Electrical Design Engineer - REPOST

Requisition ID: 36001 


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

The Electrical Design Engineer will be responsible for delivery of electrical designs, engineering services and drafting services; Establishing and implementing electrical technical specifications, standards and related work processes; Managing the delivery of capital programs; Serving as Engineer of Record for electrical design including street lighting design, traffic signal designs and power distribution design; Exploring and implementing innovative technologies related to street/decorative lighting; Assisting in street light asset management; involving in direct supervision of a team of designers.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Seal (as P.Eng.) for electrical designs generated under direct supervision related to street lighting, poles, conduit, service panels, and luminaires
  • Coordinate with internal and external customers to ensure that design services are provided in a timely and suitable manner, meeting project schedules
  • Assist the section head in developing new budget requests to optimize asset management principles while aligning with City priorities
  • Explore and implement cost effective ways of delivering services
  • Adopt and implement quality control processes and procedures
  • Develop business cases and provide strategic analysis to new and emerging initiatives
  • Establish and maintain the City’s electrical specifications and drafting standards, and adherence to all necessary regulatory requirements, including delivery of traffic signal electrical design in alignment with Traffic and Data Management standards
  • Supervise electrical designers and deliver lighting, traffic and power distribution designs
  • Serve as the Engineer of Record for electrical designs
  • Identify industry best practices and implement within section
  • Partner with other government, public and private organizations related to the City’s practices with electrical design
  • Represent the City on other committees and working groups
  • Respond to 311 service requests related to electrical design



Education and Experience:

  • Completion of a University degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Registration or eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia
  • 3-5 Years of related design and construction project engineering experience and a minimum 2 years of experience supervising staff in a unionized environment
  • Accredited project management training (e.g. PMP certification,  tertiary qualification) would be an asset


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of electrical engineering principles, standards, and specifications, as they relate to the municipal environment (IES RP-8, Canadian Electrical code, MMCD etc)
  • Working knowledge of quality management systems, ideally EGBC’s Organizational Quality Management system
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills in a high volume and high stress environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work and think strategically, including experience with business case composition and evaluation
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision from Section Head


**** This position has the potential to become permanent for the right candidate***


The City of Vancouver has a COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.  All employees are subject to this policy and all new 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 

Affiliation: Exempt 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: August 2022

Position End Date: August 2024

Salary Range 80: $89,283 - $111,609


Application Close: July 10, 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, LGBT2Q+ 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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