Engineering Technician EX23-074

Posting date: January 23, 2023

Job Title: Engineering Technician

Number of Vacancies: 1

Posting number: EX23-074

Status: Permanent position

Hours of Work: 80 hours bi-weekly

Shift Work Required: No

Range of Pay: $33.67 to $41.20 per hour

Start date: To follow selection process

Initial Reporting Location: Tom Davies Square
Eligible to Work From Home Program: Yes (part time)

Section: Design Services
Division: Engineering Services
Department: Growth and Infrastructure                                                                                               

Duties:     Under the general supervision of the Manager of Design Services.     

  1.      Develop and prepare design plans for municipal construction or maintenance works relating to roads, storm sewers, sanitary sewer and water systems, sidewalks, structures, plants, landfills, and other incidental items.

  2.      Prepare requirements for engineering and legal surveys.

  3.      Prepare requirements for drafting and work with Draftsperson in the preparation of plans.

  4.      Prepare estimates for proposals and projects.

  5.      Investigate complaints and enquiries; provide prompt, courteous and responsive customer service.   

  6.      Liaise with consulting engineers, utility companies, contractors, regulatory approval bodies and area municipalities regarding standards and specifications for approval of drawings for City of Greater Sudbury (CGS) projects.

  7.      Prepare information and documentation for statutory approvals.

  8.      Utilize computer programs to carry out design and analysis work.

  9.      Update various reports, studies, specifications, standard drawings, etc.

  10.    Work with project teams, contractors and consultants to ensure that construction is carried out in accordance with design.

  11.    Organize, attend and provide technical comments at various project meetings and represent the Division on inter-departmental committees as required.

  12.    Determine property requirements, discuss with property owners, obtain property consent and order legal surveys.  Provide details to Legal Services for negotiations and documentation.

  13.    Process and make recommendations on Occupancy Permits and Municipal Consent Applications.

  14.    Give assistance and advice in the operation and maintenance of sewer, water, road and drainage facilities.

  15.    Assist in the training and development of junior staff members.

  16.    Review or prepare applications for approvals from outside agencies (e.g. Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks; Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Ministry of Transportation, etc.).

  17.    Maintain various engineering records and statistics.

  18.    Negotiate with property owners for the restoration of properties following construction for municipal services.

  19.    Perform field visits of projects during design and construction and perform any necessary design changes or alterations to the contract documents.

   20.     Ensure that plans and engineering products align with defined asset data management life cycle processes/workflow as required to sustain data quality in related enterprise systems.

  21.    Assist with the collection and conversion of infrastructure asset data obtained from engineering and surveying sources as

required, in support of CGS Asset Management Program.

   22.     Maintain awareness of relevant and current emerging engineering and GIS technologies.

  23.    Develop and maintain thorough working knowledge of CGS’s Safety Manual and the applicable provincial Legislation listed therein.

  24.    Perform other related duties as required.


  • Successful completion of a Community College Diploma with Canadian accreditation in a related field (e.g. Civil Engineering Program, Mining Engineering Program, etc.).
  • Certification or eligible for certification as a Technician by the Ontario Association of Certified Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) is considered an asset.
  • Over two and one half (2½) years up to and including five (5) years of related experience on the design and construction of roadways, storm and sanitary collections systems, and water distribution systems.
  • Experience integrating CAD and GIS data is an asset.
  • Experience with collecting and reviewing data using mobile field devices and web applications such as ArcGIS Online is considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of surveying, drafting, general engineering practices and construction methods.
  • Demonstrate ability in the use of various engineering and survey instruments.
  • Demonstrate and proven ability related to computer software and administrative systems in a Windows environment (e.g. engineering software, spreadsheet and database applications, etc.).
  • Ability to demonstrate interpersonal skills in dealing with the public, staff and outside agencies in a courteous and effective manner.
  • Excellent use of English; verbally and in writing.
  • French verbal and written skills an asset.
  • Satisfactory health, attendance and former employment history.
  • Must be physically capable of operating a vehicle safely, possess a valid driver’s licence, have an acceptable driving record, and personal insurance coverage.

How to Apply:

Résumés quoting EX23-074 are invited and will be received by the City of Greater Sudbury’s Human Resources and Organizational Development Division, by e-mail at or fax at 705-688-3979, for the above noted position until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2023.  Any application received after this deadline will not be considered.

For further instructions on how to apply to this position, please visit our How to Apply section.

All City of Greater Sudbury employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's mandatory Vaccination Policy. Please do not submit your proof of vaccination with your resume. This information will only be required if you are selected as the candidate of choice.

For more information regarding working from home, please refer to the Work From Home Program section.

All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  If contacted, and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process you must advise the Hiring Manager.

The City of Greater Sudbury is dedicated to maintaining an equitable, inclusive, diverse and accessible work environment. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada. To find out if you’re eligible and for more information, visit our Applicants Living Outside of Canada web page. If you received your education from an educational institution outside of Canada, a copy of your Word Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) document is required, along with your credentials. Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of determining suitability for this competition only in accordance with The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.