Engineering Assistant IV - Pump Station - REPOST

City of Vancouver


Engineering Assistant IV - Pump Station - REPOST

Requisition ID: 14165 

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 is a dedicated resource to the Sewer Utility and provides the following key functions:
  • Pump Station and Forcemain Infrastructure Development: 
    • assists with the construction of new infrastructure by providing support in planning, design, project management, construction management, and record keeping. 
  • Pump Station Operations: 
    • assists Pump Station operations by providing support with data acquisition and analysis, asset management, and system investigation reviews.
Specific Duties/Responsibilities
Pump Station and Forcemain Infrastructure Development
  • Drafting and Design
    • Develops utility base plans and profile drawings in AutoCAD
    • Provides drafting support to engineers for developing piping layouts, schematics, and standard details, for standard drawings and capital projects
    • Prepares material quantity take-offs
    • Reviews utility design submissions to ensure conformity to specifications and City standards, providing comments and problem solving conflicts as required
    • Coordinates the review of pump station and forcemain designs with internal and external agencies such as Water, Sewers, BC Hydro, Telus, and Fortis
    • Coordinates design and planning with other Engineering branches
    • Assists in specification writing for procurement of equipment and construction contracts
  • Project Management
    • Assists in the development of project documents such as the project charter and project execution plan
    • Assists in cost estimation and scheduling and tracks these throughout a project
    • Assists with stage gate reviews and PMO compliance
    • Manages system investigations and small to medium sized refurbishment and repair projects
  • Construction Management
    • Performs inspections and system commissioning during construction for compliance with design drawings, specifications, and traffic plans and recommends changes required to respond to field conditions
    • Issues construction field reports
    • Assists in contract administration
    • Facilitates construction coordination meetings
    • Acts as a liaison and coordinates the work of external consultants, contractors, and suppliers
  • Record Keeping
    • Prepares and maintains records for as-built infrastructure from markups and field investigations
    • Inputs pump station and forcemain assets into GIS/VanMap/Hansen

Pump Station Operations
  • Conducts inspection and data acquisition of installed equipment
  • Utilizes Hansen and SCADA software tools to acquire operational data and perform basic data analysis
  • Assists in technical and mathematical computations related to plant operations, preparing routine reports
  • Conducts equipment condition inspections and tracks equipment maintenance and replacement cost, using Hansen (or other means) for ongoing system asset management
  • Supports development of asset management program
  • Assists in response to public enquiries/complaints
  • Assists in public outreach and stakeholder engagement
  • Develops emergency response and risk reduction plans
Other duties/responsibilities as assigned
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Education and Experience:
  • Diploma or Certificate in Applied Sciences supplemented by advanced technical courses in drafting, hydraulics, civil and/or mechanical design and or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Minimum three years’ experience with pump stations or similar facilities
  • Experience in project and construction management
  • Experience with contract administration and construction management is preferred
  • Experience with plant electrical, control and/or SCADA systems considered an asset
  • Valid B.C. driver’s license is preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Sound knowledge of underground utility planning, design and construction, and pump station or similar facility operations
  • Good knowledge of municipal design principles and methods, design standards, inspection procedures, construction methods and materials.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Skills in drafting civil, mechanical, electrical and piping systems
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications and perform design drafting
  • Ability to handle inquiries and complaints, provide technical information and assistance, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external contacts.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather; site safety compliance requirements
  • Proficient in the use of standard office applications and drafting software such as MS Office, AutoCAD,
  • GIS, Topobase, SAP, VanMap, BlueBeam/Adobe is an asset
  • Experience using CMMS systems (preferably Infor Hansen) an asset

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 
Employment Type: Regular Full Time 
Position Start Date: February 2020
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-025: $37.97 to $44.83 per hour
Application Close: January 19, 2020

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, including Indigenous applicants, all genders, nationalities and persons with disabilities. 

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.  

Apply here

Organization: City of Vancouver

Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Engineering
Posted: January 10, 2020, 10:32 am
Expires: January 19, 2020, 11:59 pm

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