Public Employment Opportunity

Engineer III (Bridge Engineer)

Competition Details

Referral Number
Employment type
1 Permanent Position
Transportation Design and Construction Division
Position Group
NAPE - General Service
Department of Transportation and Works
St. John's
Closing Date
No closing date
Salary (scale)
$36.32- $42.83 per hour (CG-41)

Position Details (What is this?)

The Department of Transportation and Works is responsible for the administration, supervision, control, regulation, management and direction of all matters relating to transportation and public works. As such, the Department oversees the construction and maintenance of the provincial highways; the provision of the provincial ferry services; management of the provincial government fleet of light vehicles and heavy equipment; operation and maintenance of the provincial government air ambulances and water bombers; and construction and management of provincial government buildings. The vision of the Department of Transportation and Works is of safe, reliable and sustainable transportation and public works infrastructure and services, demonstrating a commitment to service excellence in supporting the social and economic needs of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Reporting to the Chief Bridge Engineer, the Bridge Engineer performs structural design, bridge integrity oversight and project management work primarily related to bridge and marine terminal construction and rehabilitation projects with additional assignments on highway and culvert replacement projects as required.  Develops plans, specifications, and cost estimates for projects; perform site visits and condition assessments throughout NL, develops bridge inspection, maintenance and rehabilitation programs, reviews design drawings and specifications prepared by consultants; liaises with regional Departmental staff, consultants, clients and contractors on all aspects of construction projects from the inception to completion providing direction to ensure quality objectives are met. Other related duties as required.

Merit Criteria (What is this?)

Screening Criteria
  1. Membership or immediate eligibility for membership as an unrestricted Professional Engineer with the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland Labrador (PEGNL)
  2. Graduation from an accredited university with a degree in Civil Engineering (or equivalent)
  3. Experience in structural analysis
  4. Experience in capital infrastructure project management
  5. Expereince with AutoCAD or other related design software
  6. Experience in design of bridges (asset)
  7. Experience with wharf design (asset)
  8. Experience with concrete inspection and/or rehabilitation (asset)
  9. Expereince with highway / transportation system construction (asset)
Assessment Criteria
  1.  Knowledge of structural analysis
  2. Knowledge of bridge design (asset)
  3. Knowledge of wharf design (asset)
  4. Knowledge of concrete inspection and rehabilitation (asset)
  5. Knowledge of transportation system construction management (asset)
  6. Knowledge of AutoCAD or other related design software
  7. Knowledge of related safety regulations, policies and practice
  8. Capital infrastructure project management skills
  9. Ability to manage time and tasks
  10. Professionalism

Conditions of Employment(What is this?)

Conditions of
  1. A valid class 5 driver’s license is required
  2. Current drivers abstract satisfactory to the Employer
Conditions of Acceptance
  1. Existing or immediate registration as P.Eng with PEGNL
  2. Occasional travel throughout the Province may be required
  3. Required to be accessible to address issues on an emergency basis with respect to concerns arising from natural events and unexpected situations
  4. Required to wear safety equipment such as safety boots, hardhat, safety vests, safety glasses and personal protection measures when completing onsite inspections and overseeing construction
  5. Ability to perform construction site visits, construction site audits, and other activities requiring unrestricted mobility
Applicant Information

For more information about this opportunity, please call William Hillier, Director of Highway Design and Construction, at (709) 729-6610. 

  • The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Disability related accommodations and alternate formats are available upon request at any stage of the recruitment process by contacting, 709-729-0130 or toll free at 1-888-729-7690.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Applications must be received on or before the closing date stated for this job posting.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit an application that demonstrates the required merit criteria.
  • Applications that do not clearly demonstrate the required criteria will be screened-out.
  • All applications must contain accurate contact information, including current mailing address, email address and phone number.
  • All information submitted as part of this application must be factual, complete and current to date of submission.
  • This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

How To Apply

Applications, quoting Competition Number TW.19.20.R0538, should be submitted

By Mail
Human Resource Secretariat, Strategic Staffing Division
50 Mundy Pond Road
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J6
By Fax
(709) 729-6737

For more information about this opportunity, please call William Hillier, Director of Highway Design and Construction, at (709) 729-6610.