Senior Project Engineer

Company: Metro Vancouver
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia
Email: [email protected]

Position Status: Full-Time Regular
Department: Liquid Waste Services
Employee Group: Exempt
Location: 4730 Kingsway, Burnaby
Salary Range/Wage Rate: Professional/Technical, Level 3A


Our Liquid Waste Services Department is seeking a Senior Project Engineer who will join the Capital Project Initiation and Implementation (CP2i) Team within the Engineering, Design, and Construction Division. The CP2i Team focuses on the preparation of scope definition and options analysis for major capital projects, as well as project implementation through design phases and construction. The team supports the delivery of core liquid waste services in the region and promotes Metro Vancouver's vision.

You are passionate to deliver core services to Metro Vancouver's member municipalities who is comfortable with the challenges of breaking new ground. You are responsible and accountable for the work that you take on and you strive in a continuous learning environment. You have the ability to understand big picture engineering problems without losing sight of the details. You are proficient developing and executing project work plans by applying cost-effective engineering solutions and out-of-the-box methodologies when required. You embrace the challenge to coach, mentor and guide others.

The Senior Project Engineer falls within our Professional/Technical, Level 3A job family.

This role:

  • Performs engineering, and project management work including scope definition, preliminary and detailed design, specifications preparation, contract administration, and construction management;
  • Leads capital projects from initiation and scope definition, through design phases, to implementation of construction and commissioning stages;
  • Delivers engineering design projects via in-house design or external engineering consultants;
  • Works on multiple simultaneous projects in various stages of completion. Projects will focus on conveyance infrastructure (linear pipeline, underground chamber, pump station, etc.). An emphasis will be placed on project definition work for major capital projects;
  • May oversee 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 Metro Vancouver board, committees and municipal councils;
  • Clearly communicates project findings to stakeholders and senior management through presentations and report writing;
  • Prepares and tracks financial aspects, and provides project management oversight. Sets and monitors project schedules. Monitors and controls project costs. Independently solves problems and provides clear recommendations to management as needed;
  • Handles complex problems requiring inspection and communication with stakeholders and/or contractors. Assesses, evaluates and incorporates technical requirements from external agencies and other Metro Vancouver departments. Explains difficult issues and works to establish consensus and compliance;
  • Works with engineering staff and consultants, and liaises with internal departments and external contacts including member municipalities, regulatory agencies and the general public;
  • Deals with full range of stakeholders that may include legal, property, public contact, and liaising with various levels of government, and other regulatory bodies;
  • Identifies potential project issues and makes recommendations for remedy. Uses judgment to adapt and apply procedures to address and resolve situations. Consults on difficult, complex or highly unusual matters or decisions and provides progress and technical updates to senior staff;
  • Participates in the design, preparation and approval of engineering standards in area of specialty; and
  • Performs other related duties as required.

To be successful, you have:

  • Bachelor of applied sciences degree in a relevant engineering discipline. At least 4-6 years of recent related experience following professional registration; or an equivalent combination of training and experience (civil and/or mechanical disciplines);
  • Interdisciplinary work experience from various engineering fields (civil, environmental, mechanical, geotechnical, structural, electrical) an asset.
  • Registered or eligibility for immediate registration as a registered professional engineer (P. Eng.), with Engineers and Geoscientists BC;
  • Sound technical knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and their application in relevant discipline. Experienced in completing preliminary and detailed design work/tasks applying relevant industry standards and codes (external and internal design). Act as design engineer for design projects completed in-house;
  • Capacity to adapt to changing project requirements; demonstrated project planning skills to foresee potential issues in future phases;
  • Ability to work under broad direction; use sound independent judgment to address and resolve situations. Uses judgment to determine which methods are applicable in any given situation. Sound problem solving skills; ability to analyze business needs and provide strategic input;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing including letter, technical memorandum, report, as well as presentation skills. Ability to explain difficult issues and to establish consensus and compliance;
  • Demonstrated contract administration and project management skills. Ability to organize and prioritize a complex series of project components to meet multiple time based deliverables requiring a high level of detail and accuracy. Demonstrates persistence to overcome obstacles;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain effective and respectful working relationships with internal and external contacts. Skill in dealing tactfully and sensitively in a variety of situations including contact with the public, member municipalities, government agencies and contractors;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team oriented work environment; contributes to the team with constructive ideas, information and experiences;
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to present recommendations clearly. Displays a high degree of integrity and professionalism;
  • Shown 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; and
  • Valid BC class 5 driver's licence.

*Candidates with lesser experience may be considered at the Project Engineer level, along with the applicable rate of pay.

Our Vision:

Metro Vancouver embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.

How to Apply

Please follow this link to our careers page where you can submit your application by September 21, 2021.