• The Corporation of the County of Northumberland
  • Northumberland County, ON, Canada
  • Jun 27, 2018
Full time Engineering Government

Job Description

Under the direction of the Project Engineering Manager, you will assist in all phases of the design and construction of a wide range of transportation and waste management projects from project inception, through approvals, final design, contract preparation, tendering, and construction administration.  You will be responsible for preparing engineering and construction specifications, tenders and request for proposals/quotations as well as preparing funding and grant applications for construction projects.  You will lead various engineering studies and design projects including review of drawings, design calculations and engineering analysis as well as public consultation.   Additionally, you will be involved in the maintenance of asset management inventories for the County’s transportation infrastructure (roads, bridges, traffic signals, etc.) and be involved in budgeting and long term capital planning.

Qualifications & skills:

  • You have, at minimum, a four year BSc Engineering degree in a civil/environmental/structural discipline and PEO eligibility as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT).
  • Demonstrated understanding of engineering theories and principles.
  • Knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices including design, construction and inspection as applied to complex projects; principles of hydrology, hydraulics, strength of materials; principles of traffic, transportation, highway engineering and design, structural engineering and design, landfill design including leachate collection and site optimization.
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used in public works construction and the principles of surveying.
  • Knowledge of data processing to assist in solving engineering problems.
  • Knowledge of technical report preparation.
  • Proficiency with computer software applications including Microsoft Office Suite, ESRI (including City Works), ArcGIS suite of software, and AutoCad Civil 3D.
  • Relational skills are required to ensure effective corporate representation during presentation or spoken communication and written reports, memos and letters to permit interaction with internal staff and external clients and members of the public.
  • Conflict management skills are required when negotiating with contractors on construction deficiencies or payments.
  • Excellent time management and project management skills.
  • High level of sound and independent judgement and reasoning.
  • Ability to interpret and implement corporate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work individually and as an effective team member.


A valid Class G driver’s license with a clean abstract and access to a personal vehicle is required. A 3 year uncertified driver’s record obtained from Service Ontario must be submitted with your resume. Resumes submitted without an acceptable driver’s abstract will not be reviewed. 

The successful candidate will be required to submit a satisfactory criminal background check prior to the commencement of employment. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. 

When emailing your application, please indicate what source you found this posting in and please ensure your cover letter, résumé, and any other supporting documents are submitted in one file (preferably MS Word (.doc or .docx) or Adobe (.pdf)). Please also indicate in your cover letter your preferred method of contact: text, email, or phone call.

We invite you to submit your application by 4:30pm on Friday, July 20th, 2018 to:

Human Resources

County of Northumberland

555 Courthouse Road

Cobourg, ON K9A 5J6                                                                                             


Fax: 905-372-3046