CSCE / SCGC https://csce.ca/en/ Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Fri, 18 Oct 2019 20:28:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 Tenure – Track Assistant Professor Position in Geotechnical Engineering – BC https://csce.ca/en/tenure-track-assistant-professor-position-in-geotechnical-engineering-bc/ https://csce.ca/en/tenure-track-assistant-professor-position-in-geotechnical-engineering-bc/#respond Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:06:28 +0000 https://csce.ca/?p=127243 The University of British Columbia

Department of Civil Engineering

 

Faculty Position in Geotechnical Engineering

Applications are invited from outstanding individuals for one tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level within the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of British Columbia (UBC) – Vancouver. The Department seeks to hire an outstanding candidate with expertise in the area of soil mechanics.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

The Geotechnical Research Group undertakes original investigations to advance novel developments in soil mechanics and the practice of geotechnical engineering.  Ongoing research areas include: soil-pipe interaction for the energy sector, characterization of silty soils under static and dynamic loading, internal erosion of earth dams, constitutive and numerical modeling of geomaterials and earth-structures, soil-structure interaction, and geotechnical earthquake engineering.  The successful candidate will have exceptional promise for high-quality research and demonstrated potential for teaching excellence.  Consideration will be given to individuals with a proven ability in advanced characterization of soils from laboratory or field testing, and/or advanced computational methods to simulate the response of soils and soil-structure systems.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or a closely-related field, will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, contribute to high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching and effective supervision of graduate students, and to provide service within the University, as well as to both the academic and broader community. Applicants must also either be registered, or be eligible to register within five years of appointment, as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Engineers and Geoscientists, British Columbia (see www.egbc.ca/Become-a-Member).

The Department of Civil Engineering is a top-ranked academic unit, with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching, and strong links to professional practice. For information on the Department see: www.civil.ubc.ca. Information on the employment environment in the Faculty of Applied Science is available at apsc.ubc.ca/apsc/prospective-faculty. A description of the nature of an Assistant Professor appointment, and the criteria for achieving promotion and tenure are available at www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations

For the full AD please go to: http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/35558

How to Apply. Interested applicants should submit an application package that consists of a short biography including information on whether or not they are legally able to work in Canada, a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and priorities, a statement of teaching interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of three references with contact information. The research and teaching statements should address how their teaching and research will contribute to a diverse academic environment.  Review of applications will begin on November 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made through the University of British Columbia’s Human Resources online careers page: http://facultycareers.ubc.ca

The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

 

 

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Tenure – Track Assistant Professor Position in Structural and Earthquake Engineering – BC https://csce.ca/en/tenure-track-assistant-professor-position-in-structural-and-earthquake-engineering-bc/ https://csce.ca/en/tenure-track-assistant-professor-position-in-structural-and-earthquake-engineering-bc/#respond Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:04:11 +0000 https://csce.ca/?p=127238 The University of British Columbia

Department of Civil Engineering

 

Faculty Position in Structural and Earthquake Engineering

Applications are invited from outstanding individuals for one tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level within the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of British Columbia (UBC) – Vancouver. The Department seeks to hire an outstanding candidate with expertise in the area of structural and earthquake engineering that complements existing expertise in the Department.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or a closely-related field, will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, contribute to high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching and effective supervision of graduate students, and provide service within the University, as well as both the academic and broader community.  Applicants must therefore have a track record or demonstrated potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service.  Applicants must also either be registered, or be eligible to register within five years of appointment, as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Engineers and Geoscientists, British Columbia (see www.egbc.ca/Become-a-Member).

The Department of Civil Engineering is a top-ranked academic unit, with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching, and strong links to professional practice. For information on the Department see: www.civil.ubc.ca. Information on the employment environment in the Faculty of Applied Science is available at apsc.ubc.ca/apsc/prospective-faculty. A description of the nature of an Assistant Professor appointment, and the criteria for achieving promotion and tenure are available at www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations

How to Apply.  Interested applicants should submit an application package that consists of a short biography including information on whether or not they are legally able to work in Canada, a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and priorities, a statement of teaching interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of three references with contact information. The research and teaching statements should address how their teaching and research will contribute to a diverse academic environment.  Review of applications will begin on November 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made through the University of British Columbia’s Human Resources online careers page: http://facultycareers.ubc.ca

