District Engineer

Salary and benefits

$65,367.78 - $85,366.28 annually plus 6% Recruitment and Retention Adjustment

Organization name

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure - Nanaimo


The District Engineer 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 and interest groups.  In addition, the District is responsible for the provision of regulatory functions relating to subdivision applications, access permits and zoning referrals.

The Ministry supports the concept of one window service with localized support of planning, development approvals and traffic functions at the district level.  Development of transportation plans, at all levels, to serve the needs of Vancouver Island District including the operations function and Corridor preservation through the development of network plans and Corridor Management Plans to access management and development approvals functions are the overall function of this position.  Subdivision review and approvals will also be an important function of this position and requires liaison with the Provincial Approval Officer.

Depending on the location within the province and the Ministry issues, the degree of planning and traffic engineering support for this position will vary.

The District Engineer is responsible for District’s Transportation planning functions/programs and engineering oversight.  They manage the planning functions through systems planning, corridor management plans and specific corridor management activities, implemented through Development Approvals functions.  The scope of the position includes activities such as multi-modal systems studies, constituent study plans for portions of specific transportation corridors and access management plans for portions of the corridor through to definition of developers responsibilities.  In addition, the position works closely with Provincial Engineering Group, Regional staff, Municipalities and Regional Districts to support the preparation of transportation plans that reflect and promote growth strategies throughout the District.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Applied Science/Engineering, preferably in Civil Engineering, with courses in Transportation Engineering field.
  • Registration or eligibility for immediate registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.
  • A minimum of five years of recent (within past ten years) related experience working in transportation planning and/or engineering is preferred.  Years as an Engineer-In-Training count towards the five year requirement.

How to Apply

For more information and to apply online by February 2, 2020, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/66499

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

Deadline for applications