BC Public Service - Prince George, BC (30+ days ago)

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Area Engineer
Licensed Science Officer (Designated Professional Engineer) 3

AMENDMENT: December 05, 2019 (Closing date: December 31, 2019)

There is one (1) position available in Prince George.
An eligibility list may be established.

Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification (if a fully qualified candidate cannot be placed). Note: Must still meet the requirement of being a fully licensed and Registered Professional Engineer member in good standing with Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia).

An exciting, career building opportunity for a Professional Engineer with experience in the Natural Resource Sector with project management expertise.

The primary purpose of the Engineering Branch is to provide a safe resource road network which balances public, community, First Nations, commercial and industrial use. This is done in a strategic and collaborative manner through sound engineering advice, services and support to foster safe access, protection of the environment, and public safety. The Engineering Branch is responsible for the development, monitoring of, and supports implementation of, the ministry forest engineering program to ensure compliance with all relevant Acts, Regulations, government policy, engineering standards, agreements and operational plans.

The Engineering Branch also provides strategic leadership and recommends direction for the provincial engineering program, represents the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development on interagency committees and work groups, collaborates with other ministry’s and stakeholders on areas of mutual benefit, provides advice on engineering matters to the Ministry Executive, other branches and sections, forest regions and districts, other ministries and the public.

As one of the Area Engineers, you will actively engage in the planning, design, construction, maintenance and deactivation of various roads and engineered structures on the vast Forest Service Road network in our Province. This position may also engage in Provincial emergency response as needed. This position ensures that bridges, roads and other structures are designed, built and maintained in compliance with relevant Acts, Regulations, government policy, engineering standards and agreements, including safety regulations. Attention to fiscally responsible planning and execution of projects is critical in this role.

Your broad-ranging expertise is a valuable asset as you participate in, or lead local and provincial project teams and 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. If you are seeking to apply your sound professional engineering judgement and implement creative solutions in an important area, we look forward to your application.

Prince George is the largest city in Northern British Columbia, and boasts a wide variety of restaurants and entertainment, including the Prince George Symphony Orchestra. Prince George is also located next to several provincial parks, which provide camping and boating amenities. Learn more about Prince George at Move Up Prince George!

In addition to this exciting opportunity, the BC Public Service is an award winning employer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of BC's Top Employers for 2016 and one of Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2016. The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and unlimited opportunities for career learning and development.

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: 35 hour work week, recruitment and retention of 5.5% on top of base salary and an annual premium of 7% in lieu of Overtime, Shift work and Standby allowance (take as time or money or a combination thereof).

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:

Degree in Civil/Forest engineering or equivalent as recognized by the relevant association.
Must be registered, or immediately* eligible for registration as a fully licensed Professional Engineer with Engineers & Geoscientists of BC (the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of BC). *Immediately means you are currently a fully licensed registered Professional Engineer member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to APEGBC.
5 years of recent (within the last 7 years) related engineering experience in infrastructure planning, design and/or construction projects.
Field experience monitoring engineering practices and contract compliance.
Preference will be given to those applicants who have 5 years recent (within the last 7 years) engineering experience related to the Natural Resource Sector. Further preference may be given for more years of experience in this area.

Provisos/other job requirements/willingness statements:
Valid Class 5 B.C driver’s licence or ability to obtain one immediately.
Must be willing and able to work in adverse outdoor conditions and terrain.
Meet safety standards of Work Safe BC.

Please include your registration number with the Engineers and Geoscientists BC within your application as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a fully licensed Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with the Association. If you are not yet registered with Engineers and Geoscientists BC, please explain how you are immediately eligible (i.e. currently a fully licensed Registered Professional Engineer member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to Engineers and Geoscientists BC).

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

Cover letter required: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire (BASIC): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.