Utilities Engineer

Requisition #: 24/23
Job #: J0124-1478
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Job Category: Engineering
Positions: 1
Posting Date: February 2, 2024
Closing Date: March 10, 2024
Salary/Wage: 88,994.00 - 109,530.00/Year
Department: Public Operations
Location: 110 Carleton Drive

Cultivate your Career

As Alberta's 'Botanical Arts City', St. Albert is a community renowned for its botanical arts, its commitment to a green lifestyle and the cultivation of activities that provide for a well-rounded quality of life. Our employees provide over 70,000 residents with high-quality programs and services and are proud to contribute to making St. Albert one of the best places to live in Canada.

The Opportunity

The City of St. Albert is recruiting a Utilities Engineer to join the Utilities branch of the Public Operations department. The Utilities branch manages our potable water distribution, wastewater collection and storm water management systems throughout St. Albert. Reporting to the Senior Utilities Engineer, the Utilities Engineer will conduct the analysis required to support development of short and long-term asset management and capital plans regarding repair, maintenance and rehabilitation requirements for the City of St. Albert’s underground and drainage infrastructure. This position prepares recommendations on necessary capital expansion and investment required to sustain the City’s infrastructure. Tasks for this position will include support and contract management for the Utility Master Plan and review of Green Utility initiatives. This position is responsible to administer multiple service contracts annually for collection of asset condition information and will assist with development of capital repair, maintain, and rehabilitation plans.

The Utilities Engineer will provide technical support to other City departments and be part of the project teams specific to Land Development and Utility Projects during the planning and design phases. They will also be involved in project implementation on a required basis, which will involve concept planning, engineering design, selection and management of engineering consultants, and project management.

The individual we seek is collaborative and personable, with strong communication skills. We are looking for someone who is solution-oriented and thrives in a dynamic work environment where innovative approaches are often required.


• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.
• A minimum of 5 years related experience in municipal utility systems design and construction.
• APEGA Professional Engineer P.Eng. or equivalent.
• Experience in project management, administration of capital projects, and coordinating contractual and operational activities in the Water & Wastewater field.
• Extensive technical and financial experience and knowledge with the ability to compile, analyze, evaluate and interpret financial, statistical and engineering data in relation to the operation, construction, maintenance and administration of utility service systems.
• Strong computer skills in GIS, WaterCAD, Mike Urban and/or PC SWMM is an asset
• Experience in Asset Management is an asset.
• A valid Class 5 drivers licence is required.

Hours of Work

We offer a compressed work schedule of 72 hours bi-weekly (Monday - Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 with a regular day off [RDO] every two weeks).

Hybrid Remote Work – This position may be eligible to apply for Hybrid Remote Work at the completion of the probationary period. Hybrid Remote Work means the majority of worktime (51+%) will be completed in the designated workspace, and the remainder may be worked remotely. Applicants must reside in Alberta or be able to relocate to Alberta.


$88,994 - $109,530 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a generous and comprehensive benefit package.

Conditions of Employment

• The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check.
• The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials.
• Valid Class 5 Drivers License is required.

Application Information

• Please upload a cover letter and a resume when applying for this opportunity. These will need to be uploaded as two separate documents.
• Applications will only be accepted to 10:00 p.m. MST on the closing date.
• Please note that the City conducts most interviews via video conference and will provide a link and instructions to applicants selected for an interview.

Closing Statement

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The City of St. Albert will no longer accept applications in person, via fax, email or by post.

Please answer all of the following questions before applying

* Question numbers in red and with an asterisk indicate mandatory questions (answer is required).

*1. Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
*2. Do you hold a valid Class 5 drivers license?
*3. Do you have a professional engineering designation or equivalent as recognized by APEGA?
*4. Do you hold a bachelors or post graduate degree in Civil Engineering?
*5. Please select years of experience in Utilities Infrastructure Capital Planning:
*6. Do you have experience with WaterCAD, PC SWMM, and/or Mike Urban?

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