Municipal Engineer – City of Fernie (Fernie, BC)

Municipal Engineer


The City of Fernie, located in a spectacular natural setting in southeastern British Columbia is seeking an experienced Municipal Engineer.

Fernie is a true mountain community, featuring world class outdoor recreation, a thriving cultural scene, the enthusiasm of a vibrant youthful population and a scenic, tranquil location in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Fernie is a three-hour drive west from Calgary, Alberta, and just one hour from Canadian Rockies International Airport. Our team at the City of Fernie is focused on delivering exceptional service to the community and transforming what it means to work in, and work with, local government.

The City of Fernie invites applications from qualified persons for the Full-Time, Temporary position of Municipal Engineer. This position will appeal to a driven professional who understands the complexities of local government and enjoys working in a collaborative, fast-paced environment where they can contribute to organizational strategy while delivering critical projects for the community. The Municipal Engineer will be primarily responsible for leading the execution of engineering projects and activities. This is a management position with a wide range of responsibilities and has exposure to all stages of a project, from conception through construction. The Municipal Engineer will be responsible for scoping, managing and budgeting capital infrastructure projects such as roads, storm water and drainage management, water supply and distribution, sewage collection and treatment, and land development.

The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited university and be a registered professional engineer. The successful candidate will also have previous working experience, minimum three years, in municipal infrastructure project management, design and construction. This person is motivated and well organized and has strong problem solving, leadership, and communication skills.

This position is a contracted position expected to work for City of Fernie until May 31, 2022. The attached Position Profile outlines the job duties and required competencies and qualifications.

City of Fernie offers competitive compensation and career advancement opportunities. Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Jenny Weir, Municipal Engineer, no later than 4:00 p.m. MST, on February 19, 2021 at:

City of Fernie PO Box 190
501 – 3rd Avenue, Fernie BC V0B 1M0 250 423.2227

The City of Fernie strives to ensure that its employment practices are free from direct and indirect discrimination and is committed to upholding the human rights of those participating in the hiring process. In pursuit of this commitment, City of Fernie will not condone or tolerate any acts of discrimination or harassment under any of the grounds protected under human rights legislation.

This commitment extends to the hiring process and throughout the course of employment.

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