CSCE / SCGC https://csce.ca/en/ Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Mon, 12 Aug 2019 18:09:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 Senior Structural Engineer (Gardiner Rehabilitation Project) https://csce.ca/en/senior-structural-engineer-gardiner-rehabilitation-project/ https://csce.ca/en/senior-structural-engineer-gardiner-rehabilitation-project/#respond Wed, 29 May 2019 00:46:07 +0000 https://csce.ca/?p=126541  

Senior Structural Engineer (Gardiner Rehabilitation Project)

 

Job Classification Title            SENIOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEER GAR REHAB ECS

Requisition #                            2325438 X

Division                                    Engineering & Construction Services

Section                                    Transportation Infrastructure

Work Location                         METRO HALL, 55 JOHN ST

Job Location                            Canada-Ontario-Toronto

Job Stream                              Engineering

Job Type                                  Permanent, Full-Time

Salary/Rate                              $110,965.40 – $130,366.60 / Year

Hours of Work (bi-weekly)        70.00

Shift Information                      Monday to Friday, 35 Hours per Week

Affiliation                                 Non-Union

Number of Positions Open       1

Posting Date                            22-May-2019

Expiry date                              12-Jun-2019

Job Description

Are you interested in being part of the single largest construction project in the history of the City of Toronto?

Bring your specialized structural engineering expertise to the City’s Engineering and Construction Services Division and become part of the high-powered, ground-breaking engineering team working on the multi-year, multibillion-dollar Gardiner Strategic Rehabilitation Project.

The Project is in the early stages of implementation, and is now at a critical juncture, with design of the first phase of the rehabilitation – between Jarvis Street and Cherry Street – underway. Construction of the first phase started in 2018.

In the specially created role of Senior Structural Engineer – Gardiner Rehabilitation Project, you will be part of the self-contained unit within the Engineering and Construction Services Division that has overall responsibility to deliver the strategic rehabilitation plan for the F.G. Gardiner Expressway.

Reporting to the Senior Manager of the Gardiner Rehabilitation Unit, you will bring your extensive structural engineering expertise to the role. Excellent communication skills (oral and written) are essential given the extremely high profile of the strategic rehabilitation plan. Your support of the successful delivery of the Gardiner Rehabilitation Project includes providing the highest level of project management expertise, time and financial management capabilities, and coordination and consultation with the myriad of internal and external stakeholders and asset owners, including City departments and agencies, and provincial organizations such as Metrolinx.

Major Responsibilities:

Your primary responsibilities as the Senior Structural Engineer – Gardiner Rehabilitation Project will focus on:

Bridge engineering design and bridge constructability

  • Providing technical advice and expertise in the review of specialized structural designs in order to ensure adherence to the strategic direction, as well as integrity among the designs of individual components, to support successful delivery of the Project.
  • Initiating, reviewing, evaluating and recommending innovative proposals, such as accelerated bridge construction approaches.

Review and recommendation of implementation strategies

  • Developing and operationalizing detailed plans and recommending policies regarding the implementation of the F.G. Gardiner Strategic Rehabilitation Project.
  • Using relevant and appropriate procurement strategies and approaches, such as design-bid-build, design-build, program management assignments, and Alternative Financing and Procurement (public private partnership, or P3) to deliver the Project.
  • Providing leadership and direction regarding sub-projects, recommendations and options, implementation of solutions, project risks and issues, removal of roadblocks, etc.

Project management

  • Managing project in areas of planning, detailed design, resource allocation, budget preparation, scheduling and task management, construction administration, preparation of specification and tender documents for multi-year, complex projects of roads, highways, and bridges, including public-private partnership options.
  • Directing consultants and staff teams in the design, planning, organizing and implementation of assigned projects.
  • Resolving conflicts and mediating disagreements among project members.
  • Supervising and managing contractors and consultants involved in Project delivery.
  • Managing scope of Project to ensure it remains within budget and timeframes.
  • Monitoring progress to reduce risks and initiating timely corrective action when required to ensure that Project expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations.

Contract management

  • Identifying, evaluating and providing technical expertise and recommendations for the resolution of contract issues, compliance programs, prosecutions, property, by-law, environmental and risk management issues and public safety in compliance with the City policies and by-laws.

Effective communications

  • Managing and communicating with stakeholders who work in the areas of environmental assessments, functional planning, detailed design, construction administration, preparation of specification and tender documents, and project management.
  • Maintaining effective relations with City councillors, the public, consultants, government agencies, developers, suppliers and contractors.
  • Managing strategic and effective relations with other governments and government agencies and partners, as required.
  • Providing regular progress reports on the Project to senior management, Committee, and Council, as required.
  • Preparing comprehensive reports, making presentations and representing the Senior Manager at meetings.
  • Representing the Project at meetings with the public, stakeholders and councillors, including as a structural engineering technical specialist at Project and organizational meetings with planners, administrators, and contractors and other external service providers.

