Chief Engineer

Job Title: Chief Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Calgary, Canada
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-03-12
Reference: BH-103314-1
Contact Name: Malgorzata Stefan
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 12, 2019 15:14

Job Description

NES Global Talent is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base. Our client is currently seeking an Chief Engineer to be based in  Calgary, AB.

Responsibilities :

  • Ensure that all bridges and structures assessments, designs, drawings, specifications, fabrications and construction procedures are performed in accordance with the appropriate technical,  business and regulatory requirements;
  • Direct the provision of structures assessment, planning and design for bridge repair, rehabilitation and construction projects and programs across all Canadian and US territories;
  • Direct the technical aspects of bridge repair, rehabilitation, fabrication and construction;
  • Review and approve of strength ratings and life cycle assessments of large and complex structures to ensure economical, safe and reliable train operations on existing structures;
  • Ensure structures are planned, designed and fabricated in accordance with the business considerations of the Structures multi-year capital and maintenance programs;
  • Review and approve of conceptual and General Arrangement design plans for new structures and complex rehabilitation of existing structures to ensure practical constructability and economical bridge rehabilitation and construction;
  • Review of outside party submissions to ensure safety and reliability of the railway infrastructure;
  • Provide advice and recommendations to senior officers concerning new bridges and structures planning and design; and existing bridges and structures assessment;
  • Develop of policies, technical standards and specifications concerning  the inspection, assessment, design and fabrication of bridges;
  • Direct and provide guidance concerning the emergent technical response to service disruptions created by damage to bridges and other structures on the system;
  • Provide direction concerning  the performance evaluation and professional development of staff through needs assessment, review, feedback and implementation of development plans;
  • Direct the review of the movement of specialized equipment (clearances, weight & speed restrictions) not covered by the applicable instructions that govern operation on bridges and structures;
  • Assist with the development of current year project and multi-year program capital and maintenance bridge rehabilitation and reconstruction plans;
  • Assist with the management of bridges and structures inventory and condition information systems;
  • Direct and guides the implementation of innovative work methods and new technology for the assessment, design, fabrication and construction of bridges to ensure safety and reliability of the bridge infrastructure;
  • Assist with the development of capital and expense spending priorities for structures, consistent with maintaining a safe railway operating infrastructure and  business strategies;
  • Lead the assessment, planning, design and fabrication of bridges and structures; and impacts construction activities for annual and multi-year capital and maintenance projects and programs

  • Must possess an Undergraduate university degree in Civil Engineering with specialization in Structures.  A Graduate degree in Structural Engineering is preferred. Additional studies at a Graduate level in engineering, business administration or project management is beneficial;
  • Minimum of  fifteen (15) years railway experience which should include at least five (5) years railway infrastructure maintenance and construction experience; and ten (10) years of structural engineering design experience; with appropriate related progressive managerial experience;
  • As a minimum, must be licensed, or able to be licensed, to practice as a Professional Civil or Structural Engineer in the Canadian Provinces in which operates. Registration and licensing in other jurisdictions where operates is beneficial.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted