Engineering Technician II

Metro Vancouver

Engineering Technician II

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 an Engineering Technician II who will work within the Policy, Planning and Analysis Division, reporting to the Lead Senior Engineer, Utility Analysis and Infrastructure.

The primary role of the UAI team is to provide guidance and direction related to infrastructure and operational needs under both existing and future conditions.  While the duties will vary, this position will focus on providing GIS, data management, and technical assessment support for utility and drainage modeling and infrastructure planning.  The creation of maps and drawings for the wider Policy, Planning and Analysis Division will also form part of this position’s responsibilities.

You are: A self-motivated individual that gets excited about the opportunity to build new processes and create new solutions to challenges.  You are customer focused with an ability to balance requests from multiple co-workers, while maintaining a can–do attitude and a high level of excellence.  Come help us as we take planning to the next level within Liquid Waste Services.

In this role, you will:
  • Under direction, provide GIS, data management, and technical assessment support for utility and drainage modeling and infrastructure planning.
  • Assemble and analyze flow data on water distribution, sewer collection and drainage systems using computer software.
  • Perform comprehensive studies of water and sewer utilities and drainage systems; recommend improvements for member municipalities and the District, involving feasibility, design, and cost estimates.
  • Prepare operating and maintenance manuals and various reports for sewer and/or water systems and auxiliary equipment.
  • Measure and calculate the flow patterns of sewer and water facilities, process applications from member municipalities for sewer and water connections, arrange quality control check of effluent.
  • Answer verbal and written inquiries on water, sewer and drainage matters from municipalities, external parties, and District personnel and perform a variety of office duties including the filing and maintenance of contracts and specifications, drawings and charts, inspection reports and the catalogue library.
  • Maintain contact with external parties, public utilities, member municipalities, government agencies, and District personnel.
  • Perform other work of equal importance, difficulty and responsibility, requiring comparable qualifications.

To be successful, you have:
  • Completion of the 12th school grade supplemented by a two-year diploma course in Engineering Technology.Considerable related experience such as the design, construction and operation of sewer and water facilities and/or electrical and mechanical equipment OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Diploma in Engineering Technology – BCIT or Community College.
  • Sound knowledge of engineering mathematics, hydraulics, standard engineering nomenclature, and of engineering and construction practices.
  • Sound knowledge of inspection and quality control methods and procedures.
  • Sound knowledge of the functions and operations of the sewer and water systems in the District and of departmental procedures regarding engineering projects.
  • Working knowledge of computer software applcations and capabilities as related to the work performed (i.e., ESRI ArcInfo, Computer graphic software, MS Excel).Working knowledge of advanced data management and programing tools such as MS Access, Pi Historian, Python scripting, as well as advanced GIS skills such as Model Builder, 3D Analyst, and geocoding would be beneficial.
  • Ability to read and interpret architectural and engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to make moderately complex office and field engineering computations, prepare reports and estimate costs of construction and equipment.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to arrange an effective work schedule, assign and check the work of draftspersons and perform a variety of clerical work related to District engineering functions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with external parties, public utilities, the public, member municipalities, government agencies, and District personnel.
  • Skill in the use of surveying, drafting, and computing instruments.
  • Superior mechanical and engineering aptitude.
  • Driver's License for the Province of British Columbia.

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 March 19, 2019.

Organization: Metro Vancouver
Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Engineering
Posted: March 5, 2019, 10:55 am
Expires: March 19, 2019, 10:57 am

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