Engineering and Construction Services

The Engineering and Construction Services Department is comprised of three teams:

  • Construction Services maintains, replaces, and completes new construction of water, sanitary, and storm water infrastructure.
  • Engineering Services oversees soil deposit and removal permits, surveying, capital project planning, and local area service projects (such as water or sanitary extensions for areas that do not have infrastructure).
  • Infrastructure Asset Management maintains data relating to the management of Township infrastructure.

Jennifer      
Being close to home allows me to spend more time with my family. I have more time in my day that isn't taken over by a commute. On top of that, I get to use my talents to benefit my community.
Jennifer, Construction Manager

Explore a sample of the types of roles:

Duty Examples

Prepares cost estimates, revenue sharing and grant applications for capital projects and assists with budget preparation.

Plans, schedules, and coordinates various capital projects to avoid conflicts between projects, resources, and to meet target deadlines.

Prepares terms of reference for and requests proposals from engineering consultants, evaluates the proposals, and awards engineering assignments for capital projects.

Prepares and reviews technical reports and assists in preparing reports to Council.

Approves invoices and authorizes changes to contract amounts within budgeted limits.

Required Certifications

  • Eligible for designation as an EIT in BC
  • Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence

Desired Experience/Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Experience in a municipal environment

Departments

  • Engineering and Construction Services
  • Transportation
  • Utilities Operations
  • Water Resources and Environment

Duty Examples

Performs moderately complex technical field and office work of an engineering nature at the sub-professional level.

Coordinates assigned small to mid-sized construction projects.

Develops work schedules in conjunction with operations and construction; monitors work progress and project budgets.

Coordinates approval of soil deposit permit applications; prepares and maintains technical and status reports, correspondence, tender and project specifications.

Performs site inspections, maintains liaison with, and provides direction to a wide variety of internal and external contacts.

Required Certifications

  • Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence
  • Registration or eligibility for registration as a Graduate Technologist within BC

Desired Experience/Qualifications

  • Graduation from an Institute of Technology with a diploma in Engineering Technology
  • Courses in project management
  • Experience working in a municipal Engineering environment (preferred)

Departments

  • Engineering and Construction Services
  • Facilities Planning and Construction
  • Roads Operations
  • Transportation
  • Utilities Operations
  • Water Resources and Environment

Duty Examples

Performs complex technical field and office work of a Civil Engineering nature at the sub-professional level.

Coordinates assigned major construction projects.

Develops work schedules in conjunction with operations and construction; monitors work progress, and project budgets.

Coordinates utilities programs; prepares and maintains technical and status reports, correspondence, tender and project specifications.

Performs site inspections, maintains liaison with, and provides direction to a wide variety of internal and external contacts.

Required Certifications

  • Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence
  • Certification or eligibility for certification as an Applied Science Technologist within BC
  • Cross Connection Control Tester Certificate (for Utilities Operations only)

Desired Experience/Qualifications

  • Graduation from an Institute of Technology with a diploma in Civil and Structural Technology, Building Technology, or other related discipline
  • Courses in project management
  • Experience working in a municipal Engineering environment (preferred)

Departments

  • Engineering and Construction Services
  • Facilities Planning and Construction
  • Roads Operations
  • Transportation
  • Utilities Operations
  • Water Resources and Environment

Duty Examples

Performs administrative and technical work at the sub-professional level.

Coordinates contract documentation and administration on construction projects.

Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of technical subordinates.

Prepares and maintains technical and status reports, correspondence, and project specifications.

Performs site inspections, maintains liaison with, and provides direction to a wide variety of internal and external contacts.

Required Certifications

  • Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence
  • Certification or eligibility for certification as an Applied Science Technologist within BC

Desired Experience/Qualifications

  • Graduation from an Institute of Technology with a Civil Engineering Technologist Diploma
  • Experience working in a municipal Engineering environment (preferred)

Departments

  • Engineering and Construction Services
  • Facilities Planning and Construction
  • Roads Operations
  • Transportation
  • Utilities Operations
  • Water Resources and Environment

Duty Examples

A “working foreman” is responsible for supervisory, operational, maintenance, and repair work involving installation, construction, and maintenance of municipal services; participates in the work while supervising and giving work direction to assigned staff.

