Full Time, Permanent
British Columbia, Hybrid, Vancouver
Posted 6 months ago

THE OPPORTUNITY:

Our client is one of BC’s Top Employers and is dedicated to cultivating a diverse workforce to promote innovation and provide rewarding careers.

The Civil Engineer (CE) is responsible for developing and managing programs to achieve implementation of infrastructure and services plans. Responsibilities include planning, developing, and managing maintenance programs of four mechanical utility systems, including water distribution, sanitary sewer, storm drainage, and natural gas distribution. 

The CE will also perform limited in-house underground infrastructure design work. In carrying out this position’s responsibilities, the incumbent will carry out research, analysis, investigation, design, specifications, evaluation, and quality control, and will prepare technical reports and correspondence. The position works closely with the Utilities Asset Management Coordinator to ensure all utility records drawings are current and updates the Utility Models to reflect the latest system modifications. In addition, this individual will work closely with the Manager of Mechanical Utilities, Geospatial Information Manager, and Utilities Trade Heads to provide ongoing technical support, especially in responding to all Utilities-related matters.

This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement, however, may be subject to change due to operational requirements.

PERKS:

  • Pension Plan
  • Extensive Health and Dental Insurance
  • Health Spending Account
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance and Long-term Disability Plan
  • Family Building Benefits
  • Vacation & Leaves
  • Benefits while Traveling
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Retirement Plan, Pension Plan, and Survivor Benefits
  • Succession Planning and ongoing development
  • Hybrid Work Schedule

YOUR DAY-TO-DAY:

Organizational Status

This position reports to the Manager of Mechanical Utilities in the Engineering and Utilities unit of the Energy and Water Services department.

Work Performed

  • Implements and updates the engineering models for potable water, sanitary, and stormwater utility systems. Ensures data and utility models are kept up to date.
  • Regularly review and update the Mechanical Distribution System Five-Year Capital Plan. Develops new proposals as may be required once identified.
  • Assists the Manager of Mechanical Utilities to develop and implement the long-term Infrastructure Capital plans for these systems as well as Natural Gas. Takes a lead planning role in their formation, this includes identification of capital projects required to service growth and to address cyclical maintenance needs and include recommendations for funding sources.
  • Updates and verifies the Mechanical Utility Infrastructure asset management plan.
  • Supports the Manager of Mechanical Utilities in identifying best practices in municipal infrastructure management, and championing implementation through long-range planning and collaboration with other operational units.
  • Performs in-house underground infrastructure design work (water distribution, sanitary and storm sewer conveyance systems).
  • The ACE plans, develops, and manages the operation of the following systems. 

Water Distribution:

  • Manages and updates their Water Distribution Model reflecting the latest piping configuration and load distribution.
  • Manages and updates the flushing program, ensuring flushing records are kept current by the Engineering Assistant.
  • As required responds to all emergencies related to their Water Distribution System, especially pipe breaks, and manages Utilities crews and contractors in isolating breaks as well as ensures that all repairs are made in compliance with BCWWA standards and Technical Guidelines.
  • Performs site inspections including water Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) chambers.

Sanitary Sewer:

  • Manages and updates their Sanitary Sewer Model reflecting the latest piping configuration and load distribution.
  • Manages Utilities Sanitary Sewer annual CCTV inspection and repair programs.
  • Review CCTV records and present recommendations to the Manager.
  • Prepares tender packages to their Supply Management for the repairs to be contracted out.
  • Records all identified deficiencies and completed repairs to the Utilities Asset Management Coordinator.
  • Monitors the operation of Utilities Sewer Pump Stations and follows up with Utilities Maintenance Engineers to receive all maintenance records.
  • Performs site inspections including Sewer Pump and Flow Meter Stations.

Storm Sewer:

  • Manages and updates Storm Sewer Model reflecting the latest piping configuration and load distribution.
  • Manages Utilities Storm Sewer annual CCTV inspection and repair programs.
  • Review CCTV records and present recommendations to the Manager.
  • Prepares tender packages to their Supply Management for the repairs to be contracted out.
  • Records all identified deficiencies and completed repairs to the Utilities Asset Management Coordinator.
  • Monitors the operation of Utilities Storm Pump Stations and follows up with Utilities Maintenance Engineers to receive all maintenance records.
  • Performs site inspections.

Natural Gas:

  • Manages Utilities Natural Gas annual leak survey and repair programs.
  • Manages Utilities Natural Gas Annual Cathodic Protection and repair programs and receives and records monthly rectifier station inspections.
  • Prepares tender packages to their Supply Management for the repairs to be contracted out.
  • Records all identified deficiencies and completed repairs to Utilities Asset Management Coordinator.
  • Manages gas meter re-sealing program.

 

  • Participate in the BC One Call program for the department.
  • Leads the implementation of short-term engineering capital plans, and reporting out on progress.
  • Routinely reviews and updates their technical guidelines relevant to mechanical utility infrastructure systems
  • Handle inquiries and provide professional advice to other agencies, applicants, departments, the community, and the general public regarding Utility infrastructure
  • Conducts Utility research studies, and develops and prepares technical reports with recommendations on various Utility programs and projects.
  • Covers for Mechanical Distribution Systems Engineer as required.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

The Assistant Civil Engineer is responsible for underground infrastructure planning, modeling, maintenance, and construction activities related to the potable, sanitary & stormwater mechanical distribution systems as well as maintenance and construction activities for the natural gas distribution systems. The incumbent will influence the allocation of funding in certain areas within project budgets of up to several million dollars, as well as respond to all emergencies related to mechanical utilities. Errors in this work can cause problems of a financial, legal, environmental, or reputational nature, which in turn could result in cost, legal, time loss, and reputational damages to the university.

Supervision Received

Works with a high degree of independence, under the general supervision of the Manager of Mechanical Utilities.

Supervision Given

May supervise GIS and administrative personnel as well as consultants and contractors as needed. Provides technical direction to the Utility Project Coordinator and Utilities: Head Plumber, Head Steamfitter, and Head Utilities Maintenance Engineer as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Eligibility for professional registration in Engineers and Geoscientists BC. Minimum of seven years of related experience including experience in related technical fields, project coordination and cost control, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Willingness to respect diverse perspectives, including perspectives in conflict with one’s own
  • Demonstrates a commitment to enhancing one’s own awareness, knowledge, and skills related to equity, diversity, and inclusion

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with hydraulic modeling software.
  • Experience in civil construction, design, and project management.
  • Experience in asset management.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience using asset and planned maintenance systems e.g. Workday, Maximo, Prism, SAP.
  • Training in a municipal infrastructure department.
  • Demonstrable experience in versatility, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Supervisory skills and experience would be an asset.
  • Be able to demonstrate reasoned judgment and maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Comfortable developing and giving presentations.
  • Must be able to write & prepare technical reports, and scopes and develop cost estimates.
  • Valid BC driver’s license.

COMPENSATION RANGE:

  • $8,785.08 – $13,703.08 CAD Monthly

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