Civil Engineer I (Transportation Design Engineer) - City of Vancouver

Civil Engineer I (Transportation Design Engineer)

Requisition ID: 36847 

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and Canada's Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose and Function
Reporting to the Senior Transportation Design Engineer, the Transportation Design Engineer leads active transportation, street, and public realm designs that may be part of capital projects delivered by the City and/or related to externally driven land development projects. Furthermore, the position is responsible for supporting the development of policy and plans for transportation improvements needed within community/neighbourhood plans.

The Transportation Design Engineer works in a multi-disciplinary team that includes engineers, landscape architects, designers, planners, and community relations specialists, and oversees the work of technical design staff. The role also requires liaison with work groups within the City, external organizations, and the general public.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops conceptual street and public realm designs in collaboration with other engineers, design professionals and engineering assistants
  • Develops and/or contributes to development of policy and guidelines relating to transportation design
  • Oversees the work of engineering assistants involved in detailed geometric, sign and pavement marking design
  • Coordinates preparation of and/or develops design deliverables such as memos, approved geometrics, sign/paint plans, and data analysis including reports
  • Liaises with internal and external branches and agencies (e.g., emergency services, Park Board) on design deliverables
  • Oversees and participates in data collection and analysis
  • Oversees and participates in the public consultation process
  • Investigates site conditions in the field to assist in conceptual design work and to observe completed works
  • Supports procurement for and oversees consultants as needed (e.g., developing scope of work, reviewing proposals and selecting consultants, overseeing and approving consultant work, etc.)
  • Ensures adherence to appropriate project management, quality management, and project/design documentation practices
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with a professional engineer designation and a minimum of three years’ related experience in transportation, walking, or cycling planning and design, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Registration or eligibility for registration as an EIT or Professional Engineer in British Columbia

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Sound knowledge of engineering practices, design principles and theories related to transportation and public spaces
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies, practices, processes and policies
  • Familiarity with current Canadian and international design guidelines pertinent to active transportation
  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to motivate and engage staff
  • Strong analytical skills and a demonstrated ability to anticipate and manage multiple interacting and technically complex issues
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to effectively and efficiently prioritize actions in response to numerous and diverse demands
  • Strong written/verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Strong conflict resolution, mediation and negotiation skills
  • Ability to exercise diplomacy and tact
  • Ability to consider a range of interests, including those of local residents, community groups, and businesses
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic team environment with little supervision
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive, productive relationships at all levels in the organization and external stakeholders
  • Proficient in the use of software applications such as MS Office and AutoCAD

Where operationally appropriate and subject to change, the City of Vancouver has a Flexible Work Program. This program allows staff to work remotely 1 – 4 days a week from locations that are a daily commutable distance from their work at a City worksite.  At this time this position is eligible to be part of the Flexible Work Program.

The City of Vancouver has a COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.  All external applicants applying to the City of Vancouver are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and subject to this policy as a condition of ongoing employment.  Candidates may only be exempted from this requirement if they request and are approved for an accommodation based on a reason related to a Human Rights Code ground (such as disability). Such a request must be made during, not after, the recruitment process.

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: Exempt 

Position Start Date: November 2022

Positions Available:
1 Regular Full Time
1 Temporary Full Time (2 year duration)
1 Temporary Full Time (1 year duration)

Salary Information: 
Engineer-In-Training: Salary Range 60: $69,071 to $86,329 per annum
Professional Engineer: Salary Range 80: $89,283 to $111,609 per annum

Application Close: October 14, 2022

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, 2SLGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.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: September 22, 2022, 12:05 pm
Expires: October 14, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years
Rate: $69,071.00 to $111,609.00 Year

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