Engineering Technologist

Company: Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Location: Vernon, British Columbia

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Engineering Technologist

$57,480.47–$65,417.88 annually

Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.

An excellent opportunity for a dedicated professional.

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) manages about 20% of the province’s allowable annual cut for Crown timber, generating economic prosperity for British Columbians through the safe, sustainable development and auction of Crown timber. BCTS operates in 33 communities and directly supports over 8,000 jobs across BC.

BCTS also supports government’s commitment to true, lasting reconciliation with First Nations in BC as we move toward fully adopting and implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website.

The Engineering Technologist is focused on implementing engineering projects, which includes contract management, bridge and major structure, survey, resource roads, and road design to support the achievement of project and program objectives. The position provides engineering expertise and advice to operational staff and works closely with the Engineering Officer and/or the Woodlands Supervisor to ensure environmental, construction and legislative requirements are met.

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.

The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development.  To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service offers You.

The BC Public Service is an inclusive and accessible employer. Please advise the hiring manager if any accommodations are required to assist you to ensure equitable participation.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Diploma in forest engineering, forest management, engineering, or equivalent related field, plus 2 years of recent work experience in a directly related field within the last 5 years, or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience, such as 3 years of experience, attained within the last 5 years, in two or more in the following areas: road and block layout, forestry contract administration, forest engineering, and engineering.
  • Applicants must be registered or eligible for registration with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals as a registered forest technologist.
  • Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.
For more information and to apply online by April 2, 2019, please go to:

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.