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Project Engineer and Senior Engineer

Reference number: DIS22J-023908-000102
Selection process number: 22-DIS-AB-T7-EA-560197
Indigenous Services Canada - Community Infrastructure and First Nation Relations, Treaty 7
Edmonton (Alberta)
EN-ENG-03, EN-ENG-04
$88,989 to $121,451 (EN-ENG-03: $88,989 - $108,127; EN-ENG-04: $104,135 - $121,451)

For further information on the organization, please visit Indigenous Services Canada

Closing date: 2 March 2023 - 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

Work environment

Canada, through the creation of Indigenous Services Canada and Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, has demonstrated a commitment to ensure that we are working with Indigenous Peoples to measure progress and improve service delivery on an ongoing basis. This is founded on a principle of a renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous Peoples, based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership.

Indigenous Services Canada is committed to the identification of the best models for delivering improved services to Indigenous Peoples and improve accountability to Indigenous Peoples for the quality of services delivered, including: work to leverage the ingenuity and understanding of Indigenous Peoples as well as experts from the private sector, provincial, territorial, and municipal governments and international experts on service delivery. It will be expected for you to assess how Indigenous Peoples experience the delivery of government services on a day-to-day basis and identify ways to improve delivery that are holistic, community-based, and put the needs of the person first.

Intent of the process

The hiring manager may select to consider candidates for the EN-ENG-03 or EN-ENG-04 positions based on candidates’ application and assessment throughout the selection process.

There is an immediate need is to fill multiple EN-ENG-03 and EN-ENG-04 positions on a permanent (indeterminate) basis.

A pool of qualified candidates may be established and used to staff EN-ENG-03 and EN-ENG-04 positions on a permanent (indeterminate), temporary (term), or acting basis.

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)

Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, aeronautical engineering, geological engineering, naval architecture or some other engineering specialty relevant to the duties of the position.

Certification as a professional engineer in Canada with specialization in an engineering specialty relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency

• Recent* experience in planning, design, administration and oversight of construction and implementation of municipal infrastructure projects, in one or more of the following areas: water, wastewater, schools, community buildings, roads, bridges, subdivisions, or energy systems.
• Experience in the technical review and evaluation of engineering reports, including proposal evaluation.
• Experience analysing and assessing technical data related to the operation and maintenance of community infrastructure assets and facilities.
• Experience analyzing data, preparing reports, or briefing materials
• Experience in project management of major capital projects from onset to take-over.

• Experience in providing technical and strategic advice to management and clients on engineering issues.

For EN-ENG-03
*Recent is defined as at least 3 years of experience (within the last 5 years ) as a Professional Engineer in Canada.

For EN-ENG-04
*Recent is defined as at least 5 years of experience (within the last 7 years) as a Professional Engineer in Canada

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

• Experience working with First Nation communities.
• Experience in working with various levels of government or multiple stakeholders.
• Experience managing or mentoring staff, or leading teams, working groups or projects

• Knowledge of life-cycle costing methodology and asset management techniques.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of engineering project management principles and practices as they relate to capital infrastructure projects.
• Knowledge of contracting principles, processes and procedures.
• Knowledge of the strategic direction of ISC

• Ability to plan, cost, schedule, monitor and manage projects, studies or activities.
• Ability to solve problems.
• Ability to effectively communicate in writing.
• Ability to effectively communicate orally.
• Ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task in an environment of competing priorities.
• Ability to synthesize technical information.

• Working effectively with others
• Initiative
• Judgement
• Dependability

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

Indigenous Services Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population we serve. In support of our strategy to achieve our employment equity goals, selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal Persons, Women and Persons with Disabilities.

• Travel in adverse weather and road conditions to remote and/or northern locations by various modes of transportation (e.g., small aircraft, all-terrain vehicle, boat).
• Possession of a valid Class 5 Driver’s license.
• Willingness to work overtime

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status 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

1) Interested persons must meet each essential qualification to be appointed to the position. However, a person may be appointed to the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements, or organizational needs. However, meeting these criteria is desirable, and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

2) Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users. All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence and telephone conversations, may be used in the assessment of qualifications. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.

3) Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

4) On-line applications are strongly encouraged in order to take advantage of the many benefits of using the electronic recruitment system. Some of the benefits for applicants are as follows:
•modify your application at any time BEFORE the closing date;
•when applicable, answer screening questions highlighting the expected qualifications to the hiring manager;
•verify the status of your application and notifications, at any time; and
•obtain information through electronic notification of your assessment details and results.


6) Please note that resumes may be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the screening question. Failure to provide this information in the requested format may result in your application being rejected. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or missing information.

7) Depending on the number of applicants, needs and/or plans, volume management strategies such as, but not limited to, top-down approach, cut-off scores, asset selection, random selection and/or assessment may be used for the purpose of managing applications/candidates and/or determining which candidates will continue in the staffing process. Should a volume management strategy be used, communication regarding the application of the strategy will be provided to those candidates who are impacted.


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

Adam Kuehnbaum - Manager, Engineering
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