Fleet Engineer

Requisition ID: 23487 


The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers.  With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

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


Main Purpose and Function

The Fleet and Manufacturing Branch (FMS) is hiring a Fleet  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 and 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 Applied Science / Engineering Degree (Mechanical preferred).
  • Registration or eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia.
  • An Engineer-In-Training with related experience can be considered
  • Minimum 1 year experience (Preference will be given to fleet related experience)
  • Experience with capital project management, especially using the PMP framework
  • Experience in developing equipment strategies and failure analysis
  • 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
  • Demonstration of creativity, foresight and mature engineering judgement in anticipating and solving engineering problems.
  • The ability to work effectively with all levels of management
  • 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

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: Exempt

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

Position Start Date: January, 2021


Application close: December 9, 2020
At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, including Indigenous applicants, all genders, nationalities and persons with disabilities. The City of Vancouver is always interested in adding high performing team members to its staff.  If you would like to be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity, please apply on our careers site.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  

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