Requisition ID: 26533
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
Reporting to the Branch Manager, through the Senior Engineer, this position works on solid waste policy, planning and operating/capital programs and projects, many of which support the City’s goals and targets for Public Realm Cleanliness, the Greenest City Action Plan (GCAP) for Zero Waste, the Zero Waste 2040 Plan and the Metro Vancouver Integrated Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan (ISWRMP). The Civil Engineer is responsible for research, analysis, planning, design, implementation, performance monitoring and reporting. Example projects may include:
- Design and delivery of on-street recycling and garbage collection infrastructure and programs
- Management and oversight of a unique $2M micro-cleaning grant program
- Planning and execution of surveys and studies related to waste diversion and operations improvements
This Civil Engineer will take a leadership role with programs and projects and may direct the work of Engineering Assistants, while also supporting senior project engineers and the branch manager with work items as needed.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
- Engineering problem solving, including problem definition, identification of opportunities and constraints, research, data collection and evaluation, planning, stakeholder engagement, designing, modeling, piloting/testing, cost estimating, business case development, and presentation of results and recommendations to staff and management.
- Research and track leading practices and industry developments and trends, involving, for example, benchmarks, service providers, recycling market conditions, emerging and innovative technologies, and programs in other jurisdictions, and with minimal supervision, identify implications and options that may be applied to the City’s solid waste programs, operations or services.
- Adhere to Organizational Quality Management and Project Management Framework procedures and processes, where applicable, including the development and maintenance of project documentation, according to OQM and PMF requirements, such as: Project Charter, Project Execution Plan, Project Schedule, Cost and Progress Reports, Design Briefs, Field Reports, and Direct Supervision Reports.
- Coordinate the work of consultants required for detailed analysis or design, as required.
- Develop scope, timelines and budgets, and coordinate and manage studies, such as waste characterization assessments, for example.
- Provide technical assistance to senior engineers and project managers with their delivery of capital and operating projects.
- Develop technical specifications, and evaluate tenders and proposals for technologies, labour, materials, and professional services.
- Develop and administer contracts related to the City’s management of solid waste operations and services.
- Develop program performance metrics; develop and maintain monitoring systems such as scorecards and dashboards; compile, analyze and interpret data and trends, with minimal supervision; make recommendations to senior management based on findings; prepare reports.
- Develop and/or enhance program resources for staff, including for example, technical manuals, guidelines, and work/operating procedures.
- Draft for senior staff, Council reports, memos, and responses to questions from members of Council on issues related to solid waste management.
- Liaise externally, develop relationships and exchange information, with staff from Metro Vancouver and other jurisdictions.
- Respond to solid waste program surveys and information requests from other municipalities, governmental agencies and educational institutions.
- Draft communications/information resource content, review technical accuracy of content prepared by other staff, and coordinate development/publication with Corporate Communications.
- Examine branch policies and recommend updates based on emerging issues and best practices.
- Other duties/responsibilities as assigned.
Minimum Position Requirements
Education and Experience:
- Post-secondary Degree in Applied Science or Engineering (Civil or Environmental preferred).
- Registration or eligibility for registration as an EIT or Professional Engineer in BC.
- A minimum of two years of engineering related work experience, preferably within or related to the public sector, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- Previous education and/or experience in the field of municipal solid waste management, and/or program and policy development will be considered assets.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated knowledge of Project Management principles and processes and understanding of Organizational Quality Management (OQM) procedures is required;
- Program and policy development and implementation with experience in writing policies and procedures.
- Multi-stakeholder project team coordination, interest based problem solving, and consensus building
- Build and maintain effective working relationships with operations
- Technical and financial analytical knowledge and skills
- Strong interpersonal, written communication and organizational skills, including excellent written and verbal communication, report writing and presentation skills
- Proficient with data management and word processing software.
- Ability to complete work tasks and projects within deadlines.
- A valid B.C. Driver's License and satisfactory driver's record is required
Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services
Number of Positions: 2
Employment Type: 1 Regular Full Time position; 1 Temporary Full Time position (through December, 2022)
Position Start Date: April, 2021
Application Close: March 10, 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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