Planning EngineerRequisition ID: 12826
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Main Purpose & Function
The Integrated Water Management Branch leads the planning of water resources including sanitary, storm, rain, and ground water to support our growing City while regenerating urban watersheds and ecosystems. We do this by preparing integrated water management plans, in conjunction with land use and spatial planning for the medium and long term, as well as, ensuring that water policies are upheld for new development applications. The team also administers the City’s growth driven capital program funded by the Utilities Development Cost Levy.
The Civil Engineer I (Planning Engineer) on the integrated water management planning team will provide technical expertise and analysis to create water management strategies and utility servicing plans in the City. This includes using a data driven, ‘water balance’ approach to select the optimal set of water servicing tools for a given context. Tools considered include any combination of green rainwater infrastructure and grey infrastructure upgrades including pipe upgrades, storage and treatment, across the public realm and open spaces as well as private realm, applied at site, district, watershed or citywide scales. Strategies will be co-created with partners in Parks, Transportation Planning, Streets, Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability, Green Infrastructure Implementation, Utility Modeling and Data Management, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Legal Services.
The Planning Engineer will report to the Senior Engineer in the Integrated Water Management Branch. Frequent consultation with colleagues in; Parks, Transportation Planning, Streets, Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability, Green Infrastructure Implementation, Utility Modeling and Data Management, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Legal Services.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- Build policies and strategies for sewer upgrading, separation and rainwater management that integrate capital renewal, development planning and asset management, to ultimately meet regulatory requirements and support City goals.
- Develop, support and perform sewer modeling and analysis, through use of software tools that integrate hydraulics and GIS, to support growth and resolve sewer infrastructure and/or service issues related to capacity, flooding, and combined sewer overflows.
- Manage consultant projects for sewer/drainage and rainwater management planning
- Develop tracking processes and performance metrics which will be used to gauge the success of Branch programs and strategies.
- Provide asset management program support in undertaking operational & maintenance analysis and planning and to derive service related benefits through optimization of asset activities.
- Liaising with other Engineering Branches, City Departments, external agencies and community stakeholders regarding sewer and water management policy, planning and asset management activities.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.
- Minimum 2 years of related experience in a consulting or municipal setting.
- Registration or eligibility for registration as a P. Eng or EIT in British Columbia.
- Experience in storm and sanitary sewer and rainwater infrastructure design.
- Experience in master drainage and sewer plan development.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Intermediate GIS skills using geometric networks, spatial analysis and data reporting, preferably through ESRI software
- Hydrologic / Hydraulic computer modelling
- Strategy and policy development
- Ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships with the public, outside agencies and other employees.
- Demonstrated ability to deal with multiple tasks of moderate complexity, and setting and meeting competing deadlines.
- Working knowledge of APEGBC’s Organizational Quality Management processes (or other OQM frameworks) is an asset.
Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
Position Start Date: July, 2019
Number of Positions: 2
Application Close: June 26, 2019
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