Facilities Planning and Construction

Facilities Planning and Construction staff are responsible for the planning, design, and construction management of municipal facilities’ capital projects.


Cody      
I’ve found a lot of opportunity at the Township. The projects I work on are diverse and enhance residents’ experiences at our facilities, there are endless opportunities to gain professional development, and I still maintain work-life balance so I can do the other things I love. If you’re considering a career at the Township, apply. The team is great, management is supportive, and there are many ways to grow.
Cody, Project Coordinator

Explore a sample of the types of roles:

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

Conducts field inspections and ensures work is performed in accordance with contractual terms and established regulations.

Acts as a liaison and coordinator between staff and/or consultants and contractors; prepares project design schedules and budgets; attends construction meetings; and, reviews plans and working drawings.

Develops scope of work for civic facilities projects, coordinates office moves, and office space re-designs.

Creates contract procurement documents, reviews procurement bids, drafts evaluation bid reviews, and assists in awarding of contracts.

Maintains Capital Planning software and assists in the annual Capital budget process.

Required Certifications

  • Certification or eligibility for certification as an Applied Science Technologist within the Province of British Columbia
  • Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence

Desired Experience/Qualifications

  • Graduation from an Institute of Technology with a Diploma in Engineering Technology
  • Considerable experience related to facilities or buildings (preferably in project management)

Department

Facilities Planning and Construction

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

Prepares tender documents, RFP’s, RFQ’s, etc., evaluates proposals and participates in the consultant selection process to engage consultants for studies and design work for capital works projects.

Liaises with engineering and other consultants to develop conceptual designs for projects.

Monitors and provides information for engineering consultants to produce detail drawings and construction tender documents for capital works projects.

Monitors contract program costs and authorizes progress payment certificates.

Required Certifications

  • Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence
  • Minimum one of the following:
    • Registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC as a P.Eng. or eligibility for immediate registration;
    • Registered member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) with a minimum of 5 years demonstrated relative experience;
    • Registered member of the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC or eligibility for immediate registration with a minimum 5 years demonstrated relative experience; or
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.

Desired Experience/Qualifications

Three to five years current relevant work experience directly related to managing and administering projects

Department

Facilities Planning and Construction

Some positions within Facilities Planning and Construction department may require an Enhanced Reliability Security Clearance for the RCMP (to be obtained within first year of employment).


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