For the full Ad please go to: http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/35557

The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

 

 

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Tenure – Track Assistant Professor Position in Transportation Engineering – BC https://csce.ca/en/tenure-track-assistant-professor-position-in-transportation-engineering-bc/ https://csce.ca/en/tenure-track-assistant-professor-position-in-transportation-engineering-bc/#respond Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:03:16 +0000 https://csce.ca/?p=127236 The University of British Columbia

Department of Civil Engineering

 

Transportation Engineering Faculty Position in Road Safety and Smart Mobility

Applications are invited from outstanding individuals for one tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level within the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of British Columbia (UBC) – Vancouver. The Department seeks to hire an outstanding candidate with expertise in the area of Road Safety and Smart Mobility.  Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: advanced road safety management, connected and autonomous mobility analytics, cyber-physical transportation systems modeling, and network management.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or a closely-related field, will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, contribute to high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching and effective supervision of graduate students, and to provide service within the University, as well as both the academic and broader community.  Applicants must therefore have a track record or demonstrated potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service.  Applicants must also either be registered, or be eligible to register within five years of appointment, as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Engineers and Geoscientists, British Columbia (see www.egbc.ca/Become-a-Member).

The Department of Civil Engineering is a top-ranked academic unit, with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching, and strong links to professional practice. For information on the Department see: www.civil.ubc.ca. Information on the employment environment in the Faculty of Applied Science is available at apsc.ubc.ca/apsc/prospective-faculty. A description of the nature of an Assistant Professor appointment, and the criteria for achieving promotion and tenure are available at www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations

For the full AD please go to: http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/35556

How to Apply.  Interested applicants should submit an application package that consists of a short biography including information on whether or not they are legally able to work in Canada, a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and priorities, a statement of teaching interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of four references with contact information. The research and teaching statements should address how their teaching and research will contribute to a diverse academic environment.  Review of applications will begin on November 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made through the University of British Columbia’s Human Resources online careers page: http://facultycareers.ubc.ca

The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

 

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

 

 

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3 Tenure -Track Instructor Positions in Civil Engineering – BC https://csce.ca/en/3-tenure-track-instructor-positions-in-civil-engineering-bc/ https://csce.ca/en/3-tenure-track-instructor-positions-in-civil-engineering-bc/#respond Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:02:17 +0000 https://csce.ca/?p=127233 The University of British Columbia

Department of Civil Engineering

Faculty Positions in Civil Engineering

Applications are invited from outstanding individuals for three tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Instructor within the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.  The areas of focus and expectations for each of the three positions are as follows:

  • Technical Communications. One instructor will have a focus on technical communications and will deliver corresponding courses and components of courses.  This individual will also participate in the delivery of other portions of civil engineering courses, and will be expected to participate in instilling and assessing multiple graduate attributes of the program, particularly those relating to communication skills, professionalism, ethics and equity, and life-long learning.
  • Engineering Design. One instructor will have a focus on broadly based civil engineering design projects and will deliver project and design courses.  This individual will also teach undergraduate courses in one or more of the following areas: civil engineering materials, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrotechnical engineering, project and construction management, structural engineering and transportation engineering.  The individual will be expected to participate in instilling and assessing several graduate attributes of the program, particularly those relating to design, engineering tools, professionalism and life-long learning.
  • Engineering Impacts. One instructor will have a focus on the societal and environmental impacts of civil engineering and will deliver related courses.  This individual will also teach undergraduate courses in one or more of the following areas: civil engineering materials, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrotechnical engineering, project and construction management, structural engineering and transportation engineering.  The individual will be expected to participate in instilling and assessing several graduate attributes of the program, particularly those relating to the impact of engineering on society and the environment, professionalism, ethics and equity, and life-long learning.

 

Applicants must have a degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field and either be registered, or be eligible to register as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (see www.apeg.bc.ca/Become-a-Member).  All new tenure track Instructors should normally have a PhD, or combination of degree and equivalent experience.

