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Civil Engineer I (Sewer & Storm Data Collection & Analysis Engineer)

Requisition ID: 11697 


The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.


Main Purpose and Function

The Engineering Services of the City of Vancouver is working towards eliminating combined sewer overflows (CSOs) by 2050. Monitoring the City’s infrastructure and the changing climate is the first step in understanding how the City’s Infrastructure operates, how it will be impacted due to climate change, and how the City’s current system could be optimized or improved.


The Sewer and Storm Data Collection and Analysis Engineer will be an instrumental part of the Utility Modelling and Data Management Branch, developing a monitoring program for the City of Vancouver, which will inform the development of a City-wide hydraulic model and design of mains and green infrastructure. The monitoring program is envisioned to include a series of rain gauges, flow meters, stormwater water quality samplers, and level sensors, and be accessible on a real-time basis.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop/expand the City’s hydrologic/hydraulic monitoring program, including rain gauges, flow meters, water quality samplers, and CSO monitors.
  • Work with suppliers and consultants to standardize equipment and to develop a monitoring platform that allows data to be reviewed on a real-time basis.
  • Manage monitoring program, complete quality checks on the data and maintain city-owned monitoring equipment.
  • Work closely with internal and external hydraulic modelling teams and provide rainfall and flow monitoring data support for model development and calibration.
  • Work with different internal Branches to identify monitoring needs and programs.
  • Complete the annual CSOs monitoring reports and Inflow & Infiltration (I&I) reports
  • Develop RFPs and RFQs for monitoring equipment purchases and leases, data hosting, and monitoring services procurement.
  • Represent the City, liaise, and negotiate with internal branches, outside agencies and Metro Vancouver regarding the City’s monitoring program and data requests.
  • Respond to correspondence or inquiries from outside agencies, the public and other branches regarding monitoring data.
  • Review historical rainfall and flow data and benchmarking metrics.
  • Conduct I&I analysis using collected rainfall and flow monitoring data.
  • This position may include occasional field work.




Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Environmental/Mechanical Engineering
  • 2 to 4 years of storm/sewer monitoring and hydrologic/hydraulic modelling experience
  • Registration or eligibility for registration as an EIT or P.Eng in British Columbia
  • Understanding of hydrologic/hydraulic monitoring equipment and procedures
  • GIS skills and experience using FlowWorks is an asset


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Sound technical knowledge and understanding of engineering principles related to hydrology, stormwater and sewer systems
  • Knowledge of asset management concepts and frameworks
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Experience working on a diverse and inclusive team with a multitude of professional backgrounds, including operations staff.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to act as a resource to staff and to provide practical guidance for unusual or problematic situations.
  • Ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships with the public, outside agencies and other employees.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with multiple tasks of moderate complexity and setting/meeting competing deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of EGBC’s Organizational Quality Management processes (or other OQM frameworks) would be an asset.


Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: Exempt 

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

Position Start Date: March, 2019 


Application Close: February 1, 2018

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  

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