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Sr. Engineer Dam Safety - BC Hydro

Job Number: BCH-R-5132-230201E1
Job Location: Fort St. John (Site C), British Columbia, Canada
Closing date: February 24, 2023

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JOB DESCRIPTION
Duties:
The Peace Area (Site C) Dam Safety Engineer will work closely with the Site C Engineering Design Team through first filling and commissioning of the Site C Dam and Reservoir to complete the following:

  • Ongoing dam surveillance and performance assessment, including a formal annual data review, to determine if the actual performance meets the expected or design intent and so that conditions which might impact dam safety are identified in time for correction.
  • Implement, review and recommend changes to the surveillance plans for the Dam (to ensure that the plans are commensurate with the Consequence Classification).
  • Verifies that dam operations meet the dam safety requirements.
  • Identify and characterize any conditions which might threaten the dam or public safety and provide follow-up action.
  • Oversee the routine site inspection / reporting program and coordinates training of site inspectors.
  • Participate in the development of Operations Maintenance and Surveillance Manuals, as well as the development and implementation of emergency preparedness plans.
  • Prepare inspection reports, compliance reports and instrumentation monitoring plans for each site suitable for submission to the provincial Regulator.
  • Participate in periodic Dam Safety Reviews, deficiency investigations, capital projects at the assigned dams.
  • Following commissioning of the Dam there will be a transition period over which the Dam Safety Engineer will fully take over all responsibilities for the Dam Safety Surveillance program at site.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Geotechnical, Geological, Structural, Hydrotechnical or Civil Engineering.
  • Registered, or eligible for immediate registration, as a Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC).
  • A minimum of 8 years' work experience in dam engineering and/or monitoring and surveillance of structures.
  • Effective communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Ability to manage several projects/tasks concurrently.
  • Strong technical and report writing skills.
  • Strong computer skills.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The job headquarters is at the Site C construction office
  • Once the Site C Dam Safety Team is fully staffed, the Dam Safety Engineer will be working as a team with another Dam Safety Engineer and two Dam Safety Technologists located at the site. This team will work closely with the rest of the Peace Area Dam Safety Team located at the W.A.C. Bennett Dam.
  • A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain your Driver’s License: Class 5 in Good Standing.
  • Frequent travel for brief periods will be required.
  • As this position requires site work at the dams and reservoir slopes, must be able to hike over steep terrain.
  • Applicants with lesser qualifications and relevant experience are encouraged to apply and may be considered at the appropriate level.

This location is eligible for a Remote Incentive of 12%. Remote Incentives are paid bi-weekly to Full-Time Regular employees working in eligible remote locations.
Driver's License Type = Class 5
Please be advised that this role has been assessed as safety sensitive and pre-qualification alcohol and drug testing will be required as a pre-condition to employment.
 

How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit their applications online  by February 24, 2023.
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We include everyone. We welcome applications from anyone, including members of visible minorities, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.
We are also happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and while working at BC Hydro. If you require support applying online because you are a person with a disability, please contact us at Recruitmenthelp@BCHydro.com
BC Hydro has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires employees to have a full series of COVID-19 vaccine and provide proof of vaccination on request. This Policy is currently suspended but may resume at BC Hydro's discretion. While the Policy is suspended, all new employees are required to disclose their vaccination status to BC Hydro.


Intermediate Mechanical Engineer - SNC Lavalin

Contract: fulltime
Location: CA.BC.Burnaby.3777 Kingsway
Closing date: March 14, 2023

 

We are looking for an Intermediate Mechanical Engineer will work on a variety of hydro projects with a focus on heavy mechanical (gates and cranes) and turbine-generator related work.

Our projects include large and small hydro projects and dam-safety related mandates (spillway gates and hoist machinery) for clients/utilities throughout Canada and the US, as well as some international projects.  The successful candidate will work in the Mechanical team to perform inspections, prepare design calculations, write procurement specifications, work with vendors for equipment supply contracts, and liaise with clients. The successful candidate will mentor and provide technical guidance for junior engineers in our team.

How will you contribute to the team?

