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2021-01 - Drainage Technician (Full Time)

2021-01 - Drainage Technician (Full Time)

Status: Position Filled


Posting #: 2021-01
Title: Drainage Technician (Full Time)
Department: Engineering
Duties: The incumbent in this class assists management to achieve an efficient and economical operation in the maintenance of existing municipal utilities systems or works within the area assigned and for the design and construction or installation of revised or additional systems or works according to the national, provincial and municipal laws, codes and regulations and in the best engineering practices. Under the supervision of the manager, the Drainage Technician’s duties are performed in accordance with well defined engineering policies and project objectives. The incumbent will be responsible for observing and complying with municipal policies and ensuring the safety and security of confidential material pertaining to the Department's operation.

The incumbent will be responsible for performing technical work related to utilities which include water distribution, sewage collection, waterworks and sewage pump stations and controls; drainage works; and other related equipment and facilities. Technical work includes conducting investigation, surveys, inspection, analysis of data, designs, specifications, drawings, cost estimates and reports, and recommending standards for municipal work and for private work related or controlled by municipal bylaws. The incumbent will also make recommendations for work programs, assist in the preparation of budgets, attend committee and other meetings as and when required; write letters, prepare purchase orders, certify invoices and claims for payments, monitor expenditures in relation to budget control, keeping records, files and drawings updated and maintaining section filing systems. The incumbent will liaise closely with other sections of the Department, particularly with Superintendents, Supervisors and Utilities Maintenance Crews. The incumbent will provide assistance and technical information to staff, contractors, consultants, utility companies, developers and the general public. The incumbent will be required to perform other related tasks as assigned. Assignments and responsibilities are performed under supervision and performance is subject to review, inspection and evaluation by the Manager of Transportation and Drainage.
Education: Must be a graduate in an Institute of Technology in the two year Civil Engineering Technologists Program and should have two (2) years experience related municipal engineering work -OR- an acceptable combination of training and experience.
Skills: - Sound knowledge of engineering and technical methods, practices and procedures required in the performance of duties of the position;

- Knowledge of computerized hydraulic network analysis;

- Sound knowledge of engineering, construction and municipal maintenance operations;

- Sound knowledge of national, provincial and municipal laws, bylaws, codes and relations governing municipal engineering works;

- Able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with developers, contractors, engineers, elected officials, department officials, staff and the general public;

- Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in written format, with sound knowledge and ability to prepare and present technical and non-technical reports and all forms of general correspondence;

- Able to perform a variety of engineering computations and calculations and interpret a variety of technical data and information;

- Must be in possession of a valid B.C. Driver's Licence.

The incumbent will normally work the standard work week of Monday to Friday, within the hours required to ensure effective performance and as authorized, work overtime. The incumbent will be required to travel in the performance of duties. The incumbent, upon hiring, will have union dues deducted from source in accordance with the Collective Agreement.
Salary: $30.66 (probationary rate) to $36.07 (after probation)
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Closed: 2021-01-25 04:30 PM
Posted: 2021-01-04
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