Organizes work, orders materials, supplies, and tools.

Ensures safe work practices are followed according to work standards.

Prepares and maintains records, receives, investigates, responds to complaints, and performs routine inspections.

Required Certifications

Foreman I in all departments:

  • Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence

Foreman I in Roads Operations:

  • Class 3 BC Driver’s Licence with Air Brake Endorsement

Foreman I in Utilities Operations:

  • EOCP Water Distribution – Level I (Water Utilities)
  • EOCP Wastewater Collection – Level I (Sewer Utilities)

Desired Experience/Qualifications

  • Completion of Grade 12, supplemented by technical courses related to work
  • Experience in supervision and public works
  • Understanding of municipal construction and maintenance work related to roads, water, sanitary, drainage systems, and parks

Departments

  • Engineering and Construction Services
  • Parks Operations
  • Roads Operations
  • Utilities Operations

Duty Examples

Performs inspections and assesses conditions of existing assets related to the TOL’s infrastructure assets.

Provides support with preventative maintenance scheduling, maintains work orders, and reviews processes and procedures offering recommendations for efficiency improvement.

Maintains records, performs data entry, and documentation.

Required Certifications

Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence

Desired Experience/Qualifications

  • Completion of first year in a related undergraduate degree or diploma
  • Related technical training in asset management
  • Knowledge and hands on experience with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
  • Understanding of engineering terminology, materials, and equipment

Departments

  • Engineering and Construction Services
  • Roads Operations
  • Sustainability

Duty Examples

Performs semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance and general construction of roads, sewers, waterworks, facilities, and parks.

Assists in exterior and interior construction projects, assembles and/or dismantles equipment, structures, and surfaces.

Operates TOL’s vehicles, motorized equipment, and tools.

Performs Heavy manual work outdoors in all weather conditions.

Required Certifications

Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence (Class 3 with Air Brake Endorsement is preferred)

Desired Experience/Qualifications

  • Completion of Grade 10
  • Experience in general construction and maintenance type of work

Departments

  • Engineering and Construction Services
  • Facilities
  • Parks Operations
  • Roads Operations
  • Utilities Operations

Duty Examples

Performs semi-skilled manual, equipment/vehicle operational work.

Assists with supervision of small group of workers.

Responds to public inquiries/complaints and maintains records.

Operates, loads/unloads, and services TOL’s vehicles, equipment and tools.

Performs manual work outdoors in all weather conditions.

OMW in Parks Operations:

  • Operates large industrial and farm tractors with attachments; assists in construction and maintenance of wooden structures; assists with gardening and landscaping tasks

OMW in Roads Operations:

  • Constructs and maintains TOL streets; traffic and other signage; performs road and pothole repairs; and, supplements in snow control

OMW in Engineering and Construction Services:

  • Constructs, installs, and maintains storm water infrastructure

Required Certifications

OMW in Parks Operations:

  • Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence with Heavy Trailer Code 20 Endorsement or higher such as Class 3
  • Pesticide Applicators Certificate – Landscape General

OMW in Roads Operations and Engineering and Construction Services:

Class 3 BC Driver’s Licence with Air Brake Endorsement

Desired Experience/Qualifications

  • Completion of Grade 12, supplemented by courses related to work
  • Experience in construction and/or maintenance work

Departments

  • Engineering and Construction Services
  • Parks Operations
  • Roads Operations

Duty Examples

Prepares cost estimates, revenue sharing and grant applications for capital projects and assists with budget preparation.

Plans, schedules, and coordinates various capital projects to avoid conflicts between projects, resources, and to meet target deadlines.

Prepares terms of reference for and requests proposals from engineering consultants, evaluates the proposals, and awards engineering assignments for capital projects; and reports to Council.

