Mechanical Engineer

Requisition ID: 36955 


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 Fleet and Manufacturing Branch (FMS) is hiring a Mechanical Engineer for the Fleet Strategy and Asset Management team. This position is responsible for providing project management, fleet management, engineering, and design expertise in the acquisition, modification and outfitting of all City vehicle and equipment purchases as well to major changes of existing equipment and rolling stock. Key relationships are with the City’s operations groups, including the fleet maintenance garage/shops as well as supply chain management. This role will work with the various City departments to find equipment requirements based on operational and process needs.


This position is primarily based out of the main facility located at Manitoba Yard in South Vancouver. Travel between various sites within Greater Vancouver Area is part of this role.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for planning and managing the vehicle and equipment replacement program.
  • Provide engineering expertise and guidance to City departments when replacing vehicles and equipment. Determine specifications and order new vehicles and equipment.
  • Provide detailed design for outfitting new equipment. Provide mechanical design and failure expertise and guidance to the City.
  • Perform safe design modifications to existing City fleet.
  • Assess annual maintenance costs to determine optimum financial lifecycles for City equipment.
  • Assess fleet emission profiles and determine appropriate actions to implement emission reduction strategies.
  • Assess fleet utilization throughout the City and provide appropriate guidance and recommendations to Council, departments, and branches regarding vehicle and equipment usage.
  • Prepare reports, business cases, and presentations.
  • Prepare a budget plan and assess capital and operating costs for the fleet.
  • Manage projects by establishing, tracking and providing updates on timelines, budgets and risks.



Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering (Mechanical preferred).
  • Registration or eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia.
  • An Engineer-In-Training with related experience can be considered.
  • Experience with capital project management, especially using the PMP framework.
  • Demonstration of creativity, foresight and mature engineering judgement in anticipating and solving engineering problems.
  • Experience in developing equipment strategies and failure analysis.
  • The ability to work effectively with all levels of management.
  • A current and valid Class 5 BC driver’s license with a clean driving abstract is required. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of engineering design, technical and practical experience relative to the truck/fleet and or the equipment industry would be an asset.
  • Ability to deal effectively with multiple tasks, prioritizing, setting and meeting contesting deadlines.
  • Excellent report writing, verbal communication and inter-personal skills. Strong leadership, facilitation, and conflict resolution skills in creating and working in a team environment.
  • Well-developed critical thinking, with an ability to apply logic and challenge assumption.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office suit and working knowledge of SAP.


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: January, 2023

Position End Date: June, 2024 

Salary Information: 

Engineer-In-Training: Salary Range 60: $69,071 to $86,329 per annum

Professional Engineer: Salary Range 80: $89,283 to $111,609 per annum


Application Close: December 7, 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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