Local recruitment: Engineering Technologist

Ontario Government

Peterborough, ON, Canada 🇨🇦

Are you interested in providing specialized civil engineering, water resources management and project management services in support of the Access and Water Control Management Programs? If this sounds like you, please consider this exciting opportunity with the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• provide specialized civil engineering, water resources management and project management services in support of the inspection maintenance, rehabilitation, construction and decommissioning of Crown owned dams/fishways, roads and bridges
• provide expertise, advice and recommendations with respect to interpretation and applications under different legislative authorities, compliance monitoring, issues management and emergency response relating to these programs.
• develop and deliver training and educational materials

Please Note: This position is located at 300 Water Street in Peterborough, however alternate work arrangements may be available.

How do I qualify?


• The position requires the successful candidate to have a valid class G driver’s licence or equivalent. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that s/he has a valid driver’s licence upon being hired.

Technical knowledge and skills:

• You have knowledge and experience in the application of civil engineering design, structural design, geotechnical standards, road geometric design, hydraulic and hydrologic principles/standards, construction principles and environmental requirements related to dams, roads and bridges.
• You have knowledge of sustainable ecological and water management principles, policies and practices as they apply to water management.
• You can interpret and apply relevant legislation, regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines (e.g. Lakes & Rivers Improvement Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Fisheries Act, Navigation Protection Act);
• You have demonstrated computer skills utilizing AutoCAD, database input/applications and specialized engineering software applications.

Analytical, evaluative and problem-solving skills:

• You have proven risk assessment skills to review detailed design/plan specifications for Crown owned and/or privately owned dam rehabilitation or improvements.
• You have considerable judgment and decision making to apply technical analysis as well as interpretation of legislation in undertaking preliminary planning and the development of project implementation plans/schedules.
• You can evaluate and ensure services provided by consultants and contractors meet quality requirements, environmental protection standards, and safety requirements.

Communication and interpersonal skills

• You have superior interpersonal skills to work within a team and to establish and maintain positive internal and external work relationships.
• You have excellent communications skills to provide technical direction and advice to consultants and contractors.
• You can respond effectively to provide expertise and recommendations to district staff and Conservation Authorities with respect to emergency situations and addressing public safety issues (e.g. flooding, ice jamming, dam operation, bridges/culverts wash outs).
• You have well developed written communication and technical writing skills to prepare briefing materials, reports and correspondence for senior management.
• You have experience in preparing training/educational materials and operations manuals to direct field staff on safe operation of dams and required surveillance.

Planning and organizational skills:

• You have strong organizational skills to undertake several projects of differing complexities at the same time right through from planning to completion.

Facilitation and negotiation skills

• You have proven facilitation and negotiation skills to secure approvals, prepare and evaluate contracts, claims and reports.
• You can negotiate to resolve project problems (e.g. contract changes, deficiencies in work identified through construction supervision, issuance of payment certificates or release of hold backs).

Project management skills:

• You have proven project management experience to plan, coordinate and deliver various specialized and complex water control and access capital construction projects.

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit theOPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:


  • 1 Permanent, 300 Water St, Peterborough, East Region

Compensation Group:Ontario Public Service Employees UnionUnderstanding the job ad – definitionsSchedule:3Category:Science and EngineeringPosted on:Friday, November 5, 2021Note:

  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
  • T-NR-166970/21

    The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

    Effective October 1, 2021, the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive requires all Ontario Public Service employees to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

    Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated’ under the Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program but must undergo regular rapid antigen testing.

How to apply:

  1. You must apply online.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.

Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, November 29, 2021 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

Job advertisements for positions that have been designated bilingual will be provided in both English and French on the website. Positions that are not designated bilingual are not translated and are displayed in English only on both the English and French versions of the website.

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Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.Note: The only website where you can apply on-line for positions with the Ontario Public Service is http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca




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