Key Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, your application must demonstrate that you have:

  1. University degree in Civil Engineering or in a professional discipline related to the job function combined with relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. A Professional Engineering licence and membership in good standing in Professional Engineers Ontario, or eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer in Ontario prior to the employment start date.
  3. Extensive experience in the application of the principles of civil and structural engineering and of materials and methods of construction, rehabilitation and upgrading, including accelerated bridge construction strategies.
  4. Extensive experience in project management of municipal infrastructure and capital works engineering design and construction, from inception to closeout.
  5. Extensive experience writing reports, Requests for Qualifications and Requests for Proposals (RFQs/RFPs) and making presentations.
  6. Extensive experience proactively managing clients and communicating with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  7. Extensive knowledge of relevant legislation and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations for construction projects.
  8. Ability to read, interpret and report on engineering plans and drawings, specifications, correspondence, reports and other documents in a timely manner.
  9. Highly developed ability to plan, organize and coordinate large, complex projects.
  10. Strong communication skills both verbally and in writing at all organizational levels.
  11. Ability to communicate technical information effectively in a user-friendly capacity.
  12. Highly developed interpersonal and team skills.
  13. Ability to collaborate and work effectively with contractors, colleagues, elected officials, consultants, developers and other internal and external clients and stakeholders.
  14. Ability to plan, supervise and direct the work of others, including consultants.
  15. Considerable knowledge of modern principles and practices of management and management controls.
  16. Proficiency in the use of general computer software, including Microsoft Windows, Excel and Word.
  17. Possession of a valid Province of Ontario Class “G” Driver’s Licence and ability to travel to various work locations and construction sites in a timely and efficient manner.
  18. Ability to support the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.

Work for the City you Love

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Senior Structural Engineer (Gardiner Rehabilitation Project) within our Engineering & Construction Services Division.

How to Apply:

For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at www.toronto.ca/jobs. To apply online, submit your resume, quoting File #2325438 X, by June 12, 2019.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and members of the public feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the public and the communities in which we live and serve.

Accommodation:

If you are an individual who requires accommodation to apply to this position, due to disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code, please email us at applaccomodation@toronto.ca, quoting job ID #2325438 X and the job title. The City is committed to providing Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process. Please visit Hiring Policies and Statements for further details.

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Senior Manager, Bridges, Structures & Expressways https://csce.ca/en/senior-manager-bridges-structures-expressways/ https://csce.ca/en/senior-manager-bridges-structures-expressways/#respond Thu, 18 Apr 2019 18:37:38 +0000 https://csce.ca/?p=126271 Senior Manager, Bridges, Structures & Expressways
Job Classification Title SR MANAGER DES & CONS MUNICIPAL INFRA
Requisition # 2323187 X
Division Engineering & Construction Services
Section Transportation Infrastructure
Work Location METRO HALL, 55 JOHN ST
Job Location Canada-Ontario-Toronto
Job Stream Engineering
Job Type Permanent, Full-Time
Salary/Rate $128,728.60 – $151,278.40 / Year
Hours of Work (bi-weekly) 70.00
Shift Information Monday to Friday, 35 Hours per Week
Affiliation Non-Union
Number of Positions Open 1
Posting Date 08-Apr-2019
Expiry date 30-Apr-2019
Job Description  

Senior Manager, Bridges, Structures & Expressways

With responsibility for over 500 of Toronto’s vehicular and pedestrian bridges and structures, with a combined estimated replacement value of approximately $5 billion, the Bridges, Structures and Expressways Unit provides the full spectrum of functions required to keep these valued assets in a safe and operable condition. That’s where you come in, as Senior Manager of Bridges, Structures and Expressways within the City of Toronto’s Engineering & Construction Services Division.

Reporting to the Director of the Transportation Infrastructure Section, you will lead a team of highly qualified engineering staff responsible for assessing the condition of the bridges and structures within the Unit’s assigned portfolio, identifying priorities for rehabilitation and construction, working with the City’s Transportation Services Division to program the required construction, and managing that construction to ensure a high standard of work quality, timeliness and value. As Senior Manager, you will also lead and manage staff involved in engineering review for bridges and structures for third-party construction projects being delivered by proponents, including Metrolinx, TTC and Infrastructure Ontario. This is a key position, given the significant portfolio assigned to the Unit, which demands dedication to the highest level of public safety and technical integrity.

Effective and Enthusiastic Leadership

As the Senior Manager, you will actively mentor a talented team of high-calibre engineering staff by recognizing the unique capabilities of individuals, promoting individual strengths and enabling the team to function effectively in an evolving work environment by fostering teamwork, ensuring high standards of work quality and organizational performance, supporting continuous learning and encouraging innovation.

Your considerable experience managing people will serve you and your staff well, as you supervise day-to-day Unit operations, fostering collegiality and teamwork in a fast-paced, politically sensitive environment. Your emphasis on technical competency and customer service excellence, along with your commitment to a culture of continuous improvement, will inspire your staff to embrace innovations that enhance effectiveness and efficiency.

