Electrical Technician I - REPOST

Requisition ID: 35834 


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 & Function 
The Electrical Technician I will perform detailed technical work including designing, estimating, inspecting, providing technical reviews, ordering materials, developing project scope and coordinating projects related to City's electrical and communication infrastructure and within responsibilities of Traffic, Electrical Operations and Design – Electrical Design department.


The regular work hours for this position are 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday to Friday. This position is based in National Works Yard, 701 National Avenue. The successful candidate may be required to adjust shifts and change locations as per operational needs.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop design solutions (street lighting, traffic signals, power distribution, communication systems etc.) that meet all applicable codes, standards and regulations.
  • Conduct site surveys, inspections or technical investigations to collect data for engineering projects.
  • Liaison with internal and external customers, other City divisions/departments, electricians, superintendents, civil crews, project coordinators/managers, consultants, various Business Improvement Associations and general public.
  • Provide estimates for construction (labor and material) using in-house software.
  • Perform development reviews (for off-site scope) and utilities reviews
  • Perform night inspections and attend public meetings as required.
  • Provide support for Organizational Quality Management (OQM) program compliance activities such as document control, quality control, process improvement and field reviews.
  • Review work of draftspersons and other technicians.
  • Perform other administrative and technical functions in support of engineering activities as required.



Education and Experience:

  • Completion of the twelfth school grade supplemented by either completion of electrical apprenticeship or recognized electrical technician courses/program.
  • Considerable experience as an electrical designer or electrical technologist, electrician or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Experience in street lighting design and traffic signal design will be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD, AGI32, Word, Excel and ETAP is considered an asset.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC), City of Vancouver Design Guidelines and Construction Standards, Master Municipal Construction Documents (MMCD), the International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) specifications and the Uniform Traffic Control Device (UTCD) standards, and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) of North America standards and lighting simulation.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and theory of electricity and electronics and their practical applications.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work efficiently.
  • Ability to estimate labour/material costs for complex projects.
  • Ability to prepare, read, and interpret engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to direct and supervise the work of subordinates engaged in technical field and office duties.
  • Ability to perform research tasks and compile statistical and narrative reports as required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with all internal/external stakeholders and the public.
  • Ability to enforce rules and regulations with tact.


Driver’s License and Record Checks:

  • A current and valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License or higher.


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 (1300) 

Affiliation: IBEW Tech & Ins 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: September, 2022 

Position End Date: September, 2023 (with possible further extensions depending on funding and departmental needs) 

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-100: $41.34 to $48.96 per hour

Number of Positions: 2


Application Close: August 19, 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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