Engineering Technologist, Operations

The Position

Engineering Technologist, Operations

With our head office just steps from the Campbell River Sea walk, overlooking Discovery Passage, WestUrban Developments Ltd. is a vibrant, fast-growing real estate development company. Our team has over 30 years expertise in construction management, customized development and development planning in Western Canada. We believe that positive relationships are the cornerstone for success, and we strive to build strong teams built on respect, integrity, and safety. Our entrepreneurial culture encourages and empowers our teams to create innovative solutions to overcome challenges. We have made significant investments into our business over the last few years setting the stage for a major expansion in 2023 and beyond. Come join us at this exciting time and be part of something incredible!

If this sounds like the place where you would like to grow your career, we are currently seeking an Engineering Technologist, Operations to join our team. Working under the general direction of the General Manager, Operations in collaboration with the Development team will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the development program related to frontage and offsite infrastructure improvements and design during the project lifecycle from land acquisition through to construction completion. Working closely with the external consultants including civil consultants through the full construction process.

Responsibilities

  • Oversees the project concept and design process with regards to engineering requirements for frontage and offsite works, in consultation with the other departments, the project manager and engineering consultants;
  • Leads the Servicing Agreement negotiations, interprets subdivision and development bylaws and provides advice to other departments, the project manager and engineering consultants;
  • Reviews and approves frontage and offsite budgets;
  • Reviews, recommends, and awards contractual awards for off-site Civil works;
  • Recommends cost sharing, if applicable, and leads negotiations between parties such as Local Governments, various agencies, and other levels of government;
  • Reviews project concept and design for frontage and offsite infrastructure projects such as roads, water, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, sidewalks, and curb gutters;
  • Liaise with City Staff and Council to facilitate projects moving through the project lifecycle;
  • Responsible for the review of the detailed construction drawings for adherence to engineering standards and conducts on-site inspections of major construction projects to ensure conformance to Local Government standards and sound engineering principles in coordination with the consulting engineer;
  • Other related duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology (or similar) supported with 8+ years experience in similar role;
  • Strong experience working in Finance, Real Estate, Urban Planning, or Municipal Government;
  • Possess a strong understanding of the relevant standards and subdivision servicing bylaws, development cost charge (DCC) bylaws, the municipal approval processes, servicing agreements and other development related agreements;
  • An understanding of concrete, steel and wood-frame construction is an asset;
  • Possess strong computer skills including Word, Excel, Outlook;
  • Attention to detail with the ability to perform work with a high degree of accuracy;
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to be effective in a fast-paced environment with changing project demands;
  • Excellent problem-solving and negotiation skills and ability to balance multiple perspectives;
  • Ability to think creatively when problem solving, proactively adapting to challenges;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills to liaise with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build positive relationships and to work well in a team environment;
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude and a results-driven approach.

We provide a competitive salary and benefits package for the right candidate. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter. This position is based in any of our Vancouver Island Offices. Preference given to candidates that can work in Campbell River. Other locations include Victoria, Courtenay and Nanaimo.

WestUrban is committed to the principles of employment equity and support diversity in the workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. This job posting will remain open until the role has been filled.

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