Lead Engineering Technologist – District of Sooke

23 June 2023

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“Where the Rainforest Meets the Sea”

District of Sooke

Lead Engineering Technologist

(Construction and Infrastructure)

A small town with a big heart – filled with smiling faces.

Sooke embraces our natural assets including local parks, trails, waterways and oceanfronts; we honour the history of the lands of the T’Sou-ke and Sc’ianew (Cheanuh) First Nations within the Coast Salish Territory.

“Where the rainforest meets the sea.” Characterized by warm, dry summers and mild winters, Sooke’s pleasant climate is a year-round paradise for those who enjoy outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, kayaking, or sailing.

Our team welcomes those who share our values of accountability, compassion, leading by example, respect, and service excellence to apply for this exciting opportunity.

The District of Sooke has a permanent employment opportunity for a Lead Engineering Technologist (Construction and Infrastructure). Reporting to the Manager of Engineering and Infrastructure, the Lead Engineering Technologist is accountable for ensuring work is performed and processes are executed for the District of Sooke (District) following sound engineering principles and standards. Primary obligations for this position will support capital infrastructure projects, subdivision, and developments, as well as operational maintenance contracts. Work will include the supervision of employees and contractors, contract tendering, co-coordination of work activities with public and private utilities, developers, and regular contact with community representatives, elected municipal officials, and members of the public. Considerable latitude for the use of independent judgment and initiative is required in all phases of the work.

To be considered for this role, applicants should have the following qualifications:

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain registration as an Applied Science Technologist (AScT) in BC
  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ prior job-related experience in a similar position, including five (5) years of supervisory experience
  • Valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence and a current BC Drivers Abstract
  • Satisfactory Police Information

Additional consideration may be given to applicants with the following qualifications:

  • Degree in Civil Engineering with an EIT designation in conjunction with Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Education and training in Public Administration
  • Experience with MS Office Online, SharePoint Online, and Tempest
  • Related experience in local government

This is a CUPE Local 374 position. The 2023 rate for the Lead Engineering Technologist is $52.55/hour, plus an excellent benefit package. To view the full job description and to apply online, please visit the career page of our website at www.sooke.ca/employment.

This posting will remain open until filled. Review of applications begins on July 4, 2023.

The District of Sooke thanks all applicants for their interest and advises that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.