Engineering Technician III

Competition Number: 22366


Job Title: Engineering Technician III

Department: Engineering - Public Works - Water Resources

Position Type: Permanent Full Time Position (CUPE Local 2011)

Salary: $38.09/hr and an excellent benefits package

Posted Date: November 16, 2022

Closing Date: December 7, 2022

Last Modified: November 16, 2022, 3:02 pm

Status: Closed


The Water Resources Division of Saanich Engineering provides professional services for the management of the municipal sanitary sewer, potable water, and storm drainage systems. This work includes infrastructure planning and capacity analysis, capital replacement design and construction, and operational technical support. We are recruiting for an Engineering Technician (level 3) to join our fast paced and diverse team. The ideal candidate is either an experienced technologist or an engineer-in-training.

The work of the Engineering Technician involves performing civil engineering work at a semi-professional level including a variety of opportunities such as preparing designs and overseeing construction of projects; project management for a various underground replacement works; oversight of services contracts for CCTV or other operational programs; responding to inquiries or system issues, assessing the issue, and recommending actions to remedy. The role works closely with other more senior technicians and under the guidance of professional engineers in the team, is afforded a modest level of independence in completing work and an extraordinary variation in work tasks that will expand your functional knowledge of municipal infrastructure management, and provides an excellent foundational experience for working in local government engineering services. The successful candidate will possess a sound technical foundation, some project management skills, is well organized, has strong communication skills and an appetite for learning.

Requirements include a two year diploma in Civil Engineering Technology from a recognized institution; a minimum of 3 years of directly related experience; registration with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians BC and eligible for certification as an AScT; a valid BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence; and ideally possess some Civil 3D AutoCAD skills. Training will be provided where AutoCAD skills are required to complete tasks. Alternate requirements include a Degree in Civil Engineering (or other related field) with a minimum of 1 year of related work experience and registered with Engineers and Geoscientists of BC as an Engineer-in-Training. Cooperative work experience will be considered.

The successful candidates will work Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (35 hours per week) and will be eligible for participation in the District’s modified work week program (37.5 hours worked per week and every third Friday or Monday off).

*In addition to the interview process, testing will be conducted.*

Important Information:

The District of Saanich has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to help keep our employees and community safe. The requirement remains in effect until April 8, 2022 after which, the policy will be suspended. It is important to know that the requirement may be reinstated and unvaccinated employees may not be able to work. In order for the District to respond to any changing vaccination requirements for staff, we request that you verify your COVID-19 vaccination status with us during your first week of employment.