To perform this role successfully, the candidate will be responsible for but not limited to the following:

  • Act as Package Engineer (technical lead) working directly with vendors on equipment supply contracts for gates, cranes, and turbine-generator units.
  • Work effectively within a multidisciplinary engineering team, coordinating with civil, electrical, and other mechanical engineers.
  • Perform design analysis and calculations for gates (spillway gates, intake gates, stoplogs, etc.) and other equipment, including:
    • Strength calculations to assess existing / aging gates and hoist equipment.
    • Preliminary sizing of equipment for conceptual designs and to provide input to support civil design.
  • Work with drafting technicians to prepare design drawings and conceptual / tender level drawings for equipment.
  • Perform and/or witness inspections of aging equipment including gates, hoists, cranes and turbine-generator units.
  • Write specifications for refurbishment work and equipment supply contracts for gates, hoists, cranes and turbine-generator units.
  • Prepare design basis memoranda, technical memoranda, and reports, and coordinate report preparation within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Review the work of other engineers, including calculations, drawings, and reports.
  • Participate in risk analysis workshops including dam-safety related risk (PFMA) and internal project risk workshops.
  • Provide presentations to clients and internal audiences including management committees and informal presentations to other engineers and technicians in the SNC-Lavalin hydro team.
  • Travel to project sites may be required occasionally, and opportunities for longer site assignments will occasionally arise if the successful candidate is interested (though it is not required).

What will you contribute?

  • Candidates must be registered or be eligible for registration as a P. Eng. with Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC).
  • As a minimum, candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
  • At least 7 years of experience in the hydroelectric industry, preferably with specific experience in heavy mechanical and turbine-generator units.
  • A thorough understanding of turbine-generator operations, governor systems and hydraulics is an asset.
  • Familiarity with other balance of plant mechanical systems in hydro projects is an asset.
  • Knowledge of ASME, IEC, USACE, WorkSafeBC and other codes, standards, and regulatory requirements relevant to the work.
  • Proficiency in Office software products is essential (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.).
  • AutoCAD and 3D drafting software experience (SolidWorks, Revit or other) is an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience working in an environment where safety, integrity and teamwork are key values.
  • A clear communicator with ability to make clear presentations to peers, management, and clients.
  • An excellent command of the English language (written and spoken).
  • Proven mentoring, teamwork, and leadership skills.


What we offer at SNC-Lavalin: 

At SNC-Lavalin, you will enjoy competitive compensation, a safe and healthy work environment, and a full range of benefits (i.e.: group insurance, retirement savings plan, share purchase plan, continuing education program, etc.).

You think that a career in our team could match your profile, submit your application online now!


Senior Geotechnical Engineer - SNC Lavalin

Contract: Fulltime
Location: CA.QC.Montréal.455 boul. René-Lévesque Ouest
Closing date: March 14, 2023

We are looking for a Geotechnical engineer to join a team dedicated to studies, mainly for hydroelectric projects. As such, you will be involved in a multidisciplinary team in the realization of projects ranging from feasibility studies to construction.

What will be your contribution to the team? 

  • Participate in the investigations and studies on multiple projects
  • Participate in the conception of multiple projects (stability analysis, embankment quantities, etc)
  • Participation in the production of drawings and technical specifications
  • Participate in the analysis of bids
  • Construction supervision, possibly requiring site visits of a few weeks
  • Supervision of teams of engineers and draughtspersons
  • Participate in training of junior engineers
  • Management of small and medium size projects

What are we looking for?

  • B.A.Sc. in civil or geotechnical engineering plus a Master in geotechnics
  • Member of OIQ (Quebec) or PEO (Ontario)
  • 15 years experience as a geotechnical engineer
  • Experience in the construction of dams would be important
  • Bilingualism (French, English) is essential
  • Knowledge of Geo-Slope software family and finite element analysis
  • Knowledge of earthquake analysis would be an advantage

What we offer at SNC-Lavalin:

At SNC-Lavalin, you will enjoy competitive compensation, a safe and healthy work environment, and a full range of benefits (ie.: group insurance, retirement savings plan, share purchase plan, continuing education program, etc.).

You think that a career in our team could match your profile, submit your application online now!

You wish to leverage your experience and contribute? Apply now!


