Chief Bridge Engineer (Structural Engineering Lead - Bridges and Marine Infrastructure)
Department of Transportation and Works
St. John's, NL

$77,000 - $100,000 a year

The Structural, Bridges and Marine Infrastructure section of TW provides engineering oversight and detailed designs for new, replacement and rehabilitated bridges as well as provides technical support to district staff regarding construction and maintenance of bridge and marine structures. Reporting to the Director, Highway Design and Construction, this position is accountable for engineering needed to produce and maintain safe but economical management of the bridge and marine infrastructure/wharf inventory throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. Specific accountabilities include approving and directing the work of structural and bridge engineers, marine infrastructure engineering, foundation engineering, technicians and consultants as well as project management of such including tenders and contracts. The role ensures quality of work, is the technical lead/approver on complex projects, monitors construction, ensures that inspections programs are current and up to date; oversees cost estimating and monitoring of budget in the Provincial Roads; prepares non-technical briefings, presentations, business cases as well as technical and economic feasibility reports of infrastructure requirements; collaborating and communicating with internal and external stakeholders; ensures frequent requests for bridge load evaluation are processed timely; mentoring and developing the structural discipline group; leads and oversees specification updates on structural sections of the Provincial Highway Specification Book including drawings, details and written specifications; promote professional development; other related duties as required.
Merit Criteria (What is this?)
Screening Criteria
Extensive experience in civil structural engineering design such as concrete, steel, timber, bridges, marine, and foundations
Experience in project management for civil construction and engineering
Experience in resource management (financial, human resource, training, information technology)
Experience in leading and monitoring engineering teams
Graduation from an accredited university with a degree in Civil Engineering
Eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland Labrador (PEGNL)
Assessment Criteria
Knowledge of Structural engineering for concrete, steel, and timber solutions
Knowledge of Bridge design and construction methods and practices
Knowledge in integrity management, risk based inspections and rehabilitation of concrete, steel and timber structures
Knowledge of related Occupational Health and Safety regulations, policies and practices
Knowledge in highway design guidelines (asset)
Knowledge in designing wharves and marine infrastructure (asset)
Knowledge of tendering, and contracts (asset)
Civil infrastructure project management skills
Resource management skills. (Financial, human resources)
Ability to communicate effectively (verbal)
Engineering design software (Auto-Cad, structural analysis, hydrology, etc.) and/or similar other computer software skills
Build and lead cohesive engineering teams
Conditions of Employment(What is this?)
Conditions of
Valid Province of Newfoundland and Labrador Class 05 license
Current driver’s abstract satisfactory to the Employee
Successful candidate must register as a Professional Engineer with PEGNL within first two months of employment
Conditions of Acceptance
Travel throughout the province may be required
Required to be accessible to address issues on an emergency basis with respect to structural concerns arising from natural events and unexpected situations
Required to wear safety equipment such as safety boots, hardhat, safety vests, safety glasses and personal protection measures when completing onsite inspections and overseeing construction
Applicant Information

For more information about this opportunity, please contact Bill Hiller, Director of Highway Design and Construction at (709) 729-6610.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer.
Disability related accommodations and alternate formats are available upon request at any stage of the recruitment process by contacting, 709-729-0130 or toll free at 1-888-729-7690.
Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
Applications must be received on or before the closing date stated for this job posting.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit an application that demonstrates the required merit criteria.
Applications that do not clearly demonstrate the required criteria will be screened-out.
All applications must contain accurate contact information, including current mailing address, email address and phone number.
All information submitted as part of this application must be factual, complete and current to date of submission.
This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.