Engineer, Research and Development, Research and Applications Directorate – Asset Management

23 September 2020

Full-time, permanent and unionized position – 37.5 h/week
2020 salary depending on years of experience: $75,185.39 to $107,698.01

As a manager of important infrastructure, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (the Corporation) is a federal Crown corporation established in 1978 that is responsible for the Jacques Cartier Bridge, the Champlain Bridge, the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure, the Île des Soeurs Bypass Bridge, the federal sections of Bonaventure Expressway and the Honoré Mercier Bridge, as well as the Melocheville Tunnel.

Every day, the Corporation ensures a safe drive for thousands of users by managing, maintaining and repairing this important infrastructure for Greater Montreal. The Corporation also ensures that these critical structures remain safe, fully functional and aesthetically pleasing both today and in the future. It conducts construction, rehabilitation and reinforcement projects on the infrastructure under its responsibility and oversees the operation and maintenance of these structures.


Reporting to the Director, Research and Development of the Research and Applications Directorate (RAD), the selected candidate will actively participate and collaborate in assessment and research and development studies to implement innovative solutions based on cutting-edge expertise and global and sustainable strategies to manage and maintain major infrastructure. In this role, you will provide technical and administrative support to managers and will receive and analyze studies, reports, drawings and specifications. You will recommend and follow up on actions to be taken. You will manage assessment projects, applied research, and various professional services. These duties will include planning; budget, cost, and deadline control; quality assurance; and the analysis and handling of claims and contract amendments to manage professional services contracts.

With the Senior Engineer, you will help integrate and implement technological development projects and opportunities to improve the performance and increase the service life of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, the federal section of the Mercier Bridge, the Melocheville Tunnel and other structures under JCCBI’s responsibility. You will communicate with all of the Corporation’s departments to include and target priority needs and transfer acquired knowledge. Through your expertise in infrastructure and thanks to an ongoing technology watch, you will effectively help identify research and development opportunities and share this information with all departments.


Prepare, review and analyze technical documents (60%)

• Help carry out the research and development program based on needs and established recommendations.
• Participate in structural assessment studies.
• Help perform a technology watch related to sustainable construction techniques and materials.
• Identify and suggest research and development opportunities related to the maintenance and management of major infrastructure.
• With the asset management teams, engineering department and construction department, prepare opportunity, exploration and pre-feasibility studies in relation to needs and requests arising from different recommendations.
• Perform the technical follow-up for research and development contracts in collaboration with various university partners.
• Contribute and provide technical assistance to incorporate pilot application projects into construction projects.
• Review studies prepared by consultants and university partners, issue comments and recommendations, validate any actions to be taken, and follow up on their implementation.
• Provide technical assistance to the Director, R&D, for example, by providing relevant information to prepare various reports and documents and by monitoring projects and/or structures.
• Help review and perform the technical follow-up on studies related to the structural capacity of bridge components, as applicable.
• Help develop technical guides, procedures and manuals.
• Help update and enhance the Corporation’s reference terms and standardized specifications.
• Identify technical issues and provide recommendations to address them.
• Carry out all other tasks or responsibilities related to your position.

Contract management (40%)

• Administer all aspects and deliverables for the contracts assigned to you as per quality standards and strategic orientations while following the Corporation’s contract management principles.
• Help senior management prepare budgets.
• Prepare tender documents to award contracts to expert consultants for professional services for the design and structural studies of bridges, viaducts, tunnels and roads.
• Prepare university research agreements, follow up on research projects and ensure they are carried out.
• Collaborate effectively with the entire RAD team as well as with successful tenderers and university partners.
• Foster effective collaboration between the successful tenderers responsible for technical assistance and the project team (Construction and Engineering).
• Help senior management prepare budgets.
• Ensure that construction contracts are carried out in accordance with the contract requirements (quality control).
• Help senior management prepare budgets.
• Prepare authorizations for additional work, track progress reports for payments to consultants, ensure that work schedule milestones are met, and control financial forecasts.


• Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, with an option in structural engineering.
• Be a member in good standing of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ).
• Have a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in the design, evaluation and repair of bridges or concrete and steel structures, with a minimum of three (3) years at an engineering consulting firm.
• Three (3) years of experience and additional training in project management would be a considerable asset.
• Have training certificates issued by the Ministère des Transports du Québec in structural design, maintenance and inspection (an asset).
• Have good knowledge of current engineering and construction practices in relation to bridges, tunnels, culverts, viaducts, walls, dams, pylons and/or any other civil engineering structure.
• Be familiar with the construction standards for roads, bridges and civil engineering structures (asset).
• Have skills in the supervision and administration of assigned contracts, including evaluating work, holding meetings and negotiating payments.
• Be familiar with the applicable and recognized safety standards for construction.
• Be able to visit structures using fixed or moving structures (i.e., the candidate must not have a fear of heights or confined spaces).
• Knowledge of the following software: MS Project, Excel, Access, Word, Outlook and Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.
• Have good organizational skills, time and priority management, and an ability to meet deadlines.
• Show initiative and independence.
• Be resourceful, curious and creative and show a desire to find information.
• Be able to exercise sound decision-making.
• Have strong interpersonal skills and a very good ability to work in a team.
• Mastery of written and spoken French and ability to communicate in English.


Further your career in a stimulating and pleasant environment in a solid organization whose key values are teamwork, transparency, thoroughness, innovation and commitment.
The job location is easily accessible by public transit and automobile (parking available). We offer competitive compensation and a full benefits package, which includes a federal public service pension plan.
Join the Bridge family; send your resume and cover letter to:
Martin Mercier, CRHA, associé et directeur du recrutement
Tel. Mtl: 514-931-9880
Québec: 418-627-8080
[email protected]