The Bridges, Structures and Expressways Unit will provide the ideal forum for you to demonstrate your ability to operate as a fully accountable program leader, deliver complex projects, and thrive in an environment with high expectations and frequently competing deadlines.

Expert Knowledge of Relevant Legislation and its Application

A key function of the Unit is to ensure the City is in full compliance with regulatory requirements. As the Senior Manager, you will oversee the City’s bridge inspection program in accordance with the provincial Ontario Structure Inspection Manual (OSIM), and make recommendations for more detailed structure-specific condition assessments as may be warranted. You will also be responsible for providing input to the City’s asset management system by updating infrastructure data inventories, refreshing condition assessment information, ensuring risk and life cycle cost information is up-to-date, and integrating related data from other City systems to ensure comprehensive bridge and structure records.

 

In addition to your keen understanding of the OSIM requirements, you are familiar with the Construction Act, Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code, Ontario Traffic Manual-Book 7-Temporary Conditions, Ontario Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act, Environmental Assessment Act, and Federal Fisheries Act. Knowledge of relevant employment legislation, including the Employment Standards Act, Human Rights Act, and Occupational Health & Safety Act, rounds out your regulatory expertise.

 

Well Developed Ability to Plan, Organize and Coordinate

Leading condition assessments and infrastructure planning studies related to the City’s bridges and structures will be a significant component of your mandate. Your ability to successfully deliver Class Environmental Assessments for municipal infrastructure projects, and to secure regulatory approvals and permits, will ensure timely identification of preferred solutions that can inform the development of capital projects.

 

Municipal Infrastructure Construction Know-How

As a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) registered and in good standing with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), you will rely on your extensive experience in the asset management of bridges and structures, and the management of engineering design and construction of bridges, structures and related municipal infrastructure, to plan, design, budget, and schedule complex, multi-year projects, often integrated with other capital works. Your knowledge and proven success in preparing contract documents, requests for proposal, tenders, and change management records for engineering and professional services assignments and agreements, and construction contracts, will ensure full compliance with Divisional and Corporate procedures and policies.

 

You will work in partnership with staff from the Transportation Services Division, Toronto Water, TTC, Metrolinx, CN/CP Rail and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, to identify short- and long-term renewal needs, leading to the design and construction of rehabilitation or reconstruction of the City’s bridges, structures and expressways. Your proficiency managing external consultants on engineering design assignments, and your fundamental understanding of constructability and construction contract administration, including change management, provide you with the skills needed to ensure the successful delivery of the capital program assigned to the Unit.

 

Management and staff, both within and outside the Division, will benefit from your expert knowledge of the principles of civil and structural engineering and of materials and methods of construction, demolition, rehabilitation and upgrading, including bridge construction strategies, which you keep current by prioritizing learning, for yourself and your staff.

 

Prudent Financial Management

In addition to managing the operating budget for the Unit, you will provide input to the development of the Transportation Services Capital Budget and 10-Year Capital Plan, to address rehabilitation, reconstruction and expansion needs for the City’s bridges, structures and expressways. As your main client, the Transportation Services Division will rely on your considerable experience with financial reporting processes, including budget preparation and control, expenditure forecasting, and preparation and interpretation of financial reports.

 

Through your dedication to customer service and continuous improvement, you will critically review Unit accomplishments against established benchmarks and key performance indicators to demonstrate the importance and value of deliverables.

 

Superior Communication Skills

You are a natural, articulate communicator, known for your excellent written communication skills and ability to interact with, and effectively convey complex technical information verbally and in writing to, a full range of stakeholders, including the public, internal and external agencies, government regulatory officials, Councillors, elected officials, and others. You can expect to be called upon from time to time to provide input on policy and technical guideline development related to bridges, structures and expressways, as well as technical reports and reports to Council, external agencies and/or third parties. Your engaging personal style lends itself to easily establishing effective, mutually beneficial relationships in support of the successful implementation of the City’s Bridge Rehabilitation Program.

 

Best-in-Class Customer Service and Commitment to Toronto Public Service Values

You place a high value on delivering customer service excellence, and in managing service delivery to achieve organizational performance and quality standards and expectations, ensuring that construction conforms to Division, Cluster, and Corporate standards and regulatory requirements. Your ability to support a strong culture of health and safety is complemented by your keen interest in supporting the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.

 

A complete list of all major responsibilities is available on-line at: https://www.toronto.ca/home/jobs/information-for-applicants/recruitment-initiatives/engineering-construction-services-jobs/senior-manager-design-construction-municipal-infrastructure/

 

The City of Toronto provides a comprehensive benefits package, including pension, amounting to an additional 26% on top of base salary.

 

Work for the City you love

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as Senior Manager, Bridges, Structures & Expressways within our Engineering & Construction Services Division.

How to Apply:

For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at www.toronto.ca/jobs. To apply online, submit your resume, quoting File #2323187  X, by April 30, 2019.

 

 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and members of the public feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the public and the communities in which we live and serve.

