Project Engineer/Assistant Project Engineer - Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver


Project Engineer/Assistant Project Engineer(3 Positions)

Position Status: Full-Time Regular
Department: Project Delivery
Employee Group: Exempt
Location: 4515 Central Boulevard, Burnaby
Our Project Delivery Department is seeking three Project Engineers or *Assistant Project Engineers to join the Integrated Asset Management Division.  Two positions will support infrastructure asset management strategies and services team and one position will support the asset management systems and processes team.
You are an experienced and motivated engineer or engineer-in-training with a background in work management and asset management planning for large utilities who enjoys making system-wide process improvements and supporting evidence-based decision making for infrastructure.
The Project Engineer falls within our Professional / Technical, Level 2A job family.
This role:

  • Performs a range of engineering functions such as: data collection and analysis; business process analysis and improvement; project specifications, meeting facilitation and support; and report writing and review.  Ensures quality standards are adhered to and appropriate processes and protocols are followed. Analyzes and assesses requirements and recommends optimal method for achieving objectives.
  • Prepares and tracks financial aspects of projects and provides project management oversight for multiple projects including contract administration. Sets and monitors project schedules. Monitors and controls costs within own work ensuring the effective and efficient expenditure of allocated funds making recommendations to senior engineers.
  • Works on routine engineering/asset management projects and substantial components of complex engineering/asset management initiatives. Works to defined scope, schedule and budget and consults senior staff on deviations. May lead projects with well-defined outcomes and acts as a resource to junior engineers and technical staff on routine operational issues.
  • Handles problems of some complexity requiring inspection and liaison with contractors and other staff to investigate related operating, construction, and design issues in order to ascertain alternatives. Assesses, evaluates and incorporates technical requirements including input from external agencies and other Metro Vancouver departments. Explains difficult issues and works to establish consensus and compliance.
  • Works with engineering staff and consultants and liaises with internal departments and external contacts including member municipalities, regulatory agencies and the general public; works on multiple simultaneous projects in various stages of completion.
  • Researches, analyzes, interprets, and studies technical information. Makes conclusions and diagnoses problems based on a sound understanding and application of engineering principles. Ensures quality standards are upheld in field of specialization and establishes project plans based on priorities of the unit or team.
  • Identifies non-standard conditions and makes recommendations for remedy. Uses judgment to adapt and apply procedures to address and resolve unusual or problem situations. Consults on difficult, complex or highly unusual matters or decisions and provides progress and technical updates to senior staff.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

To be successful, you have:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science degree in a relevant engineering discipline. Completion of a relevant 4-year engineer-in-training program; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Membership or eligibility for immediate membership as a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) or Engineer-In-Training (E.I.T.) with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC).
  • Sound technical knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and their application in relevant discipline.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of key concepts in infrastructure asset management including asset registry, Levels of Service, condition assessment and risk assessment. Familiarity with ISO 55000 standards is an asset.
  • Experience with facilitating asset management work using Geographic Information System (GIS), Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and/or any other related information system is preferred.
  • Proven ability to collect, analyze and interpret statistical, technical and narrative data.  Strong analytical skills and ability to identify problems and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to interpret and apply standard engineering and related guidelines to area of specialty such as technical manuals, codes and regulations, contracting policies, safety regulations and corporate and board policies.
  • Demonstrated contract administration and project management skills. Ability to organize and prioritize a complex series of project components to meet multiple time based deliverables requiring a high level of detail and accuracy. Demonstrates persistence to overcome obstacles.
  • Sound written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing including letter, report writing, and presentation skills. Ability to explain difficult issues and works to establish consensus and compliance.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain effective and respectful working relationships with internal and external contacts. Skill in dealing tactfully and sensitively in a variety of situations including contact with the public, member municipalities, government agencies and contractors.
  • Ability to work under general direction and use sound independent judgment in adapting and applying procedures to address and resolve unusual or problem situations. Uses judgment to determine which methods are applicable in any given situation. Sound problem solving skills; ability to analyze business needs and provide strategic input.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team oriented work environment; contributes to the team with constructive ideas, information and experiences.
  • Strong analytical and research skills and ability to present recommendations clearly through a memo or presentation. Displays a high degree of integrity and professionalism.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft office programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio and Project.
  • Valid B.C. Class 5 Driver’s license.

*Candidates with lesser experience and E.I.T. eligibility will be considered at the Assistant Project Engineer level, along with the applicable rate of pay.
Our Vision: 
Metro Vancouver embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.
We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and being representative of the region we serve.  We invite all qualified candidates to apply including Indigenous People, visible minorities, immigrants, LGBTQ2S+, all genders and persons with disabilities.  Please follow this link to our Careers page where you can submit your application by December 6, 2021.

Organization: Metro Vancouver
Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Engineering
Posted: November 22, 2021, 9:36 am
Expires: December 6, 2021, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: Experience an asset

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