maintain a clear drivers abstract,
as per City policy.
- Minimum of one (1) year related experience in simple design, layout, construction, and as-built
recording of civil municipal projects within the past five (5) years or an equivalent combination of
experience and training/education.
Preferred Criteria (For External Postings)
- Eligibility for registration with the Applied Science and Technologists Association of BC (ASTTBC).