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Engineering manager - NB Power

 

 

Regular Position
Competition # 19952-2022
Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Closing Date: June 1, 2022 - 11:59 p.m. AST

At NB Power, we work hard every day to provide reliable, safe, and sustainable energy for more than 400,000 customers. Why? Because we’re New Brunswickers too. Our more than 2,600 employees are focused on constantly improving our customers’ experience while delivering innovative energy solutions to New Brunswickers in their homes, businesses and communities. Join us in being part of building a sustainable energy future for New Brunswick.

NB Power is seeking and experienced engineering services manager to join the Mactaquac Life Achievement Project (MLAP). This project will ensure the Mactaquac Generating Station can operate to its intended 100-year lifespan by mitigating the effects of alkali-aggregate reaction in the station’s concrete structures and replacing aging equipment.  Reporting to the Project Manager, you will manage a fully dedicated multidisciplinary team, with the responsibility for internal and external engineering, environmental and quality management resources. You will manage the development of technical specifications and standards and be responsible for assessments and evaluations, design, design reviews and quality audit functions.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the development of project requirements for minimum technical standards through design and construction
  • Management of the engineering team and provide guidance for the delivery of condition assessments, evaluations, design work, scoping documents, technical specifications, and drawings
  • Manage technical coordination between NB Power and Engineering Consultants
  • Manage the design review and/or audit process for consistency with project requirements
  • Manage the environmental and quality management systems through execution for consistency with project requirements.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering
  • Professional Engineer in good standing, or eligible to become registered, in the Province of New Brunswick
  • Minimum 10+ years of engineering services experience leading design and project planning
  • Extensive experience in design, preparation of tender packages, design reviews, quality management, and management systems
  • Experience on large projects

The following would be considered assets:

  • Experience in Hydropower, major civil rehabilitations, and industrial projects
  • Experience as an Engineering Manager
  • Management of a multidisciplinary project team
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • Program management experience

An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. Subject to competition response, the minimum qualifications may be modified.

An Eligibility List generated from this competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level within a period of up to 12 months.

Please ensure a resume and a copy of your degree/certificate are attached to your online application. Your resume should clearly articulate how you meet the stated requirements.

For questions concerning this job opening please contact Holly Tissington at careers@nbpower.com

NB Power is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity.

Please note that only applications submitted through the NB Power website will be considered, as the showing of our postings on various websites may not have been requested or approved.

 


Dam Safety Manager - Government of Alberta


Job Title: Dam Safety Manager 
Job Requisition ID: 25286
Ministry: Environment & Parks
Location: Edmonton (preferred), Calgary
Full or Part-Time: Full Time
Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Scope: Open Competition
Closing Date: Open until suitable candidate found
Classification: Management Senior Manager Zone 1


About Us
The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit our website. We support Albertans in being proud stewards of air, land, water, and biodiversity by leading the work required to support environmental outcomes, outdoor recreation and sustainable development of natural resources.  For more information about the Ministry of Environment and Parks, please visit our website.


Role

Alberta Environment and Parks has an exciting opportunity for a technical leader to join their senior management team. You will lead and develop the Dam Safety team of 9 professionals who are primarily responsible for the administration of Water Act, Water (Ministerial) Regulation-Part 6 and Alberta Dam and Canal Safety Directive pertaining to dam and canal safety regulatory framework. Your team’s primary responsibility includes regulating the dams and canals and monitoring compliance for risk management/mitigation to factors at risk including public, property and environment due to potential failure of the structures. The team is also responsible for providing technical services to regional operations teams regarding safety management of dam and canal infrastructure owned by the Department and operated and maintained by the Water Infrastructure and Operations Branch (WIOB). Organizationally, the position reports to Director, Infrastructure Technical Services and for its technical services role. Uniquely, the position also reports directly to the Department’s Executive Committee on dam safety regulatory issues to ensure the committee is aware on provincial dam safety matters.

As the successful candidate, you will apply your effective interpersonal and communication skills to provide inclusive leadership, effectively motivate, engage and develop staff, and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.  Your ability to foster and build relationships across the department is necessary to deliver strategic advice and recommendations to department leaders and government officials assisting the Government of Alberta in meeting their key mandates, goals and initiatives.


Qualifications

Required

  • University degree in the fields of Civil Engineering, preferably geotechnical, or Geosciences supplemented by a minimum of six years of related experience in dam safety management.
  • 3 plus years experience leading a team of professionals as well as experience with stakeholder engagement and consultation on complex projects.
  • Professional membership with APEGA (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta), or immediately eligible for professional membership with APEGA.

Assets

  • Thorough knowledge and/or experience with the legislation, regulations, policies, codes and programs related to dam and canal safety management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Alberta Dam and Canal Safety Directive and related legislation.
  • Masters or higher education in related field. 

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

The link here will assist you with understanding competencies:

  • SYSTEMS THINKING: Take a holistic and long-term view of challenges and opportunities at multiple levels across related areas. You will seek to understand a range of stakeholder perspectives and how they interrelate.
  • CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING: Finds ways to improve complex systems or structures to better meet goals and outcomes.
  • AGILITY: You will identify, and support others to identify, alternative approaches or courses of action in unclear and complex situations.
  • DRIVE FOR RESULTS: Strive to improve the performance efficiency of the department by participating and contributing to department initiatives and goals.
  • BUILDING COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS: Create an environment for teamwork and collaboration with other departments, stakeholders and agencies.

Salary
$3,352.75 to $4,574.56 bi-weekly ($87,506 to $119,396 annually).


