Engineering Technician II - Metro Vancouver
Engineering Technician II
Position Status: Full-Time Regular
Department: Water Services
Employee Group: Teamsters Local 31
Location: 4515 Central Boulevard, Burnaby
Salary Range/ Wage Rate: PG 25 $2,863.75 - $3,381.40 bi-weekly
Our Water Services Department is seeking an Engineering Technician II who will contribute as a key member of the Dam Monitoring team, and participate in various dam safety activities, including surveillance, inspection, monitoring and testing of the regional water supply dams, their abutments and groundwater management infrastructure.
You are: A self-motivated and technically proficient Applied Science Technologist with excellent verbal and written communication skills, who enjoys problem-solving and working in the field, and is equally proficient in managing projects and writing technical reports.
- Under direction within the Technical Support Services Dam Monitoring group, the incumbent carries out a range of engineering and project management related tasks to support the District Dam Safety program. These include instrumentation monitoring, data processing, research, data and document review, inspections, instrumentation/facility maintenance and testing, preparation of specifications and drawings, contract administration, cost estimates, scheduling and report preparation.
- Collects field readings, assembles and analyzes data from extensive networks of groundwater piezometers, drains and other instrumentation at the water supply dams, surrounding slopes and for other water distribution and drainage systems using field monitoring tools and computer software.
- Coordinates, executes and reports on routine inspection and testing of infrastructure to support the Dam Safety program. Manages the Dam Monitoring instrument maintenance program and Automated Data Acquisition System.
- Prepares operating and maintenance manuals and various reports for water systems and auxiliary equipment.
- Designs and supervises the construction of minor components for various water systems and/or including electrical and mechanical equipment.
- Tabulates tenders, prepares recommendations, specifications, and requisitions for materials and equipment; checks drawings, equipment and completed work for conformance to specifications and operation of projects.
- Updates “as constructed” drawings for completion by draftspersons.
- Answers verbal and written inquiries on water and drainage matters from municipalities, external parties, and District personnel and performs a variety of office duties including the filing and maintenance of contracts and specifications, drawings and charts, inspection reports and the catalogue library.
- Maintains contact with external parties, public utilities, member municipalities, government agencies, and District personnel.
- Performs other work of equal importance, difficulty and responsibility, requiring comparable qualifications.
To be successful, you have:
- Diploma in Engineering Technology – BCIT or equivalent. Considerable related experience such as the design, construction and operation of water facilities and/or civil, electrical and mechanical equipment OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
- Sound knowledge of engineering mathematics, hydraulics, civil/geotechnical engineering, 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 water systems in the District and of departmental procedures regarding engineering projects.
- Working knowledge of computer software applications and capabilities as related to the work performed.
- 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 instrument monitoring, data acquisition and computing instruments.
- Superior mechanical and engineering aptitude.
- Class 5 Driver's License for the Province of British Columbia.
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 Peoples, visible minorities, immigrants, LGBTQ2S+, all genders and persons with disabilities.
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