Engineering Technologist (Temporary)

Competition Number: 23091

Job Title: Engineering Technologist (Temporary)

Department: Development Services

Employment Type: Temporary Full-Time Position

Salary: $39.54 per hour; plus 12.4% in lieu

Posted Date: November 17, 2023, 12:00 am

Closing Date: December 10, 2023, 11:30 pm

Last Modified: December 18, 2023, 9:17 am

Posting: Closed



The City of Courtenay invites applications for the position of "Engineering Technologist” in the Development Services Department.  This is a union position subject to the terms and conditions in the collective agreement between the City and CUPE Local 556.

The successful candidate reviews, interprets and provides recommendations on approval of documentation relating to the design, construction and maintenance of municipal infrastructure projects related to building permits and subdivisions; attends construction sites to inspect work under construction and supports project quality assurance; and responds to administrative and public inquiries. Participates in corporate and/or external committees as a representative of the Division.


  • 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
  • Sound (3-4 years) in civil/municipal engineering field specifically related to subdivision and land development engineering service review
  • Experience and/or formal training in providing inspection of civil engineering works is considered an asset.
  • Experience supporting or acting as the Approving Officer, 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, problem-solving, conflict resolution, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong office computer skills and familiarity with GIS mapping software
  • Ability to deal with contractors and engineers in a professional and timely manner
  • Ability to interpret and apply City and other 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 frequently work in inclement weather


  • Job-related safety training

The current hourly wage rate is $39.54; this is a temporary position of six months with a possible extension to 12 months.

If you have the qualifications along with the passion to help Courtenay be the most liveable City in British Columbia, then submit a resume outlining how you meet the qualifications with a covering letter clearly marked “Application – Engineering Technologist – Development Services”.  Submit your application through the “Apply” button below.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those short listed will be contacted.



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