LSO 3 DPE – District Engineer

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date March 31, 2020
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $66,675.12 - $87,323.76 - Annual
Location Nanaimo, BC
Category Scientific and Technical
Client BC Public Service
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LSO 3 DPE – District Engineer – (68629)

Posting Title: LSO 3 DPE – District Engineer
Position Classification: LSO 3 -Designated Profssnl Eng
Union: PEA
Location: Nanaimo, BC V9T6L8 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $66,675.12 – $87,323.76 annually plus 6.5% Recruitment and Retention Adjustment after April 12, 2020
Close Date: 4/27/2020
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Min of Trans & Infrastructure
Ministry Branch / Division:  South Coast Region
Job Summary

District Engineer
Licensed Science Officer (Designated Professional Engineer) 3

An eligibility list may be established.

An excellent senior opportunity for a dedicated professional

The District is responsible for the provision of a safe, reliable highway system through the effective management of district highway rehabilitation and highway maintenance programs and the provision of local support to capital construction projects undertaken in the District.  The District represents the ministry on all highway issues with the public, local governments and interest groups.  In addition, the District is responsible for the provision of regulatory functions relating to subdivision applications, access permits and zoning referrals.

The Ministry supports the concept of one window service with localized support of planning, development approvals and traffic functions at the district level.  Development of transportation plans, at all levels, to serve the needs of Vancouver Island District including the operations function and Corridor preservation through the development of network plans and Corridor Management Plans to access management and development approvals functions are the overall function of this position.  Subdivision review and approvals will also be an important function of this position and requires liaison with the Provincial Approval Officer.

The degree of planning and traffic engineering support for this position varies depending on the location within the province and the Ministry issues.

The District Engineer is responsible for District’s Transportation planning functions/programs and engineering oversight.  They are responsible to manage the planning functions through systems planning, corridor management plans and specific corridor management activities, implemented through Development Approvals functions.  The scope of the position includes activities such as multi-modal systems studies, constituent study plans for portions of specific transportation corridors and access management plans for portions of the corridor through to definition of developers’ responsibilities.  In addition, the position works closely with Provincial Engineering Group, Regional staff, Municipalities and Regional Districts to support the preparation of transportation plans that reflect and promote growth strategies throughout the District.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science/Engineering, preferably in Civil Engineering, with courses in Transportation Engineering field.
  • Registration or eligibility for immediate registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.
  • A minimum of five years of recent (within past ten years) related experience working in transportation planning and/or engineering is preferred.  Years as an Engineer-In-Training count towards the five year requirement.


  • Must have a valid BC Driver’s license or equivalent.
  • May be required to travel.
  • Occasional overnight stays required.

Please include your registration number with the Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of British Columbia) within your application as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a fully licensed Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with the Association. If you are not yet registered with Engineers and Geoscientists BC, please explain how you are immediately eligible (i.e. currently a fully licensed Registered Professional Engineer member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to Engineers and Geoscientists BC).

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover Letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire: YES – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

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