Design Engineering Manager, Hydro Power Plants - SNC Lavalin

Contrat: Fulltime
Location: CA.BC.Vancouver.745 Thurlow St.
Closing date: March 14, 2023

The Design Engineering Manager is a permanent position, based in Vancouver at 745 Thurlow Street. The candidate is part of an English-speaking team that is responsible for producing the design of dams and hydro power plants including pumped hydro storage plants. It should also support the activities of construction and commissioning.

How will you contribute to the team?

  • Participate actively in the preparation and adherence to a schedule of deliverables in collaboration with the Project Manager
  • Responsible for the multi-disciplinary engineering coordination
  • Responsible of producing a compliant, constructible design in accordance with Client requirement, Operation and Maintenance requirements and Construction requirements.
  • Ensure the design produced follow appropriate engineering processes, including SNC and Project specific processes.
  • Participate to continuous review and improvement of the overall program strategy to meet design schedule and budget
  • As key Personnel, ensure all design KPIs are met
  • Establish the required needs in terms of resources in the delivery of the plans, specifications and design details in order to meet the commitments in terms of costs, deadlines and quality standards, based on the work program
  • Ensure fluid communication between the project management team, the design team, construction team and the various internal and external stakeholders as engineering elements.
  • Act as main technical contact point with the client
  • Hold the overall technical authority in the Project
  • Leader in the implementation and continuous improvement of Design Quality processes
  • Perform all other tasks related to the post.

What will you contribute?

  • B.A.Sc. in civil engineering, M.Eng. or M.A.Sc. in hydraulics or hydrology, an asset.
  • 5 to 8 years of experience in engineering including more than 5 years in a technical management role.
  • 5 to 8 years of experience in teams to design complex multi-discipline projects. (Hydro and Dam Project)
  • Experience demonstrated in team management in a context of hydro and dam projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in the leadership and management of multidisciplinary team of professionals.
  • Ability to work with teams built of consultants and subcontractors.
  • Spirit oriented towards results and ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Focus on identifying opportunities for design improvement and innovative solutions.
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative environment and ability to develop strong and effective work teams,
  • Strong skills in verbal and written communication (English) as well as in the development and production of technical presentations to audiences specialized or not.
  • Excellent leadership, and interpersonal skills
  • Showing initiative, independence and an ability to work with limited supervision
  • Available for business travel.
  • Skilled in leadership, communication, strategy
  • Experienced in developing long term, strategic relationships with client organizations

What we offer for this position :

  • Full time (40 hours/week)
  • The salary for this position is between 120K and 130K per year.
  • Based on the current classification level and position, the candidate will be eligible to participate in the Annual Incentive Plan (AIP). Under the AIP, the target bonus is set at 5 % of the annual base salary.
  • Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes
  • Motivational financial package & flexible benefits
  • Defined contribution pension plan in which SNC-Lavalin contributes
  • Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 4 weeks of vacation time
  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities

What we offer at SNC-Lavalin:

At SNC-Lavalin, you will enjoy competitive compensation, a safe and healthy work environment, and a full range of benefits (ie.: group insurance, retirement savings plan, share purchase plan, continuing education program, etc.).

You think that a career in our team could match your profile, submit your application online now!

You wish to leverage your experience and contribute? Apply now!


Hydrology & Hydraulic Engineer - SNC Lavalin

Contrat: Fulltime
Location: CA.QC.Montréal.455 boul. René-Lévesque Ouest
Closing date: March 14, 2023

 

We are looking for a Hydrology & Hydraulic Engineer to join a team dedicated to hydrological and hydraulic studies, for hydroelectric, environmental, coastal projects.  As such, you will be involved in a multidisciplinary team in the realization of projects ranging from feasibility studies to construction.

How will you contribute to the team?

  • The selected person will have to carry out, work in a team and/or supervise various types of studies in the fields of hydraulics and hydrology, such as :
  • Dam safety studies and dam failure analysis;
  • Evaluation of flood zones;
  • Hydrodynamic analyses with 1D, 2D and 3D simulation tools;
  • Hydrological studies (hydrological modeling, statistical floods, probable maximum precipitation and probable maximum floods, flood routing);
  • Design of hydraulic structures (spillways, weirs, stilling basins, water intakes, penstocks, channels, temporary diversions, tunnels, fish passes, culverts, ...);
  • Wave studies and erosion protection;
  • Littoral and bank erosion protection and stabilization;
  • Energy studies and optimization of water systems.

