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Postion: Regional Engineer, Alberta – B.C., Canadian Concrete Pipe & Precast Association.

Purpose of Position

The purpose of this position is to create the conditions whereby the concrete pipe producers in Alberta and British Columbia can sell more concrete pipe and precast products. This is primarily accomplished by favourably positioning reinforced concrete pipe and precast products in specifications and standards. It is also accomplished by raising the standards for the supply, installation and testing of competitive products. The Regional Engineer reports to the President of the Canadian Concrete Pipe and Precast Association.

Essential Functions

The primary functions are as follows:

  • Works with the President to develop the Canadian Concrete Pipe and Precast Association’s annual Technical Promotion Plan.
  • Arranges and conducts Lunch & Learn seminars to engineers and municipalities.
  • Arranges and conducts appointments with engineers and municipalities.
  • Arranges and conducts seminars to third-level engineering students.
  • Arranges and participates in plant tours for potential users and specifiers of RCP and precast products.
  • Improves own product knowledge and technical knowledge and stays aware of all industry developments and innovations. This includes competitive products and competitive systems.
  • Attends construction industry events and engineering profession events.

Additionally the following functions are important but are not as essential to fulfilling the purpose of this position as functions listed above:

  • Assists in training of sales personnel.
  • Participates in CCPPA technical and marketing committees.
  • Participates in other associations such as public works and heavy construction.
  • Acts as a resource for committees and members.
  • Acts as a resource for municipal engineers, consulting engineers and others.
  • Participates in trade shows.
  • Helps co-ordinate research projects as agreed with the president.
  • Performs other functions as required and as assigned by the president.
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Working Conditions

Much of the incumbent’s time will be spent away from the office promoting to and interacting with engineers, inspectors, student groups and producer members. Travelling by car throughout Alberta and British Columbia is a regular feature of this position. Overnight stays away from home are required. Air travel is required a few times each year. Weekend travel is required occasionally. Attendance at industry events outside of normal business hours is a regular occurrence. Most of the incumbent’s work time outside of the office will be spent travelling or interacting with engineers in an office environment. The incumbent will be regularly in manufacturing plants and on job sites.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be a professional engineer (P.Eng.) with a minimum of ten years of relevant experience. Relevant experience includes working in the concrete pipe and precast industry (or similar industries) as well as having experience in the design and installation of buried infrastructure such as storm sewers and sanitary sewers.

Apply in confidence to:

Gerry Mulhern, P.Eng., President Canadian Concrete Pipe & Precast Association, email: gerry.mulhern@ccppa.ca.

Canadian Concrete Pipe and Precast Association was established in November 2013 to represent concrete pipe producers and manufacturers of precast concrete products used for a wide range of sewer and drainage infrastructure applications, and suppliers to the precast concrete industry. The not-for-profit association was established to protect and advance the interests of the concrete pipe and precast concrete products industry in Canada.

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