Notes:  This is full-time permanent position, for 36.25 hours per week

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive benefits plan: https://myaps.alberta.ca/Pages/My-HR/Benefits.aspx
  • Pension plan: https://www.mepp.ca/page/mepp-home
  • Health Spending Account: http://www.psc.alberta.ca/Practitioners/?file=benefits/healthspendingacct/overview&cf=2
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance


How To Apply
 
Click on the “Apply” button.

Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit our website to learn more about creating a candidate profile and other tips for the Government of Alberta’s online application system.

  • If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system, click here to access the main log in page where you are able to ‘Create an account’, reset your password (‘Forgot your password’) or ‘Sign In’ should you already have an account.
  • Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-jobs.aspx
 
Tips for applicants.

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-overview.aspx. Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.


Intermediate / Senior Geotechnical Engineer (Ft. St. John, BC) - Higher Ground Consulting

Higher Ground Consulting (HGC) is seeking an Intermediate to Senior Geotechnical Engineer to anchor our Fort St. John office and help lead the development and execution of geotechnical engineering services to support HGC’s ongoing projects and clients. The successful applicant will provide and manage the development and execution of geotechnical site investigations, engineering analysis and design to support various civil heavy earthworks projects including water storage dams, earthen containment ponds, pipelines, and industrial infrastructure. The successful candidate will have the initiative and accountability to work independently and with our team in a rewarding, fast paced environment, and will have an opportunity to join the HGC Management Team.

RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Project management, including project initiation, coordination, and execution
  • Assisting in business development
  • Mentoring and managing intermediate and junior engineers
  • Planning, overseeing and executing geotechnical site investigations
  • Conducting site inspections
  • Geotechnical design and analysis including (but not limited to) soil and rock engineering, soil dynamics, slope stability, and foundations
  • Reporting and technical writing
  • Site inspection and supervision

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Geotechnical or Civil engineering degree
  • Registered as, or the ability to immediately register as, a P.Eng. in British Columbia
  • Computer and software skills to complete geotechnical analysis, including GeoStudio, LPile, APile, Settle3D
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills are essential
  • Applicant must be willing to travel and be in the field as required on a project needs basis
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be legally entitled to work in Canada

THE FOLLOWING WILL BE CONSIDERED AN ASSET:

  • Graduate degree in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Exposure to large civil earthworks construction projects
  • Experience with the design, operation, and inspection of earthen dams

This position will be based in our Fort St. John, BC office.

Higher Ground Consulting offers a complete compensation package including competitive salary, health benefits, cell phone, and company vehicle.

Higher Ground Consulting is a full service, employee owned EPCM company that specializes in earth, water and environmental projects. HGC is made up of a dedicated team of professionals trained and experienced in project management, engineering, and design. The leadership team has spent almost their entire collective careers working in the Western Canadian Energy industry in a

wide variety of roles.

Interested candidates are asked to email a current cover letter and resume to careers@hgc.solutions.


Intermediate Hydrotechnical Engineer - Higher Ground Consulting

Higher Ground Consulting (HGC) is seeking an intermediate level Hydrotechnical Engineer to help lead the development and execution of hydrotechnical engineering services to support HGC’s ongoing projects and clients, as well as assist in building up our water resource engineering team. The successful applicant will provide and manage the development and execution of hydrotechnical engineering analysis and design to support various civil heavy earthworks projects including water storage dams, river intakes, earthen containment ponds, pipelines, and industrial surface water management infrastructure. The successful candidate will have the initiative and accountability to work independently and with a team in a rewarding, fast paced environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Project management, including project initiation, coordination, and execution
  • Assisting in water resources business development
  • Mentoring and managing intermediate and junior water resources engineers
  • Hydrotechnical design and analysis including (but not limited to) hydrologic modelling, hydraulics design and modelling, erosion and sediment control, flood analysis and mitigation design and river engineering
  • Reporting and technical writing
  • Site inspection and supervision

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS

  • Hydrotechnical or Civil engineering degree
  • Registered as, or the ability to immediately register as, a P.Eng. in Alberta
  • Computer and software skills to complete hydraulic analysis, including HEC-RAS and HEC-HMS
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills are essential
  • Applicant must be willing to travel and be in the field as required on a project needs basis
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be legally entitled to work in Canada

THE FOLLOWING WILL BE CONSIDERED AN ASSET

  • Experience with the design, operation, and inspection of earthen dams
  • Experience with conducting and reviewing dam break analysis
  • Experience with flood inundation mapping
  • Involvement with the Canadian Dam Association
  • Experience the design and construction of large civil earthworks projects
  • Experience in open pit mine surface water management
  • Experience in environmental sciences

This position is in our downtown Calgary office, located steps from the Bow River pathway.

HGC is made up of a dedicated team of professionals trained and experienced in project management, environment, engineering, and design. We are committed to providing practical solutions to our clients, to have them move their projects forward productively for the benefit of our communities. If you share our values and would like to help make tomorrow better than today, join our team and see where your career can take you.

HGC offers competitive compensation including benefits. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply and we are committed to a safe and respectful workplace. It is our aim to have a workplace which is inclusive and values safety, diversity, personal integrity, respect for individual differences, and encourages ownership and accountability for our actions.

Interested candidates are asked to email a current cover letter and resume to careers@hgc.solutions.

 

Education

With over 2,000 dams in Canada, and increasing emphasis on dam safety and public safety around dams, a career in dam safety and dam engineering  is a great choice.

EngineeringCareers.ca

The Engineering Institute of Canada, of which the Canadian Dam Association is a member society, runs EngineeringCareers.ca, a job search portal specifically for openings in engineering.

If looking for a job or seeking candidates for an opening, consider EngineeringCareers.ca