Civil Engineer I – Waterworks Desin (Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada)

Requisition ID: 27402 


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 & Function 
Reporting to the Civil Engineer II, the Project Engineer assists with the design and construction of water distribution infrastructure, development and implementation of conservation policy, review of growth scenarios to identify system upgrades supporting growth, and enhancing readiness for emergencies and preservation of water quality.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Design and Construction

  • Completes cost effective design for construction
  • Manages water capital projects
  • Provides project management support and coordination for multi-disciplinary (sewer, water, streets) projects
  • Performs field reviews on assets constructed
  • Reviews designs for water infrastructure capital designs
  • Schedules water capital projects in consultation with Water Operations staff
  • Communicates with local residents and businesses, prepares letters and media information related to construction
  • Liaises with Metro Vancouver and other interested 3rd party utilities
  • Completes post construction evaluation of project closing tasks

Development Review and Water Servicing

  • Responds to correspondence or inquiries from outside agencies, the public and other branches regarding water system operation and water servicing
  • Completes rezoning and development application reviews for water system upgrades and reconfiguration
  • Conducts water system modelling to identify water system upgrades related to rezoning scenarios and major developments, and various long term growth scenarios
  • Collaborates with Water Operations to manage financials, quality and customer service levels of water servicing program

Asset Planning and Investigation

  • Develops and reviews servicing plans in collaboration with other City departments
  • Assists in the development of long-term system performance strategies
  • Supports Operations staff to streamline work processes for both capital and maintenance work
  • Supports continual refinement of data collection and analysis to leverage value from existing water system assets
  • Represents the City and liaises with internal branches, outside agencies, Metro Vancouver, and utility companies regarding infrastructure projects
  • Responds to correspondence or inquiries from outside agencies, the public and other branches regarding water system operation
  • Completes rezoning and development application reviews for infrastructure requirements
  • Support preparedness of the water system in the event of an emergency
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned


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, construction and project management, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Registration or eligibility for registration as Professional Engineer in British Columbia
  • Experience in designing water distribution infrastructure and underground utilities
  • Experience in developing and managing budgets for infrastructure capital works

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and application of engineering principles related to hydraulics, water resources, and industry best practices for water system operations
  • Knowledge of infrastructure asset management principles
  • Knowledge of Organizational Quality Management processes and frameworks
  • Proficient in the use of computer design and modelling software such as InfoWater, ArcGIS and AutoCAD
  • 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
  • Ability to provide guidance and direction to staff
  • Ability to exercise diplomacy and tact

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: Exempt

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

Position Start Date: May, 2021

Application Close: April 23, 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. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion

To be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity with a generous benefits package, please apply on our careers site.

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