Accommodation:  

If you are an individual who requires accommodation to apply to this position, due to disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code, please email us at applaccomodation@toronto.ca, quoting job ID #2323187 and the job title.  The City is committed to providing Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process. Please visit Hiring Policies and Statements for further details.

 

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Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Assistive Technologies – University of Victoria https://csce.ca/en/tier-2-canada-research-chair-in-assistive-technologies-university-of-victoria/ https://csce.ca/en/tier-2-canada-research-chair-in-assistive-technologies-university-of-victoria/#respond Wed, 17 Apr 2019 22:20:34 +0000 https://csce.ca/?p=126265 Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Assistive Technologies

 The University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada’s research-intensive universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound passion for exploration. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in exciting ways. It’s different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work and explore on the edge of what’s next—for our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to research-inspired dynamic learning and vital impact make this Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation. Experience the edge of possibilities for yourself.

The University of Victoria community acknowledges with respect the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Division of Medical Sciences invite applications for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2 in Assistive Technologies. Assistive technology development creates devices and methods for improving the quality of life for people living with a broad range of cognitive and physical challenges. This Canada Research Chair will run a world class research program developing novel technologies to assist people in overcoming challenges faced in daily activities, rehabilitation, as well as to mitigate cognitive impairment. These technologies would improve the independence and quality of life of people across the age spectrum, and a particular focus on seniors, aging, and frailty. The target candidate will establish an externally funded, internationally recognized research program.

The presence of CanAssist is a grant funded, provincially recognized entity at UVic, provides a unique collaboration opportunity for this Chair that will enable access to the British Columbia health and social service sectors through their existing partnerships.

The successful applicant will be nominated by the university for CRC Tier 2 and, upon approval by the CRC Secretariat, will be offered a tenure track or tenured appointment. The anticipated start date is April 2020.

This CRC recruitment is part of a broad strategy to expand and raise the profile of research in health and aging at the University of Victoria. The successful candidate will be expected to engage with the UVic Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health , which has a 25-year history of high-quality research, community outreach, and trainee support. Research strengths in the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health are currently organized around cognitive health, lifelong health, and vulnerability and frailty.

Tier 2 CRC Chairs are one of Canada’s premier early career recognition and recruitment programs, and are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). However, applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. For more information on the CRC program generally and on eligibility specifically, please consult the Canada Research Chairs website.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has a complement of 22 regular faculty members including three existing CRCs. We have over 150 graduate students and a large number of adjunct faculty members, research personnel, and visiting researchers. This CRC recruitment will also help support our accredited undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering, which has over 120 students. The Division of Medical Sciences includes seven active research faculty, including one Tier 1 CRC.   The Division also has a number of affiliated faculty who actively participate in UVic’s interdisciplinary neuroscience graduate program and teach in the Island Medical Program.

Both the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Division of Medical Sciences value candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusivity in scholarship and teaching.

 Candidates will be evaluated on the criteria that follow. The successful candidate will have a PhD, will be an emerging world-class researcher in the field of Assistive Technologies who demonstrates particular research creativity; will have a critical understanding of medical devices in the context of Biomedical Engineering, and be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality with the potential to achieve international recognition. The candidate will offer evidence of high-quality teaching and supervision, including support to diversity and inclusiveness. The successful candidate will collaborate with CanAssist – developing innovative, non-medical technologies that solve practical problems for differently abled clients. They will also facilitate integration of CanAssist’s expertise into the academic and research missions of the University of Victoria along with interactions with both Mechanical Engineering and the Division of Medical Sciences. In addition, the candidate will translate the knowledge generated by their research program through the Research Partnerships and Knowledge Mobilization office. The successful candidate will possess a degree in biomedical or mechanical engineering or a closely related field, be eligible for registration as a professional engineer, and will be expected to offer courses for our undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering and contribute to the interdisciplinary graduate program in Neuroscience.

Candidates should submit a single PDF document that includes (1) a cover letter providing an overview of the candidate’s qualifications, how they fulfill the criteria defined above, and how their research capacity will complement existing research strengths in the school; (2) a detailed curriculum vitae, (3) a maximum 4-page page description of the candidate’s proposed research program, (4) a one page description of the candidate’s three most important research contributions to date, (5) a maximum 2-page statement of teaching experience and approach, including evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (6) contact information for three referees. To be considered, please submit your application package via email to: meng.asst.chair@uvic.ca , with the subject line “Assistive Technologies Position” by Friday, 31 May 2019.

Applications should be addressed to:
Dr. Nick Dechev, PhD, PEng
Acting Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Victoria

c/o meng.asst.chair@uvic.ca

In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to members of the following groups: persons with disabilities and women. Candidates from these groups, who wish to qualify for preferential consideration, must self-identify.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at FRrecruit@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca).

