Project Engineer

Company: Metro Vancouver
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia
Website: http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/careers/

Full-Time Temporary: This position to last not later than March 31, 2020

Our Water Services Department is seeking a Project Engineer who will manage multiple, diverse, design and construction projects to upgrade and improve Metro Vancouver’s water treatment and transmission system.  

You are:

A reliable, diligent self-starter who is organized and is able to prioritize tasks, and has a positive attitude that is willing to learn from your peers and colleagues.  You possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and have the ability to act tactfully and professionally in all situations.

In this role, you will:

  • Performs a range of engineering and project management work including design; document preparation; specifications; contract administration; budgetary oversight; cost estimates; scheduling; and report writing.
  • Prepares and tracks financial aspects of projects and provides project management oversight for multiple projects including contract administration. Sets and monitors project schedules. Monitors and controls costs within own work ensuring the effective and efficient expenditure of allocated funds making recommendations to senior engineers.
  • Works on routine engineering projects and substantial components of complex engineering initiatives. Works to defined scope, schedule and budget and consults senior staff on deviations. May lead projects with well defined outcomes and acts as a resource to junior engineers and technical staff on routine operational issues.
  • Handles problems of some complexity requiring inspection and liaison with contractors and other staff to investigate related operating, construction, and design issues in order to ascertain alternatives. Assesses, evaluates and incorporates technical requirements including input 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; works on multiple simultaneous 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:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science degree in civil or mechanical engineering. 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 the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.
  • Sound technical knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and their application in relevant discipline.
  • Ability to interpret and apply standard engineering and related guidelines to area of specialty such as technical manuals, codes and regulations, contracting policies, safety regulations and corporate and board policies.
  • 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.
  • Sound written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing including letter, report writing, and presentation skills. Ability to explain difficult issues and works to establish consensus and compliance.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work under general direction and use sound independent judgment in adapting and applying procedures to address and resolve unusual or problem 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team oriented work environment; contributes to the team with constructive ideas, information and experiences.
  • Strong analytical and research skills and ability to present recommendations clearly. Displays a high degree of integrity and professionalism.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft office programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project.
  • Valid B.C. Class 5 Driver’s license.

 *Candidates with more or less experience may be considered at the Senior or Assistant Project Engineer level, along with the applicable rate of pay.

Our Vision: 

Metro Vancouver seeks to achieve what humanity aspires to on a global basis – the highest quality of life embracing cultural vitality, economic prosperity, social justice and compassion, all nurtured in and by a beautiful and healthy natural environment. 



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