Engineering Assistant I (Traffic and Data Management)

City of Vancouver


Engineering Assistant I (Traffic and Data Management)

Requisition ID: 13330

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.

Main Purpose and Function
The main responsibilities of this position are to work with senior staff in the branch to conduct field investigations related to traffic operations and safety; develop field reports; manage branch databases; and prepare sign and traffic control plans related to projects within the Transportation Division. The position reports to the Engineering Assistant IV.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities
  • Responding to public inquiries and using the City’s Hansen system to allocate and track citizen inquiries and requests from 311.
  • Conducting field investigations and safety studies; making observations, data entry and basic data analysis.
  • Preparing reports and engineering designs for traffic control measures.
  • Preparing citizen opinion surveys, display panels, presentations, and maintaining files, supplies, and equipment in the branch.
  • Ensures OQM (Organizational Quality Management) documentation is correctly undertaken
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned.


Education and Experience
  • Completion of Grade 12 is required supplemented with some related courses Civil Engineering, Transportation, or other equivalent area of study and experience in engineering or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Experience with Vandocs & Hansen would be considered an asset.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Working knowledge of the City’s street system, transportation policies and regulations, the Street & Traffic By-Law, the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Traffic Control Manual for Work on Roadways
  • Working knowledge of Vancouver’s street network.
  • Sound knowledge of departmental procedures relating to various engineering projects
  • Verbal and written communication skills with the public and other branches.
  • Skill in AutoCAD, Excel, and Word.
  • Skills Proficiency in PowerPoint and experience with GIS is an asset.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications and perform design drafting
  • Ability to work well in a team and business environment with little or no supervision under tight time lines are required.
  • Ability to problem solve with accuracy and detail in a technical environment is required.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with co-workers
  • Ability to be flexible and to accommodate the operational needs of the department.
  • Ability to meet tight timelines in a multi-task environment.
  • Ability to provide accurate and thorough information to the public.
  • Proven interpersonal skills in establishing and maintaining a cooperative and effective working relationship with both internal and external stakeholders
  • A current and valid driver’s license is required.
Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300)
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
Position Start Date: 04/15/2019
Position End Date:
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-013: $23.44 to $27.45 per hour

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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Organization: City of Vancouver
Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Engineering, Traffic Services, Data Analysis
Posted: May 13, 2019, 12:54 pm
Expires: June 12, 2019, 11:59 pm

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