Engineering Assistant IV (Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada, V6A 4K6)

Requisition ID: 29055 


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 Transportation Design branch is responsible for the design and implementation of transportation projects to help the City reach its Transportation 2040 and Climate Emergency goals including zero transportation-related fatalities, ensuring 90% of residents live within an easy walk or roll of their daily needs, and ensuring two-thirds of trips are made by active transportation and transit by 2030.


A core component of the branch’s work is preparing 2D geometric roadway designs to support these projects and leading public engagement on changes. The branch is a key support for other departments in the City with transportation issues.


The Engineering Assistant IV is a senior position within the Transportation Design Branch. The Engineering Assistant IV is primarily responsible for providing technical oversight of the Neighbourhood Traffic Management Program. The position will oversee the analysis and maintenance of datasets used to identify Program priority neighbourhoods and work with branch engineers to identify opportunities and provide direction on traffic calming within neighbourhoods. In addition, the position will manage the speed hump program and provide technical support for traffic calming through the local improvement process. The position will also work with members of the public through their requests for traffic calming and engagement on the Neighbourhood Traffic Management program.


The position reports to a Senior Engineer in the Transportation Design Branch. Liaises with the public, other branches and City departments to coordinate the development of Neighbourhood Traffic Management plans. Works with technologists within the Transportation Design Branch to develop designs for Neighbourhood Traffic Management.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops, maintains and analyzes large datasets from multiple sources (for example, GPS fleet data, census data, existing traffic calming assets).
  • Develops visual materials to convey complex information in a more digestible way using GIS software.
  • Responds to public inquiries related to traffic calming.
  • Manages the speed hump program and provides traffic calming related technical support to the local improvement program. Work includes communicating with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provides support in the design of neighbourhood traffic calming plans.
  • Drafts comments and provides guidance on traffic calming measures identified through the development process.
  • Prepares research, technical studies, reports and presentations on traffic calming, including undertaking relevant field observations and notes and verifying accuracy of the content.
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned



Education and Experience:

  • Completion of Grade 12 supplemented with post secondary education in Civil Engineering technology, Transportation Planning or other relevant area of study, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience related to transportation design; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Sound knowledge of current transportation engineering design principles and methods, and relevant design guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and synthesize data from multiple data sources and formats.
  • Demonstrated skill in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with internal and external stakeholder groups/partners, complemented by strong interpersonal skills to deal tactfully with staff, and the public.
  • Working knowledge of the City of Vancouver Transportation policy.
  • Knowledge of the City of Vancouver transportation network.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including confidently interacting with the public through phone, email and in person.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, manage multiple priorities, and respond to requests in a timely manner.
  • Proven ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, with little or no supervision, and under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to use GIS software (e.g. ArcGIS, QGIS) to visualize data analysis for program planning purposes. 
  • Strong working knowledge of PowerPoint, Word and advanced skills in Excel software is needed.
  • Experience using AutoCAD for transportation drafting and design is considered an asset.
  • Experience using high level programming languages (R, Python, Matlab etc.) is considered an asset.

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: July, 2021 

Position End Date: July, 2023 

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-025: $37.97 to $44.93 per hour

Application Close: May 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. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion

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