BC Local Government Job Posting Service

*Senior Project Engineer/Project Engineer

Position Status: Full-Time Temporary (this position to last not later than February 14, 2020)
Department: Water Services
Employee Group: Exempt
Location: 4730 Kingsway, Burnaby

Our Water Services Department is seeking a Senior Project Engineer/Project Engineer who will be primarily responsible for drinking water supply planning and policy activities for the Policy, Planning and Analysis Division. Reporting to a Senior Engineer, you will help implement the analysis, planning, and regulatory approval components of the Regional Drinking Water Management Plan, including water conservation initiatives and securing additional water supply from the Coquitlam source as defined in the Coquitlam Water Use Plan.  You will lead business case assessments and triple-bottom-line evaluations of innovation projects.

You are: Motivated to develop plans and policies for supplying clean safe drinking water to a growing region. You have strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work in a team oriented work environment to enhance the sustainable use of water resources.

In this role, you will:
  • Perform complex and varied engineering and project management work that may involve project design and management for large projects. Apply principles and practices of the profession to ensure results are achieved in a sound and practical manner.
  • Analyze and assess requirements and recommend optimal methods for achieving objectives.
  • Responsible for overall project budgets and monitor and control costs ensuring the effective and efficient expenditure of allocated funds. Participate in short and long range planning.
  • Make decisions and provide recommendations on a variety of issues with broad policies and mandate as guidelines. Use ingenuity to devise original, practical and economical solutions.
  • Manage the procurement of consulting services for planning studies and project feasibility designs. Act as Metro Vancouver’s appointed representative in assigned matters of project and contract obligations including project initiatives, site inspections as required, and determination of regulatory requirements. May be required to negotiate significant technical or financial interests on behalf of Metro Vancouver.
  • Direct the actions of consultants recommending changes to scope and negotiating new terms as required. Deal with full range of project dimensions that may include legal, property, public contact, and liaising with various levels of government, and other regulatory bodies.
  • Explain difficult concepts and persuade others to adopt a point of view, support position with evidence, research or experience gained in similar situations. Typically act as a project leader and actively work to encourage teamwork, collaboration and efficiency.
  • May supervise professional engineers and/or technical staff engaged in complex technical work. Peer review the work of colleagues and provide guidance to consulting engineers and technical staff. Act as a resource to staff members for advice and guidance on potential approaches and problem situations. May be a resource for presentations and questions to the Metro Vancouver board, committees and municipal councils.
  • May work as a technical/specialist resource, collaborating with senior engineers, management and/or government officials in the development of regulatory or government policy initiatives affecting Metro Vancouver.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

To be successful, you have:
To be considered as a Project Engineer, you have:
  • Bachelor of Applied Science degree in a relevant engineering discipline. Completion of a relevant four-year engineer-in-training program; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
To be considered as a Senior Project Engineer, you have:
  • A Bachelor of Applied Science degree in a relevant engineering discipline, or equivalent.Four to six years recent related experience following professional registration; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

In addition to the educational requirements above, you have:
  • Membership or eligibility for immediate membership as a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC), or equivalent.
  • Sound technical knowledge and understanding of engineering principles, and their application to planning and policy issues in a regional/municipal drinking water utility. Ability to act as a resource to staff and provide sound and practical guidance for unusual or problem situations.
  • Ability to interpret and apply engineering and technical guidelines and principles related to water resource management, water policy, water rights and drinking water supply, such as provincial legislation and regulations, technical manuals, codes and regulations, contracting policies, safety regulations and corporate and board policies.Ability to adapt or adjust guidelines and procedures for unique or difficult situations.
  • Proven contract administration and project management skills.Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize a complex series of project components for large complex projects to meet multiple time based deliverables requiring a high level of detail and accuracy.Ability to resolve problems within established guidelines and procedures; ability to use judgment to determine which methods are applicable in any given situation.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing including letter, report writing and presentation skills.Ability to explain difficult concepts and persuade others to adopt a point of view or way of doing things.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain respectful working relationships with internal and external contacts under circumstances that are considerably complex and time sensitive.Skill in dealing openly, tactfully and sensitively in a variety of situations including dealings with the public, member municipalities, government agencies and contractors.Demonstrated ability to work in a team oriented work environment and deal effectively with disagreements and prevent the escalation of conflict.
  • Ability to work under broad direction and use significant independent judgment to problem solve when more than one option is possible.Ability to identify opportunities to address emerging needs.Proven ability to take initiative, work with minimal supervision and effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines.Ability to meet timelines and objectives requiring persistence to overcome obstacles.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the organizational culture, processes and mechanisms necessary to attain work objectives; upholds Metro Vancouver’s reputation through positive and forthright dealings with other organizations and members of the public.
  • Ability to supervise, coach and guide others while enhancing individual and team effectiveness.Ability to mentor and foster the development junior engineers, technical staff and direct reports as required.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft office programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s license.

*Candidates with lesser experience may be considered at the Project Engineer level, along with the applicable rate of pay.

Our Vision: 
Metro Vancouver seeks to achieve what humanity aspires to on a global basis – the highest quality of life embracing cultural vitality, economic prosperity, social justice and compassion, all nurtured in and by a beautiful and healthy natural environment. 

Please follow this link to our Careers page where you can submit your application by July 23, 2019.

Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Engineering,Project Management
Posted: July 9, 2019, 10:00 am
Expires: July 23, 2019, 4:30 pm