 

The ideal applicants will be a Professional Engineer with experience in teaching excellence who possesses a demonstrated curiosity about teaching and learning activities that support the continual improvement of engineering education. Applicants will therefore have demonstrated evidence or possess a clear potential for teaching excellence and commitment to educational leadership including, but not limited to, innovation and enhancements to teaching and learning, performance assessment, and the development and implementation of the graduate attributes / continual improvement process associated with undergraduate engineering programs offered by the Department of Civil Engineering.  In addition to teaching and education leadership, the successful candidates will be expected to participate in service activities within the University as well as the academic and professional community.

The Department of Civil Engineering is a top-ranked academic unit, with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching, and with strong links to professional practice. For information on the Department see: www.civil.ubc.ca. Information on the employment environment in the Faculty of Applied Science is available at apsc.ubc.ca/apsc/prospective-faculty. A description of the nature of the appointments, and the criteria for achieving promotion and tenure are available at www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations

How to Apply.  Interested applicants should submit an application package that consists of the following: a covering letter that includes information on the position applied for, whether or not the applicant is legally able to work in Canada, and a summary biography; a complete curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching interests and how their teaching will contribute to a diverse academic environment; evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of three references with contact information.  Review of applications will begin on November 25, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

Applications must be made through the University of British Columbia’s Human Resources online careers page: http://facultycareers.ubc.ca

For the full Ad please go to: http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/35555

The positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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Tenure – Track Assistant Professor Position in Environmental Engineering – BC https://csce.ca/en/tenure-track-assistant-professor-position-in-environmental-engineering-bc/ https://csce.ca/en/tenure-track-assistant-professor-position-in-environmental-engineering-bc/#respond Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:00:56 +0000 https://csce.ca/?p=127231 The University of British Columbia

Department of Civil Engineering

 

Faculty Position in Environmental Engineering

Applications are invited from outstanding individuals for one tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level within the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of British Columbia (UBC) – Vancouver. The Department seeks to hire an Environmental Engineer with expertise in the chemistry, fate and transport of contaminants in the aquatic environment. Special consideration will be given to applicants with a background and research focus on applications to sustainable and resilient water systems. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or a closely-related field, will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, contribute to high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching and effective supervision of graduate students, and to provide service within the University, as well as both the academic and broader community.  Applicants must therefore have a track record or demonstrated potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service.  Applicants must also either be registered, or be eligible to register within five years of appointment, as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Engineers and Geoscientists, British Columbia (see www.egbc.ca/Become-a-Member).

The Department of Civil Engineering is a top-ranked academic unit, with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching, and strong links to professional practice. For information on the Department see: www.civil.ubc.ca. Information on the employment environment in the Faculty of Applied Science is available at apsc.ubc.ca/apsc/prospective-faculty. A description of the nature of an Assistant Professor appointment, and the criteria for achieving promotion and tenure are available at www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations

How to Apply.  Interested applicants should submit an application package that consists of a short biography including information on whether or not they are legally able to work in Canada, a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and priorities, a statement of teaching interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of three references with contact information. The research and teaching statements should address how their teaching and research will contribute to a diverse academic environment.  Review of applications will begin on November 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made through the University of British Columbia’s Human Resources online careers page: http://facultycareers.ubc.ca

For the full AD please go to: http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/35554

The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

 

 

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Tenure – Track Assistant Professor Position in Project and Construction – BC https://csce.ca/en/tenure-track-assistant-professor-position-in-project-and-construction-bc/ https://csce.ca/en/tenure-track-assistant-professor-position-in-project-and-construction-bc/#respond Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:59:39 +0000 https://csce.ca/?p=127228 The University of British Columbia

Department of Civil Engineering

 

Faculty Position in Project and Construction Management

Applications are invited from outstanding individuals for one tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level within the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of British Columbia (UBC) – Vancouver. The Department seeks to hire an outstanding candidate with expertise in the area of project and construction management. Specific areas of interest include: (1) smart buildings, cities, and infrastructure; (2) construction automation, robotics, and data analytics; (3) sustainable construction; and (4) project planning, delivery, safety, and controls. Outstanding researchers in other sub-disciplines of project and construction management are also encouraged to apply. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or a closely-related field, will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, contribute to high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching and effective supervision of graduate students, and to provide service within the University, as well as both the academic and broader community.  Applicants must therefore have a track record or demonstrated potential for excellence in research, teaching, and service. Applicants must also either be registered, or be eligible to register within five years of appointment, as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Engineers and Geoscientists, British Columbia (see www.egbc.ca/Become-a-Member).