 

 

 

 

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Director, Codes and Standards/Engineered Structures – The Cement Association of Canada https://csce.ca/en/director-codes-and-standards-engineered-structures/ https://csce.ca/en/director-codes-and-standards-engineered-structures/#respond Thu, 04 Apr 2019 14:02:38 +0000 https://csce.ca/?p=126157 Cement Association of Canada

A Bachelor or Masters degree in Structural Engineering

Extraordinary communications skills in English and operational fluency in French is a strong asset;

Location:        Ottawa

 Key Accountabilities / Activities:

The Director Codes and Standards primary responsibilities are:

  • Build, foster, maintain and leverage relationships with Members, Allies, Government and partners;
  • Protect and grow the market share for concrete products across Canada. This will be done through the development and implementation of an industry Codes and Standards program that will involve structural design, fire safety and materials specifications in both Provincial and Federal jurisdictions.
  • Represent and coordinate the representation of the Cement Association on the National Building Code of Canada Standing Committees on Structural Design, Seismic Design and Fire Safety.
  • Represent the interests of the Cement Association and Concrete Allies through active involvement and participation in the National Building Code of Canada, ACI, CSA and ULC Standards.
  • Participate and organize the participation on CSA Standards Technical Committees in the areas of structural design and cement and concrete material specifications.
  • Develop and implement a plan to support and compliment CAC’s role and proactive participation in the Built Environment* field (Green Buildings/LEED/Net Zero Buildings);
  • Provide guidance, technical advice and ongoing support to internal and external stakeholders on industry-specific programs and marketing initiatives in the areas of the Built Environment*;
  • Working with the CAC Committee System, CAC Team and Members, design strategies and tactics to market and increase awareness and sustainable benefits of concrete buildings and other infrastructure to relevant audiences;
  • Working with the CAC Communications/Marketing Team and Allies, ensure that the latest technologies and practices are accurately reflected and communicated in marketing materials/initiatives supporting CAC/CRMCA and CCC programs;
  • Working with the Director of Communications develop and implement a communications strategy for social marketing to promote the benefits of concrete buildings and concrete based infrastructure;
  • Provide/ Act as expert resource and technical spokesman for the industry in the area of codes and standards;
  • This position reports to the President of the Cement Association of Canada

Requirements

KNOWLEDGE

  • A registered professional engineer with a Bachelor or Masters degree in Structural Engineering with a background in cement and concrete materials preferred.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years experience in structural engineering and the built environment*;
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of the reinforced concrete, fire performance/safety and cement and concrete material characteristics;
  • Ability to work with the Microsoft Suite programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) to generate graphs, complex spreadsheets, presentation material and papers;

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Extraordinary communications skills in English and operational fluency in French would be considered a strong asset;
  • Excels at interpersonal relations and relationship building, liaising and maintaining ongoing consultation with relevant stakeholders and partners;
  • Ability to coach, nurture, mentor both within internal and external CAC environments;
  • Capable of understanding, analyzing and interpreting complex technical issues/topics;
  • Adept at relationship building, liaising and maintaining ongoing consultation with relevant stakeholders and partners;
  • Highly developed skills in persuasion, influencing & negotiating.

ATTRIBUTES

  • Proven ability to lead and work in a team environment with CAC employees, Cement Members employees and Allies is key;
  • Results oriented, both from a financial and operational perspective;
  • Perseverance, Resilience;
  • Meticulous sense of detail;
  • Ability to be flexible/adaptable and shift priorities in a fast-paced environment;
  • Receive and respond to requests on a timely basis for information and input from members, external stakeholders (such as partners, cement allies, government officials) and colleagues;
  • Discretion, tact;
  • Works well under pressure.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Ability to:

  • Sit work at a desk for an extended period of the time;
  • Walk to and from meetings within a walking distance of 10-15 minutes;
  • Stand for an extended period of time at networking events;
  • Ability to travel 25% of the time (train, plane, automobile);
  • Comfort and ability to visit and move around industrial facilities;
  • Exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects;
  • Physical demands are in excess of those of sedentary work;
  • Light work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree.
  • Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Oral Communications is an important in this position and you must be capable of imparting oral information to members, allies and external stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.

Reporting Relationship

This position reports to the President & CEO

The Cement Association of Canada is an equal opportunity employer. It strives to recruit and select applicants for employments solely on the basis of their qualifications, with emphasis on selecting the best qualified person for the Job. CAC does not discriminate again applicants on base of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability or any status or condition protected by applicable federal, provincial or local law.

*The term “Built Environment” refers to the human-made surroundings that provide the setting for human activity, ranging in scale from personal shelter and buildings to neighborhoods and cities that can often include their supporting infrastructure, such as water supply or energy networks.

In practice, the term is typically used to describe the interdisciplinary field which addresses the design, construction, management and use of these man-made surroundings as an interrelated whole as well as their relationship to human activities over time (rather than a particular element in isolation or at a single moment in time). The field is generally not regarded as a traditional profession or academic discipline in its own right, instead drawing upon areas such as economics, law, public policy, management, design, technology, and environmental sustainability.

