Civil Engineer II (Projects Controls Engineer)

Requisition ID: 35230 


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and Canada's Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

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


Main Purpose and Function

Reporting to the Branch Manager, the Projects Controls Engineer is responsible for developing work plans, proposals, administration of contracts, schedules, and budgets to deliver City owned engineering infrastructure required to implement the Northeast False Creek Plan, Gastown Rehabilitation Project and PNE Infrastructure Upgrades. This position manages and reports out on scope, schedule and budget for internally and externally delivered work related to the delivery of City Engineering assets. Work will include administering and coordinating internal and third party designs; consultancies/contracts; and facilitating  with other government agencies, stakeholders, and partners.


The Projects Controls Engineer will work collaboratively with multidisciplinary civil consultants, third party utility providers, interdepartmentally within Engineering Services and with other CoV departments such as Law, Planning, Parks, Facilities, Real Estate, Supply Chain Management and Development Building & Licensing to identify stakeholder requirements and facilitate the successful planning and implementation of projects. 


Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, monitor and manage project work plans (scope, budget, schedule, quality, risk, resources) within approved funding and schedule limitations as identified by senior management in the project charter(s).
  • Prepares, evaluates and maintains reports on project performance including schedule, scope, invoicing, and change control; critical path tracking; issues, risk, and financial management.
  • Build on established partnerships and/or develop partnerships with internal and external stakeholders necessary to successfully deliver on project objectives, ensuring that stakeholders are identified, engaged, informed and given opportunities to shape project details as applicable.
  • Prepare terms of reference for technical consulting services related to civil engineering design and construction; and complete the tendering and selection process.
  • Contract administration and management of technical consultants retained to support planning, design and implementation.
  • Read, review, interpret and critique engineering designs and specifications related to engineering infrastructure.
  • Apply best practice and knowledge of utility design and asset management.
  • Represent projects in public engagement processes, including attendance at meetings and workshops.
  • Prepare and make presentations to Council and Committees of the Whole, and advisory committees to Council.
  • Provides project status reports and makes recommendations on items such as scope change or mitigation strategies to Branch Manager, and Director of Projects & Development Services.
  • Implements, ensures compliances and adheres to all departmental Project Management Framework (PMF) standards, guides, processes and templates and implements projects following the departmental project management framework.
  • Management of staff (including hiring, coaching, and performance management) may be required.
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned.


Education and Experience:

  • Professional Engineer with a minimum of 6 years demonstrated success leading effective teams.
  • Registration or eligibility for immediate registration as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) designation is an asset
  • Experience in project management, engineering, or a related field.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational and time management skills including a demonstrated ability to manage high profile projects and set/meet competing deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to take on a leadership role and be proactive at resolving project conflicts in a timely and effective manner.
  • Knowledge of civil engineering practices, ability to research, analyze, estimate, and present recommendations to senior management.
  • Familiarity with the City’s policies and regulations.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage project and program budgets and develop cost recovery models. 
  • Ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships with the public, outside agencies and other employees while respecting the sensitivities and trade-offs of decisions. 
  • Ability to influence others while respecting the sensitive and political challenges that impact decisions.
  • Ability to converse with, writes reports for, and create/deliver presentations to all levels of colleagues and peer groups in ways that support problem solving and planning.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of EGBC’s Professional Governance Act processes or other quality management frameworks.
  • Experience with the municipal development approvals process an asset.


Where operationally appropriate and subject to change, the City of Vancouver has a Flexible Work Program. This program allows staff to work remotely 1 – 4 days a week from locations that are a daily commutable distance from their work at a City worksite.  At this time this position is eligible to be part of the Flexible Work Program.

The City of Vancouver has a COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.  All external applicants applying to the City of Vancouver are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and subject to this policy as a condition of ongoing employment.  Candidates may only be exempted from this requirement if they request and are approved for an accommodation based on a reason related to a Human Rights Code ground (such as disability). Such a request must be made during, not after, the recruitment process.


Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: Exempt 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: October 2022 

Position End Date: October 2024 

Salary Information: Salary Range 90: $98,812 to $123,505 per annum


Application Close: August 17, 2022

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, 2SLGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion


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