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Engineering Positions - Inventory

Reference number: MOT23J-023766-000160
Selection process number: 23-MOT-EA-HRS-01003
Transport Canada - Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Surrey (British Columbia), Moncton (New Brunswick), St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Ottawa (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Dorval (Québec)
$88,989 to $108,127

For further information on the organization, please visit Transport Canada

Transportation of Dangerous Goods in Canada

Closing date: 16 February 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

You must submit a complete application, consisting of a résumé as well as responses to screening questions which clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience factors listed under the essential qualifications, as well as the asset qualifications if applicable. For each experience criterion, please provide concrete examples including the following information:

1. Name of the department or organization where the experience was acquired;
2. Title of the position occupied and duration (including dates) for which you exercised the functions linked to the experience;
3. Specific details of tasks, projects, or accomplishments demonstrating how the experience was acquired.

Please note that your responses to the screening questions may be used to assess written communication.

The screening questions will be used as the primary tool in the screening process and the résumé will be used to substantiate the information provided. Applications that do not clearly demonstrate how the screening criteria are met will be eliminated from consideration.


This inventory is to fill positions that fall into the following two teams within the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate (TDG):

• TDG Scientific Research Team:
We work with Canadian and international partners to meet our mandate: to plan, manage and deliver engineering and scientific research projects, with the objective of informing and contributing to the improvement of public safety during the transportation of dangerous goods.

Job title – Engineering Research Officer: Duties include project management of research in the areas of: means of containment design, repair, selection and performance; classification of dangerous goods and hazard characteristics; handling, sampling and testing dangerous goods; accidents, release scenarios and emergency response.

• TDG Regulatory Frameworks & International Engagement Team:
We promote public safety in the transportation of dangerous goods by developing policies, standards and regulations that support innovation, economic growth and international harmonization.

Job Title: Dangerous Goods Transport Containers Engineer: Duties include reviewing Means of Containment (MOC) facility registration applications, assisting with MOC facility inspections, participating in the development of safety standards for MOC intended for the transportation of dangerous goods, and performing several other related tasks such as answering questions from internal and external stakeholders.

Work environment

The central office for the positions to be filled is located in Ottawa, Ontario. In a hybrid work model, the candidate will be expected to work from the office for a minimum of two (2) days per week or eight (8) days per four-week period, with additional days depending on operational needs. A hybrid working model may also be possible from one of Transport Canada's regional offices*.

*Transport Canada regional offices are located:
- Atlantic Region (Moncton & St.John's)
- Quebec Region (Dorval)
- Ontario Region (Toronto)
- Pacific Region (Surrey)

At the time of hiring, a work arrangement will be put in place, which may be modified over time based on various requirements or considerations such as operational requirements.

Intent of the process

The intent of this continuous recruitment inventory is to create and maintain a bank of candidates for current and future staffing needs within the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate at Transport Canada. As positions are available, a pull of candidates will be conducted and candidates who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further consideration.

* The first pull will take place on March 13, 2023*.

When a pull is conducted, a pool of qualified and/or partially qualified candidates may be established within Transport Canada and may be used to staff similar positions with various tenures, language requirements and security clearance levels.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

ED: Graduation with a degree* from a recognized post-secondary institution in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or some other engineering specialty relevant to the duties of the position.

*The term “degree” refers to a baccalaureate as established by educational authorities.

Degree equivalency

EX1: Significant** professional work*** experience working in an engineering field.

EX2: Professional work*** experience in analyzing and interpreting technical data for the purpose of writing and presenting technical reports.

EX3: Experience working with multidisciplinary teams, stakeholders, government bodies, or clients, on collaborative projects.

** Significant experience refers to at least two (2) years of professional work experience.
*** Professional work experience means experience acquired outside of your education.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Depending on the position to be staffed, one or more of the following qualifications may be deemed as an essential or asset qualification. When a qualification is deemed to be essential, only candidates, veterans, and persons with a priority entitlement who possess that specific qualification in addition to the stated essential qualifications will be considered. This does not mean that candidates must meet all of the following qualifications. Please respond ‘yes’ only to those qualifications that apply to you.

