Senior Project Engineer (Electrical, Controls & Automation)

Metro Vancouver

Senior Project Engineer (Electrical, Controls & Automation)

Full-Time Regular
Location: 4730 Kingsway, Burnaby 

Join us as we help shape the place people want to be – Metro Vancouver, one of the world’s most livable regions. The services and solutions we provide are the foundation of our region’s economic, ecological and social health.  This includes the areas of regional growth planning, air quality, water, liquid and solid waste management, regional parks, affordable housing and community engagement to over 2.5 million residents.  We don’t stop, we don’t close and we do what is right, for now and for future generations. 

We invite you to bring your skills, passion, and expertise to help us in our commitment to sustain and enhance our region’s livability. We offer competitive salaries; exceptional benefit packages with valuable pension plan; employee wellness and recognition programs; and many diverse opportunities for professional growth and development.

We deliver the exceptional services and solutions that have helped make this one of the most special, livable communities in the world, and we want you to join us.  Help us shape the future of the Metro Vancouver region, and shape the place people want to be.   

Our Liquid Waste Services Department is seeking a Senior Project Engineer who will be responsible for providing controls and automation programming, technical support, electrical and instrumentation design, project management, and construction management for Wastewater facilities.

You are:
A well rounded Electrical, Controls & Automation Professional Engineer with solid technical design and field experience with industrial process facilities.  You have a proven track record in controls and automation projects as well as an electrical project discipline lead in the design and management of electrical and instrumentation projects.

In this role, you will:
  • Perform complex and varied engineering and project management work involving project design, PLC programming, HMI configuration, commissioning, and testing, related to automation and control system projects for wastewater collection facilities. Apply principles and practices of profession to ensure results are achieved in a sound and practical manner.
  • Primary responsibilities will include control and automation related projects. Secondary responsibilities will include EIC design and management of small to medium scale projects.
  • Make decisions and provides recommendations on a variety of issues with broad policies and mandates as guidelines. Use ingenuity to devise original, practical and economical solutions.
  • Analyze and determine EIC and automation system requirements and recommends optimal methods for achieving objectives.
  • Provide control and automation technical direction for the application of new equipment and upgrades of existing equipment.
  • Provide support and planning for existing automation and control systems and determines migration and upgrade requirements for both the short and the long term.
  • Perform all aspects of automation work on an assigned basis and liaises with project staff or consultants; collaborate with other EIC automation staff to meet group objectives.
  • Responsible for overall project budgets and monitors and controls costs ensuring the effective and efficient expenditure of allocated funds.  Participates in short and long range planning.
  • Prepare and review project designs, technical reports and contract specifications for consulting services, equipment and construction.  Act as Metro Vancouver’s appointed representative in assigned matters of project and contract obligations including project initiatives, site inspections, and determination of regulatory requirements.  May be required to negotiate significant technical or financial interest on behalf of Metro Vancouver.
  • Direct the actions of consultants recommending changes to scope and negotiating new terms as required.   Deal with full range of project dimensions that may include legal, property, public contact, and liaising with various levels of government, and other regulatory bodies.
  • Explain difficult concepts and persuades others to adopt a point of view, supports position with evidence, research or experience gained in similar situations.  Typically acts as a project leader and actively works to encourage teamwork, collaboration and efficiency.
  • May supervise professional engineers and/or technical staff engaged in complex technical work.  Peer reviews the work of colleagues and provides guidance to consulting engineers and technical staff. Act as a resource to staff members for advice and guidance on potential approaches and problem situations.  May be a resource for presentations and questions to the Metro Vancouver board, committees and municipal councils. 
  • May work as a technical/specialist resource, collaborating with senior engineers, management and/or government officials in the development of regulatory or government policy initiatives affecting Metro Vancouver.
  • Participate in the design, preparation and approval of engineering standards in area of specialty.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

To be successful, you have:
  • A Bachelor of Applied Science degree in a relevant engineering discipline (Electrical).  4-6 years recent related post-registration experience in industrial automation and control systems covering design, programming, configuration and commissioning, including specific experience with Allen Bradley PLCs (PLC5, SLC, ControlLogix, etc.) and Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs); or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Membership or eligibility for immediate membership as a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC).
  • Sound technical knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and their application in relevant discipline. Ability to act as a resource to staff and provide sound and practical guidance for unusual or problem situations.
  • Ability to interpret and apply engineering and technical guidelines and principles related to area of specialization such as technical manuals, codes and regulations, contracting policies, safety regulations and corporate and board policies.  Ability to adapt or adjust guidelines and procedures for unique or difficult situations.
  • Proven contract administration and project management skills.  Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize a complex series of project components for large complex projects to meet multiple time based deliverables requiring a high level of detail and accuracy.  Ability to resolve problems within established guidelines and procedures; ability to use judgment to determine which methods are applicable in any given situation.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing including letter, report writing and presentation skills.  Ability to explain difficult concepts and persuades others to adopt a point of view or way of doing things.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain respectful working relationships with internal and external contacts under circumstances that are considerably complex and time sensitive.  Skill in dealing openly, tactfully and sensitively in a variety of situations including dealings with the public, member municipalities, government agencies and contractors.  Demonstrated ability to work in a team oriented work environment and deal effectively with disagreements and prevent the escalation of conflict. 
  • Ability to work under broad direction and use significant independent judgment to problem solve when more than one option is possible.  Ability to identify opportunities to address emerging needs.  Proven ability to take initiative, work with minimal supervision and effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines.  Ability to meet timelines and objectives requiring persistence to overcome obstacles.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the organizational culture, processes and mechanisms necessary to attain work objectives; upholds Metro Vancouver’s reputation through positive and forthright dealings with other organizations and members of the public.
  • Ability to supervise, coach and guide others while enhancing individual and team effectiveness.  Ability to mentor and foster the development junior engineer, technical staff and direct reports as required.
  • Proficiency using RSLogix software, Microsoft office programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project.
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s license.

*Candidates with lesser experience may be considered at the Project Engineer level, along with the applicable rate of pay.

Our Vision: 
Metro Vancouver seeks to achieve what humanity aspires to on a global basis – the highest quality of life embracing cultural vitality, economic prosperity, social justice and compassion, all nurtured in and by a beautiful and healthy natural environment. 

Please follow this link to our Careers page where you can submit your application by September 24, 2018.

Organization: Metro Vancouver
Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Engineering, Sewer & Wastewater
Posted: September 10, 2018, 11:23 am
Expires: September 24, 2018, 4:30 pm

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