Discipline Engineer

March 12, 2023
Application ends: March 20, 2024

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Job Description

Public Services and Procurement Canada – Real Property Services; Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch
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Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.Apply online

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Giving you the best chance to succeed!
At Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) we are committed to running inclusive and barrier-free recruitment processes.

If you have a limitation that may impact your performance at any steps of the assessment process (such as during a written test or an interview), you may request an accommodation. Assessment accommodations are designed to remove barriers, and to ensure that candidates with limitations can fully demonstrate their abilities. Should you wish to be accommodated, please direct your inquiry to the contact identified at the bottom of this poster. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

For more information on assessment accommodation visit the following website: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/assessment-accommodation-page.html

Want to learn more about the exciting engineering projects at PSPC? Want to hear about how to apply to a government process? Come and meet the Engineering and Human Resources teams for an “Open Mic” information session to be held on March 21st, 2023, from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. EST (French session) and 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST (English Version). We look forward to meeting you!


Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) manages one of the largest and most diverse portfolios of real estate in the country and is the Government of Canada’s Real Property expert. Specifically, we are real property professionals specializing in workplace accommodation, architecture, engineering, real estate, and asset and facility management. We are involved in all aspects of real property, from initial investment strategies and the construction and leasing of facilities to the maintenance, repair, and disposal of real property assets.

Are you a discipline engineer looking for a new professional challenge? Are you interested in working in a dynamic environment where you can apply your strong leadership and engineering skills to make a difference? Then this job is for you! Public Services and Procurement Canada is looking for talented individuals to fill several positions immediately.

The duties of a typical discipline engineer include:

Providing professional and technical services to PSPC and other government department clients; leading teams to deliver technical services in support of large or significant projects; and, providing professional strategic advice. Advice and services delivered relate to the planning, design, construction, conservation, or maintenance of engineering works or building systems, structures, equipment or processes, and the development and application of related codes, standards, and policies.

  • Leading a multi-disciplinary team that delivers professional and technical services.
  • Providing strategic engineering subject matter advice and recommendations on a project-by-project basis to multi-disciplinary project teams; as well as, to PSPC and other government department clients; and, leading teams delivering technical services in support of large or significant projects.
  • Leading integrated multi-disciplinary review teams, including quality assurance and/or compliance/conformance reviews, to ensure that sound design, construction, and management principles and practices, and/or policies, standards, guidelines, and/or contract requirements are adhered to and applied consistently; undertaking research and supporting studies including condition assessments and investigations into technical issues.
  • Planning and participating in the delivery of services including studies, investigations, evaluations, design services, options and proposals in an engineering discipline or associated areas of specialization. Final deliverables are reviewed for overall quality and clarity by more senior positions.
  • Providing feedback on the effectiveness of engineering unit policies and standards, guidelines, and directives.
  • Participating in the development of construction documents and the administration of contracts for consultant service acquisition including standing offers, supply arrangements, and open agreements.
  • Monitoring, identifying, and assessing opportunities for the application of new technologies and trends. Contributing to knowledge transfer to colleagues and clients.

(Please see Other Information for a description of the units that are hiring from this process).

Work environment

We are One PSPC!

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) helps the Government of Canada serve Canadians. With a strong focus on quality customer service, we provide innovative common services such as real estate and building management, purchasing, banking, pay and pensions, and translation to other government departments, agencies and boards. By providing these centralized services to departments and agencies, we enable them to focus on what they do best: providing their programs and services to Canadians.

PSPC has a lot to offer:

  • Competitive salaries with annual increases;
  • Continuous learning and career advancement – we have an exclusive Career Center to help you build your career in the Federal Government;
  • Advantageous pension regime and benefits;
  • Up to three (3) weeks of holidays per year, which increases with years of service;
  • Flexible work arrangements – possibility of teleworking and compressed work weeks to help you balance your personal and work life.

At PSPC, we are committed to achieving a competent, representative workforce that reflects the diversity of the Canadian population. We work hard to create a welcoming, respectful and inclusive workplace through a variety of programs and initiatives. In fact, we have been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for the fifth year in a row and here is a list of some of our diversity and inclusion achievements:

  • five diversity networks;
  • a Task Force on Anti-racism, Workplace Culture and Equity;
  • a national Reconciliation and Indigenous Engagement Unit;
  • an Ombudsman for Mental Health (the first such position within the federal public service);
  • an Accessibility Office and;
  • a Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) Centre of Expertise.

While many programs and initiatives have already been implemented in line with our commitments to diversity and inclusion, we aim to get better! That’s why we invite you to be part of the change by joining an organization where individual differences are recognized, valued and respected. Be part of the solution!

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to staff bilingual positions located in the National Capital Region on an indeterminate basis with the following linguistic profiles: Bilingual Imperative – Level BBB/BBB; Bilingual Imperative – Level CBC/CBC.

This process will also serve to staff one (1) electrical engineer with industrial qualifications to work on the lift bridges in the Ontario region. This position will be located in Toronto and has a language profile of English essential.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)


: Graduation with a degree (see ) from a recognized post-secondary institution in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, aeronautical engineering, geological engineering, naval architecture, or some other engineering specialty relevant to the duties of the position.


: Current certification as a professional engineer in Canada with specialization in an engineering specialty relevant to the position.

You must clearly outline in your application how this specialization has been obtained. This certification must be from an accredited provincial association granting professional license in engineering. You are to provide the name of the organization of accreditation as well your identification number. Failure to provide this information may result in your application being rejected.