Position Description

Engineer (Pool of candidates)
Location Ottawa, Ontario
Employment type Full time
Employment duration Permanent
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Job Level: RÉ-06 $78,788 to $106,412

Closing Date: 27/11/20


Engineer (Pool of candidates)

The Design and Construction Division of the Capital Planning Branch is looking to create a pool of candidates for future Engineer positions. The position is classified as an RÉ-06 ($78,788 to $106,412 per annum).


The National Capital Commission (NCC) is the federal Crown Corporation dedicated to ensuring that Canada’s Capital is a dynamic and inspiring source of pride for all Canadians and a legacy for generations to come. Building on more than a century of experience, the NCC provides unique value in the Capital Region by fulfilling three specific roles: long-term planner of federal lands, principal steward of nationally significant public places, and creative partner committed to excellence in development and conservation.

Important: A cover letter and a resume must be provided with each application. The cover letter must clearly indicate when, how and why the incumbent meets the requirements of the position.



This pool of candidates will be used to staff similar positions with various disciplines, language requirements and profiles. These positions may be staffed on an indeterminate or temporary basis. Engineers in the disciplines listed below will be considered: Civil, Municipal, Transportation, Structural, Bridge, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.



The Engineer plans, coordinates, organizes and prepares or directs the development of plans, studies, designs and specifications documents in the incumbent’s area of expertise. The Engineer provides professional and technical advice to internal Commission directorates and external governmental agencies and or partnerships. In collaboration with the Project Manager, the incumbent is responsible for the design of capital projects of the Multi-Year Capital Program (MYCP) and the major operating program.  The Engineer manages and participates in Division / Section meetings and working committees. 


EDUCATION: A degree from a recognized university with a specialization in Engineering.


CERTIFICATE / LICENSE: Must be licensed/registered as a professional member in the province of Ontario or Quebec in engineering. Also, they must be eligible to apply in the other province if they are not licensed in both provinces by providing written confirmation from the licensing organization that they are eligible for license transfer.



A minimum of eight (8) years holding progressively significant responsibilities in providing professional services in Engineering:

  • Extensive experience in providing professional and technical advice in the domain of the Center of Expertise.
  • Experience in developing concepts, Drawings and Specifications for implementation of work related to Engineering.
  • Experience in developing master plans and design guidelines/briefs.
  • Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience in managing financial and human resources.



  • Of the NCC, its mandate, mission and role in the National Capital Region.
  • Of codes, standards, theories, principles, practices and techniques relevant to the Center of Expertise as applied to the planning, design and construction in order to provide advice, direction and guidance to clients, project managers, team members, departmental management, consultants, contractors and other stakeholders.This knowledge is required to identify budget for and, resolve risks inherent with the management of multiple/unique complex and large projects/programs.
  • Of contract management principles and procedures to oversee the preparation of contract specifications; to oversee the development of contract procurement strategies and contract documents; to manage contracts; to monitor the work of consultants and contractors and interpret the terms and conditions of contracts to ensure compliance; and to investigate, analyze and develop strategies, proposals and recommendations to contribute to the resolution of contract disputes and claims, and to participate as a departmental and/or client representative at legal proceedings.
  • Of negotiation skills and dispute resolution to negotiate and resolve project changes and disagreements; to develop proposals and contribute to the negotiation and resolution of contract disputes and claims with contractors; and to negotiate and obtain approvals from regulatory or other approving agencies.
  • Of the principles of universal accessibility.
  • Of the heritage conservation process.


  • To communicate effectively both orally and in writing in both official languages;
  • To lead and work in a multidisciplinary team;
  • To manage and prioritize various tasks;
  • To collaborate in a work environment characterized by a certain fluidity and overlap of roles and responsibilities between the different administrative units;
  • To ensure quality assurance in compliance with quality work standards.



  • Value and Ethics: Serve with integrity and respect;
  • Commitment: Ability to mobilize people, organize and build partnerships;
  • Strategic thinking: Ability to innovate through analysis and ideas;
  • Management Excellence: Delivering through action management, people management and financial management.


  • Master’s Degree.
  • AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite software, BIM
  • Experience with construction projects for heritage buildings and heritage landscapes.
  • Other professional designations and/or Project Management memberships.


LANGUAGE: Various language profiles


SECURITY: Possess or eligibility to obtain Secret Security Clearance



The NCC is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily in their application if they are a woman, an Indigenous person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The NCC is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise the Human Resources representative of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. If you require additional information on the position or if you are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact us at hr.recruitment@ncc-ccn.ca.

Hearing impaired and speech impaired persons can contact us through a Teletype Device (TTY) at (613) 239-5090 or 1-866-661-3530 (toll free).

*The male form used in this offer refers to both women and men

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