Project Engineer/Assistant Project Engineer

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

Position Title: Project Engineer/Assistant Project Engineer
Position Status: Full-Time Regular
Department: Solid Waste Services
Employee Group: Exempt
Location: 4730 Kingsway, Burnaby

Our Solid Waste Services Department is seeking a Project Engineer/Assistant Project Engineer who will work as part of the division support team in the Operations Division managing projects and work associated with the operation of Metro Vancouver solid waste facilities. The role will primarily involve the development and oversight of our asset management program, financial aspects of the system, as well as project and contract management work relating to the closed Coquitlam Landfill.

You Are:

A team player comfortable dealing with staff, customers, and contractors in both field and office environments. You are a detail-oriented person with strong analytical skills able to manage a diverse portfolio of projects at any given time.

The Project Engineer reports to the Lead Senior Engineer and falls within our Professional/Technical Level 2A job family. The Assistant Project Engineer reports to the Lead Senior Engineer and falls within our Professional/Technical Level 1 job family.

This Role:

  • Involved in the administration and development of our asset management program, including data validation, field inspections, report development, and ongoing monitoring. Work with department staff to provide regular updates to the Solid Waste Services long-range capital plan. Evaluate and report on expenditures compared to budgets and provide input on quarterly reporting. The office and field work will be split approximately 90/10.
  • Analyze weigh scale data to monitor and report on waste flows and project annual tonnages to ensure contractual obligations are met and waste is disposed in a financially sustainable manner. Assist with performance indicator tracking and reporting.
  • Provide support for managing operations contracts or projects within the Landfill Program.
  • Work on contract specifications for new operating contracts related to waste disposal and recycling operations at solid waste facilities. May lead small construction and operations projects with well-defined outcomes and acts as a resource to other technical and non-technical staff on operational issues.
  • Coordinates division projects and initiatives related to safety and emergency planning, budget preparation and financial oversight, and weigh scale maintenance.
  • Performs field work including landfill inspections, field surveys, and construction inspections; provides progress updates highlighting deficiencies and escalating critical issues to more senior staff.
  • Works with technical and non-technical staff and consultants and liaises with internal departments and external contacts including member municipalities, regulatory agencies, and the general public; works on multiple simultaneous operations and maintenance projects in various stages of completion.
  • Researches, analyzes, interprets, and studies technical information. Makes conclusions and diagnoses problems based on a sound understanding and application of engineering principles. Ensures quality standards are upheld in field of specialization and establishes project plans based on priorities of the unit or team.
  • Identifies non-standard conditions and makes recommendations for remedy. Uses judgment to adapt and apply procedures to address and resolve unusual or problem situations. Consults on difficult, complex or highly unusual matters or decisions and provides progress and technical updates to senior staff.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

To be successful, you have:

Project Engineer:

  • Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Applied Science degree in a relevant engineering discipline. Completion of a relevant 4-year engineer-in-training program; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Membership or eligibility for immediate membership as a registered professional engineer (P.Eng.) with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia.

Assistant Project Engineer:

  • Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Applied Science degree in a relevant engineering discipline. Some practical technical and/or project management experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Membership, or eligibility for immediate membership, as an engineer-in-training with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia.

Requirements Continued:

  • Solid waste management experience would be an asset. Knowledge and understanding of solid waste management principles and the ability to apply these principles to routine and unique situations as well as determine cases requiring the involvement of a more senior engineer.
  • Detail oriented with advanced analytical skills. Ability to collect, analyze, and present statistical and technical data (e.g., the solid waste system stores some 1 million transactions per year on weigh scale hardware). Work with more senior engineers on issues of complexity (e.g., to recommend solutions).
  • Ability to resolve problems within established guidelines and procedures, requiring the use of judgment to determine which methods are applicable in any given situation.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including report writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to communicate technical information clearly and concisely. Explains information and persuades others in straightforward situations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain effective and respectful working relationships; demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment and contributes to the achievement of team goals.
  • Skill in dealing tactfully and sensitively in a variety of situations including contact with the public, member municipalities, and government agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet multiple time-based deliverables requiring a high level of detail and accuracy; persistent in overcoming obstacles. Experience in project management an asset.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Project. Database experience and advanced data analysis skills an asset.
  • Valid unrestricted BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence.

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.

Please follow this link to our Careers page where you can submit your application by August 4, 2020.