LSO 3 DPE – Regional Water Engineer

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LSO 3 DPE – Regional Water Engineer

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date December 31, 2018
Deadline January 13, 2019
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $62,983.74 - $82,127.55 - Annual
Location Multiple Locations
Category Admin / Office
Client BC Public Service
Contact Information
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LSO 3 DPE – Regional Water Engineer – (56917)

Posting Title:LSO 3 DPE – Regional Water Engineer
Position Classification: LSO 3 -Designated Profssnl Eng
Union: PEA
Location: Kamloops, BC V2H 1B7 CA
Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Penticton, BC V2V5A6 CA
Salary Range: $62,983.74 – $82,127.55 annually (plus 5.5% Recruitment and Retention Adjustment)
Close Date: 1/13/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> FLNRO and Rural Development
Ministry Branch / Division: South Area
Job Summary

Regional Water Engineer
Licensed Science Officer (Designated Professional Engineer) 3

1 position is available in Kamloops or Penticton.
An eligibility list may be established.

An excellent senior opportunity for a dedicated professional

Water is fundamental to BC’s communities, ecosystems, food supply and economy. The provincial water program is a diverse group of environmental professionals who help support and make informed decisions with evidence-based policy and sound science. Program staff collaborates with internal and external partners to help ensure provincial water management is effective and sustainable. The program administers authorization for works in and about a stream under the Water Sustainability Act.

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Working for BC Public Service offers a competitive salary, diverse work environment, a healthy work/life balance, and excellent benefits. In addition to the base salary for Professional Employee Association members, there is an allowance to cover professional fees, strong dental and medical plans and much more. Salary listed does not include the additional 7% Overtime Shift Standby (OSS) provision that can be taken as taken as time off or salary on an annual basis which is on top of four (4) weeks annual leave

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirement as outlined below:

  • Degree (preference for a postgraduate degree) in a related field (e.g., civil engineering) or equivalent as accepted by Engineers and Geoscientists, BC (EGBC).
  • Registration or immediately eligible for registration with EGBC as a professional engineer.
  • Experience in engineering hydrology, hydraulics and/or fluvial geomorphology with specific experience in field and stream-based assessments, and watershed hydrology.
  • Experience conducting water investigations, including watershed and hydrologic assessments and water monitoring.
  • Experience interpreting and analyzing maps and data related to water management.
  • Experience interpreting wind/wave studies and sediment transport studies for the purpose of development of a small craft harbour.
  • Experience working cooperatively with agencies, other levels of government and the public.
  • Experience coordinating or participating in complex interdisciplinary projects.
  • Experience producing technical reports and/or policy or guidance.

Preference may be given to candidates with experience in the following areas:

  • Ecosystems:
    • Specific experience in riparian ecosystem and fish habitat, restoration strategies and methodology, and the potential impacts that could occur from development proposals and activities.
  • Regional Hydrologist:
    • Specific experience in stream, river and lake hydraulics and the assessing the potential impacts to resource values from development proposals and activities.
  • Experience supervising staff and contractors


  • Willing and able to conduct field work which may include travel to remote areas by vehicle, boat, air or foot, overnight or extended stay in rough camp conditions and outdoor work in all weather conditions.

Please include your registration number with the Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia) within your application as you must be registered or immediately eligible for registration as a fully licensed Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with the Association. If you are not yet registered with Engineers and Geoscientists BC, please explain how you are immediately eligible (i.e. currently a fully licensed Registered Professional Engineer member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to Engineers and Geoscientists BC).

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover letter required: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume required: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

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