New Job Municipal Engineer In Alberta

Municipal Engineer
Municipal Engineer

Municipal Engineer

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Location : Alberta

Full Description

Requisition ID: 1956
Affiliation: Exempt
Position Type: Permanent Full Time
Number of Openings: 1
Bi-weekly Working Hours: 70 hours bi-weekly
Department/ Branch: Engineering, Infrastructure Planning Development Services
Job Location: Fort McMurray
Salary Range: Competitive Salary
COLA: Bi-Weekly - $480
Closing Date (dd/mm/yyyy): 28/05/2023
Posting Type: Internal and External


The Municipal Engineer will collaborate on a variety of municipal infrastructure improvement projects primarily relating to water distribution, sanitary and storm sewer systems. Other areas of responsibility include transportation engineering drainage and site grading. The work includes reviewing proposed developments and providing technical services related to asset management. Incumbent will participate through all stages of the projects and manage their deliverables from inception to construction completion. Primary responsibilities of this position include:

Program Development:
Assists the Manager/Senior Municipal Engineer service delivery through direct involvement in daily operations and overall administration. Supports the overall program services by conducting research, collecting information and providing solutions for drainage and other water/wastewater related issues. Assists with the development and implementation of departmental strategies, tools, plans, budgets, and future needs based on best practices for continuous improvement. Ensures continuity of water system related services to citizens by providing appropriate and efficient solutions.

Departmental Support:
Provides ongoing technical support to the other branches of Engineering for water/wastewater related projects. This advice will ensure consistent, innovative, and legislatively compliant administrative guidelines, reports, procedures, and precedents. Takes an active role in the development and monitoring of the business plan for the department. Review, analyse and make recommendations on construction related expenditures against project budgets to ensure cost effectiveness.

Project Management:
Oversees the preparation of preliminary design and contracts administration of infrastructure projects. Monitors site grading design. Participates the planning and execution of public engagement activities. Provides information to members of the public regarding drainage and water related issues. Works with consultants to successfully complete projects on schedule and within budget. Prepares technical reports, project specifications, engineering drawings and completes design and drawing reviews. Responds to inquiries from consultants, developers, and the public.



Candidates need to show evidence of the following:

  • Sound knowledge/experience of municipal civil engineering, including but not limited to water supply, waste water, sewer infrastructure, construction, transportation and contract administration.
  • Knowledge of land use regulations, legal requirements, development control, finance and other considerations that are part of plan implementation.
  • Proven ability to read and interpret engineering plans, drawings, and specifications.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) and working knowledge of Civil3D and ArcGIS.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other municipal employees, leaders, contractors and external stakeholders; interacts in a manner that builds trust, credibility, and rapport.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and the ability to present technical information in plain language terms.
  • Ability to communicate with the public and to tactfully address complaints and inquiries.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prepare and present in a variety of presentation settings.
  • Ability to multi-task and handle many competing priorities and projects simultaneously.
  • Strong engineering judgment and high ethical standards.
  • Capable of acquiring knowledge of Municipal Bylaws, processes and procedures.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and work with a high degree of accuracy in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and independently with limited supervision to meet difficult deadlines with a high level of responsibility and accountability.
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills are required.


  • Degree in Civil Engineering is required.
  • Education to include training in design and construction of civil/municipal infrastructure, including roads, drainage, water mains, sewers and pump stations.
  • Must be a registered Professional Engineer (P. Eng) with, or eligible to register with, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).
  • A minimum of five (5) year’s progressive experience in a municipal engineering position, or related experience relating to public infrastructure.
  • Experience to include design and construction of civil/municipal infrastructure including roads, water distribution, sanitary and storm sewer systems.
  • Experience working in a public-sector environment with unionized and non-unionized employees considered an asset.
  • An equivalent combination of education and work experience may be considered.


  • Ability to provide a Criminal Record Check for review and acceptance.
  • A valid Class five (5) Operator’s License is required as incumbent will be required to operate a personal or municipal vehicle for business use on a regular basis.
  • Must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Must be willing to attend evening meetings and may require fieldwork and site visits at various locations within the municipality that may result in exposure to noise, odors, chemicals, toxic waste and sewage.


As an employee of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the incumbent is responsible and accountable for knowing and working in accordance with the Health and Safety Directive. As per section 2 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the incumbent shall ensure while in the employ of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo the health and safety of employees, contractors, and the public.

This position is not employed in a supervisory capacity. As such the employee is not required to obtain additional safety training in accordance with municipal procedures and directives.

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Current employees must apply through the internal careers site.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, only those individuals
selected for interviews will be contacted. Late applications will not be accepted.