Cowichan Valley Regional District

Engineering Technologist I

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Temporary Full Time
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General Information

Majestic mountains, the rugged West Coast Trail, serene lakes, and one of the world’s tallest free-standing timber rail trestles all lie in the picturesque Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD). Located on Vancouver Island, the CVRD provides a wide range of local government services to a population of 80,000 within its 4 distinct municipalities and 9 electoral areas. Just 50 km north of Victoria and 30 km south of Nanaimo, the Cowichan Valley offers a warm climate and numerous parks, recreational, cultural, and social opportunities.  


The Utilities Division of the Operations Department at the Cowichan Valley Regional District is seeking a temporary full time Engineering Technologist I to fill this role until approximately the first week in February 2024.  Reporting to the Manager - Utilities, the Engineering Technologist I is responsible for performing a wide variety of technical tasks of a municipal engineering nature related to sewer, water, and drainage; including processing applications, taking inquiries from customers, operational monitoring, data collection and input, and assisting with developing hydraulic computer models for water and wastewater systems. The Engineering Technologist I is also responsible for assisting in maintaining and updating the asset inventories.


  • Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution with a diploma in civil engineering and eligible for membership in the ASTT as a technologist/technician, or a combination of education and appropriate training and experience

  • Preferably, minimum of one (1) year related job or cooperative work experience in a similar field
  • WHMIS Certificate – provided by employer
  • Occupational First Aid Level I with CPR C
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver's License

Please click here to view the full job description and qualifications for this position.

Hours of Work

The hours of work are 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This position may be required to attend some evening and weekend meetings. 


This union position (CUPE Local 358) has a salary range in three steps: $37.53 – $38.60 - $39.76 per hour (2023 rates).

Application Instructions

Please submit a resume, cover letter and driver’s abstract with your application by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date.  Please include a driver’s abstract with your application. In addition, the successful applicant will be required to submit a satisfactory criminal record check. 


Testing may be required during the interview process. Testing is based on the knowledge, skills, abilities and qualifications outlined in the job description. 


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