Respondents to this job ad should send their cover letter and resume to: kmcnamara@cement.ca

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Faculty Position in Geological Engineering Advertisement – University of Saskatchewan https://csce.ca/en/faculty-position-in-geological-engineering-advertisement-university-of-saskatchewan/ https://csce.ca/en/faculty-position-in-geological-engineering-advertisement-university-of-saskatchewan/#respond Fri, 15 Mar 2019 20:30:47 +0000 https://csce.ca/?p=125925

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a full time tenure-track faculty position in Geological Engineering at the Assistant Professor level with the Department of Civil, Geological, and Environmental Engineering.  The successful candidate will initiate and lead a strong research program related to hydrogeology and/or geotechnical engineering; compete successfully for external funding to support this research program (e.g., through collaboration with the mining and oil and gas industries; local, provincial and federal government agencies; and consulting engineering firms); supervise graduate student research projects; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of hydrogeology, geotechnical engineering and engineering geology, including a field-based course in the Geological Engineering undergraduate program; and undertake relevant administrative activities.  Significant opportunities will exist to develop research collaborations with other researchers at the Global Institute for Water Security. https://www.usask.ca/water/about/about-us.php.

The Department of Civil, Geological, and Environmental Engineering offers undergraduate programs in Civil Engineering, Geological Engineering and Environmental Engineering and a postgraduate program in Civil Engineering at the M.Eng., M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels to over 400 students.  Additional information about the department and the College of Engineering can be found at engineering.usask.ca.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.  The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.

Qualifications

We are seeking candidates who have bachelor and Ph.D. degrees in Geological Engineering or related fields. Candidates must demonstrate the potential to develop a strong research program related to geotechnical engineering and/or hydrogeology, ideally focused on the intersection between hydrogeology and geotechnics in areas relevant to Saskatchewan and the resource extraction sector. Relevant experience working with the mining industry would be considered an asset. However, all candidates with a background in hydrogeology and/or geotechnical engineering are encouraged to apply. Applicants should show competence in and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. The successful candidate will be a Professional Engineer in Canada or have the background and willingness to successfully pursue membership with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan.

Salary bands for this position are as follows: Assistant Professor: $93,293 to $112,109

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter; detailed curriculum vitae; succinct statement of research and teaching interests; and the names of three references in a single PDF file using the University’s online application portal (https://engineering.usask.ca/facultyrecruitment.php). For questions related to this position, please contact:

Professor Leon Wegner, Head

Department of Civil, Geological, and Environmental Engineering

University of Saskatchewan
Email:  cgee.recruitment@usask.ca (confidential inquiries only)

Review of applications will begin immediately; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Global Water Sustainability for Indigenous and Rural Communities https://csce.ca/en/canada-research-chair-tier-2-in-global-water-sustainability-for-indigenous-and-rural-communities/ https://csce.ca/en/canada-research-chair-tier-2-in-global-water-sustainability-for-indigenous-and-rural-communities/#respond Fri, 15 Mar 2019 19:29:29 +0000 https://csce.ca/?p=125917

The University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada’s research-intensive universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound passion for exploration. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in exciting ways. It’s different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work and explore on the edge of what’s next—for our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to research- inspired dynamic learning and vital impact make this Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation. Experience the edge of possibilities for yourself.

The University of Victoria Campus is located on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples and we are privileged to do our work in a way that is inspired by their history, customs and culture. Our connections to Indigenous communities – as well as global communities – are important to us.

The Departments of Civil Engineering and Geography invite applications for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2 in Global Water Sustainability for Indigenous and Rural Communities. This CRC builds upon UVic’s strengths in water research, both in these departments and across the university, including in the Centre for Global Studies, the Faculty of Law, the Water & Climate Impacts Research Centre, and other units. The successful applicant will be nominated by the university for a CRC Tier 2 and, upon approval by the CRC Secretariat, will then be offered a position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (eligible for tenure, or with tenure). The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

Tier 2 CRC Chairs are one of Canada’s premier early career recognition and recruitment programs, and are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. For more information on the CRC program generally and on eligibility specifically, please consult the Canada Research Chairs website.

The successful applicant will be cross-appointed between the Departments of Civil Engineering and Geography. The Civil Engineering faculty are highly motivated in conducting engineering work that reduces the environmental impacts of human activities, and aims to have the greenest civil engineering program in Canada. The department has developed a collegial environment that nurtures high quality learning for all students, and it values the role that diversity, amongst other factors, contributes to this goal. The Department of Geography is proud to be a community where disciplines intersect – with a focus on understanding people and their environment. Faculty within the highly interdisciplinary department view problems from multiple perspectives, including physical science, social science and humanities.

The focus of this position is working with Indigenous and rural communities on water problems, and transferring solutions globally. The goal is to take an interdisciplinary approach to solving water problems and promote the transfer of local solutions to other areas of the globe, while bringing global knowledge back to the local level. The scholar should conduct research in global Indigenous and rural contexts (Canadian and/or international) across multiple scales from local communities to global processes and interactions. With strong ties to multiple faculties (engineering, social science and law) and multiple research centers, the Chair is expected to convene and encourage more collaboration, partnerships and interdisciplinary approaches on campus and with external colleagues and partners.

