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Founded in 1970, Mainland Sand & Gravel is one of the three largest aggregate producers in British Columbia, and proudly 100% BC owned and operated. Mainland supplies all sizes and grades of crushed stone, sand, gravel, river sand, and rip rap to the construction industry throughout Greater Vancouver, and the Fraser Valley.
Mainland has the second largest hard rock pit in Canada; produced three million metric tonnes in 2012, with reserves projected to last another 50 to 75 years; making it one of the largest permitted reserves for aggregate in the Vancouver area. The river and barge accessibility of the Cox Station Quarry represent a distinct advantage. Mainland’s Cox Station Quarry has consistently been one of the top aggregate producing operations in Canada.
Reporting to the General Manager, the Quarry Manager will oversee the Cox Station Quarry, with responsibility for the mine and production plans, and cultivating a big picture vision for the development of Cox Station’s unused lands. You will have extensive experience with the effective –and safe - use of equipment to keep the cost per tonne low, while ensuring that the mine site equipment remains in good mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical health. You will promote hard rock quarry best practices for quality control and safety, ensuring the quarry remains within the standards of compliance, including all permits and environmental requirements.
You will be instrumental in the development and implementation of budgets, cost measurement systems, and strategic plans; as well as managing all capital projects and equipment purchases associated with the quarry. It will be paramount that you build strong trustworthy relationships with your unionized force of employees, as well as with the Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), not to mention your suppliers, head-office team and customers.
As a seasoned quarry manager, you bring a powerful tool box to the table. You are technically apt, a critical thinker, and an effective team leader. You lead by example, one of strong work ethic and integrity. Because of this, you are a respected, trusted, and valued team player, with an uncanny strength for connecting with individuals at all levels. Your long range planning skills enable you to grow the business.
For more information about Mainland Sand & Gravel, visit their website at www.mainlandsg.com.
If you are an energetic team player who is keen to lead an-already-successful quarry to the next level, please contact ....
Engineering Projects Officer
Permanent Full Time – 70 hours biweekly
The incumbent ensures and provides management, design and contract administration services for capital projects for the Engineering Services Department.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor of Applied Science Degree with Professional Engineer Designation and 5 years progressive municipal experience (preferred); or Civil Engineering Technology Diploma, with CET Designation and sufficient years of progressive municipal engineering experience to be able to obtain a Limited Licence to Practice as issued by the Association of Professional Engineers of the Yukon (minimum).
Previous experience - 5 years progressive related municipal experience, including a minimum of 1 year supervisory experience.
Coursework/training in Transportation, Traffic, Water, Sewer, and Drainage Infrastructures, Environmental Protection, and Landfill Systems
Class 5 Driver’s License
Standard First Aid with CPR Level C, Confined Space Entry, Electrical Hazards and Trenching Safety Certificates or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire
Proven project management, decision-making/problem solving and interpersonal skills.
Strong customer service orientation, demonstrated ability to be self directed
Duties and Responsibilities
Oversees, completes, or coordinates the design and construction of in-house capital infrastructure projects or manages consultant controlled projects including reviewing all reports and designs to ensure compliance with City Servicing Standards and sound engineering principles.
Oversees and inspects capital projects including performance evaluation of consultants and contractors. Issues “stop-work” orders and recommends the issuance of construction completion and final acceptance certificates.
Prepares and controls project budgets, and contributes to the preparation and control of the Departmental operating budgets.
Recruits, directs, trains, schedules and appraises the performance of reporting staff projects under the incumbent’s control. Is authorized to issue verbal reprimands and contributes to higher level of discipline in accordance with the progressive discipline directive.
Collects and analyzes technical data, undertakes studies, researches, and prepares and presents reports for approval. Reviews consultant or planning reports and provide comments based on technical knowledge and approved standards.
Under the direction of the Manager designs and prepares drawings, reports, local improvement bylaws, and contract specifications related to the improvement of the City’s water, sewer, drainage, and transportation infrastructures, ensuring environmental approvals as required.
Coordinates, manages and/or reviews the utility companies upgrading of power, telephone, cable TV, and data infrastructures as part of the City’s infrastructure renewal, or when proposed new utility upgrades impact existing infrastructure.
Prepares tenders, quotations and proposal calls; evaluates the same for completeness and compliance; and awards or recommends awards in accordance with City Purchasing Policy.
Reviews and recommends changes to City Engineering Servicing Standards.
Supplies technical expertise to other departments in relation to infrastructure design, construction and operation, and interprets City Engineering Standards for the public, consultants and contractors.
Reviews and recommends purchase of engineering equipment and software and maintains and updates database systems and models.
Coordinates, performs or assists in performing survey activities.
Identifies easement requirements and assists with negotiating Easement Agreements and land acquisitions with property owners.
Follows, and ensures reporting staff follows, so far as is reasonably practicable, established safety procedures and standards.
Acts as Manager, Engineering & Environmental Services as assigned; assumes the duties of other Engineering Technologists as required.
Required To Operate Equipment Such As:
Light transportation vehicle, canoe or small boat, survey instruments including survey data recorder, testing and recording equipment, computer with applications such as GIS, Word, data base systems, Excel, AutoCAD, flow meters, SCADA, Traffic Signal Controllers and Counters, various engineering software packages such as: EPANET (water model),transportation modeling and Eagle Point design software.
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
Preference will be given to candidates that have experience working in northern cold climates.