BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Project Engineer

Full-Time Temporary (This position to last not later than December 27, 2019)
Location: 4730 Kingsway, Burnaby

Join us as we help shape the place people want to be – Metro Vancouver, one of the world’s most livable regions. The services and solutions we provide are the foundation of our region’s economic, ecological and social health.  This includes the areas of regional growth planning, air quality, water, liquid and solid waste management, regional parks, affordable housing and community engagement to over 2.5 million residents.  We don’t stop, we don’t close and we do what is right, for now and for future generations. 

We invite you to bring your skills, passion, and expertise to help us in our commitment to sustain and enhance our region’s livability. We offer competitive salaries; exceptional benefit packages with valuable pension plan; employee wellness and recognition programs; and many diverse opportunities for professional growth and development.

We deliver the exceptional services and solutions that have helped make this one of the most special, livable communities in the world, and we want you to join us.  Help us shape the future of the Metro Vancouver region, and shape the place people want to be.   
We need leadership, dynamism, and expertise to guide and protect the livability of our region.  We need you. 

Our Planning and Environment Department is seeking a Project Engineer who will review applications for air quality permits, evaluate proposed control technologies and stack design, assess potential effects on the environment, draft permits, consult with applicants, and make recommendations to the statutory decision maker. 

You are: A detail-oriented air quality engineer who likes to dig-in and research new industries and technologies.  You have an eye for numbers and are good at drawing conclusions and writing succinct memos.

The Project Engineer reports to the Lead Senior Engineer and falls within our Professional / Technical Level 2A job family.

This role:
  • Provides technical, environmental and regulatory expertise and guidance to Environmental Regulation and Enforcement staff on environmental engineering, permitting and other technical issues with a focus on air quality.
  • The successful candidate works with external clients and stakeholders respecting potential treatment of air contaminant discharges to the environment.
  • Performs a range of engineering and project management work including document preparation and report writing.
  • Reviews the adequacy of proposed pollution control works and emission reduction strategies for various stationary air emissions sources, such as oil refineries, cement plants, rendering facilities and other industrial operations.
  • Reviews and evaluates emission estimates, dispersion model plans and reports, stack test reports, ambient monitoring reports, dust management plans, progressive odour management plans and other technical air quality reports.
  • Makes recommendations to the Air Quality District Director regarding whether various air pollution control technologies should be approved in stationary source permitting.
  • Works on routine engineering projects and substantial components of complex engineering initiatives. Works to defined scope and consults senior staff on deviations.May lead projects with well defined outcomes and acts as a resource to junior engineers and technical staff on routine operational issues.
  • Assesses, evaluates and incorporates technical requirements including input from external agencies and other Metro Vancouver departments.Explains difficult issues and works to establish consensus and compliance.
  • Works with engineering staff and consultants and liaises with internal departments and external contacts including member municipalities, regulatory agencies and the general public; works on multiple simultaneous projects in various stages of completion.
  • Researches, analyzes, interprets, and studies technical information. Makes conclusions and diagnoses problems based on a sound understanding and application of engineering principles.Ensures quality standards are upheld in field of specialization and establishes project plans based on priorities of the unit or team.
  • Identifies non-standard conditions and makes recommendations for remedy.Uses judgment to adapt and apply procedures to address and resolve unusual or problem situations.Consults on difficult, complex or highly unusual matters or decisions and provides progress and technical updates to senior staff.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

To be successful, you have:
  • Bachelor of Applied Science degree in chemical, environmental or other relevant engineering discipline. Completion of a relevant 4 year engineer-in-training program; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Membership or eligibility for immediate membership as a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC).
  • Sound technical knowledge and understanding of chemical and environmental engineering principles and their application in relevant discipline.
  • Ability to interpret and apply standard engineering and related guidelines to area of specialty such as technical manuals, codes and regulations, contracting policies, safety regulations and corporate and board policies.
  • Demonstrated experience assessing emission control technologies and management practices; estimating emissions; and evaluating potential impacts using dispersion models.
  • Direct experience related to air quality and environmental regulatory management in an industrial setting is highly desirable.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize a complex series of project components to meet multiple time based deliverables requiring a high level of detail and accuracy.Demonstrates persistence to overcome obstacles.
  • Sound written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing including letter, report writing, and presentation skills.Ability to explain difficult issues and works to establish consensus and compliance.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain effective and respectful working relationships with internal and external contacts.Skill in dealing tactfully and sensitively in a variety of situations including contact with the public, member municipalities, government agencies and contractors.
  • Ability to work under general direction and use sound independent judgment in adapting and applying procedures to address and resolve unusual or problem situations. Uses judgment to determine which methods are applicable in any given situation.Sound problem solving skills; ability to analyze business needs and provide strategic input.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team oriented work environment; contributes to the team with constructive ideas, information and experiences.
  • Strong analytical and research skills and ability to present recommendations clearly.Displays a high degree of integrity and professionalism.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft office programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project.
  • Valid B.C. Class 5 Driver’s license.

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 January 16, 2019.

Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Engineering
Posted: January 2, 2019, 1:27 pm
Expires: January 16, 2019, 4:30 pm