Career Stories

Interviews and information on the many roles within the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

A Day in the Life of a District Manager

A Day in the Life of a District Manager

If you’ve ever reached out to your local Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure district office about an issue, there’s a good chance you’ve talked to one of our district managers. The District Manager, Transportation (also known as the DMT), is essentially the face of the ministry to the public. To organize service delivery, the province is divided into three regions, which are further divided into 11 highway districts. It looks something like this: South Coast Region   Southern Interior...

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Boots on the Ground: A Day in the Life of a Road Area Manager

Boots on the Ground: A Day in the Life of a Road Area Manager

They’re out there… Day and night, on highways (and certain side roads) across the province. Who are they and what are they doing? They’re our Road Area Managers and they pretty much do it all. BC is a BIG province, connected by a vast system of highways and side roads, and it’s our job to make sure those roads that belong to us are running smoothly and safely. To do that, we need to break down our province into...

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What It’s Like to Be a Transportation All-Star

The number one question we get about our Engineer-in-Training/Geoscientist-in-Training Program (EIT) and Technician-Entry-Level Program (TELP) is… “What kinds of projects do graduates end up working on throughout their career with the ministry?” The engineers and technicians who joined us through these programs have gone on to do some pretty amazing things. Their career paths are diverse, and have taken them to all corners of the province. We consider them “transportation all-stars,” so we decided to answer this popular question...

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Dig into the Work of a Geotechnical Engineer

Highways and bridges are earthy matters and a geotechnical engineer is just the kind of person to delve into the deep subject of what’s below ground. We spoke with a geotechnical engineer, one of our four types of engineers, during National Engineering Month to find out about his work on B.C. highways. Meet Warren Lemky, regional geotechnical design engineer, based out of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Prince George office. Warren, what’s your role as a geotechnical engineer?...

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Career Opportunity: Now’s Your Chance to Join CVSE

*COMPETITION IS CLOSED* There are many ways to describe what it’s like to work for the ministry’s Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) branch. Experienced and aspiring vehicle safety officers and inspectors now have the chance to add their skills to CVSE’s province-wide effort to make British Columbia’s highways safer. We’re looking to fill positions in three job types: Area Vehicle Inspector Commercial Transport Enforcement Officer Carrier Safety Inspector Area Vehicle Inspector On the job: An Area Vehicle inspector...

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What Do You Want to Know More About? Are you looking for something on TranBC but can’t find it? Or have a question about what the ministry does and why we do it? Share your question with us and we’ll try to get you an answer. Who knows – your question could be our next blog! Thank you – we couldn’t do this without YOU.

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The Secret Life of the Webcam Guy – Revealed!

Lately, we’ve been introducing you to some of the folks who work around here, not only to provide you with a better idea of what we do as a ministry, but also to give you a better idea of who we are personally and the diverse group it takes to keep you safe as you travel the province’s highways. Today we’re talking with Steve Drew, our Senior Electrical Standards Technologist. We also like to call him “the webcam guy”....

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Meet Sharlie Huffman: Professional Engineer

Meet Sharlie Huffman: Professional Engineer

You might already know that March is National Engineering Month, but did you know that March is also the month for “Expanding Girls Horizons in Math and Science“? Much of the work we do here at the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure involves math and science – especially the work done by our wonderful team of engineers on staff, some of whom, are women. We spoke with Sharlie Huffman, who is the Senior Bridge Seismic and Structural Health Monitoring...

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