Engineering Assistant III – REPOST (Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada, V6A 4K6)

Requisition ID: 29937 


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 
The Engineering Assistant III performs a variety of technical, supervisory, outreach, and administrative duties primarily to support the various programs managed within the Street Use Management Branch. These programs include Public Bike Share, street vending, patios and merchandise display programs, among others. The position reports to the Technical Supervisor, Street Use management Branch, and works closely with staff within Engineering, and other internal and external stakeholders.  External stakeholders include businesses, architects, engineers, industry professionals, and members of the public. This position may supervise junior technical staff and/or field staff. 

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Reviews and interprets engineering and architectural drawings, field observations, and studies related to permits, licensed uses, and development applications as they relate to programs within the Street Use Management Branch.
  • Develops geometric and sign/paint designs of moderate or higher complexity using AutoCAD according to design standards and principles.
  • Produces and maintains reports, statistics and accurate records related to projects and programs within Street Use Management.
  • Coordinates preparation, installation and operational processes including tracking and issuing permits for Branch projects and programs.
  • Undertakes research and analyzes data, and provides summary reports and recommendations including, assisting in preparing Council reports presentations and technical studies.
  • Performs inspections and field work (taking accurate measurements, detailed notes and clear pictures) for site inspections and construction reviews.
  • Develops and maintains relationships, and communicates verbally and in writing with the public, community groups, stakeholders, internal departments and senior staff.
  • Assists and participates in project related public and stakeholder meetings and events; organizing and sometimes leading meetings with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Creates maps, graphics, and presentations for public meetings, website content, and internal communication, including work with GIS software and graphic programs.
  • Oversees the work of junior staff.
  • Performs other duties/responsibilities as assigned.


Education and Experience:

  • Completion of Grade 12 supplemented with courses in Civil Engineering Technology or other equivalent area of study, plus sound related experience, or an equivalent combination of training/experience.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Sound knowledge of current transportation engineering design principles and methods.
  • Working knowledge of the City’s public space and transportation policies and regulations, community planning processes and land use policy would be an asset. Knowledge of strategic plans including Corporate Plan, Engineering Strategic Plan, Greenest City Action Plan, Climate Emergency Action Plan, and Transportation 2040.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Proven excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability to provide accurate and thorough information to the public; and a proven ability to deal tactfully, patiently and effectively with the public.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in establishing and maintaining cooperative and effective working relationships with staff and stakeholders.
  • Ability to problem solve in a technical environment.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering and architectural drawings.
  • Ability to work with relevant design guidelines and regulations including international guides. 
  • Ability to work in a team environment with little or no supervision and meet tight time lines in a multitask environment.
  • Ability to perform a variety of clerical tasks related to municipal engineering work.
  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather.
  • Proficient in the use of software applications and databases such as MS Office, AutoCAD and SAP

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: June, 2021 

Position End Date: December, 2022 

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-021: $32.25 to $37.97 per hour

Application Close: June 11, 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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