Lead Senior Engineer

Company: Metro Vancouver
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia
Website: http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/careers/
Email: [email protected]

Department: Liquid Waste Services
Employee Group: Exempt
Location: 4730 Kingsway, Burnaby
Salary Range/ Wage Rate: Management/Leadership, Level 3B

Our department is seeking a lead senior engineer for our liquid waste services.

You will:

  • oversee a family of projects in a big picture approach to maximize value to the end users;
  • implement organizational processes, strategies, and policies;
  • coach, mentor, and build a diverse and high performing project team with members of different experiences, background, and work style;
  • assist roll out of Professional Governance Act to project team members;
  • improve level of project controls in accordance to project size and complexities in compliment to divisional direction;
  • address long range budget preparation accuracies with appropriate level of project contingencies and management reserve; and
  • implement continual risk identification, risk response, and risk management mind set throughout project life cycles.

You are:

  • An empathetic leader that seeks to understand and empower the team;
  • A consensus builder to find path forward;
  • A strategic thinker to map out available options and recommend best path forward; and
  • A coach and mentor to build up team capacity.

The Lead Senior Engineer falls within our Management/Leadership, Level 3B job family.

This role:

  • Provides leadership to a team of professional engineers and technical staff responsible for complex and varied engineering, project management and technical work;
  • Accountable for budget administration, preparation and reporting. Monitors and controls spending ensuring the effective and efficient expenditure of allocated funds. Develops and reviews RFQ’s, RFP’s and tenders, working with Purchasing to ensure the timely award of contracts. Contributes to the preparation of long range financial plans and provides input to strategic initiatives;
  • Provides guidance on technical issues, corporate policies, and project management and ensures work is undertaken in conformance with corporate standards and policies. Makes independent decisions and recommendations within broad policies and mandates and uses judgment and ingenuity to devise practical and economical solutions;
  • Develops or provides input to technical standards, policies and procedures in accordance with corporate objectives. Sets group standards considering all relevant information such as applicable design codes, specifications and previous experience;
  • Makes decisions and/or recommendations on hiring engineering and technical consultants based on workload, costing, scheduling, expertise, and other factors. Oversees work carried out by multi-disciplinary consultants and contractors, including reviewing and providing direction on design, construction and contract administration. Ensures work is undertaken in conformance with corporate standards and policies, and meets the requirements of the project;
  • Prepares and reviews a range of written material including reports, recommendations, technical memoranda and technical specifications. May deliver presentations for various audiences including the public as required;
  • Supervises, directs and motivates staff monitoring performance towards division, department and corporate objectives; ensures staff adhere to workplace conduct and purchasing policies;
  • Leads, coaches, mentors and develops staff recognizing the importance of leadership, supervisory and technical training; develops and sustains a flexible workforce encouraging staff to pursue opportunities that complement their skills and experience;
  • Works collaboratively with staff to resolve complex technical, design, operational, or interpersonal issues staff encounter while doing their work. Facilitates information sharing among staff to transfer knowledge and experience and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the team.
  • Establishes effective working relationships with various outside agencies as well as other internal departments. Works collaboratively with departmental staff to deliver on strategic initiatives;
  • Upholds Metro Vancouver's reputation through positive and forthright dealings with other organizations and members of the public. Understands the organizational culture and the processes/mechanisms necessary to attain work objectives;
  • May provide advice, recommendations and follow up to the Metro Vancouver Board, Committees and municipal councils; and
  • Performs other related duties as required.

To be successful, you have:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in engineering. 8-10 years of recent related experience following professional registration; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Registered or eligibility for immediate registration as a professional engineer (P. Eng.), with Engineers and Geoscientists of BC;
  • Extensive technical expertise and understanding of relevant engineering principles. Ability to interpret, apply and advise others on engineering and related guidelines 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 problem situations;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including sound report writing and presentation skills. Ability to communicate complex information and implications to diverse audiences. Ability to explain difficult concepts and persuade others to adopt a point of view or way of doing things;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain effective working relationships. Skill in dealing openly, tactfully and sensitively in a variety of situations. Ability to effectively lead a team and work collaboratively. Deals effectively with disagreements and prevents the escalation of conflict;
  • Proven ability to use judgment to resolve complex problems; seeks solutions in congruence with the organizations objectives and value. Ability to develop and revise procedures and plans to address problems and changing circumstances. Seeks to include staff in decisions that will impact them; works cooperatively to resolve differences of opinion;
  • Proven contract administration and project management skills and excellent attention to detail including troubleshooting and resolving complex contractual issues. Demonstrated ability to lead a complex series of project components and deliver projects on time and on budget;
  • Ability to manage a complex portfolio of work while establishing ambitious and challenging goals; demonstrated ability to deliver on multiple projects simultaneously; demonstrates persistence in overcoming obstacles. Responds to changing priorities due to internal or external pressures resulting in revised schedules and a reallocation of resources;
  • Ability to supervise, coach and guide others while enhancing individual and team effectiveness. Ability to mentor and foster the development of direct reports;
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office programs including: Word, Excel, Outlook and Project; and
  • Valid 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.

How to Apply

We are committed to diversity and inclusion and being representative of the region we serve. We invite all qualified candidates to apply including Indigenous People, visible minorities, immigrants, LGBTQ2S+, all genders and persons with disabilities. Please follow this link http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/careers/ to our Careers page where you can submit your application by September 07, 2021.