Municipal Engineering Technician
Civil engineering technologists and technicians provide technical support and services to scientists, engineers and other professionals, or may work independently in fields such as structural engineering, municipal engineering, construction design and supervision, highways and transportation engineering, water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering and environmental protection.
- Provides technical and administrative support required for engineering approvals and endorsements of applications for new construction within a municipality;
- Reviews building permit applications as well as subdivision applications to ensure that they comply with municipal by-laws;
- Supplies technical expertise to municipal authorities;
- Coordinates pre-construction meetings with consultants, developers and representatives of the municipality;
- Conducts audits, mandatory inspections and other quality control functions during construction of municipal works and subdivision development;
- Reviews engineering drawing and provides municipal authorities with advice on emerging technical or engineering issues;
- Ensures construction compliance with municipal regulations on such infrastructure as storm sewers, sedimentation and erosion control measures, roadway sub-grades, underground power and communications conduits; roadway gutters and sidewalks;
- Issues stop work order if required;
- Applies municipal regulations to matters such as power and communication pole location, street lighting and traffic signal placement;
- Manages the receipt of construction performance and warranties securities and oversee the return of funds upon fulfillment of obligations;
- Authorizes the final acceptance of public infrastructure by municipal authorities upon completion of contracted work;
- Provides technical advice regarding municipal codes to engineering consultants, developers, contractors and lawyers.
Two-year college program in civil engineering technology.