City of Vancouver


Requisition ID: 12688 

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.
Department Description
The Engineering Services department manages public works and four utility services: water, sewer and drainage, solid waste, and the False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility. The department is responsible for policy development, planning, design, delivery, construction, and management of services and infrastructure on and under the street right-of-way. Engineering Services also has a Project and Quality Management division that plays an integrative role across the department. The department looks at workforce and succession planning to optimize cross-training, support technological innovation and provide apprenticeship opportunities for an increasingly diverse workforce.
Through its utilities, Engineering Services provides Vancouver with water for drinking and fire protection, safe removal of wastewater (sewage) for treatment, management and conveyance of rainwater to prevent floods, efficient collection and diversion of solid waste, and a low-carbon energy supply to the Southeast False Creek neighbourhood. Engineering’s public works include providing and managing the network of streets and public spaces through street and transportation design, construction and maintenance, parking, street cleaning, and the regulation of activities on streets, such as special events and filming.
In addition to the ongoing operations and management of infrastructure, Engineering Services is focused on implementing the City’s strategies, including the Healthy City Strategy, the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan, the Renewable City Action Plan and the Vancouver Economic Action Strategy. These high-level corporate strategies have been further developed into policy and detailed action plans reflected in the Transportation 2040 Plan, the Green Infrastructure Implementation Plan and the Zero Waste 2040 Plan. These all provide blueprints for moving forward, building upon past successes and rising to meet new and emerging challenges, including climate change, a growing and aging population, limited road space, and high housing costs.
Division Description

  • Project and Quality Management — Defining, implementing and sustaining Engineering project and quality management standards and systems. Representing the Engineering Services department in land development projects, processes and policies. Managing the delivery of high-value, high-risk and complex capital design and construction projects.
  • Water, Sewer and Drainage, and Green Infrastructure — Providing long-term planning and management of the City’s water resources and water-related assets. Maintaining the sewer and rainwater systems.
  • Zero Waste and Resource Recovery — Providing long-term planning and execution of the City’s solid waste collection, diversion, transfer and disposal services. Operating City-owned landfills, recycling depots and Zero Waste centres.
  • Neighbourhood Energy Utility (NEU) — Providing heating, hot water and cooling in a variety of community buildings using renewable energy technology. Helping achieve key actions under the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan and the Renewable City Action Plan.
  • Transportation — Developing, monitoring and managing the City’s transportation network. Ensuring the network contributes toward making Vancouver a healthy, prosperous and livable city where walking, cycling and transit are fully integrated.
  • Street Infrastructure and Maintenance — Ensuring that the City’s civil and electrical infrastructure is routinely maintained, ensuring that streets are clean and accessible, and monitoring/enforcing public street parking.
  • Public Space and Street Use — Collaborating with City departments and key stakeholders to envision, facilitate and create new public spaces or creative allocation of existing street space. 
  • Green Operations — Managing the corporate fleet and equipment assets for City operations, and delivering safe, innovative, sustainable and cost-effective infrastructure support services.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Developments, analyses, investigates, construction and maintenance of Civil or Mechanical Engineering projects
  • Prepares technical drawings/designs, calculations, estimates, reports, letter; writes and makes oral presentations
  • Conducts field inspections/investigations and assigns and directs the work of technicians
  • Deals effectively with the public, outside agencies, contractors and fosters a respectful team environment with other employees
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned
Education and Experience:
  • University Degree in Engineering
  • Eligibility to register as an Engineer in Training with EGBC
  • Experience in related municipal work and some supervisory experience is preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Proven knowledge of engineering practices, design principles and methods
  • Strong knowledge or experience using word processing, database programs, and related engineering software programs such as AutoCAD and GIS
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and effective letter and report writing skills
  • Skilled in the methods used for field investigations and in the use of engineering equipment for surveying and manual and computer assisted drafting
  • An ability to prepare and interpret engineering plans and specifications
  • Proven ability to research, analyze, estimate, and present recommendations, both orally and in reports, for a variety of Engineering projects
  • Ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships with the public, outside agencies and other employees and a demonstrated ability to be flexible and proactive

***Please upload a cover letter and your official/ unofficial transcripts in order to be considered***
Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services 
Affiliation: Exempt 
Position Start Date: Summer/ Fall 2019 
Application Close: January 20, 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: December 21, 2018, 3:08 pm
Expires: January 20, 2019, 11:59 pm

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