Engineering Assistant II

Requisition ID: 37269 


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 Engineering Assistant II will work as part of a team to carry out a variety of routine inspection and technical duties.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Engineering Assistant II will be responsible carrying out Sidewalk & Street Hazard Inspection within the City of Vancouver.
  • This position will also undertake inspection for removal of snow or ice from sidewalks as required.
  • The Engineering Assistant II will maintain various Branch databases, perform a variety of related administrative and technical tasks in order to meet Branch operational needs, and will perform related duties as required.



Education and Experience:

  • Completion of Grade 12 supplemented by technical courses in municipal inspection or other courses related to the work; graduation from an approved technician institute is preferred.
  • Experience with VanMap, Hansen, ENGIS or the Sidewalk Hazard Inspection Program is an asset.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in municipal construction work is an asset.
  • Good written and interpersonal communication skills in resolving differences with the flexibility to perform inspections at irregular hours and on the weekend.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communication with other staff, owners, contractors, and members of the public.
  • Proven ability to electronically collect, organize and analyze data and to prepare clear, well written reports, diaries and records.
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to problem solve identify creative solutions, and show leadership in new initiatives.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to perform physically strenuous work and work outside in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to meet project completion deadlines on a consistent basis.


Driver's License and Record Checks:

  • A current and valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record is preferred. 
  • Your driving record will be reviewed as part of the application process. Candidates must demonstrate as safe driving history, as assessed by the City of Vancouver.
  • Transportation arrangements must meet operational requirements of the Department.


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: CUPE 15 Non Pks 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: January 2023 

Position End Date: August 2023 

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-017: $29.13 to $34.23 per hour


Application Close: December 4, 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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