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Requisition ID: 15433 

The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
Department Overview
The Engineering Services department manages public works and four utility services: water, sewer and drainage, solid waste, and the False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility. The department is responsible for policy development, planning, design, delivery, construction, and management of services and infrastructure on and under the street right-of-way. Engineering Services also has a Project and Quality Management division that plays an integrative role across the department.
Through its utilities, Engineering Services provides Vancouver with water for drinking and fire protection, safe removal of wastewater (sewage) for treatment, management and conveyance of rainwater to prevent floods, efficient collection and diversion of solid waste, and a low-carbon energy supply to the Southeast False Creek neighbourhood. Engineering’s public works include providing and managing the network of streets and public spaces through street and transportation design, construction and maintenance, parking, street cleaning, and the regulation of activities on streets, such as special events and filming.
In addition to the ongoing operations and management of infrastructure, Engineering Services is focused on implementing the City’s strategies, including the Healthy City Strategy, the Climate Emergency Response, Plan and the Vancouver Economic Action Strategy. These high-level corporate strategies have been further developed into policy and detailed action plans reflected in the Transportation 2040 Plan, the Green Infrastructure Implementation Plan and the Zero Waste 2040 Plan. These all provide blueprints for moving forward, building upon past successes and rising to meet new and emerging challenges, including climate change, a growing and aging population, limited road space, and high housing costs.
Engineering Services is divided into 8 divisions, each division has between 4 – 6 branches that support all the work and plans mentioned above.
Divisions and branch breakdown:
  • Integrated Strategy & Utility Planning: Defining, implementing and sustaining Engineering project and quality management standards and systems. Representing the Engineering Services department in land development projects, processes and policies. Managing the delivery of high-value, high-risk and complex capital design and construction projects.
    • Engineering Strategy and Standards
    • Green Infrastructure Implementation
    • Integrated Water Management
    • Utilities Modelling and Data Management
    • Neighbourhood Energy Utility (NEU)
    • Clean Water Planning
  • Engineering Projects and Development Services: Planning and delivering complex integrated capital projects and managing development related work for the department.
    • Project Delivery
    • Development and Major Projects
    • Rapid Transit
    • Northeast False Creek Infrastructure Delivery
    • Land Survey  *This branch doesn’t typically hire EITs
  • Water & Sewers Design & Operations — Providing long-term planning and management of the City’s water resources and water-related assets. Maintaining the sewer and rainwater systems.
    • Waterworks Design
    • Sewers and Drainage Design
    • Waterworks Operations  *This branch doesn’t typically hire EITs
    • Sewers Operations  *This branch doesn’t typically hire EITs
  • Zero Waste and Resource Recovery: Providing long-term planning and execution of the City’s solid waste collection, diversion, transfer and disposal services. Operating City-owned landfills, recycling depots and Zero Waste centres.
    • Solid Waste Strategic Services
    • Transfer and Landfill Operations
    • Solid Waste Management Programs
    • Sanitation Operations  *This branch doesn’t typically hire EITs
  • Transportation: Developing, monitoring and managing the City’s transportation network. Ensuring the network contributes toward making Vancouver a healthy, prosperous and livable city where walking, cycling and transit are fully integrated.
    • Transportation Planning
    • Transportation Design
    • Traffic and Data Management
    • Parking Management
  • Streets: Responsible for the detailed design, project management and construction, maintenance and long term asset-management of the City’s streets, bridges and electrical infrastructure.
    • Streets Design
    • Traffic, Electrical, Operations & Design
    • Street Operations  *This branch doesn’t typically hire EITs
  • Public Space and Street Use: Collaborating with City departments and key stakeholders to envision, facilitate and create new public spaces or creative allocation of existing street space.
    • Street Activities
    • Public Bike Share
    • Utilities Management
    • Film & Special Events  *This branch doesn’t typically hire EITs
  • Green Operations: Managing the corporate fleet and equipment assets for City operations, and delivering safe, innovative, sustainable and cost-effective infrastructure support services.
    • Kent Construction and Supplies Services
    • Fleet and Manufacturing Services (mechanical)
    • Operations Support & Safety  *This branch doesn’t typically hire EITs
    • Team Services  *This branch doesn’t typically hire EITs

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Developments, analyses, investigates, construction and maintenance of Civil or Mechanical Engineering projects
  • Prepares technical drawings/designs, calculations, estimates, reports, letter; writes and makes oral presentations
  • Conducts field inspections/investigations and assigns and directs the work of technicians
  • Deals effectively with the public, outside agencies, contractors and fosters a respectful team environment with other employees
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned

Education and Experience:
  • University Degree in Engineering
  • Eligibility to register as an Engineer in Training with EGBC
  • Co-op or engineering related experience is an asset

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Proven knowledge of engineering practices, design principles and methods
  • Strong knowledge or experience using word processing, database programs, and related engineering software programs such as AutoCAD and GIS
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and effective letter and report writing skills
  • An ability to prepare and interpret engineering plans and specifications
  • Proven ability to research, analyze, estimate, and present recommendations, both orally and in reports, for a variety of Engineering projects
  • Ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships with the public, outside agencies and other employees and a demonstrated ability to be flexible and proactive

***Please upload a cover letter in order to be considered for this role***
Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services 
Affiliation: Exempt 
Position Start Date: Spring / Summer 2020 
Position End Date:  
Application Close: January 29, 2020

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, including Indigenous applicants, all genders, nationalities and persons with disabilities. 

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  

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Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Engineering
Posted: January 9, 2020, 11:22 am
Expires: January 29, 2020, 11:59 pm