BC Local Government Job Posting Service

City of Grand Forks

Capital Projects Engineer

Department: Development, Engineering & Planning
Position Type: Full Time Regular for a 5 year term, Exempt
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week, M-F, 8am-5pm

The City of Grand Forks is looking to add a key member to their leadership team. This is an incredible once in a lifetime opportunity for a motivated individual to lead projects in pursuit of resilience across the social, built, natural and economic environments of the community.

Under the general direction of the Chief Administrative Officer and the immediate direction of the Manager of Development, Engineering and Planning, this position is responsible for overall program management of capital projects in the City. Along with the current and proposed projects in the City’s capital plan, this position will be responsible for the management of structural and natural works associated with construction of new flood mitigation systems to manage floodwaters in the City.

The ideal candidate has a combination of education, training and experience equivalent to a university engineering degree combined with a minimum of five (5) years local government experience in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This person brings demonstrated leadership and relationship building skills; considerable knowledge of project management, asset management, contract and budget administration; operations experience, and a well-rounded understanding of local government legislation and practices.  Exceptional oral and written communication skills are a must, along with the ability to prepare complex, technical reports for non-technical audiences.

A complete job description is available on the City’s website at

Using the subject line “Capital Projects Engineer”, please submit your resume and cover letter, in confidence, to Dolores Sheets, Manager of Development, Engineering and Planning:

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm on Friday, August 2, 2019.

Please note that the posting may close early if a suitable candidate is found prior to the closing date.

Location: Grand Forks, BC
Region: West Kootenay / Boundary
Professional Categories: Engineering
Posted: July 8, 2019, 10:03 am
Expires: August 2, 2019, 4:00 pm