Engineering Assistant IV

City of Vancouver


Engineering Assistant IV

Requisition ID: 13241

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 Engineering Assistant IV provides engineering design, technical and field support in managing all asset management programs for the Traffic, Electrical Operations and Design Branch. The position is responsible for completing specialized technical designs related to power distribution, traffic signal and street lighting; developing and implementing methods to document street lighting asset condition details; creating and maintaining GIS datasets as they pertain to life-cycle rehabilitation and maintenance programs; coordinating in-field street lighting asset inventory and condition assessments; recommending assets to replace; and developing standard drawings and forms for the Branch.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities
  • Completes specialized technical designs related to street lighting, traffic signals and power distribution.
  • Directs, supervises and assigns tasks to Engineering Assistant III
  • Gathers and coordinates information for pole base designs (existing and new) and provides design solutions related to the Asset Management program under the direction of Section Head and Engineer of Record
  • Coordinates projects related to asset management by reviewing and assessing lifecycle of assets, making decisions on material selection and field construction and providing recommendations for asset replacement
  • Conducts field inspections, quality control assessments and site investigations related to street lighting infrastructure
  • Works closely with electrical technician and designers, trade supervisors and field crews to administer and organize in-field street lighting asset inventory and condition assessments including accessing electrical junction boxes, conduits, service panels, poles, luminaires, kiosks, uninterruptable power supplies and other associated equipment
  • Assists in developing long term asset management strategy and budget
  • Acts as a liaison between the division and other departments and consultants
  • Trains, provides direction and checks the work of staff and coordinates the work of external contractors
  • Updates and maintains databases using record drawings and field data
  • Runs cost reports and performs variance analysis
  • Manages, develops and maintains the street lighting infrastructure database including but not limited to Excel, Hansen, GIS, and Topobase and uses mobile technology to input in the field
  • Working with the Hansen development team to adjust and configure system to capture street lighting asset data
  • Works with Traffic, Electrical Operations & Design (TEOD) staff to manage and maintain work orders related to street lighting assets
  • Researches best practices for street lighting asset management and other related matters and provides recommendations
  • Assists with preparing presentations to communicate information related to the asset condition including associated metrics or graphics
  • Declares new lighting information to BC Hydro for Energy Billing, investigates any undeclared installations and coordinates with BC Hydro to resolve any issues
  • Prepares related reports to the management
  • Prepares shopping carts, track materials and project related costs
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualification Requirements
Education and Experience:
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering and a minimum of three years’ related experience in electrical design and project coordination, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Good knowledge of construction methods and materials, electrical street lighting and traffic signal terminology and outdoor lighting installation methods (e.g., bases, poles, fixtures, grounding).
  • Advanced electrical design skills in power distribution, street lighting and/or traffic signals.
  • Knowledge of electrical infrastructure and basic electrical principals is preferred.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and standard costing practices and procedures is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to independently coordinate projects to achieve stated outcomes.
  • Ability to supervise and train others.
  • Ability to write effectively, organize and maintain project documentation, prepare status reports and summaries.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing, including preparation and conducting presentations.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications and perform design drafting
  • Ability to multitask and to be adaptive and flexible in a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and exercise initiative.
  • Ability to perform a variety of clerical tasks related to municipal engineering work.
  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external contacts.
  • Ability to meet and deal tactfully and effectively with the public.
  • Proficient in the use of standard office applications and drafting software such as AutoCAD, GIS, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Driver License and Record Checks:
  • A current and valid BC Driver’s License and a safe driving record are required.
  • The license must not include any restrictions that would affect the ability to legally and safely carry out job responsibilities.
  • Local area travel and transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300)
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
Position Start Date: August 2019
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-025: $37.97 to $44.83 per hour

Application Close: July 19, 2019

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
Posted: July 10, 2019, 11:54 am
Expires: July 19, 2019, 11:59 pm

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