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Area Engineer

Job Information
Author JMcCullough
Date December 22, 2017
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary Salary $61,805.03 - $80,590.63 annually plus a 5.5% Recruitment & Retention Adjustment - Annual
Location Kamloops, bc
Category Government
Contact Information
For more information, including how to apply online by February 2, 2018, please visit:

BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development


Area Engineer

Salary $61,805.03 – $80,590.63 annually plus a 5.5% Recruitment & Retention Adjustment

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).

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.

As one of the Area Engineers, you will lead our roads program that includes geotechnical analysis for access planning, road survey & design, geometric road design, road construction estimates and road deactivation projects. This position also engages directly with response to floods, fire rehabilitation and landslide investigations. 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.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • 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 the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC/EGBC). *Immediately means you are currently a fully licensed registered Professional Engineer 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) roads or geotechnical experience related to the Natural Resource Sector. Further preference may be given for more years of experience in this area.

For more information, including how to apply online by February 2, 2018, please visit:

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