The University seeks an emerging world-class researcher addressing water sustainability, who engages in community-based research, research with Indigenous communities, internationalization and/or local-to-global knowledge transfer. Excellence in scholarship can be demonstrated in different ways including sustained publication in top-tier journals, and high-impact writing on community-based research. The successful applicant is expected to lead a high-quality, original research program, with the potential to achieve international recognition, while attracting and developing excellent students and researchers. Applicants must have demonstrated their support for diversity and inclusiveness in university or other settings; and show understanding and experience in working respectfully and effectively with Indigenous and rural communities.

The Chair is also expected to be a high-quality teacher, with a track record of creating inclusive class environments and supporting a diverse student body, and with the ability to teach core courses in civil engineering and inter-disciplinary water courses from geography. Applicants must be eligible for and committed to registration as a professional engineer; this includes the potential to apply for a limited license (requiring a STEM educational background).

The University encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply, particularly Indigenous peoples, women, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. In accordance with the UVic’s Equity Plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to Indigenous applicants. Indigenous candidates who wish to qualify for preferential consideration, must self-identify in their application materials in the cover letter.

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

To be considered, please submit a completed application package including:

  1. a cover letter providing an overview of how the candidate’s qualifications fulfill the criteria above;
  2. a detailed curriculum vitae;
  3. a maximum two-page description of the candidate’s proposed research program;
  4. a one-page description of the candidate’s three most important research contributions to date;
  5. a maximum two-page statement of teaching experience and approach, including evidence of teaching effectiveness and working well with diverse students;
  6. a one-page statement identifying their strengths and experiences in promoting diversity; and
  7. contact information for three referees.

The application package should be uploaded at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13415, addressed to Dr. Chris Kennedy, Chair of Search Committee. In order to be considered, application packages must be received by April 26, 2019. You are asked to upload your C.V. and other personal information to this service, which is provided for the convenience of you and your referees. The service stores data on servers located outside of Canada; the data is therefore not in the custody or under the control of the University of Victoria. You may wish to review the privacy statement on https://academicjobsonline.org. If you do not wish to use this service, please submit your complete application package to CIVErole1@uvic.ca.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at FRrecruit@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca).

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Research Associate, Structural Reliability https://csce.ca/en/research-associate-structural-reliability/ https://csce.ca/en/research-associate-structural-reliability/#respond Tue, 12 Mar 2019 01:22:18 +0000 https://csce.ca/?p=125826 City: Ottawa

Organizational Unit: Construction

Classification: RO

Tenure: Term

Duration: 2 years

Language Requirements: English

The NRC Advantage

GREAT MINDS. ONE GOAL. CANADA’S SUCCESS.

The National Research Council of Canada represents a powerful partnering option for anyone looking to push the boundaries of science and industry. In fact, as the Government of Canada’s largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development, we have become catalysts for innovation. For over a hundred years, the impact of our work with industry leaders and other government bodies has shaped Canada’s future. We partner with some of the most creative and solutions-driven minds in the world.

And now, we want to partner with you. Be part of our collective force to come up with potentially disruptive solutions to Canada’s current and future technology challenges. Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.

Your Challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s largest research and technology organization.

We are looking for a vibrant and dynamic Research Associate, Structural Reliability to support our Construction Research Centre.  The Research Associate, Structural Reliability would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

The primary responsibility of the Research Associate (RA) is to support the goals of NRC and the Research Centre through research of international calibre and the development and application of advanced technologies. The RA works in a team environment with researchers and technical experts in world-class facilities. Activities include the development of proposals for new research initiatives, project management, and providing service to NRC clients. The RA provides input into the overall direction and research priorities for the program area within the context of the Research Centre business plan.

Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:

Education

As part of the RA Program you must have received your PhD in Civil /Structural Engineering (or a related discipline) within the last 5 years or you expect to receive the degree within the next 6 months.

For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see
Degree equivalency

Experience

  • Experience in reliability-based design, evaluation and rehabilitation of structures.
  • Experience in probabilistic modeling and simulation of performance of structures under extreme events and/or aging.
  • Experience in risk-based design, evaluation and rehabilitation of structures.
  • Experience in data collection and analysis, overseeing data production, and ensuring data quality.
  • Experience in test design and conducting structural tests would be considered an asset.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language requirements

English

Information on language requirements and self-assessment tests

Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies

  • Knowledge of methods for reliability-based design and evaluation of structures.
  • Knowledge of stochastic modeling of loads, resistance and performance structures.
  • Ability to implement stochastic models into practical decision support tools for risk-based design, evaluation, rehabilitation and protection of structures.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Research – Teamwork (Level 2)
  • Research – Creative thinking (Level 2)
  • Research – Self-knowing and self-development (Level 2)
  • Research – Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Research – Communication (Level 2)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile:  Research

View all competency profiles

Relocation

Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC’s directives.