Interprets the Township’s policies, standards, and design criteria as they affect specific projects; reviews the Engineering Consultant’s design for conformance; and makes decisions during design and construction on questions not covered by standards.

Required Certifications

  • Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence
  • Eligible for the Professional Engineer designation in BC

Desired Experience/Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering from a recognized post-secondary institution 
  • Minimum five years work experience with progressively responsible project management roles
  • Minimum two years work experience in a municipal environment
  • Supervisory experience (preferred)

Departments

  • Engineering and Construction Services
  • Facilities Planning and Construction
  • Transportation
  • Water Resources and Environment

Duty Examples

Supervises and manages employees required to complete assignments and participates in most human resources decisions.

Works independently under the direction of the Manager, performing operational planning, design, estimating, scheduling, inspection and maintenance functions related to the department.

Participates in operational and capital projects planning and financial control and adjustment.

Investigates and follows up on issues, answering inquiries and complaints from the public, developers, consultants, and other regulatory agencies.

Required Certifications

Superintendent in Engineering and Construction Services:

  • Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence
  • Applied Science Technologists and Technicians - AScT (preferred)

Superintendent in Facilities:

  • Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence
  • Refrigeration Safety Awareness Certificate
  • Enhanced Reliability Security Clearance for the RCMP (ability to obtain within first year of employment)

Superintendent in Parks Operations:

  • Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence
  • Certification or ability to obtain certification as an Arborist with the International Society of Arborists

Superintendent in Roads and Utilities Operations:

  • Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence
  • Eligible for registration under the provisions of the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians Act of BC as a Civil Engineering Technologist

Desired Experience/Qualifications

Superintendent in Engineering and Construction Services:

  • Diploma of Technology in Civil Engineering (or related field) or an experienced professional in a municipal infrastructure construction and maintenance field
  • Minimum three years of direct Engineering experience in a municipal government, consulting company, or infrastructure contracting company; or, equivalent combination

Superintendent in Facilities:

  • Engineering/Building Technologist Diploma or equivalent training and experience in the industry
  • Minimum five years of direct Engineering experience in a municipal government or consulting company; or, equivalent combination

Superintendent in Parks Operations:

  • Bachelors degree or diploma and Trades Qualifications in a related field or equivalent training and experience in the industry
  • Minimum five years of direct Parks experience in a municipal government or organization providing Parks and Cemetery/Parks and Open Spaces management and maintenance services; or, equivalent combination

Superintendent in Roads Operations:

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering Technologist or equivalent
  • Minimum five years of direct Engineering experience in a municipal government or consulting company; or, equivalent combination

Superintendent in Utilities Operations:

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering Technologist or equivalent
  • Minimum seven years of direct Engineering experience in a municipal government or consulting company; or, equivalent combination

Departments

  • Engineering and Construction Services
  • Facilities
  • Parks Operations
  • Roads Operations
  • Utilities Operations

Duty Examples

Performs semi-skilled manual sewer or water maintenance and construction work, in the following areas:

Sewer Utilities

  • Installs sewer mains to grade, installs house connections and risers, builds manholes, utilizes shoring, etc.

Water Utilities

  • Installs water mains and fittings to grade, builds valve chambers, manholes, catch basins, tapping water mains for service connections, installs shoring, checks and services gauges and valves, repairs hydrants, etc.

Construction Utilities

  • Constructs, installs, and repairs water and sanitary infrastructure

Required Certifications

All UMW positions:

  • Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence (Utilities and Construction)
  • Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence with heavy trailer Code 20 Endorsement (Utilities Water Distribution positions only)

(Class 3 with Air Brake Endorsement is preferred for all UMW positions)

UMW in the Utilities Operations:

  • EOCP Water Distribution – Level I (Water Utilities)
  • EOCP Wastewater Collection – Level I (Sewer Utilities)

Desired Experience/Qualifications

  • Completion of Grade 12, supplemented by courses related to work
  • Experience in water construction and/or sewer construction and maintenance work

Departments

  • Engineering and Construction Services
  • Utilities Operations

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