Engineering Technician IV

Competition Number: 22217

Job Title: Engineering Technician IV

Department: Engineering - Transportation and Development Services

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

Salary: $43.02/hr and an excellent benefits package

Posted Date: July 5, 2022

Closing Date: August 4, 2022

Last Modified: July 5, 2022, 2:51 pm

Status: Closed


The District of Saanich is seeking an experienced engineering technologist to join our Engineering Department in the Transportation Section. As an Engineering Technician IV, you will be involved in a wide variety of projects and initiatives to improve road safety and encourage active transportation for Saanich residents. You are familiar with Vision Zero and have experience recommending road safety improvements to reduce conflicts and improve crash outcomes for vulnerable users. You are intimately familiar with TAC and the MUTCDC, BC Active Transportation Design Guide, and guidance provided by other organizations such as the CROW manual and NACTO.

You will be responsible for assisting our Electricians to maintain asset management records and develop signal timing plans for 84 traffic signals and more than 8000 streetlights. Experience in developing traffic simulations, signal timing plans, and street lighting models is an asset. Your experience will have prepared you to investigate and respond, with respect and courtesy, to a wide variety of concerns from the travelling public. Your background also includes providing encouragement and occasional guidance to junior staff to assist their learning and professional development.

As Saanich grows we need your help to ensure proposed developments are aligned with our Active Transportation and Road Safety Action plans. Your role will review development applications, including parking and traffic impact assessments to ensure appropriate infrastructure is delivered alongside new developments, and you will draft technical memos recommending any modifications consistent with legislation and planning documents.

Requirements of the position include a two year diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized institution, a minimum of 5 years of directly related experience, and eligibility for registration as an AScT with ASTTBC, plus a valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License. Your computer skills are strong and up to date, with experience in AutoCAD, Excel, Synchro and ArcMap. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered, such as a university degree in a relevant field of engineering with a minimum of 3 years work experience.

Regular hours of work are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (35 hours per week) with a possibility of a modified work schedule (upon completion of a probationary period). If this sounds interesting and you have the skills and experience we are looking for, click the link and submit your application.

*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.