Salary Range

From $52,854 to $149,416 per annum.

The Research Associate (RA) Program is unique to the NRC. It falls under the RO/RCO classification system which uses a person-based classification system instead of the more common duties-based classification system. Candidates are remunerated based on their expertise, skill, outcomes and impacts of their previous work experience.

Notes

** All applications must be submitted on-line. All external competitions are available via NRC Careers Website Please do not email your applications.

Application Requirements:

In order to be considered for the Research Associate program please include the following in your application. Failure to do so will result in your application being excluded from searches.

  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation

When submitting your application you can include the required documents in any attachment field such as «Second language evaluation results» or «Other attachments».

  • NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.

As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Measures for accommodation are available to all candidates retained for further assessment.

Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (941) to:

E-mail: mailto:NRC.NRCHiring-EmbaucheCNRC.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Telephone: 613-998-6825

Closing Date: Posted until filled

For more information on career tools and other resources, check out:
Career tools and resources

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Vacancies at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering, LUMS Pakistan https://csce.ca/en/vacancies-at-the-syed-babar-ali-school-of-science-and-engineering-lums-pakistan/ https://csce.ca/en/vacancies-at-the-syed-babar-ali-school-of-science-and-engineering-lums-pakistan/#respond Mon, 11 Mar 2019 20:53:10 +0000 https://csce.ca/?p=125824 Faculty positions including Programme Director, Civil and Environmental Engineering Programme

The Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE), at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Pakistan, invites applications to fill faculty positions (including the position of Programme Director) at the level of Associate Professor and Assistant Professor (tenure track) to establish undergraduate and graduate programmes in Civil and Environmental Engineering. The School has a reputation of being a leader in interdisciplinary science and engineering education in the country. The Civil and Environmental Engineering programme will add to the exciting forte of state-of-the-art programmes that include Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Currently, SBASSE ranks between 451-500 in QS World Rankings by Subject (2018) in Engineering and Technology. Additionally, LUMS has made it to the top 100 Institutions in Asia according to the QS World University Rankings Asia 2019.

Faculty Applicant Credentials:

  • Internationally qualified scholar with a doctoral degree in any contemporary area of Civil Engineering
  • Exposure to international academia and industry by way of experience
  • Passion for teaching, research and a career in academia
  • Creative vision for the field and frontiers of civil engineering and how it can be realized through collaborative research at the LUMS Centres for water, energy, environment, and future initiatives
  • Strong communication skills and leadership abilities for setting up the new Civil and Environmental Engineering programme at LUMS

Situated in a lively locality of Lahore, the University provides excellent environment for professional growth and excellence. LUMS is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications irrespective of background or ethnicity.

Candidates wishing to join LUMS are encouraged to submit their applications with a detailed CV, along with a research statement, teaching philosophy and details of three professional referees to deansbasse@lums.edu.pk

Review of applications will commence from January, 2019. However, this search will continue until the appropriate candidates are identified.

https://lums.edu.pk/

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Ryerson University – Tenure Track Position in Environmental Engineering https://csce.ca/en/ryerson-university-tenure-track-position-in-environmental-engineering/ https://csce.ca/en/ryerson-university-tenure-track-position-in-environmental-engineering/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 02:58:38 +0000 https://csce.ca/?p=124748 View the full description here

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BC Public Service – Engineer-In-Training (EIT) / Geoscientist-In-Training (GIT) https://csce.ca/en/bc-public-service-engineer-in-training-eit-geoscientist-in-training-git/ https://csce.ca/en/bc-public-service-engineer-in-training-eit-geoscientist-in-training-git/#respond Sat, 12 Jan 2019 15:10:35 +0000 https://csce.ca/?p=124609 BC Public Service

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure – Multiple Locations 

Engineer-In-Training (EIT) / Geoscientist-In-Training (GIT)

Are you a recent graduate with your Bachelor’s or higher degree, focused in civil or electrical engineering, looking to earn your professional designation?  

We are currently hiring full-time EIT positions in various locations across British Columbia.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s EIT program provides the opportunity to gain applied technical experience throughout British Columbia by moving you through multiple rotations in various locations over the course of the program. This dynamic range of experience will provide you with an opportunity to train, develop and grow professionally through challenging work assignments.

Please visit our comprehensive EIT web page for more information about this opportunity.

These opportunities apply to recent graduates (within the last 7 years or those about to graduate in Spring 2018) who currently possess or who will possess upon successful graduation a Bachelor’s or higher in Electrical Engineering or a Bachelor’s or higher in Civil Engineering with a focus on transportation and/or highway safety

Available Positions:

Traffic and/or Highway Safety Engineer: 1 position (Location flexible)
Electrical Engineer: 1 position (Location Coquitlam)
Hydrotechnical Engineer: 1 position (Location flexible)

If you are ready to embark on an adventure where you will gain valuable career-building experience, please learn more or apply here by January 28, 2018:

https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=46861

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

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