Green Infrastructure Engineer

Requisition ID: 28102 


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), 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 City of Vancouver has adopted the Rain City Strategy, an ambitious and award-winning long-term plan to capture and treat 90% of Vancouver’s average annual rainfall through the implementation of green infrastructure (GI) on public and private property throughout the City.


As part of Vancouver’s inter-disciplinary Green Infrastructure Implementation Branch, the GI Engineer supports both internally and externally designed green rainwater infrastructure projects within streets and public spaces with a focus on new assets to be integrated with sewer separation projects and asset rehabilitation, including conceptual and detailed design, preparation of construction drawings and construction administration for project implementation.


This position will report to the Senior Green Infrastructure Engineer and be part of an inter-disciplinary design team with expertise in engineering, landscape architecture and urban ecology.  The Green Infrastructure Engineer will work collaboratively with branches across Engineering Services including Transportation Design, Streets Design, Streets Activity, Utilities, and Sewer and Drainage Design, Street Operations as well as many other partners outside of Engineering.

The position will support the City’s efforts to be a leader in climate mitigation and adaptation and holistic, integrated approaches to water management and green infrastructure. The work will help shape a more livable, equitable and resilient city that helps protect water quality, revive its urban watersheds and ecosystems while supporting green jobs and urban development.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide research, analysis, design and construction management functions related to green infrastructure and integrated rainwater management
  • Collaborate with an interdisciplinary team to develop functional criteria, prototypes, best practices and guidelines, and tools and procedures for integrating green infrastructure into existing design and development review processes
  • Investigate the performance of existing green infrastructure installations, conduct research on best-practices, liaise with operations groups, perform research, analysis and evaluation of systems to inform the development of new design and operation standards
  • Collect, analyze and report on metrics to evaluate the design, construction, maintenance and performance of planned GI installations and to support continuous improvement in our implementation efforts
  • Prepare technical reports, presentations, letters & memos



Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Water Resource or Environmental Engineering or other related field
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience related to civil infrastructure design and construction
  • Registration or eligibility for registration as an EIT or professional engineer in British Columbia


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and experience in the application of engineering principles to integrated rainwater management and green infrastructure planning, design, and operations
  • Experience developing and managing consultant and construction contracts (including scopes of work, requests for proposals and contract execution)
  • Experience developing designs and budgets for infrastructure capital works, forecasting operational and maintenance needs for capital works, and analyzing the financial, environmental and other implications of projects or policy proposals
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.  Experience preparing technical reports, letters, memos and presentations
  • Strong knowledge or skill in using computer software such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint and AutoCAD
  • Experience working collaboratively and effectively on inter-disciplinary teams, with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and to provide professional interdisciplinary advice and technical guidance while functioning effectively in a team environment


Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: Exempt

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: July, 2021

Position End Date: April, 2023


Application Close: June 27, 2021

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.  If you would like to be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity, please apply through 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.