Civil Engineer I – Design & Construction (Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada)

Requisition ID: 24934 


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), 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

The Civil Engineer I – Design & Construction in the Sewers Design Branch provides engineering design, project management, contract management, and inspection services during the design and construction of sewer infrastructure projects, establishes sewers requirements for development proposals, and investigates sewer system and drainage problems.

Key Contacts and Reporting Relationships

These positions report to the Senior Engineer. Key contacts these positions liaise with are staff from other branches within Engineering Services and external utility companies.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities

  • Completes cost effective storm and sanitary sewer infrastructure design for construction by City or private crews
  • Provides project management of sewer and multi-disciplinary (sewer, water, streets) capital projects
  • Performs field reviews on  sewer assets to ensure compliance with sewer standards
  • Reviews designs and/or tender documents for storm and sanitary sewer infrastructure capital designs
  • Schedules sewer capital projects in consultation with Sewer Operations staff
  • Reviews CCTV inspection reports of sewer infrastructure
  • Prepares letters and media information related to sewer construction works
  • Completes post construction evaluation of project closing task
  • Investigates storm events and flooding locations and liaises with Sewer Operations, Risk Management and the public
  • Completes rezoning and development application reviews for sewer infrastructure requirements
  • Provides direction to sewer staff for separating private property plumbing system and correcting improper plumbing connections
  • Communicates and liaises with outside agencies, public, internal branches to discuss sewer system operation
  • Other duties/responsibility as assigned

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with a Professional Engineer designation and minimum of four years’ related experience in municipal civil infrastructure design, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Registration or eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and application of engineering principles related to hydraulics, hydrology and rainwater management
  • Knowledge of Organizational Quality Management processes and frameworks
  • Strong interpersonal, written communication and organizational skills, including excellent written and verbal communication and report writing
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills with the ability to effectively and efficiently prioritize actions in response to numerous and diverse demands
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive, productive relationships at all levels in the organization and external stakeholders
  • Strong conflict resolution, mediation and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated ability in utility design, construction and project management
  • Ability to exercise diplomacy and tact
  • Proficient in the use of computer design and modelling software such as PCSWMM, ArcGIS and AutoCAD

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: Exempt

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: March, 2021

Position End Date: March, 2022

Number of Positions: 2

Application Close: February 21, 2021

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, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.  If you would like to be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity, please apply through our careers site.

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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