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Engineers (Civil and Environmental)  - Town of Yarmouth 

The Town of Yarmouth, located in Southwestern Nova Scotia, is looking to hire two engineers (or engineers-in-training) for their municipality. Here is a brief summary of each one:

As Civil Engineer, the major areas you will oversee include infrastructure and asset management and traffic authority.

In the infrastructure and asset management area, you will:

Prepare tenders, estimates and design plans for major projects;

Submit applications for funding to various levels of government;

Review the design drawings and specs for projects;

Source and review proposals for design services from consultants;

Arrange for surveys and inspection of project sites; and

Manage all contract and project administration.

In the traffic authority area, you will:

Conduct traffic studies; and

Review requests for street closures, special events, parades, etc.

As Environmental Engineer, the major areas you will oversee include water and wastewater treatment, solid waste and compost, and contamination issues.

In the water and wastewater treatment area, you will:

Report to federal and provincial regulatory authorities as required;

Provide oversight and support to the facility and staff;

Oversee implementation of the watershed protection strategy and management plan; and

Prepare recommendations to the water utility and the Town.

In the solid waste and compost area, you will:

Report to federal and provincial regulatory authorities as required;

Provide oversight and support to the Public Works Manager; and

Prepare recommendations to inform plans and priorities of the Town.

In the contamination area, you will:

Manage any environmental issues that arise from time to time; and

Develop a brownfield remediation strategy and overseeing site remediation.

In both these roles, you will provide support to the Town’s partners and agencies through shared services agreements.

As the ideal candidate, your communication skills must be well developed as you will frequently prepare written and oral reports to Council, the CAO, Directors, and the public. You should also have knowledge of occupational health and safety standards, budgeting and business planning, quality management, and human resource management. You must also have an engineering degree in the appropriate specialty area.

If you would like to pursue either of these opportunities, please forward your resume and a cover letter as soon as possible. Applications can be emailed to, quoting project number 1734 in the subject line.

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