Engineering Technologist Technician 3
On-Going Opportunities Description
Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture, and are proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as Engineering Technologist Technician 3 within our Transportation Services Division.
Although there may not be current vacancies, resumes will be kept on file for 6 months and then deleted from our system. You must reapply after 6 months.
To perform investigations, surveys and analysis related to programs and projects of the City's facilities, infrastructure and moveable assets.
Reporting to the Supervisor, and working with the Engineering Technologist Technician 1 and/or the Coordinator, Transportation Right of Way Management (formerly the Senior By-Law Officer), the Engineering Technologist Technician 3 will assist with the application review and issuance of licences/permits within the public right of way working in various Transportation Services sections/districts such as Public Realm, Street Furniture; Surface Maintenance; Traffic Planning; Traffic Planning & Right of Way
- Responds to complaints and inquiries from members of the public as well as Councillors and other City staff
- Transforms information from plans into technical data for the purpose of preparing reports and/or responding to inquiries.
- Creates, Maintains and updates data in the various databases (i.e. TMMS, RACS etc.)
- Reviews and prepares encroachment agreements
- Prepares reports to Community Council, making recommendations based upon applicable by-law(s) and City policy, including the Use of Streets and Sidewalks, Front Yard Parking, Commercial Boulevard Parking, Ice and Snow, Anti-Idling, etc.
- Receives and processes applications for Right-of-Way permits, such as Constructions, Street Occupation, Street Events, etc., to ensure that the necessary specifications are met prior to issuing the required approval or permit
- Reviews, researches, coordinates and organizes meetings for Street Event applications
- Receives and resolves telephone, email and counter inquiries pertaining to the various uses of the public right of way
- Receives and processes payments for permits and licenses
- Prepares and circulates proposals to appropriate agencies for comment and specified requirements and advises applicants on the status of their applications
- Reviews and processes applications and related plans for the construction of utilities and telecommunication services within the limits of Right-of-Way.
- Review database for moratorium of roads and sidewalks, Official Record of Highways, DMOG, PaveNet
- Maintains files, plans and documents related to utility cuts and distributes permits/drawings to Engineering, Utilities and Transportation staff.
- Ensures equitable and safe use of the right of way and compliance with the "Vibrant Streets" policy and design guidelines and other regulations
- Conducts field surveys, investigations, and studies for a variety of proposals, programs within Right of Way Management
- Coordinates input from Transportation Standards Officers (formerly By-Law Officers), other Divisions, Ward Councillors and BIAs into the program
- Prepares sketches, technical designs and elevations. Reads and interprets technical drawings.
- Ensures contractors are performing construction in accordance with permits, safety regulations and according to tenders and specifications.
- Attends on site meetings with contractors, utility companies, etc. regarding construction and repairs on capital projects.
- May be required to troubleshoot with regard to job site problems
- Arranges stake-outs and checks drawings to ensure locations are clear.
- Conducts field inspections and evaluates condition of facilities and sites.
- Operates and maintains a variety of mechanical, digital, analogue, wireless, computerized and other equipment and systems in performing surveys, draughting, calculations, diagnostics, repairs, studies, etc.
- Prepares and checks map data and products using GIS software
- Prepares and edits technical drawings in CADD environment.
- Collects, maintains and analyzes data and prepares reports making recommendations.
- Maintains and monitors programs and systems
- Procures goods and/or services as required.
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
- Graduate in Civil Engineering Technologist Program from a recognized College or combination of education and experience.
- Experience in reading and interpreting technical drawings and construction specifications.
- Experience in the operation of a personal computer and software such as GroupWise, GIS, as well as Microsoft Excel, Power Point and Microstation or other CAD based program.
- Working knowledge of the principals of civil engineering or urban planning.
- Knowledge of various types of construction works including surface types and utility and telecommunication installation.
- Demonstrated ability to answer enquiries from utilities, the public, City Departments, agencies, contractors and technically converse verbally and in writing with engineering staff and other technical representatives.
- Knowledge of street inventory and construction requirements for the installation of underground services
- Must possess and be able to maintain a valid Province of Ontario Class "G" license and qualify for the City's drivers' permit and Provincial equipment operating permits.
You must also have:
- Eligibility for membership in the Ontario Association of Engineering, Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) will be an asset.
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to liaise with the public, contractors, and staff in other service areas.
- Ability to write correspondence and reports in a clear, concise and legible manner.
- Ability to work independently, organize, plan and carry out tasks to meet deadlines.
- Ability to read and interpret engineering and architectural drawings.
- Ability to perform manual/computerized mathematical calculations in survey measurements, construction practices and engineering estimates.
- Ability to work effectively under stressful situations.
- Thorough knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply the various by-laws and related legislation regulating the use of the public right of way.
We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants who provide an email address may receive their written correspondence with respect to this job posting directly to the email address provided with their application. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly to receive this correspondence.
In accordance with Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants are required to make their needs known in advance.