Engineering Assistant IV - Landfill Gas Team Lead

City of Vancouver


Engineering Assistant IV - Landfill Gas Team Lead

Requisition ID: 11908

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
Reporting to the Branch Manager, Transfer & Landfill Operations, the Landfill Gas Team Lead is responsible for maximizing landfill gas (LFG) collection at the Vancouver Landfill while ensuring the safety of all staff/public and minimizing the risk of landfill fire.

The position is responsible for coordinating the health and safety aspects relating to the technical work, and providing technical advice on LFG capital/operating projects as well as the landfilling operation as it relates to the LFG systems. The LFG Team Lead provides the workgroup with technical advice, data analysis/interpretation and troubleshooting/determination of corrective action to optimize LFG systems with direction to engineering assistants, consultants or contractors as required. This position also develops and manages operating contracts and completes regular reporting internally as well as to various regulatory authorities.

This position is based at the Vancouver Landfill in Delta, BC.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinates all health and safety aspects for the LFG team
  • Is the subject matter expert for the technical aspects of all capital and operating projects relating to the LFG system to ensure compatibility with existing infrastructure and ongoing operations, and successful and safe commissioning of works
  • Provides technical advice, data analysis and interpretation and troubleshooting/determination of corrective action and improvements to meet LFG goals
  • Manages the interactive, internet-based landfill gas data evaluation tool (LFGMS), including ensuring completeness
  • Identifies needs for consulting or services on operating projects; manages process to retain contractors and consultants as well as their work and deliverables
  • Directs contractors on field repairs or improvements
  • Develops and/or enhances program resources for staff, including technical manuals, guidelines, and safe work / operating procedures
  • Follows quality management procedures and standards with particular focus on field reporting
  • Completes regulatory reporting, e.g. greenhouse gas emissions, NPRI, etc. within required timeframes
  • Participates in the roster for after-hours call out
  • Conducts presentations and tours of the Landfill and/or the LFG system as needed
  • Other duties as required

Education and Experience:
  • Advanced technical courses in environmental engineering, environmental protection technology or similar courses with 3-5 years practical experience in related work or an equivalent combination of training and experience required
  • A Diploma in Environmental Protection Technology or Environmental Engineering Technology an asset
  • Certification in the Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA) Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) and LFG Operations courses an asset
  • Experience in directing the work of engineering assistants
  • Experience in managing the work of consultants, contractors and trades

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of the design, construction, operation and maintenance of municipal solid waste landfills.
  • Knowledge of operations of landfill gas (LFG) collection and utilization systems (mechanical/control systems) and health and safety programs for LFG, including working with explosive gases.
  • Knowledge of regulations including Greenhouse Gas Regulations and reporting for the Solid Waste Industry.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications.
  • Knowledge of corporate policies, procedures, programs and practices, including EGBC’s OQM processes as well as Project Management methodologies
  • strong knowledge in AutoCAD drawings and interpretation
  • Ability to direct work of subordinates in technical or office tasks.
  • Ability to manage large workloads, set priorities and multitask effectively
  • Ability to converse with, write reports for, and create/deliver presentations/tours to all levels of colleagues and peer groups
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Valid driver’s license without restrictions (recognized in BC)

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300)
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-025: $37.23 to $43.95 per hour

Application Close: October 21, 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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Organization: City of Vancouver
Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Engineering
Posted: October 12, 2018, 12:52 pm
Expires: October 21, 2018, 11:59 pm

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