District Program Engineer

Organization name

BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure


BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure - Kelowna, BC

District Program Engineer - Salary $61,805.03 - $80,590.63 annually, plus a 5.5% Recruitment & Retention Adjustment

The Okanagan Shuswap District (District) with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is responsible for the provision of a safe, reliable highway system through the effective management of district highway rehabilitation and highway maintenance programs and the provision of local support to capital construction projects undertaken in the District.  The District represents the ministry on all highway issues with the public, local governments, First Nations and interest groups.  In addition the District is responsible for the provision of regulatory functions relating to subdivision applications, access permits and zoning referrals.

As the District Program Engineer, you will develop and maintain the multiyear District program and manage concurrent highway construction projects.  Working with considerable independence, you will provide quality management functions and make authoritative, controlling, determinations, which control the actions of non-subordinates. 

In this role, you will supervise the Development Approvals section and provide technical expertise to support decisions on the approval or rejection of applications for land development, zoning bylaws, accesses and works within highway right of way.  You will have the authority to approve all Highway Act approvals and the authority to negotiate strategies that affect the local highway system. Knowledgeable in the field of traffic and/or highway safety engineering, you will bring your expertise to managing the planning functions through corridor management plans and specific corridor management activities, implemented through Development Approvals, and project delivery.


Qualifications for this role include:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering from a recognized university; or an equivalent combination of education and experience as recognized by the professional association.

Must be registered or immediately* eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC). *Immediately eligible means you a registered professional Engineer, member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction that can be immediately transfer to APEGBC).

At least two years’ experience as a Professional Engineer in the field of traffic and/or highway safety engineering

Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification, for under implementation as an Engineer-In-Training (EIT).

How to Apply

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Deadline for applications