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Development Review Technician

The Corporation of the Municipality of Clarington
Public Works Department
Requires a
Development Review Technician (Union Position)

The Municipality of Clarington is pleased to accommodate individual needs in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, within our recruitment process. If you require accommodation at any time throughout the recruitment process, please contact the Human Resources Division at

The Public Works Department requires a Development Review Technician. The duties and responsibilities of the position are performed under the direct supervision of the Manager, Development Engineering. The chosen candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to, technical review of engineering submissions pertaining to residential, industrial, commercial and institutional development projects, including all drawings and related reports, review of Municipal approval requests, and responding to inquiries from engineering consultants, other government agencies and from the public.


  • The first point of contact for public inquiries and concerns that may require a response by phone, email or in-person. It may also require coordination with other departments, other levels of government or outside agencies;
  • Review of engineering design drawings for development proposals including, but not limited to, road design, lot grading and drainage, storm sewer system, stormwater management, utilities, streetscaping, etc. to ensure compliance with general engineering principles, Municipal policies, procedures, standards and by-laws and applicable Provincial legislation;
  • Review, analyze and comment on reports and studies pertaining to the development of site plans and subdivisions, including stormwater management, geotechnical, hydrogeological, environmental impact, traffic impact, noise, air emissions and any other engineering reports or studies;
  • Provide comprehensive comments concerning Development Engineering Division requirements and ensure that recommendations of the reports and studies are implemented within the detailed design of the development;
  • Administration related to development agreements including logging and tracking of conditions of approval, insurance, security and all other matters as may be addressed in a development agreement;
  • Review development construction cost estimates for administration purposes to ensure accuracy of the payment of relevant engineering fees to the Municipality and provision of adequate security to guarantee completion of works and protection of Municipality’s interests;
  • Participate in site inspections of development projects to ensure compliance with the Municipality’s requirements, standard engineering practices, as well as the Municipality’s Design Guidelines. Identify and report deficiencies to the developer’s consultant and contractor for action and follow up;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A diploma in Civil Engineering Technology or equivalent and accreditation with the Ontario Association of Certified Technicians and Technologists as a Certified Civil Engineering Technologist, or equivalent education to the satisfaction of the Director of Public Works;
  • A minimum of three consecutive years experience in engineering design/development and construction, or equivalent experience to the satisfaction of the Director of Public Works;
  • Thorough knowledge of land development procedures, site servicing, development agreement administration and Municipal procedures;
  • Working knowledge of land development software, including GIS-based applications, Municipal software systems and computer-aided design programs;
  • Working knowledge of general construction practices including earthworks, sewer construction, lot and rough grading, asphalt and concrete works;
  • Demonstrated ability to provide a solution-oriented customer service approach using good judgment, creativity, strategic thinking, negotiation and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with limited supervision;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel;
  • Valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s Licence;
  • Reliable personal transportation is essential;
  • Must be legally able to work in Canada.

The interview may include written, oral or practical testing to assist in determining the successful candidate. The minimum passing score will be considered 60 per cent on each test, with the highest-ranked score considered in the final selection.

At the time of interview, candidates are required to provide:

  • Proof of current automobile insurance coverage
  • A current Driver’s Abstract
  • A valid Ontario Driver’s Licence.

Before commencing employment, the successful candidate must provide, at their own expense, a satisfactory criminal reference check from a Canadian Police Information Centre and a current Driver’s Abstract. Applicants who have been employed with the Municipality within the last year and have provided a CPIC within the last 365 days are exempt from providing another CPIC.

Rate of pay: $59,809 to $74,602 - Grade 10, 2020 Inside Collective Salary Grid, subject to Pay Equity Review.

Applications will be received in confidence until 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2021.

Please Quote: File # 19-21

Human Resources Division
Municipality of Clarington
40 Temperance Street
Bowmanville, ON L1C 3A6

Emails may be forwarded to; applications will not be retrieved from other sources (file sharing sites – One Drive).

Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001, c.25) to determine employment eligibility with the Municipality of Clarington. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Director of Legislative Services, 40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3A6 905-623-3379.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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