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Westbank First Nation

Civil Engineering Technologist

Westbank First Nation is a self-governed band located on the traditional, unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan people. At Westbank First Nation we operate just like any other municipality while constantly seeking ways to incorporate Syilx culture into our system of governance through perseverance, leadership, and community. All qualified individuals who are interested in learning more about Westbank First Nation are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Civil Engineering Technologist provides technical support in all areas of Municipal Engineering, specific areas of responsibility include roads, utilities and development. The position assists in the preparation and management of capital and maintenance programs and assists coordinating design review of development related construction projects including construction inspection.


  • Assists in the preparation and implementation of short and long term capital infrastructure plans for domestic water, sanitary collection system, storm drainage systems and roadways
  • Prepares designs, estimates and oversees construction for small scale utility projects, subdivision development and road projects
  • Assists in the review and approval of development servicing drawings, performs inspections and confirms record drawings for accuracy
  • Provides technical assistance to the Development Services department including preparing reports, plans, drawings and Request for Proposals/Quotations.
  • Assists with preparing funding applications to INAC and other agencies
  • Updates WFN GIS system with new infrastructure and maintain inventory of record drawings
  • Builds strong working relationships with WFN internal department, neighboring jurisdiction and Utility companies in the area
  • Liaises with residents, consultants, department contacts, and the public on related engineering and Construction queries
  • Assists in the administration of the Subdivision and Development Law, Land Use Law, Building Law, Sanitary Sewer Law, and Water Law
  • Coordinates and responds to technical inquires independently or in conjunction with staff
  • Assists in the  development  of  preparing  AANDC  Funding  Applications  for  feasibility,  design,  and construction of identified Capital Projects
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required
  • Performs all duties and responsibilities  in  accordance  with  Westbank  First  Nation  (WFN)  policies, standards and procedures and as directed by the Infrastructure Engineer
  • Complies with all applicable safety regulations and procedures



  • Two (2) year diploma in Civil Engineering Technology or equivalent
  • Minimum of five (5) years' experience in engineering technology in a consulting  or
  • Municipal/First Nation setting with experience in the Municipal Engineering discipline
  • Registered or eligible for registration with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) designation an asset
  • Proficiency with computer  applications  including  AutoCAD, Civil 3D,  Graphic Information Systems, MS Office, and other similar software
  • A valid Class 5 BC Driver's License, own transportation, and an acceptable driver’s abstract which is to be submitted annually
  • Physically capable of fulfilling the required duties

  • Experience in basic municipal infrastructure  design,  surveying,  tendering,  contract documents (MMCD), construction administration, inspection, materials/quality control, recording of as- built drawing, site safety, grant application writing, cost estimating and capital works planning

  • Excellent interpersonal skills in dealings with contractors, consultants, the public, owners, developers, utility company representatives, senior staff, municipal employees and other government employees
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team structure
  • Proven ability to learn new procedures and techniques to develop new skills, is able to multitask, and is highly organized
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates an interest in municipal planning and a wide range of general municipal engineering issues
  • Demonstrates experience in taking initiative, providing practical solutions to problems, and working hard to deliver a quality product
  • Sound knowledge of applicable Westbank First Nation, municipal, provincial and federal legislations

A competitive starting salary rate & benefits, commensurate with appropriate experience is offered.

Interested applicants should begin the application process by fully completing the MY PRESENCE tab, including the MY REFERENCES. Upon completion, click APPLY NOW, fill in the application form, and ensure your cover letter and resume is attached.

Opportunity is open until Sunday, March 8th, 2020
*Incomplete and/or late submissions will not be accepted*


Location: Kelowna, BC
Region: Okanagan Valley / Similkameen
Professional Categories: Engineering
Posted: February 12, 2020, 3:27 pm
Expires: March 8, 2020, 4:30 pm