Requisition ID: 15433
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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.
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 Climate Emergency Response, 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.
Engineering Services is divided into 8 divisions, each division has between 4 – 6 branches that support all the work and plans mentioned above.
Divisions and branch breakdown:
Integrated Strategy & Utility Planning: 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.
Engineering Strategy and Standards
Green Infrastructure Implementation
Integrated Water Management
Utilities Modelling and Data Management
Neighbourhood Energy Utility (NEU)
Clean Water Planning
Engineering Projects and Development Services: Planning and delivering complex integrated capital projects and managing development related work for the department.
Development and Major Projects
Northeast False Creek Infrastructure Delivery
Land Survey *This branch doesn’t typically hire EITs
Water & Sewers Design & Operations — Providing long-term planning and management of the City’s water resources and water-related assets. Maintaining the sewer and rainwater systems.
Sewers and Drainage Design
Waterworks Operations *This branch doesn’t typically hire EITs
Sewers Operations *This branch doesn’t typically hire EITs
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.
Solid Waste Strategic Services
Transfer and Landfill Operations
Solid Waste Management Programs
Sanitation Operations *This branch doesn’t typically hire EITs
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.
Traffic and Data Management
Streets: Responsible for the detailed design, project management and construction, maintenance and long term asset-management of the City’s streets, bridges and electrical infrastructure.
Traffic, Electrical, Operations & Design
Street Operations *This branch doesn’t typically hire EITs
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.
Public Bike Share
Film & Special Events *This branch doesn’t typically hire EITs
Green Operations: Managing the corporate fleet and equipment assets for City operations, and delivering safe, innovative, sustainable and cost-effective infrastructure support services.
Kent Construction and Supplies Services
Fleet and Manufacturing Services (mechanical)
Operations Support & Safety *This branch doesn’t typically hire EITs
Team Services *This branch doesn’t typically hire EITs
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
Co-op or engineering related experience is an asset
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
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 in order to be considered for this role***
Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services
Position Start Date: Spring / Summer 2020
Position End Date:
Application Close: January 29, 2020
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