Job Req ID:  1058
Department:  Transportation Expansion A

Engineering Intern (Design & Construction)

Job Number: 1058 
Job Type: Full-Time 
Location: 150 Frederick St - Regional Admin Headquarters 
Job Category: Engineering 
Number of Positions: 1
Department: Transportation Expansion A 
Division: Engineering and Environmental Services 
Hours of Work: 35 
Union: Management/Management Support 
Grade: Management/Management Support Grade 05 
Salary Range: $80,043.60 - $100,045.40

Posting Date: May 21, 2024 

 

Our Story:

Committed to fostering opportunities for current and future generations, the Region of Waterloo is an inclusive, thriving and sustainable region of connected rural and urban communities with global reach. Our mission is to serve, engage and inspire, by delivering quality services to a diverse population of 630,000+, while creating a healthy, collaborative environment of learning, respect and innovation.

This is a place where employees are valued and recognized for their talents and contributions to our success. Our employees take pride in making a difference in people's lives through the work that we do. We are looking for people like you to help make it happen.

The Role

Plans, designs, manages, and authorizes the provision of engineering services, operations, and assets in the Division for small projects, including water supply, wastewater and waste management capital projects, and transportation related facilities/infrastructure, with established scope/guidelines or for components of larger projects, under supervision/direction of supervisor/senior staff.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Performs work under the general supervision of a Professional Engineer. Participates on project teams under the direction of supervisor/senior staff. Establishes project scope and requirements. Work is reviewed throughout project stages.
  • Designs capital projects that are established in scope, under supervision/direction of senior staff.
  • Develops and manages components of schedules and budgets (up to multi-million), under supervision of supervisor/senior staff, and for approval from same.
  • Provides support to senior staff on projects involving property transactions, access agreements and approvals, involving multiple stakeholders (e.g., compiles drawings to show property transitions, estimates costs, research).
  • Performs work under the general supervision of a Professional Engineer. Participates on project teams under the direction of supervisor/senior staff. Establishes project scope and requirements. Work is reviewed throughout project stages.
  • Designs capital projects that are established in scope, under supervision/direction of senior staff.
  • Develops and manages components of schedules and budgets (up to multi-million), under supervision of supervisor/senior staff, and for approval from same.
  • Provides support to senior staff on projects involving property transactions, access agreements and approvals, involving multiple stakeholders (e.g., compiles drawings to show property transitions, estimates costs, research).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of municipal engineering, normally acquired through a degree in engineering or applied science, plus progressively responsible related experience in a municipal or project management environment (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).
  • Must be registered or eligible for registration as an engineering intern with the PEO, or actively pursuing a Limited License in an applicable area of practice with the PEO.
  • Knowledge of and ability to comply with corporate policies and procedures, related legislation (e.g., Occupational Health and Safety Act, Construction Lien Act, Environmental Protection Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Safe Drinking Water Act), Ontario Provincial Standards, Canadian Standards, Ministry guidelines, contract law, and engineering standards.
  • Ability to work independently on concurrent projects (consulting with senior staff/supervisor as applicable); review decisions/problems with Regional/political sensitivity with management; explore project alternatives individually/as part of a project team; and make recommendations on improvements to existing contract and engineering standards and procedures.
  • Computer skills with ability to use software such as Microsoft Office, computer aided design, specialized systems, and computer models.
  • Communication and human relation skills to direct and guide contractors, consultants and staff; coordinate and negotiate project requirements; prepare and present written and visual materials for public drop-in centres, open houses and formal public meetings according to the EA approval process and Act; conduct presentations to Committees, area municipalities and Councils; hold open houses and formal meetings for the media and public; respond to public inquiries; and participate as an effective team member.
  • Ability to write project correspondence, reports, contracts, agreements and project definition reports for contractors, consultants, committees, Regional and area municipal Councils, staff, media and the public where applicable. Ability to read and interpret policy and procedure manuals, engineering and technical journals, design specifications, contracts, reports, legal documents, and memos.
  • Ability to travel within Waterloo Region. 
  • Ability to adjust hours to attend open houses and deal with emergencies.
  • Ability to support and demonstrate the Region’s values.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process.  At the Region, we respect, encourage and celebrate our diversity.  The Region of Waterloo is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process.  If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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