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Job Title:  Specialist, Engineering Design and System Administration


Ottawa, ON, CA

Other Location(s): 
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Language Requirements:  Bilingual Imperative (BBBB)
Job ID:  25294
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 25294   
Business Function: Engineering   
Primary City: Ottawa  
Province: Ontario  
Employment Type: Full-Time  
Employment Status: Permanent  
Language Requirement: Bilingual Imperative (BBBB)  
Employee Class and Level: UPCET02   
Number of Vacancies: 1   
Job Closing Date August 11, 2020

Job Description

The Specialist, Engineering Design and System Administration performs duties related to the on-going development and support of Engineering systems and design. Is responsible for the on-going planning, development, modification, implementation, maintenance and releases of Information Technology (IT)  Systems as well as related hardware, software, data and content. Participates or leads in the on-going design, planning, development, implementation, configuration and maintenance of specifications and standards for engineering drawings, specifications, processes and software; manages related technical documentation, changes, configuration control and document control of data. Provides Computer Aided Design (CAD) expertise as a design Subject Matter Expert (SME), demonstrating best practice usage and ongoing support to the user community.

Job Responsibilities

Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Specialist, Engineering Design and System Administration.


  • Administers IT systems by searching, analyzing, evaluating, predicting and determining technical needs for maintenance processes and development support of engineering systems.
  • Reviews, evaluates and conducts preliminary feasibility studies with respect to proposed changes, enhancements and/or development.
  • Responsible for the needs determination, planning, development, organization, upgrade, modification, testing, training and deployment of software applications for continuous development and support of  IT systems and interfacing systems and outputs.
  • Responsible for the collection, building, organization, modification, accuracy and control of data/information related to IT systems using database tools, CAD expertise and emerging technology.
  • Manages the technical documentation to ensure that it accurately reflects the current state of all applicable specifications, processes and data. This includes creating, revising and updating: drawings, specifications, alerts, and modification instructions to document new designs and changes to CPC equipment and systems.
  • Provides engineering design, technical support and subject matter expertise (SME) in CAD, including installation, configuration, training, design and best practice usage. Reviews, analyses and evaluates CAD software application and selects new software, updates to existing software or techniques to increase the cost effectiveness and/or efficiency of CAD.  Recommends and manages training program for CAD software and systems.
Job Responsibilities (continued)
  • Maintains an awareness of emerging technologies and proposes changes with regards to evolving computer technology for CAD and engineering systems. Identifies and recommends technological needs and specific long-term programs to be included in related investment programs.
  • Manages applicable engineering systems annual budget. Prepares budgets, statement of work and cost benefit analysis. Prepares cost forecasts from internal/external sources and establishes budget plan. Administers contracts from setting requirements through execution. Certifies that services rendered by contractors, suppliers meet service agreement and determines contractor performance.  Manages applicable changes and contract requirement documentation including all change process documentation.
  • Establishes/manages project teams using internal and external resources as appropriate; establishes schedules and budgets and determines monitoring and reporting processes; reviews project work and resolves team and project problems, ensuring compliance with CPC procedures.
  • Ensures the satisfaction of user needs by proper response to the demands or suggestions from the managers of user community and other Canada Post Corporation groups pertaining to engineering equipment and systems to fully meet Canada Post Corporation requirements.
  • Ensures engineering systems software and hardware operate efficiently and as intended on CPC network infrastructure and interfaces with IT service providers to CPC for hardware selection, software testing and integration for release to end users of engineering systems.


  •  University Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering



  • 2-5 years of related work experience is required
Other Information

Statement of Qualifications: 
The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of: 
• Engineering and other types of documents including Computer Assisted Drawings (CAD), specifications, Standard Operating Procedures, etc. 
• document and configuration control processes 
• document and project life cycle 
• engineering and other change request processes 
• traditional and emerging content management systems for large, National enterprises 
• Engineering design in their respective discipline 
• Database management and data analysis 

The successful candidate has strong/advanced skills in the following areas: 
• change management 
• server, hardware and software installation, maintenance, support, facilitation and administration 
• research and design 
• stakeholder management 
• organizational skills 
• Microsoft Office Suite (including Access, Excel, Visio, Word and PowerPoint) 
• verbal and written communication 
• problem resolution 
• data synthesis and analysis 

The successful candidate is able to: 
• Provide focused support for fast paced, client-centric environment 
• communicate effectively, build and maintain positive relationships with various stakeholders and suppliers 
• prioritize competing and multiple priorities 
• manage aggressive timelines 
• build consensus 

Personal Suitability: 
The successful candidate is: 
• willing to travel on occasion 
• a high performer who works well autonomously and with a team 
• customer-centric 
• A self-starter who shows initiative, tact, judgement, reliability, good interpersonal skills and team spirit 
• logical and applies a structured approach 

Safety Sensitive Positions
This position may be considered a Safety Sensitive position.


Employment Equity
Canada Post is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.


Conflict of Interest
The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.


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Important Message
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as Canada Post cannot make assumptions about your education and experience. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Leadership Behaviours
Decision Making 
– A champion of the organization who takes calculated risks and makes prudent, common sense decisions about current issues, future opportunities and resource requirements in a timely, well thought out manner, that aligns with the corporation's best interests.
Accountability – An individual who strives for performance excellence and who holds him/herself and direct reports accountable for decisions and actions and for learning from mistakes when intended results are not achieved.
Business Orientation – A proactive individual who understands the competitive nature of the business, and is committed to sustaining the business through excellent customer service and new business opportunities.
Execution – A focused and self-motivated individual who acts with a sense of urgency and delivers on time and within budget, by dealing effectively with challenges and ambiguous situations.
Leading People – A compelling communicator and leader who engages, motivates and inspires others to achieve results and who encourages personal growth and finding better ways of doing things.


Our Values
Canada Post’s corporate values reflect the principles, beliefs and aspirations that guide our behaviour and shape our culture.
Transformation – We will innovate and transform to win in the marketplace.
Customer – We serve Canadians with pride and passion.
Integrity – We act responsibly and with integrity.
Respect – We treat each other with fairness and respect.
Safety – We are committed to a safe and healthy environment for all our stakeholders

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