AED: Graduation with a graduate diploma (master’s or higher) from a recognized post-secondary institution in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or in some other engineering specialty relevant to the duties of the position.

Degree equivalency


AEX1: Significant** professional work*** experience in project planning and project management. Examples may include conducting gap analysis, project scoping, project planning, contracting, monitoring, reporting, project closure, and results dissemination.

AEX2: Significant** professional work*** experience in a research or technical environment, leading research or technical projects and undertaking research or technical analysis.

AEX3: Recent**** experience in a research or technical environment related to, data science and analytics, containers for dangerous goods, or electrical energy storage systems.

AEX4: Experience in establishing contractual agreements or arrangements (including the preparation of statements of work and evaluation or preparation of bids/proposals).

AEX5: Experience using Microsoft Project, Azure DevOps, or other project management or agile software tools.

AEX6: Experience in interpreting regulations or legislation in order to apply them in a practical way to ensure compliance.

****Recent experience is defined as performing the task within the last five (5) years.

OR1: Willing and able to travel nationally and/or internationally including weekend travel and sometimes on short notice.

OR2: Willing and able to work overtime occasionally and sometimes on short notice.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB)
English Essential

Information on language requirements

A1: Strong analytical skills, including the ability to collect and critically examine information to frame a problem and propose solutions.
A2: Ability to write clearly and simply about complex scientific or technical issues.
A3: Ability to communicate effectively orally, including communicating clearly and simply about complex scientific or technical issues.
A4: Ability to organize workload and establish priorities in order to meet deadlines in a pressure environment.

PS1: Effective interpersonal skills
PS2: Initiative
PS3: Judgment
PS4: Dependability

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

In support of achieving a diversified workforce, consideration may be given to candidates who self-identify as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Secret security clearance

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

• A review of your prescreening answers, an exam, an interview and reference checks may be used as the assessment methods in this selection process.

• Depending on the number of applicants, the needs and/or Human Resources plans, volume management strategies (such as random selection, invoking one or more asset qualifications, top-down approach and/or establishing cut-off scores) may be used for the purpose of managing applications/candidates.

• Communications for this inventory will be sent via e-mail. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this inventory should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).

• Candidates may be requested to provide proof of education credentials. Candidates with foreign educational credentials will be required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. You may consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials at www.cicic.ca for further information.

• Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. You will be asked to indicate your preferred official language in your application.
• What is an inventory?
An inventory is a bank of applications. If your application is retained in inventory, it is available to be considered by a hiring manager, when there is a need to fill a position (please refer to the section of this advertisement entitled “Intent of the process”). Depending on the position to be staffed, some or all retained applications may be pulled for additional assessment.

• What does " Retained. If selected, you may be contacted for further consideration " mean?
Once your application has been successfully submitted to the inventory, your status may be: "Retained. If selected, you may be contacted for further consideration". This automatically generated message by the system means that your application can be considered. You will be informed in the event that your application is considered as part of a pull from this inventory.

• What happens if my application expires?
Your application will be kept in the inventory for 6 months. A notice will be posted in the "My Job File" menu of your account 30 days before your application expires. If you do not take any action, your application will be deactivated and it will no longer be considered. In the event that your application expires during the effective period of this inventory, a notice will be posted in your account. If you wish to reactivate your application, select the "Renewal of my application" link.

• My personal information has changed, what should I do?
Simply update your information in the "Personal Information" section in the "My Job File" menu of your account. This will allow us to have your current contact information and ensure adequate follow-up in the event that your application is considered as part of a pull of this inventory.

• What is the retest period?
The retest period for re-assessment within the context of this inventory is one (1) year from the date of elimination from the process. Candidates who are pulled again from this inventory before the retest period has elapsed will not be considered.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Karolane Villeneuve - Human Resources Advisor Flavie Bellfoy - Human Resources Assistant
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