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Engineering Technician

The City of Kawartha Lakes is seeking an individual to fulfill the full-time position of:


Engineering Technician

Job #16-115

 (Internal/External Posting)

CUPE 855 – Inside

$25.29 - $30.89


Reports to:               Supervisor, Development Engineering

Hours of Work:       Normal working hours are 35 or 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Work Location:       Combination of general office environment, with travel throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes required in accordance with job requirements


Job Description:

  • Detail design review of plan of subdivision, site plans and other related development application
  • Coordinate the Inspection of the construction of subdivisions, site plan developments, and other related development applications
  • Assist in the review of individual lot grading plans in support of building permits
  • Assist with the collection and analysis of field construction reports
  • Assist in the survey, drafting and inspection of Capital projects
  • Review geotechnical consultant reports
  • Inspection of water distribution system, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer upgrades and road improvements
  • Maintain plans, maps, drawings and other records reflecting the municipal infrastructure
  • Collect field data for ‘as constructed’ plans
  • Perform pre-engineering and construction surveys for capital improvement projects
  • Coordinate traffic related activities
  • Review and prepare comments for all applications for development  within the City using the City’s Standards
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


Skills/Education Required:

  • Post-secondary diploma in Civil Engineering or a related field
  • Minimum 2 years of related progressive experience, preferably in a municipal environment
  • Working toward certification with the Ontario Association of Certified Technicians and Technologists
  • Proficiency in Total Station Surveys and layout
  • Experience in the specific area of specialty, development engineering
  • Demonstrated professional and ethical responsibility to protect privacy, use confidential information appropriately, treat sensitive situations with appropriate degree of tact and discretion
  • Demonstrated customer-service and interpersonal skills at a level to develop and to maintain cooperative/collaborative working relationships both within and outside the organization
  • Excellent time-management skills with the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines, and the ability to deal with multiple demands
  • Excellent written communication skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills with the ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative consistently with commitment to quality improvement, sharing process improvement initiatives with management
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and abide by municipal policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, the internet, and any other related software
  • Possess and maintain a valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s Licence


Applicants must be prepared for skill testing.


Interested applicants are invited to apply in confidence by 4:00 p.m. on November 1, 2016 to:


Human Resources Officer

City of Kawartha Lakes

P.O. Box 9000, 28 Francis Street

Lindsay, ON K9V 5R8

Or e-mail to: 


Please quote Position Title and Job Posting Number on your submission. 


We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.  We will accommodate the needs of applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.  Please advise Human Resources to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.


Date Posted: October 18, 2016

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