Town of Yarmouth, located in Southwestern Nova Scotia, is the financial, business, education, and lifestyle centre for 70,000 people who live in the tri-counties of Yarmouth, Digby and Shelburne. They are now seeking to hire a civil engineer (or engineer-in-training) to play a key role in the development and growth of their community.
Reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer, you will oversee all activities associated with infrastructure projects, asset management, and traffic.
Specifically, you will prepare tenders, estimates and design plans for major projects; submit applications for funding to various levels of government; and review the design drawings and specifications for major projects. You will source and review proposals for design services from consultants; arrange for surveys and inspection of project sites; and manage all contract and project administration, including budgets. You will also play an important role with traffic matters including conducting traffic studies and managing requests for street closures around special events, parades, and other community events.
Lastly, you will provide support to the Town’s partners and agencies through shared services agreements.
As the ideal candidate, you have a degree in civil engineering or you are in the advanced stages of your EIT training. Experience in municipal operations and infrastructure is preferred. Your communication skills must be well developed as you will frequently prepare written and oral reports to Council, the CAO, Directors, and the public. You should also have knowledge of occupational health and safety standards, budgeting and business planning, quality management, and human resource management.