ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

  • Posted by MGUG Admin
  • On June 17, 2022
  • Full Time
  • Brandon

Manitoba Hydro

Manitoba Hydro is consistently recognized as one of Manitoba’s Top Employers!
Manitoba Hydro is a leader among energy companies in North America, recognized for providing highly reliable service and
exceptional customer satisfaction. Join our team of Manitoba’s best as we continue to build a company that supports innovation,
commitment and customer service.
We are seeking a surveyor who is highly motivated for a permanent position in our Distribution Construction Dept..
Responsibilities:
– Under the general direction of the Distribution Construction Coordinator or a team leader will be responsible for assisting in or
completing technical requests from distribution design, construction, and various other departments.
– Provide accurate consultation for existing location and proposed placement of all plant for underground and overhead
requests in urban and rural areas (including northern Manitoba).
– Source all necessary data for assignments such as registered/unregistered plans, Design drawings, eGIS data, orthophotos
as well as acquiring data externally liaising with industry contacts verifying the information on all available drawings for
correlations, accuracy, completeness, and revisions.
– Manipulate data using software such as Microsurvey, AutoCAD, Trimble Business Center and Excel. Perform coordinate
transformations, multiple database integrations creating accurate electronic cadastral framework for RTK GPS and Theodolite
field application determining accurate location of hydro plant. Will be required to produce manual curve calculations and
coordinate derivations, etc.
– Provide simple and complex mathematical consultation and clarification, conduct field surveys, and convey preferred
alignments and locations of new and relocated hydro plant.
– Applying current overhead and underground distribution and gas transmission standards and past practice, survey proposed
equipment locations advising stakeholders of discrepancies or changes in original design.
– Accurately reference utility clearances (locates) when determining/providing plant and pole locations, anchors and streetlights.
Consult with design and construction staff/personnel relaying necessary changes.
– Personally locate U/G plant using Radio Detection equipment, as built the locations using GPS or terrestrial means and
provide data in various formats for internal and external customers.
– Assist in establishing, qualifying, and maintaining vertical control to ensure the placement of residential underground plant will
conform to designated area contours. Liaise and consult with external Engineering firms’ personnel to obtain and confirm data.
– Communicate effectively with customers, industry contacts and property owners regarding equipment and plant location,
access, tree trimming and potential concerns.
– Prepare and maintain clear and concise data files of all aspects of work, maintain electronic and paper construction drawings,
as-builts, and prepare field sketches as required electronically and by hand to scale for design staff.
– Familiar with and adhere to Manitoba Hydro safety manual and other approved policies and procedures.
Qualifications:
– Civil Engineering Technician with a diploma in Geomatics Technology from an institute of recognized standing with a minimum
of two years’ surveying experience.
– Working knowledge of GIS, “Microsurvey”, “AutoCAD”, Excel, and Trimble Business Center software.
– Familiar with various horizontal coordinate systems and vertical datums, legal descriptions, titles, and plans.
– Ability to read legal plans, grading drawings, construction drawings and municipal utility plans, and capable of extracting
information to ensure the correct placement of overhead and underground plant from electronic and hard copy data.
– Demonstrated proficiency with Trimble RTK G.P.S. and Total Stations.
– Capable of creating and maintaining databases, as built records, etc., familiar with plotting and preparation of unambiguous
sketches and electronic drawings of all field work.
– Demonstrated ability to deal harmoniously with the other Hydro employees as well as professional representatives and
property owners including First Nations residents.

Mature in judgment and ability to carry out duties with a minimum of supervision.
– Demonstrated mechanical aptitude to satisfy all requirements of the position such as light field repairs to ATVs, snowmobiles,
trailers etc. in all seasons.
– Physically capable of performing all duties of the position including extended periods outdoors in all weather conditions,
operating atv’s, snowmobiles, boats and accessing sites by air.
– Capable of communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.
– Possess a valid Class 5 Province of Manitoba Driver’s Licence.
– Willing to work anywhere in Manitoba and to be away from home for extended periods of time as required.
Great Benefits
– Competitive salary and benefits package
– Defined-benefit pension plan
– Eight-day work cycle which normally results in every Monday off, providing for a balanced approach to work, family life and
community
Salary Range
Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The range for the classification is $31.69-$45.37 Hourly,
60,733.66-86,942.96 Annually.
Apply Now!
Visit www.hydro.mb.ca/careers to learn more about this position and to apply online. The deadline for applications is JUNE
29, 2022.
We thank you for your interest and will contact you if you are selected for an interview.
This document is available in accessible formats upon request. Please let us know if you require any accommodations
during the recruitment process

To apply for this job please visit careers.hydro.mb.ca.