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The Engineering department provides engineering and technical support to its internal and external customers. Engineering is dedicated to design, construction and management of municipal infrastructure assets. Engineering is committed to the Municipality becoming a sustainable community through implementation of reliable municipal infrastructure and transportation systems.

The Engineering Department manages the design and construction of Municipal Infrastructure which includes water distribution systems, sewage collection systems, water and waste water treatment facilities, storm water management facilities, roads and bridges.

Engineering services are provided by the following branches:

Building Infrastructure Management

The Building Infrastructure Management Branch consists of two streams, Space Planning and Building Life Cycle. Space Planning is responsible for managing and maintaining workspaces in corporately owned and leased facilities. Building Life Cycle is responsible for the assessment of all municipal owned vertical assets (e.g. buildings) over the course of their life as operational assets.

The branch’s primary functions are: space management, space design and planning, moving logistics, standards, security, facility management plans, and assessment of tangible capital assets.

Development Services

The Development Services Branch manages the design and construction of municipal infrastructure relating to new growth and redevelopment projects in accordance with regulatory requirements. The branch is responsible for setting the minimum expectations for infrastructure projects through the Municipality’s Engineering Servicing Standards and Development Procedures.

The branch manages the developer charge framework throughout the Municipality, including developer charges and contributed capital assets. In addition, this branch provides technical support to Planning & Development with area structure plans, outline plans, subdivisions and development permits.

Engineering Servicing Standards (December 2016)
Traffic Impact Assessment Guidelines
Offsite Levy Bylaw (15-027)
Offsite Levy Report Update (November 2015)


Development Services is also responsible for the issuance of Boulevard Crossing Permits, Utility Installation Permits, and Clearing and Grading Permits. In accordance with the Municipal Transportation Bylaw, these permits are required prior to excavating or constructing within Municipal Road Right of Ways:

Utility Installation Permit
Utility Installation & Traffic Control Manual
Clearing and Grading Permit
Boulevard Crossing Permit

Program Management Development & Growth

The Program Management Development and Growth (DG) branch is responsible for the design and construction of new municipal infrastructure. In addition to project management, the branch provides technical expertise toward implementing the priorities of the five year Capital Budget Plan. The mission of the branch is to deliver projects on time, on budget, and with acceptable performance (safety, scope, quality) outcomes.

Program Management Preservation & Life Cycle

The Program Management Preservation and Life Cycle (PLC) branch is responsible for the improvement of existing municipal infrastructure. The projects provided by the PLC branch include transportation, water, wastewater, storm water, parks and recreation. In addition to project management, the branch provides technical expertise towards implementing the priorities of the five year Capital Budget Plan. The mission of the branch is to deliver projects on time, on budget, and with acceptable performance (safety, scope, quality) outcomes.

Some of our current projects overseen by both Program Management Development & Growth and Program Management Preservation & Life Cycle include:

  • Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrade
  • Water Treatment Plant Upgrade
  • Sanitary Sewer Trunks and River Crossing
  • Lower Townsite Loop Road
  • MacKenzie Pumphouse and Reservoir Upgrade

Transportation & Infrastructure Planning

The Transportation and Infrastructure Planning Branch is responsible for developing and updating the Master Plans for water, wastewater, stormwater and transportation systems; studying adequacy of needed infrastructures for existing and future developments, as well as the preparation and review of reports that assess the impact and safety of infrastructure.

This branch participates in Capital Project Planning and Capital Budget Processes including Capital Budget Requests and Capital Business Cases for all new infrastructure projects. Another responsibility of this branch is the preparation of capital budget amendments, feasibility studies (needs analysis), project initiation (project charter, stakeholder identification, scheduling, and scope of work), pre-design (conceptual options, costing, and classification), detailed design & tendering (preparation of drawings, take off quantities), contract management and resource management (Professional Consulting Services related to different disciplines).

This branch provides engineering solutions related to infrastructure and transportation issues to internal and external stakeholders. An integral part of this branch is Asset Management for municipal infrastructure assets.

Some of our current projects include:

Transportation Master Plan
Water & Wastewater Master Plans


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Phone: 780-743-7850
Fax: 780-799-5899
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