The Department of Civil Engineering is a top-ranked academic unit, with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching, and strong links to professional practice. For information on the Department see: www.civil.ubc.ca. Information on the employment environment in the Faculty of Applied Science is available at apsc.ubc.ca/apsc/prospective-faculty. A description of the nature of an Assistant Professor appointment, and the criteria for achieving promotion and tenure are available at www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations 

For the full AD please go to: http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/35559

How to Apply.  Interested applicants should submit an application package that consists of a short biography including information on whether or not they are legally able to work in Canada, a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and priorities, a statement of teaching interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a list of four references with contact information. The research and teaching statements should address how their teaching and research will contribute to a diverse academic environment.  Review of applications will begin on November 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made through the University of British Columbia’s Human Resources online careers page: http://facultycareers.ubc.ca

The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

 

 

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Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo https://csce.ca/en/dean-faculty-of-engineering-university-of-waterloo/ https://csce.ca/en/dean-faculty-of-engineering-university-of-waterloo/#respond Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:36:43 +0000 https://csce.ca/?p=126943 The University of Waterloo invites applications, nominations, and expressions of interest for the position of Dean, Faculty of Engineering, with the appointment to be effective July 1, 2020. This is an exciting opportunity to lead Canada’s largest engineering school, with a reputation for excellence built on the foundation of co-op education, world-leading research, and a bold history of innovation.

The University of Waterloo — Canada’s top innovation university — is home to transformational research and inspired learning in engineering and architecture, science, mathematics, applied health sciences, environment, and the arts. Waterloo has spawned thousands of commercial and social enterprises, has the world’s largest post-secondary co-operative education program, and boasts a uniquely entrepreneurial culture that encourages experimentation and risk-taking. Located in Waterloo, Ontario, the result is an outstanding learning and research experience for more than 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the heart of Canada’s technology hub. For more information please visit www.uwaterloo.ca.

Ranked among the top 50 engineering schools worldwide, the Faculty of Engineering is proud of its reputation for leadership, innovation, co-operative education, and excellence. Over 8,000 undergraduate students are enrolled in 15 co-op programs, including degrees in interdisciplinary areas. Almost 2,100 graduate students in 37 degree programs benefit from a robust and innovative research environment that includes more than a dozen research centres and institutes. In 2018/19, external research funding from Canadian and international partners exceeded $96 million, a strong indication of the Faculty’s extensive industry partnerships and the excellence of its engineering research programs. Each year, Waterloo Engineering graduates the largest number of engineers in Canada, adding to its distinguished alumni of over 46,000. The Faculty’s 600 faculty and staff and eight academic units are housed in state-of-the-art facilities, many of which are newly built. Uniquely enhancing the Faculty’s breadth, interdisciplinarity, and scope of impact are the School of Architecture and the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business. Further information about the Faculty can be found at https://uwaterloo.ca/engineering/

Reporting to the Vice-President, Academic and Provost and participating as a member of Waterloo’s senior administration, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering provides visionary strategic direction, academic planning leadership, external relations, and administrative oversight to achieve the highest possible standards in engineering and architectural education and research. Working in collaboration with the Chairs, Directors, and Associate Deans, the Dean will lead and expand the boundaries of innovative and multi-disciplinary approaches to teaching and research, and will successfully manage the financial, administrative, and human resources of the Faculty. As a champion for teaching and scholarship who is committed to the success and development of students, faculty, and staff, the Dean will work collaboratively with academic, industry, alumni, and public sector partners to further enhance the stature and resources of the Faculty.

The successful candidate will be an accomplished leader with strong achievements in teaching, innovative research, and community engagement. With proven academic leadership experience and a record of building strong teams, the new Dean will possess an open and collegial style, a creative approach to problem solving, outstanding management, communication, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to identify and generate new sources of funding. The new Dean will be able to promote excellence, equity, diversity, and inclusion amongst all faculty, staff, and students, while relating successfully to a range of internal and external partners.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, colour, gender, sexual orientation, ability, or disability. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The nominating committee will begin consideration of candidates immediately and will continue until the role is filled. Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without the consent of the candidate), and be submitted electronically, in confidence, to:

Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.

WaterlooEng@lavernesmith.com

 

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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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