What will you contribute?

  • B.A.Sc. in civil engineering, M.Eng. or M.A.Sc. in hydraulics or hydrology, an asset;
  • 10 to 20 years of experience as a Hydrological/ Hydraulic Engineer;
  • Member in good standing of a Canadian Engineering Order (or be eligible to become one);
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written; French is an asset);
  • Knowledge of analytical methods and tools in the field of hydrology and hydraulics;
  • Knowledge of one or more HEC models (e.g. HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, HEC-RESSIM);
  • Knowledge of one or more 2D and 3D models (e.g. FLOW-3D, Telemac, SOBEK, HEC-RAS 2D, Delft 3D);
  • Experience in dam safety studies, an asset;
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
  • Excellent technical writing skills.

What we offer at SNC-Lavalin: 

At SNC-Lavalin, you will enjoy competitive compensation, a safe and healthy work environment, and a full range of benefits (ie.: group insurance, retirement savings plan, share purchase plan, continuing education program, etc.).

You think that a career in our team could match your profile, submit your application online now!


Concepteur électrique (in French only) - SNC Lavalin

Contrat : plein temps
Emplacement : CA.QC.Montréal.455 boul. René-Lévesque Ouest
Date limite de candidature : 14 mars 2023

Quelle sera votre contribution dans l’équipe ?

  • Faire la conception pour les projets au moyen de logiciel DAO (ex : AutoCad) ou d’une maquette 3D (ex : Catia) selon les priorités fixées par le chef de discipline
  • Faire les listes de matériel, de câbles, de chemins de câbles
  • S’assurer de la coordination avec les autres disciplines
  • Au besoin, faire des recherches auprès des manufacturiers
  • Supporter le travail des équipes de projets lors des émissions de documents
  • S’assurer de la bonne gestion des documents dans les différents répertoires qu’il utilise.

Que recherchons-nous ?

  • Un minimum de 5 ans d’expérience dans la production de dessins électriques et de listes de matériel
  • Capacité à faire le lien entre les schémas électriques et les dessins d’agencements physiques
  • Capacité à faire la relation entre les vues en plan et les coupes et détails et capacité de les produire
  • Bonne connaissance d’AutoCAD
  • Connaissance de base de Excel et Word
  • Faire la gestion des documents CAD

Considérés comme des atouts :

  • Connaissance des logiciels de modélisation 3D (CATIA et Revit)
  • Connaissance de Logesdes (environnement Hydro-Québec)
  • Connaissance de logiciels d’éclairage (ex : AGI32)
  • Connaissance du code électrique
  • Experience dans le domaine de l’hydroélectricité
  • Bonne maitrise de l’anglais 

Ce que nous offrons chez SNC-Lavalin :

Chez SNC-Lavalin, vous profiterez d’une rémunération compétitive, d’un environnement de travail sain et sécuritaire,
et d’une gamme complète d’avantages sociaux (assurances collectives, programme d’épargne-retraite, régime d’actionnariat, emploi permanent, programme de formation continue, etc.).

Vous pensez qu’une carrière dans notre équipe pourrait correspondre à votre profil, soumettez sans attendre votre candidature en ligne !
Vous désirez mettre à profit votre expérience et contribuez ? Postulez dès maintenant!


Ingénieur(e) senior, Structure (in French only) - SNC Lavalin

Contrat : plein temps
Emplacement : CA.QC.Québec.5500 boul des Galeries
Date limite de candidature : 14 mars 2023

Le groupe est à la recherche d’un ingénieur civil-structure sénior pour rejoindre une équipe dédiée aux études visant principalement les projets hydroélectriques. 

À titre d'ingénieur civil en structure, vous devrez évoluer au sein de l’équipe d’ingénierie de l’unité d’exploitation Énergie Propre pour l’analyse, la conception et la réhabilitation de structures dans le cadre de différents projets de barrages, d’ouvrages hydrauliques, de bâtiments et des ponts dans le domaine de l’hydroélectricité.

Ce poste offre d’excellentes opportunités de croissance et de carrière. Le titulaire travaillera sur des mandats provinciaux, nationaux et internationaux, il sera impliqué au sein d'une équipe multidisciplinaire dans la réalisation de projets allant des études de faisabilité à la construction.

