Project Technologist

Municipal Corporation St Catharines City Of St Catherines


As assigned, to assist supervisory engineering staff in their administration of municipal projects by preparing or checking engineering designs, plans, estimates and calculations; assuming care and control of the City’s computer aided design/drafting (CADD) facilities; undertaking design, construction administration and, from time to time, construction inspection responsibilities for various assigned projects; and to provide municipal services information to the public.

Duties and Responsibilities:

(These set out the principle functions of the position, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements.)

  • Operate and maintain the assigned graphic work stations or CADD facilities.
  • Under professional supervision, prepare engineering estimates, quantities, designs, drawings (utilizing the City’s CADD facilities) and specifications for public works, especially roads, sewers, watermains, sidewalks and parking lots, together with all appurtenances.
  • Under professional supervision, for assigned in-house projects or consultant projects for buildings, roads, sewers, watermains and/or other municipal infrastructure. Undertake the design and construction administration of those projects.  Includes completing detailed design; preparing plans, specifications, tender documents and cost estimates; coordinating utility relocations and property requirements, coordinating tendering process and making recommendations on contract awards; obtaining necessary approvals from governing bodies; administrating contracts and supervising construction including preparation of progress and completion payments, approving project changes up to the contingency amount and resolving field construction problems.
  • For assigned projects, as required from time to time, undertake construction inspection duties.  Includes checking that the grades, alignment, materials, equipment and methods utilized by contractor conform with design plans and specifications; and recording all information pertinent to the project.
  • Prepare assessments, notices and summaries for projects under statutory authority (e.g. The Municipal Act), make the required submissions for cost sharing, and to the approving authorities, as necessary.
  • Perform engineering calculations for volume, area, curves, grades, sewer velocities and capacities and road geometrics.
  • Transact on assigned matters with approving or regulatory authorities, consultants, contractors, utility companies, City and Regional staff and other pertinent contacts.
  • Prepare assigned reports or graphic material pertaining to budget preparation, public or council presentations, tender summaries, and other project administration matters.
  • Perform other similar and related duties as required.

Position Requirements:

  • Graduate of a three year College program in civil engineering technology or equivalent of education and experience.
  • A Certified Engineering Technologist, or equivalent training and experience.
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in the area of civil engineering, with municipal emphasis.
  • Working knowledge of graphic work stations or CADD Systems, Microcomputer systems, including Microsoft Office Suite software program.
  • Knowledge, training and experience with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and City safety policies, in particular as they relate to: excavation and trench safety, confined space entry and traffic control. 
  • Annual participation in training and study and successful completion of ORGA or equivalent training courses.
  • Ability to visualize the assigned work and to organize and plan accordingly.
  • Ability to work alone, with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to express oneself clearly, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively with contractors and consultants.
  • Awareness and desire to serve the public while ensuring adherence to Corporation policy.
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License, Class “G”, with clean driving record.

CUPE Local 157 Pay Group 10 – Minimum $71,352 annually; Maximum $80,151 annually

Expected Work Location: City Hall

Hours of Work: Currently Monday – Friday; 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The City of St. Catharines is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Division to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.

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