Senior Project Engineer – Sewer Relocation and Protection Projec

We are seeking a Senior Project Engineer to oversee sewer relocation and protection projects for a very busy municipal client of ours in the Vancouver area. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of utility design operation and/or maintenance, and experience interfacing with large construction projects. This position will be a contract term until the end of 2021 and there is a possibility for this opening to become permanent.

– Excellent compensation and benefits
– Opportunity for long term employment

-Performs complex and varied engineering and project management work related to the protection and relocation
of major sewer infrastructure.
-Applies principles and practices of profession to ensure results are achieved in a sound and practical manner.
-Ensures that external agencies and contractors implement appropriate plans and methodologies to our clients infrastructure from being damaged or affected by project and construction activities.
-Represents Sewer and Drainage Operations in reviewing multi-disciplinary engineering plans and reports from a
functional perspective.
-Solicits and incorporates feedback from field staff to ensure operational requirements are identified and met. Reviews and provides feedback on the development of bypass, isolation and tie-in plans.
-Responsible for overall project budgets and monitors and controls costs ensuring the effective and efficient expenditure of allocated funds.
-Participates in short and long range planning.
-Makes decisions and provides recommendations on a variety of issues with broad policies and mandates as guidelines. Uses ingenuity to devise original, practical and economical solutions.
-Prepares and reviews project designs, technical reports and contract specifications for consulting services,
equipment and construction. Acts as Metro Vancouver’s appointed representative in assigned matters of project and contract obligations including project initiatives, site inspections, and determination of regulatory requirements.
-May be required to negotiate significant technical or financial interest on behalf of our client.
-Directs the actions of consultants recommending changes to scope and negotiating new terms as required.
-Deals with full range of project dimensions that may include legal, property, public contact, and liaising with various
levels of government, and other regulatory bodies.
-Explains difficult concepts and persuades others to adopt a point of view, supports position with evidence, research or experience gained in similar situations. Typically acts as a project leader and actively works to encourage teamwork, collaboration and efficiency.
-May supervise professional engineers and/or technical staff engaged in complex technical work. Peer reviews the
work of colleagues and provides guidance to consulting engineers and technical staff. Acts as a resource to staff
members for advice and guidance on potential approaches and problem situations.
-May be a resource for presentations and questions to the board, committees and municipal councils.
-May work as a technical/specialist resource, collaborating with senior engineers, management and/or government officials in the development of regulatory or government policy initiatives.
-Participates in the design, preparation and approval of engineering standards in area of specialty.
-Performs other related duties as required.

Bachelor of Applied Science degree in a relevant engineering discipline. 4-6 years recent related experience
following professional registration; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
• Membership or eligibility for immediate membership as a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with the
Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC).
• Sound technical knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and their application in relevant
discipline. Ability to act as a resource to staff and provide sound and practical guidance for unusual or problem
• Ability to interpret and apply engineering and technical guidelines and principles related to area of specialization
such as technical manuals, codes and regulations, contracting policies, safety regulations and corporate and board
policies. Ability to adapt or adjust guidelines and procedures for unique or difficult situations.
• Proven contract administration and project management skills. Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize a
complex series of project components for large complex projects to meet multiple time based deliverables
requiring a high level of detail and accuracy. Ability to resolve problems within established guidelines and
procedures; ability to use judgment to determine which methods are applicable in any given situation.

• Excellent written and oral communications skills. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
including letter, report writing and presentation skills. Ability to explain difficult concepts and persuades others
to adopt a point of view or way of doing things.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain respectful working relationships with internal and
external contacts under circumstances that are considerably complex and time sensitive. Skill in dealing openly,
tactfully and sensitively in a variety of situations including dealings with the public, member municipalities,
government agencies and contractors. Demonstrated ability to work in a team oriented work environment and
deal effectively with disagreements and prevent the escalation of conflict.
• Ability to work under broad direction and use significant independent judgment to problem solve when more than
one option is possible. Ability to identify opportunities to address emerging needs. Proven ability to take initiative,
work with minimal supervision and effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines. Ability to meet timelines
and objectives requiring persistence to overcome obstacles.
• Demonstrates understanding of the organizational culture, processes and mechanisms necessary to attain work
objectives; upholds Metro Vancouver’s reputation through positive and forthright dealings with other
organizations and members of the public.
• Ability to supervise, coach and guide others while enhancing individual and team effectiveness. Ability to mentor
and foster the development junior engineer, technical staff and direct reports as required.
• Proficiency using Microsoft office programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project.
• Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s license.

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity please forward your resume via email to Nick Paraskeva |


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