Engineering Project Coordinator (Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada, V6A 4K6)

Requisition ID: 30233 


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 Engineering Project Coordinator works as part of a team in the Sewers and Drainage Design Branch and the Sewers Operation Branch to coordinate assigned sewer construction projects, develop work schedules in conjunction with contractors and Sewer Operations staff, monitor work progress and project costs, perform site inspections and liaise with and provide direction to a wide variety of internal and external contacts.

Key Contacts and Reporting Relationships

The position reports to the Civil Engineer II and works with Civil Engineers, Engineering Assistants and Operations staff.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities

  • Acts as a liaison and coordinator between operations and/or construction firms; prepares project schedules and monitors budgets; chairs meetings related to assigned projects; reviews plans and working drawings at various stages for conformance to project guidelines and established standards; monitors work progress
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of materials such as records, technical and status reports, correspondence, and project specifications; reviews all invoices, change orders and other payment claims for accuracy, recommends approval or investigates discrepancies
  • Conducts field inspections; ensures that all work is performed in accordance with contractual terms and established regulations; arbitrates minor disputes regarding contract interpretations, construction practices, standards, and methods; reviews and advises on proposed changes; monitors and assesses construction progress
  • Establishes and maintains liaison with a variety of internal and external contacts; provides information direction and assistance to other department staff, the public, consultants, contractors, engineers, utility companies and other agencies  on engineering requirements, policies and related matters; coordinates and attends pre-design and pre-construction meetings
  • Communicates and corresponds with the public, private companies, outside agencies and other City branches
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from an Institute of Technology with a diploma in Civil Technology including or supplemented by courses in project management, plus considerable related experience preferably in a municipal setting or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • A valid BC Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the methods, practices, materials, tools and equipment used in construction and installation of municipal utilities
  • Knowledge of engineering mathematics, and of municipal engineering plans, specifications, contract documents and data related to the work
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of budgeting and standard costing procedures as related to engineering programs and operations
  • Knowledge of computer applications and capabilities as related to the work performed
  • Excellent organization and records management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated research, investigation and analytical skills
  • Skill in the use of manual and computer assisted drafting tools and equipment
  • Ability to review , analyze, assess and interpret plans, specifications, contracts and other materials related to the work
  • Ability to understand, identify, track and report project key performance indicators
  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment with multiple and competing deadlines
  • Ability to deal effectively and tactfully and maintain cooperative working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external contacts
  • Ability to prepare and maintain reports, records, correspondence and various other material related to the work
  • Ability to plan, assign, review and supervise the work of others engaged in related work

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services  

Affiliation: C15 Non-Parks

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

Position Start Date: July 2021

Salary Information: Pay Grade 23: $ 34.98 to $ 41.29 per hour

Application Close: June 20, 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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