Civil Engineer - Asset Management

City of Vancouver

Civil Engineer - Asset Management

Requisition ID: 10955 

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 Sewer Utility creates and maintains sewer and rainwater systems that protect public health and property, harmonize with the natural environment and optimize value for the community. The Utility optimizes its asset investment decisions based on sewer utility rate revenues and sound asset management practices.  This CEI position will work in a team to administer the sewer utility accounts in accordance with the Sewer and Watercourse By-law, develop new and strengthen existing asset management practices and competencies, undertake long range asset planning and support efforts that drive operational efficiency.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administer sewer utility accounts in accordance with the Sewer and Watercourse By-law
  • Manage the relationship with account holder customers through regular account review and responding to customer/public enquiries
  • Develop business process maps, manage the internal rate adjustment review process and support the annual sewer rate report
  • Respond to Engineering Finance and Utility Billing staff to address utility account direction, discrepancies and enquiries
  • Responsible for tracking and maintaining customer account database information
  • Assist in the development and implementation of asset management strategies that prolong the service life and reliability of sewer infrastructure assets, while minimizing life-cycle costs
  • Support efforts to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness of programs and services, which include reliability engineering, asset optimization, quality and process improvements
  • Responsible for tracking sewer system performance and trends, including leveraging asset and maintenance management data through statistical and spatial analysis
  • Research, document and develop standards, protocols and procedures for condition assessment of major sewer infrastructure assets and generate asset performance curves
  • Establish an asset risk management strategy for sewer assets, including identifying, assessing and managing risk through capital and O&M strategies
  • Contribute to the development and sustainment of Sewer Utility’s reporting initiatives including benchmarking (NWWBI, AWWA, StatsCan) and metrics (Corporate, Branch and Program level)
  • Contribute to the development of Engineering Services Departmental Asset Management Strategy
  • Respond to inquiries from internal branches, outside agencies and the public regarding sewer assets and management practices

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and 4 years of related experience
  • Registration or eligibility for registration as an EIT or P.Eng in British Columbia is required
  • Experience working with customers and/or public on service related topics
  • Experience with developing or implementing strategic or tactical asset management plans
  • Experience working with municipal asset management systems would be an asset (e.g., Hansen, Cityworks, Maximo)
  • Experience using computer design (e.g., AutoCAD) and database management tools (e.g., SQL Developer, TOAD, MS Excel)
  • Experience with GIS software (e.g., ESRI ArcGIS) for carrying out spatial analytics (e.g., failure analysis, hot-spot mapping, operational intelligence, asset renewal/rehabilitation selection)
  • Accredited project management training (e.g., PMP certification, tertiary qualification) would be an asset

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships with the public, outside agencies and other employees
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience writing technical reports
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills
  • Knowledge of asset management principles, concepts and frameworks
  • Sound technical knowledge and understanding of engineering principles related to storm and sanitary sewer systems, coupled with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong knowledge of GIS fundamentals and proficiency in GIS software (e.g., ESRI Products)
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with multiple tasks of moderate complexity and setting/meeting competing deadlines.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Working knowledge of APEGBC’s Organizational Quality Management processes (or other OQM frameworks) would be an asset

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services 
Affiliation: Exempt 
Employment Type: Regular Full Time 
Position Start Date: June 2018 
Application Close: May 24, 2018

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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Location: Vancouver, BC.

Region: Lower Mainland

Professional Category(s): Engineering.

Posted: May 7, 2018, 9:56 am

Expires: May 24, 2018, 11:45 pm

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