TECHNOLOGIST, PROJECT & FIELD SERVICES


The Port of Prince Rupert is located on the scenic North Coast of British Columbia. As Canada’s second largest West Coast port, the Port is strategically situated on the Pacific Rim, with the deepest natural harbour in North America and direct connections to the North American continent by CN Rail’s network reach. Its facilities include modern, high-throughput coal and grain terminals, two cruise terminals and an innovative, intermodal container terminal anchoring the fastest and most reliable trade corridor on the West Coast.

Prince Rupert is home to amazing wildlife and wilderness adventures, unique history and cultural experiences, and the spectacular scenery of the rugged Coast Mountain Range and the Great Bear Rainforest.    Easily accessible by air, rail, cruise ship, ferry or car, Prince Rupert’s attractions include First Nation cultural works of art, fine North Coast galleries and boutiques, parks and walking trails, restaurants and coffee shops.   A balanced lifestyle might include enjoying a round of golf on the golf course or spending time out on the water kayaking, fishing, or taking in the scenery.    Reasonable housing costs, organized sports, volunteer opportunities, modern recreation facilities, community groups and festivals all contribute to a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle for those living in this community.

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POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Manager, Project Engineering, the Technologist, Project and Field Services works closely with the management of the Gateway Operations, Planning & Infrastructure  Department and is responsible for providing technical assistance in the planning, design, construction, supervision and management of PRPA’s facilities and infrastructure assets, as well as project engineering construction and field services for various capital, repair and maintenance projects.

The incumbent manages the development and implementation of various small and mid-sized projects. In addition, the incumbent manages one or two consultant and contractor teams simultaneously, ensuring appropriate project management steps are undertaken during this process.

The incumbent provides assistance and support to project teams and represents the organization in project progress inspections.

MAJOR POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES

  1. Provides field supervision during construction of capital projects. Ensures appropriate quality assurance and quality inspections are carried out so all aspects of a project are per project specifications and they meet PRPA’s high quality standards. Maintains accurate records of project progress and provides written and oral updates to supervisors.
  • Ensures contractors implement their safety management, construction and environmental programs on the construction site, and their safe work practices meet PRPA’s Safety Management System requirements.
  • Conducts all activities pertaining to project development, such as topographic survey, geotechnical, and geophysical, and other activities, as needed. Assists with preparation of various plans and specifications.
  • Participates in port development and facility planning by providing engineering and technical input.
  • Manages the planning and implementation of assigned small and mid-sized projects. This includes preparation of tenders, requests for proposals (RFP), requests for quotations (RFQ), contracts, bid reviews, mandatory site visits, bidder selection, evaluation of bidders’ technical qualifications, and issuance of PO’s. Makes recommendations for award of work to the successful bidder. Develops effective and sound definitions of project scopes, goals and deliverables and liaises with, and involves tenants and stakeholders, when required.
  • Ensures the development and implementation of assigned projects comply with all applicable codes, standards, regulations, and Port policies, and that all necessary permits and approvals are obtained.
  • Monitors and accurately tracks project expenses against approved budgets for assigned maintenance projects and makes recommendations for corresponding change orders, following the Port’s protocol. Tracks project timelines using Gantt charts. Monitors, summarizes and communicates project progress with others. Assists with appropriate commissioning of completed projects.
  • Ensures project-related documentation and correspondence are completed throughout the life cycle of the project, and labels and files documents following the department’s protocol. This includes the project closing documents (e.g. final reports, sealed record drawings, operating instructions, photos, warranties, etc.).
  • Works with appropriate project site compliance personnel, such as environmental monitors, health and safety officers, and ensures projects are conducted in an environmentally conscious manner and complies with all project-related mitigation and regulations.
  1. Assists with updating and maintaining the Port’s asset condition program, including field condition assessments, updating facility drawings, reporting and documentation.
  1. On substantial completion of projects, ensures that all technical information of newly installed and acquired assets (e.g. manufacturer, capital cost, specifications, preventive maintenance schedule, etc.) are provided to the Maintenance and Project Coordinator.
  1. Continues professional development by keeping abreast of new technologies, methodologies, processes and technical information related to port infrastructure, equipment and systems. Participates in relevant courses, conferences and workshops.
  1. Performs any other duties as directed by the Manager, Project Engineering.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Work is split between an office environment and field work.
  • Physical effort required for climbing ladders, lifting or pulling heavy objects.
  • Some exposure to dirt, oil, noise, wet weather, and cold temperature.
  • Regular, full-time position (37.5 hours per week). Regular working hours are Mondays to Fridays. 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM with 1 hour lunch break (unpaid).

SPECIFICATIONS

Formal Education

  • Post-secondary education in civil, mechanical or geotechnical program accredited by Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC), the Association of Applied Science Technicians and Technologists of British Columbia (ASTTBC), or any other similar organization across Canada.
  • Registered or eligible for registration with EGBC (P.Eng. or E.I.T), or ASTTBC, or other similar organization across Canada.

Related Experience

  • 1 to 5 years’ related experience in field supervision of construction projects, engineering planning and design, and project management, particularly in infrastructure projects.
  • Experience with multi-discipline engineering teams.
  • Experience in developing, updating and maintaining Gantt charts in Microsoft Project.

Other Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of AutoCAD.
  • Able to read and interpret engineering drawings, reports, plans and specifications.
  • Able to prepare technical in-house reports.
  • Able to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Strong decision-making and planning skills.
  • Good attention to details.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Able to work both independently and with others in high-paced entrepreneurial team environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Port’s Vision and Mission.
  • Able to obtain security clearance under Transport Canada’s Security Clearance Program.
  • Possesses valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence.

Individuals of aboriginal descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in confidence by

July 24, 2020 (Fri) to:

Director, Human Resources
Prince Rupert Port Authority
200 – 215 Cow Bay Road
Prince Rupert, B.C., V8J 1A2
Fax:    (250) 627-8980
Email: careers@rupertport.com  
No telephone inquiries please.

                                               

                                               

                                           

TECHNOLOGIST, PROJECT & FIELD SERVICES

The Port of Prince Rupert is located on the scenic North Coast of British Columbia. As Canada’s second largest West Coast port, the Port is strategically situated on the Pacific Rim, with the deepest natural harbour in North America and direct connections to the North American continent by CN Rail’s network reach. Its facilities include modern, high-throughput coal and grain terminals, two cruise terminals and an innovative, intermodal container terminal anchoring the fastest and most reliable trade corridor on the West Coast.

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