Sanitary and Stormwater Planning and Design Engineer

Requisition ID:  6302 

The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world by 2020 and 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 Sewer Design Branch has an obligation to eliminate combined sewer overflows (CSOs) by 2050.  In addition, climate change, population growth, and an increased interest in clean water and renewable energy impact the design and operation of the City’s sewer and stormwater systems.  This position will work in a team to develop stormwater and sanitary plans to adapt to varying demands and objectives, identify capital projects to meet the City’s objectives, and to design and construct stormwater and sanitary infrastructure.
To deliver on the City’s mandate, the successful candidate will have the ability to multitask effectively, think soundly, and use their engineering judgment to provide engineered solutions to complex planning and design problems. Communicating complex problems and potential solutions to team members, decision makers and the public is a key component of the role.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  •  Analyze the existing sanitary and stormwater systems to develop plans and/or designs to resolve sewer infrastructure and/or service issues related to capacity, flooding, and combined sewer overflows (CSOs)
  • Help in the development of strategies for sewer separation that integrate capital renewal, development planning and asset management, to meet environmental and asset replacement objectives
  • Complete sanitary and stormwater designs, develop construction drawings, project manage and inspect construction projects
  • Complete peer reviews and quality assurance and quality control functions for internal design projects
  • Manage sewer and multi-disciplinary (sewer, water and streets) capital projects
  • Review external sanitary and stormwater designs and/or tender documents to ensure compliance with City standards
  • Represent the City and liaises with internal branches, outside agencies, Metro Vancouver and government agencies regarding sewer infrastructure.
  • Communicate with local residents, businesses and outside agencies, preparing letters and media information related to sewer construction projects and sewer operations
  • Determine growth triggered infrastructure upgrade requirements to service new development sites
  • Collaborate with Sewer Operations, Risk Management and the public to identify solutions to maintenance and/or flooding issues
  • Respond to correspondence or inquiries from outside agencies, the public and other branches regarding sewer policy and planning
  • Provide direction to sewer separation staff for separating private property plumbing system and correcting improper plumbing connections
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a minimum of 4 years of related experience
  • Registration or eligibility for registration as an EIT or P.Eng in British Columbia is required
  • Experience in sanitary and stormwater infrastructure design  and construction
  • Experience in sanitary and stormwater modeling, master plan development and implementation
  • Experience in developing and managing budgets for infrastructure capital works
  • Accredited project management training (e.g. PMP certification, tertiary qualification) is an asset
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Sound technical knowledge and understanding of engineering principles related to sanitary and stormwater systems
  • Experience with hydrologic / hydraulic modeling software (PCSWMM, MIKE Urban, InfoWorks, Xpswmm)
  • Intermediate GIS skills
  • Knowledge of asset management concepts and frameworks
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Experience working on a diverse and inclusive team with a multitude of professional backgrounds, including operations staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to act as a resource to staff and to provide practical guidance for unusual or problematic situations
  • Ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships with the public, outside agencies and other employees
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with multiple tasks of moderate complexity and setting/meeting competing deadlines
  • Working knowledge of APEGBC’s Organizational Quality Management processes (or other OQM frameworks) would be an asset
Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 
Affiliation: Exempt 
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 
Position Start Date: February 2018 
Position End Date: December 2021 
Application Close: January 31, 2018

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: January 12, 2018, 11:40 am
Expires: January 31, 2018, 11:45 pm