Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting applications for the temporary, up to 24 months, position of Program Engineer in Planning and Development, Infrastructure Planning. We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women (applying for non-traditional positions), persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and persons of the LGBTQ+ community. HRM encourages applicants to self-identify.
Reporting to the Strategic Transportation Planning Program Manager, the Program Engineer is proficient in a broad range of engineering matters, provides advanced level professional engineering services. This position will be the Project Manager for the redevelopment of the Windsor Street Exchange. This includes overseeing the functional design, land acquisition, community consultation, project integration, and community benefit analysis for the project. The incumbent is responsible for leading assignments and mentoring junior staff, and is a senior subject matter expert in one or more areas of expertise relating to Project Management, Infrastructure Planning, Transportation Planning, Municipal Services, and/or Land Development.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Leads and performs advanced-level professional work and provides technical assistance and information to staff and the public related to a broad range of Engineering matters
Acts as subject matter expert on engineering matters, and liaise between citizens, government agencies, developers and elected officials
Researches, analyses, and prepares detailed reports, terms of reference, request for proposals, policies and procedures, correspondence, and briefs; and makes recommendations and presentations to Boards, Committees and Council
Directs and coordinates technical employees, multi-disciplinary teams, consultants, in partnership with stakeholders, in the preparation of policy, studies, designs, plans, specifications, cost estimates and project budgets in varied areas of expertise
Acts as witness in legal proceedings as necessary and provides expert advice at the Utility and Review Board and Court
Identifies emerging trends, policies and best practices from other jurisdictions and makes recommendations on business unit policies and procedures related to planning and development programs or strategic corporate initiatives
Provide professional advice and mentorship to other engineers and technicians.
QUALIFICATIONS:Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Civil engineering
Membership to Engineers NS (or ability to obtain)
A minimum of five (5) years of related and progressive experience in municipal engineering and project management, preferably in the land development or transportation sector
Management and supervisory experience is an asset.
Project Management Professional designation considered an asset.
Technical / Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal engineering with an in-depth knowledge of one or more areas specialization, such as land development, geometric design, transportation planning, construction methods, public engagement, infrastructure planning, and engineering standards.
Knowledge of relevant provincial and federal government regulations and programs.
A general knowledge of the legislative framework and community context under which land use planning law operates and the rights of land owners, neighbourhoods and communities.
Strong written and verbal communications and strong interpersonal and facilitation skills.
Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve less well- defined practical problems
Security Clearance Requirements: Applicants may be required to complete an employment security screening check.
Please note – Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates, who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at the employer’s discretion.
COMPETENCIES: Analytical Thinking; Communication; Customer Service; Developing Others; Managing Change; Organizational Awareness; Teamwork and Cooperation; Valuing Diversity
WORK STATUS: Temporary, Up to 24 Months
HOURS OF WORK: Monday to Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm; 35 hours per week.
SALARY: EP1/2 Non-Union Level, ($70,700-$106,050 per annum)
WORK LOCATION: 40 Alderney Gate, Dartmouth
CLOSING DATE: Applications will be received up to midnight on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020.
Please note: We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for interview/testing will be contacted.
During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.
Qualified HRM retirees may also be considered for competitions. In these circumstances, a form of employment may be offered, including term and/or contract employment.