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Operations Engineer



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Engineering & Related 2


Alberta Transportation, Edson. Alberta Transportation's mandate is to ensure the transportation system enables Alberta's economic, social and environmental vitality. With Alberta Transportation, you can engage in a fulfilling career with diverse room to grow. We believe in building careers, providing opportunities for growth within the organization, and strive to provide our staff with a work-life balance. To learn more about Alberta Transportation, follow the link to


Are you looking for interesting and challenging work that can make a difference for Albertans? Then consider joining our operations team in Edson as the Operations Engineer and help us keep our highways safe.


In this role, you will use your technical expertise to assist the Operations Manager with the day to day administration and delivery of the district's highway maintenance program and to provide support for highway maintenance contracts, roadside development, and service agreements. You will provide leadership and expertise to ensure that the programs and projects are delivered within the scope, cost, time and quality specified in the program while ensuring the safety of the travelling public. You will also assist with dealing with the general public, municipal authorities and other stakeholders.


In addition to your technical expertise in roadway operations engineering, in this role you will draw on your excellent leadership and relationship skills to work cooperatively with staff, contractors, and other government and private agencies. As the ideal candidate, you will also possess the ability to provide creative and innovative solutions to complex maintenance and construction problems, solid communication skills, and the ability to set priorities and schedules to balance multiple projects on an ongoing basis.


If you have the materials, Alberta Transportation has the road to support you in your professional engineering career. Don't hesitate. Come join our team!


The Town of Edson, a rural community located in Yellowhead County along Highway 16 approximately 199 kilometers west of Edmonton. For further information on the Town of Edson, visit their website at:


Salary: $3,007.16 - $4,163.64 bi weekly ($78,487 - $108,671 annually). Closing Date: December 11, 2017. Job ID #1045906


Qualifications: An degree in Engineering or Applied Science is required (a Civil Engineering degree preferred), plus 5 years of related highway operations experience and eligibility for membership in APEGA. Experience in highway maintenance, construction/design and roadside development is preferred. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written. Experience dealing with contractors, contract administration and budget administration would be an asset.


Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:



  • AGILITY- Being able to anticipate, quickly adapt, take advantage of opportunities, and make effective decisions by proactively seeking out new opportunities. Encourages innovative thinking, identifies and responds to shifting needs and priorities, and is able to work with some autonomy to lead and manage projects.
  • CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING - Engages different perspectives in seeking out root causes. Looks for ways to improve activities and results by doing something that may be new and different in the organization. Uses judgement to develop pros-and-cons lists when evaluating alternatives considering the implications of proposed solutions
  • DEVELOP NETWORKS -  Proactively building networks, connecting and building trust in relationships with different stakeholders.
  • BUILD COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS - The applicant needs to tap into a variety of resources within the organization and act on opportunities to partner with other groups to achieve desired outcomes. Considers how changes might impact colleagues, clients and stakeholders, and actively seeks their input and/or involvement regarding those changes.


Competencies are the foundation for our talent management programs, including hiring decisions. We encourage you to find out more about the Alberta Public Service Competency Model by following the links below:


Candidates with lesser experience may be considered at a lower classification and salary level.


This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies across the government.


Travel may be required in this position; therefore, candidates must possess a valid driver’s license.


To learn more about working for the Government of Alberta, please follow the links:

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive benefits plan:
  • Pension plan:
  • Professional learning and development
  • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance




Online applications are preferred via If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted as ONE file and that you include the Job ID #. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your last name, then first name (Smith, Joe_Resume) and that the document name is no more than 60 characters in length. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. Please DO NOT submit multiple applications.


Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.


As there are pre-screening questions with this competition, you are required to apply on-line. If you have difficulties applying on-line, please contact me at the number below.


It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) -

It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.


We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.


If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Thelma Finch at (780) 422-9452.


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Although this competition is closing on December 11, 2017, please continue to check for all career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.

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Posting Date: 14-Nov-2017Engineering Permanent, Full-Time 1 ASAP
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