BC Local Government Job Posting Service


Engineering Assistant III - Street Furniture Program

Requisition ID: 15797 

The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
Main Purpose and Function
The Street Activities Branch manages the public realm to inspire and empower people while balancing interests, testing ideas, building community capacity, enlivening streets and transforming public spaces. Streets are among the City’s greatest public space assets; we aim to use streets to create a vibrant, connected and beautiful public life.
The successful candidate performs a variety of technical, supervisory and administrative duties in the Street Activities Branch primarily to assist in the Street Furniture Program which includes bus shelters, bike racks, benches, map stands, litter cans, public toilets and other elements.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
As part the Street Furniture team, the Engineering Assistant III is responsible for:
  • Acting as a liaison between the Street Furniture Contractor, City departments, and other key stakeholders, like developers
  • Maintaining client/public relationships
  • Assisting with the administration of the street furniture contract
  • Keeping accurate records of street furniture assets, which includes the development and implementation of a monitoring program, database for street furniture assets, conditional assessments and metrics
  • Interpreting engineering drawings, field observations and studies
  • Performing field work (taking accurate measurements, detailed notes and clear pictures) for site inspections and construction reviews
  • Preparing geometric designs for street furniture layout
  • Overseeing the work of junior staff
  • Reviewing development applications
  • Producing reports, statistics and records
  • Monitoring and tracking expenditures and revenue
  • Researching and preparing Council reports, presentations and technical studies
  • Performing general administrative duties
  • Assisting the other Street Activities team projects/programs as required

 Education and Experience:
  • Completion of Grade 12 supplemented by relevant technical courses or an equivalent combination of training/experience
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and MS Office is required
  • Experience with VanMap, VanDocs, Hansen, Kana, and GIS software is an asset

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated organizational skills; proven excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to deal tactfully, patiently and effectively with the public
  • Proven interpersonal skills in establishing and maintaining cooperative and effective working relationships with staff and stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a team environment with little or no supervision and meet tight time lines in a multitask environment
  • Ability to manage contracts and work effectively with third party contractors
  • Experience and ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Ability to problem solve in a technical environment
  • Strong research and investigation skills; demonstrated ability to summarize data in an accurate written format; assist in the preparation of a variety of technical reports
  • Ability to develop sound business practices, processes and policy recommendations
  • Knowledge of Organizational Quality Management Requirements and Project Management Framework
  • Knowledge of strategic plans including Corporate Plan, Engineering Strategic Plan, Greenest City Action Plan and Transportation 2040
  • Ability to perform a variety of clerical tasks related to municipal engineering work
  • Experience in public consultation and project management is an asset
  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather
  • A valid B.C. driver's license is preferred

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 
Position Start Date: March 2020 
Position End Date: December 2020 
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-021: $32.25 to $37.97 per hour
Application Close: February 23, 2020

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, including Indigenous applicants, all genders, nationalities and persons with disabilities. 

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  

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Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Engineering
Posted: February 14, 2020, 3:45 pm
Expires: February 23, 2020, 11:59 pm