Job Posting #22721

Sr. Engineering Design Technician (Transportation)

Closing Date:Wed., Jun. 26, 2019
Department:Public Works
Location:Headquarters Campbell West
Type:Regular Full-Time
Union:CUPE 1287
Salary:$34.83 - $36.94 per hour
Work Hours:35 hrs / week

Important Notice and Amendments

Please note the hourly rate in this posting is made up of $31.11 - $33.22, plus an additional 'market adjustment' of an additional $3.72/ hour above the posted rates as per the Collective Agreement.

About Niagara Region

Serving a diverse urban and rural population of more than 430,000, Niagara Region is focused on building a strong and prosperous Niagara. Working collaboratively with 12 local area municipalities and numerous community partners, the Region delivers a range of high quality programs and services to support and advance the well-being of individuals, families and communities within its boundaries. Nestled between the great lakes of Erie and Ontario, the Niagara peninsula features some of Canada's most fertile agricultural land, the majesty of Niagara Falls and communities that are rich in both history and recreational and cultural opportunities. Niagara boasts dynamic modern cities, Canada's most developed wine industry, a temperate climate, extraordinary theatre, and some of Ontario's most breathtaking countryside. An international destination with easy access to its binational U.S. neighbour New York State, Niagara attracts over 14 million visitors annually, as well as a steady stream of new residents and businesses.


This is a key position supporting the design, tendering and construction of transportation capital projects.

Develop design and supporting documents to take the project from the Municipal Class EA approval through the tender stage. 

Coordinate data collection, surveys, utility locates, geotechnical investigations, traffic data requirements, storm drainage data and work with other departments and local municipalities to develop project base plans and information required for design. 

Develop project design includes, but is not limited to cross sections, storm drainage plans and storm sewer design, other underground infrastructure, horizontal and vertical geometric design, roadside safety design requirements and traffic control systems, with reference to OPSS and NPSCD specifications. 

Organize and lead project meetings for all stakeholders, including regional staff, local municipalities, utilities, approval agencies, and special interest groups, etc. 

Develop design brief and complete MOE applications, where required for project approval. 

Determine property requirements and work with Real Estate team to support land acquisition required for project construction. 

   Develop tender documents including instructions to bidders, quantities, specifications and drawings. 

Provide technical guidance, training, advice and mentorship to Divisional staff.


  • Completion of a 3-year community college program, with a diploma in Civil or Transportation Engineering or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Additional courses in Municipal Engineering through the Municipal Engineering Association and Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) are considered an asset.
  • Additional courses in Computer-aided design and drafting (AutoCAD Civil 3D) is an asset.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in municipal engineering design or suitable combination of education & experience.
  • Must be proficient in the use of computer software e.g. Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook & Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Strong organizational, and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Certification at the technician level with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).


  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Must possess strong skills related to the design of roads, roadway lighting systems, storm and sanitary sewers and water mains.
  • Ability to make timely, sound decisions with limited information, in order to advance capital projects cost effectively, while mitigating risk.
  • Proven knowledge, experience and ability to provide design revisions during the construction phase of the project, to mitigate delays and claims.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills are required for preparation of technical documentation and interaction with project stakeholders, consultants, utility companies, municipal staff and residents.

Special Requirements

  • Must be willing and able to take additional training as required.
  • Must maintain ability to travel in a timely manner to other offices, work locations or sites as authorized by the Corporation for business reasons.

Closing Statement

Uncover the wonder of the Niagara Region and join a team dedicated to meeting tomorrow's challenges TODAY!

Let us know why you would be an excellent team member by submitting your online application.

We thank all candidates for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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