Engineer, Structures (Assessment) Expert Assessment, Research and Applications Directorate
18 May 2021
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 Crown corporation established in 1978 that is responsible for the Jacques Cartier Bridge, the Champlain Bridge, the Champlain Bridge Estacade, the Île des Sœurs Bypass Bridge, the federal sections of Bonaventure Expressway and the Honoré Mercier Bridge, as well as the Melocheville Tunnel.
The Corporation manages, maintains, and repairs these important Greater Montreal structures to ensure the safe passage of thousands of users every day. The Corporation also ensures that these critical structures remain safe, fully functional and aesthetically pleasing both today and in the future. It carries out construction, repair and reinforcement projects on the infrastructure under its responsibility and oversees the operation and maintenance of these structures.
Reporting to the Director, Technical and Special Projects, the selected candidate will actively participate and collaborate in expert assessment, structural evaluation, and research and development studies to implement innovative solutions to manage and maintain infrastructure. In this role, you will provide technical and administrative support to managers and receive and analyze studies, reports, drawings and specifications. You will recommend and follow up on actions to be taken and manage projects related to assessments, applied research, and various professional services. Your 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 your solid bridge-related expertise, you will actively help define the processes, criteria and standards specific to the Corporation’s structures and apply these to assessment and research and development studies. You will also help provide in-depth technical expertise for the preparation and execution of professional services contracts. Thanks to your expertise, and in collaboration with engineers from other departments, you will verify and assess the technical quality of consultants’ deliverables, such as assessment studies and inspection reports as well as prefeasibility studies, preparatory studies, and drawings and specifications.
Prepare, review and analyze technical documents (70%)
- Take part in structural assessment studies and any other special assignment.
- Give technical assistance to the Director, for example, by providing relevant information to prepare various reports and documents and by monitoring projects and/or structures.
- Identify and suggest research and development opportunities related to the maintenance and management of major infrastructure.
- Perform an in-depth technical review of various technical studies, including structural analyses, load-bearing capacity evaluations, inspection and instrumentation results, prefeasibility studies, plans and specifications, etc., and recommend the action to be taken.
- With the Asset Management Department, the Engineering Department, and the Construction Department, prepare opportunity, exploration and prefeasibility studies for needs and requests arising from different recommendations.
- Participate in and provide the required technical assistance to incorporate pilot application projects into construction projects.
- Help carry out the research and applications program based on established needs and recommendations and provide technical expertise in structural analysis for asset management as well as for the Corporation’s major maintenance 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.
- 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 (30%)
- 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).
- Ensure that construction contracts are carried out in accordance with the contract requirements (quality control).
- 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 eight years of experience including five years in the design, evaluation and repair of bridges and concrete and steel structures at an engineering consulting firm.
- Three years of experience and additional training in project management would be a considerable asset.
- Know Canadian construction standards and codes for the design and construction of bridges and civil engineering structures.
- Familiarity with AASHTO and AREMA standards and the Eurocodes will be considered an asset.
- Knowledge of common structural design and analysis software.
- Have training certificates issued by the Ministère des Transports du Québec in structural design, assessment, maintenance and inspection.
- Have good knowledge of current engineering and construction practices in relation to bridges, tunnels, culverts, viaducts, walls and/or any other civil engineering structure.
- Be familiar with construction standards for roads, bridges, civil engineering structures and roads.
- 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).
- Know how to use 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.
WHAT WE OFFER
Further your career in a stimulating and pleasant work environment at a strong organization whose key values are team work, transparency, thoroughness, innovation and commitment.
We offer a workplace that is accessible by public transit and car (parking available), a competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a pension plan with the federal public service.
Join the JCCBI family and send your CV and cover letter to:
Jean-Sébastien Plourde, Senior Recruiter, Partner
Phone (Montreal): 514-931-9880
Phone (Quebec City): 418-627-8080