POSITION ID: 3430-001 CALL NO. 13-014 (CUPE 1329)
This job profile reflects the general details considered necessary to perform the principle functions and shall not be construed as an interpretation of all work requirements inherent in the job. Applicants are required to demonstrate in their applications and in the interview process that their qualifications for the positions match those specified. Applicants may be required to undergo skills assessment and/or testing with a minimum pass score of 75%.
Job Designation: Technical Assistant
Department: Engineering & Construction
Salary Range: $55,981 - $ 68,268
Pay Grade: 9
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week including varying hours and weekends
This position, reporting through the Manager of Design and Construction and the Supervisor of Surveys, Drafting and Road Corridor. Duties include:
• Under the direction of the Construction Coordinator, the incumbent is responsible for inspection services on contracted municipal construction projects to ensure they meet all specifications for quality assurance and quality control and are constructed to established Town standards, policies and procedures;
• Participate in meetings with public and agency stakeholders of the Town regarding concerns, policies, and design/operational requirements particularly with respect to road construction, driveway access, and right-of-way standards for specific sites;
• Track and report on the status of all inspection activities, and maintain accurate daily records of construction activity and quantity measurements.
• Assists the Construction Coordinator with preparing/processing monthly progress summary payment certificate generation
• Responds to questions/concerns from the public/residents on general matters and refer more complex issues to the Construction Coordinator for resolution.
• Attend pre-construction and regular project status/construction site review meetings to enforce/reinforce the application of Town construction standards, policies and procedures.
• Provide deficiency inspection reports to the Construction Coordinator.
• Liaises with external laboratory services to ensure appropriate testing is being carried out on all projects
• Understands and ensures Occupational Health and Safety Act, Construction Safety Regulations and Temporary Traffic Control (Book 7) requirements are being met on all project sites.
• Required to work outdoors in all weather conditions demanding regular physical exertion and visual concentration.
• May be required to work extended work hours comparable to normal contracted construction operations including Saturday work as necessary.
• Assists the supervising field surveyor with construction layout and collection of survey data required for base construction and boundary survey plans with only moderate supervision
• Operates total station survey instruments, electronic data collectors, global positioning systems, metal detectors, levels, shovels and sledge hammers and perform preventative maintenance
• Download and edit survey field information from data collectors
• Research aerial and underground utilities and field locate utility infrastructure for pre-engineering projects.
• Address inquiries and complaints from the public in a professional and courteous manner
• Operate a Town vehicle and perform a daily vehicle check.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Post Secondary School Diploma in Survey, Civil or Construction Engineering with Certification as a Survey (CST) and/or Civil Technician (C.Tech) in OACETT and 3-5 years of related experience. Equivalent education and experience may be considered. Applicants must be thoroughly familiar with the operation of current survey equipment including total stations, data recorders and downloading software, as well as contracted construction operations related to municipal infrastructure projects. Candidates must have a good understanding and relevance of OPSD and Town standards and specifications as they relate to infrastructure improvement projects. A sound knowledge of basic mathematics, trigonometry, co-ordinate geometry and radial survey methods is essential.
Must be able to interpret and understand Engineering Construction drawings and possess the ability to understand, prepare and review tender packages, change orders, claim actions and progress reports. Courses in project/contract management in addition to MTO and MOE courses on municipal infrastructure and contract management specifically on road design geometrics and storm water drainage, erosion and sediment control, sewer installations, soils, concrete and bituminous technology, general inspections, etc. are a definite asset.
Must be knowledgeable and familiar with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and MTO Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Knowledgeable and proficient with PC based computer applications, specifically Excel, Word, MS Project Management and AutoCAD. Good interpersonal and communication skills to represent the Department in a professional and courteous manner in dealings with contractors, consultants, and the public. The successful candidate must have the ability to supply and use own vehicle on Town business.
Applications will be accepted on-line at www.oakville.ca
in the current opportunities section no later than midnight on Friday, March 1, 2013
DATED: February 15, 2013
We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Personal information collected from applications and resumes is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. Questions about this collection of information should be directed to Human Resource Services, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, Ontario L6H 0H3.