Sewers & Drainage Engineering - Hydraulic Modeler

Requisition ID: 11764
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Main Purpose and Function
Reporting to the Senior Hydraulic Modeller in the Sewers & Drainage Design Branch, the Hydraulic Modeller will be responsible for creation, verification, operation, and maintenance of utility models for a sewer system comprised of a combined, sanitary and drainage sewer pipe network, pump stations, and outfalls. The hydrologic/hydraulic models will be used for a number of functions including sewer capital project selection, combined sewer overflow reduction strategies, rainwater management planning/implementation, growth/development planning and a variety of operational and maintenance programs.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Evaluation of modelling software appropriate for the City’s sewer network
  • Supports the procurement of professional services and monitoring hardware contracts to support the creation and management of the model
  • Identifies model data needs and complete system data gap requirements
  • Completes modelling scenarios that optimize the sewer system storage and system performance opportunities to minimize combined sewer overflows
  • Responsible for model calibration and verification using available flow and rainfall monitoring data
  • Completes sewer system analysis to support capital design projects and growth planning related to redevelopment area plans
  • Implements and maintains QA/QC plans for the sewer model
  • Assists in the delivery of technical reports related to the hydraulic modelling tasks including preparation of graphs, sketches and figures and hydraulic plans & profiles
  • Assists in the planning of monitoring locations and data inputs required for model calibration and validation
  • Supports integrating the City’s model with Metro Vancouver’s regional sewer model for the Vancouver Sewerage Area
  • Engages with Metro Vancouver staff and industry to update the model

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Registration or eligibility to register as an Engineer-In-Training or a Professional Engineer in BC
  • A minimum of 3 years of related sewers system modelling and planning experience required
  • Hydraulic and hydrologic modelling experience, specifically related to combined sewer, sanitary, and drainage networks preferred
  • Experience in urban sewer flow, rainfall, and I&I analysis

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
  • Understanding of the operation and performance of combined sewer, sanitary, and drainage infrastructure
  • In depth knowledge of sewer infrastructure planning principles including flow and rainfall monitoring, growth and population projection, I&I, system evaluation, and capital projects
  • Familiarity with a variety of hydraulic and hydrologic modelling software, such as, but not limited to, Innovyze’s InfoWorks, DHI’s Mike Urban, and PCSWMM
  • Working knowledge of ArcGIS data sets and analytics
  • In depth knowledge of hydraulic and hydrologic parameters of sewer and drainage catchments and networks
  • Proficiency in hydraulic modelling procedures including model build, sewage load allocation, model calibration (RTK and Envelop methods), scenario development, and system assessment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with demonstrated ability in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent writing skills (e.g. technical reports, presentations, letters & memos)
  • Proven ability to multi-task, while still progressing a project
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services
Affiliation: Exempt
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
Position Start Date: October 2018

Application Close: September 21, 2018
The City of Vancouver is always interested in adding high performing team members to its staff. If you would like to be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity, please apply on our internal careers site.
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,Sewer & Wastewater
Posted: August 31, 2018, 2:51 pm
Expires: September 21, 2018, 11:59 pm