Quelle sera votre contribution dans l’équipe ?

  • Conception structurale d’ouvrages hydrauliques, de centrales hydroélectriques et des structures connexes (béton et acier);
  • Réhabilitation d’ouvrages hydrauliques, de centrales hydroélectriques et structures connexes;
  • Coordination multidisciplinaire, assister et diriger des réunions de conception;
  • Production de l’ingénierie préliminaire et détaillée;
  • Participation et encadrement de la production des principaux livrables techniques, c’est-à-dire les rapports de conception, les dessins de structure et les spécifications techniques pour appel d’offres et pour construction;
  • Supervision du travail des ingénieurs juniors et intermédiaires;
  • Préparation et/ou vérification des calculs structuraux et des notes de calculs associées;
  • Veiller à ce que le travail accompli soit conforme aux spécifications, aux normes et aux codes applicables;
  • Maintenir un contact régulier avec les clients pour s’assurer que les services rendus répondent aux attentes et pour l’informer de l’évolution du mandat;
  • Mettre à profit son expérience et expertise pour accompagner le client dans ces prises de décisions ou pour clarifier ces besoins;
  • Autres tâches requises pour appuyer les objectifs des projets et les activités commerciales.

Que recherchons-nous ?

  • Baccalauréat en génie civil, profil structure ;
  • Maîtrise en génie civil, un atout ;
  • 15 ans et plus d’expérience pertinente en conception de structures de bâtiment, ponts et ouvrages d’art et/ou structure hydraulique;
  • Membre de l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) ;
  • Maîtrise du français (parlé et écrit), bilinguisme, un atout;
  • Disponibilité à effectuer des visites de chantier et des voyages occasionnels ;
  • Compétences démontrées pour le travail d’équipe;

Ce que nous offrons chez SNC-Lavalin :
Chez SNC-Lavalin, vous profiterez d’une rémunération compétitive, d’un environnement de travail sain et sécuritaire, et d’une gamme complète d’avantages sociaux (assurances collectives, programme d’épargne-retraite, régime d’actionnariat, emploi permanent, programme de formation continue, etc.).

Vous pensez qu’une carrière dans notre équipe pourrait correspondre à votre profil, soumettez sans attendre votre candidature en ligne !

Vous désirez mettre à profit votre expérience et contribuez ? Postulez dès maintenant!


Geotechnical EIT, design of embankment dams - SNC Lavalin

Contrat: Fulltime
Location: CA.QC.Montréal.455 boul. René-Lévesque Ouest
Closing date: March 14, 2023

We are looking for a Geotechnical Engineering-in-training, design of embankment dams to join a team dedicated to studies, mainly for hydroelectric projects. As such, you will be involved in a multidisciplinary team in the realization of projects ranging from feasibility studies to construction.

What will be your contribution to the team? 

  • Participate in the investigations and studies on potential location for the construction of dams
  • Participate in the conception of dams (stability analysis, embankment quantities, etc)
  • Participation in the production of drawings and technical specifications
  • Participate in the analysis of bids
  • Construction supervision, possibly requiring site visits of a few weeks
  • Supervision of teams of engineers and draughtspersons
  • Participate in training of junior engineers
  • Management of small and medium size projects

What are we looking for?

  • B.A.Sc. in civil or geotechnical engineering plus a Master in geotechnics
  • Member of OIQ (Quebec)
  • 0-5 years of relevant geotechnical experience
  • Experience in the construction of dams would be important
  • Bilingualism (French, English) is essential
  • Knowledge of Geo-Slope software family and finite element analysis
  • Knowledge of earthquake analysis would be an advantage

What we offer at SNC-Lavalin :

At SNC-Lavalin, you will benefit from competitive compensation, a healthy and safe work environment, and a full range of benefits (group insurance, retirement savings program, stock ownership plan, permanent employment, continuing education program, etc.). If you think a career with our team could fit your profile, submit your application online now!


Dam Safety Manager - Alberta Environment and Parks


Closing date: Open until suitable candidate found

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.

For more details on eligibility and how to apply, visit our website.
 


 
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.

 

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