Engineering Assistant II – REPOST (Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada)

Requisition ID: 25093 


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 Engineering Assistant IV, the Engineering Assistant II works with senior staff in the branch to conduct field investigations related to traffic operations and safety; develop field reports; manage branch databases; prepare legal documents; and prepare sign and traffic control plans related to projects within the Transportation Division. In addition the position will be involved in reviewing and understanding traffic signal timing patterns and preparing written correspondence related to traffic signal controls to be used as evidence in litigations and court cases. Work experience in research, analysis, drafting, field observation and strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Using AutoCAD to develop sign and traffic control plans

  • Reviewing and interpreting designs

  • Researching, analyzing and preparing written responses to traffic control litigation inquiries

  • Performing pedestrian, cyclist, traffic, and transit studies 

  • Making changes to traffic signal timing records

  • Conducting traffic safety investigations for all road users

  • Reviewing and analyzing ICBC collision data to develop collision diagrams, preparing presentation materials; maintaining multiple branch databases and branch metrics

  • Being the point of contact for 311 related inquiries and work approval and routing processes

  • Undertaking other related duties as required.

  • This position will also communicate with the public about traffic management issues both verbally and in writing.

  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned.


Education and Experience:

  • Completion of Grade 12 is required and a post-secondary diploma in Civil Engineering, Transportation, or other equivalent area of study is preferred, supplemented with some related courses and experience in engineering or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced manual and computer drafting skills
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications and perform design drafting
  • Proven experience in AutoCAD, Excel, and Word.
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint and Access and experience with GIS and Hansen is an asset.
  • Working knowledge of the City’s street system, transportation policies and regulations, the Street & Traffic By-Law, the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Traffic Control Manual for Work on Roadways
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work well in a team and business environment with little or no supervision under tight time lines are required.
  • Experience and a proven ability to problem solve with accuracy and detail in a technical environment is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective relationships with co-workers
  • Proven ability to be flexible and to accommodate the operational needs of the department.
  • Sound knowledge of departmental procedures relating to various engineering projects
  • Ability to meet tight timelines in a multi-task environment.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to provide accurate and thorough information to the public.
  • Proven interpersonal skills in establishing and maintaining a cooperative and effective working relationship with both internal and external stakeholders

Driver’s License and Record Checks:

  • A current and valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and a Satisfactory National Safety Code driving record

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

Position Start Date: May, 2021 

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-017: $27.45 to $32.25 per hour

Application Close: April 30, 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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