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Research and development engineer - Asset management

Our client, a company whose mission is to manage, operate and maintain various transport infrastructures, whose activities are divided into engineering, construction and maintenance operations is currently seeking, in order to continue improving the quality and efficiency of its services, a research and development engineer - Asset management

Nature of position

Under the supervision of the Research and Development Director of the Research and Application Department, your main mandate will be to carry out research and development expertise studies aimed at the implementation of innovative solutions. In particular, you will act as a resource person for technical and administrative support to executives as well as for the integration and implementation of projects and technological development opportunities, aimed at improving performance and sustainability of infrastructure. In addition, you will communicate with all departments of the company in order to integrate and target priority needs and you will help identify research and development opportunities and share information with all departments. As such, you will :

  • Participate in the realization of the research and development program according to the needs and established recommendations ;
  • Contribute in the realization of structural expertise studies ;
  • Collaborate in the achievement of a technological watch relating to techniques and materials of sustainable construction ;
  • Identify and propose research and development opportunities in relation to the field of maintenance and management of major infrastructures ;
  • Prepare, in collaboration with the asset management teams, the engineering department and the construction department, studies of opportunities, exploration and pre-feasibility in relation to the needs and requests resulting from various recommendations ;
  • Ensure the technical monitoring of research and development contracts in collaboration with the various university partners ;
  • Participate and provide technical assistance for the integration of pilot application projects into construction projects ;
  • Take knowledge of the studies prepared by the consultants and the university partners, make comments and recommendations, validate the measures to be taken and monitor their implementation ;
  • Provide technical assistance to the R&D Director, in particular by providing relevant information in the preparation of various reports and documents and by ensuring the monitoring of projects and / or structures ;
  • Participate in the review and technical monitoring of certain studies relating to the structural capacity of bridge components, if applicable ;
  • Participate in the development of guides, procedures and technical manuals ;
  • Collaborate in updating and enriching the terms of reference and standard quotes of the company ;
  • Identify technical issues and make recommendations for their resolution ;
  • Responsible for administering all aspects and deliverables of contracts entrusted according to quality standards and strategic orientations while respecting the principles in force at the company ;
  • Assist management in the preparation of budgets ;
  • Prepare call files for proposals documents for the award of contracts to consultants for professional design services, studies on structures of bridges, viaducts, tunnels and roads ;
  • Prepare university research agreements, ensure the follow-up and execution of research projects ;
  • Ensure good collaboration with the entire DRA team as well as with contractors and university partners ;
  • Promote good collaboration between the contractors responsible for technical assistance and the project team (Construction and Engineering) ;
  • Assist management in the preparation of budgets ;
  • Ensure compliance of contract execution with contract requirements (quality control) ;
  • Prepare authorizations for additional work, follow up on progress reports for payments to consultants, ensure control of implementation schedules and financial forecasts.
  • Perform any other tasks compatible with your functions.

Required qualification

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering with an option in structural engineering ;
  • Be a member in good standing of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Quebec (OIQ) ;
  • Have a minimum of 7 years of experience in the design, evaluation and repair of bridges or concrete and steel structures, with a minimum of 3 years in a consulting engineering firm ;
  • Having 3 years of experience as well as additional training in project management would be a considerable asset ;
  • Possess training certificates, issued by the Quebec Ministry of Transport, in structural design, maintenance and inspection (an asset) ;
  • Good knowledge of current engineering and construction practices for bridges, tunnels, culverts, viaducts, walls, dams, pylons and / or any other engineering structure ;
  • Be familiar with construction standards for roads and bridges and engineering structures (asset) ;
  • Have skills in the supervision and administration of assigned contracts, including evaluating work, holding meetings and negotiating payments ;
  • Be familiar with the applicable and recognized safety standards for construction ;
  • Be able to visit structures using fixed or moving structures (i.e., the candidate must not have a fear of heights or confined spaces) ;
  • Knowledge of the following software: MS Project, Excel, Access, Word, Outlook ;
  • Have good organizational skills, time and priority management, and an ability to meet deadlines ;
  • Demonstrate initiative and autonomy ;
  • Be resourceful, curious, creative and eager to gather information ;
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in decision making ;
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and very good ability to work in a team ;
  • Good command in French and English, written and spoken.

Salary and condition

Salary and conditions according to company's policy and candidate's experience.


Job Location

The location shown on the map is approximate and is included for information purposes only.

  • Group Insurance

  • Paid Vacation Time

  • Professional Development Opportunities

  • Flexible Hours

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Pension Plan

  • Free Parking

  • Work From Home Possible

  • Public Transit Nearby



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