Sewers & Drainage Senior Engineer - Asset Manager

Requisition ID: 22298 


Company

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 BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity 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 Sewers & Drainage Senior Asset Manager is responsible for leading the asset management for the Sewer Utility and developing and applying consistent metrics, maintenance/rehabilitation/ replacement criteria along with a standardized framework for reporting of metrics and management of assets. This position will coordinate between the design and operating branches to best utilize asset management decisions making tools and ensure they are supported by timely, accurate, and relevant metrics/targets.

 

The position reports to the Manager, Sewers & Drainage Design Branch and manages a team comprised of Engineers and Technicians. The position works closely with Engineering Directors, Sewers Utility Staff, Departmental and Organizational Asset Managers, Finance, Business Planning and Accounting Managers, and "Asset owners" at other municipalities, utilities, industry and public works groups.

 

Specific Duties/Responsibilities

  • Leads asset management efforts that support full lifecycle approach to managing sewer infrastructure
  • Prepares long-term asset renewal strategies to support Capital Planning and Budget preparation
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory requirements, support regulatory reporting, benchmarking initiatives, and applications for government funding
  • Responsible, in conjunction with relevant design and operations branches, to optimize public works assets by applying sound engineering judgement and analytics to develop models that balance the following (as examples):
    • capacity versus age
    • maintenance versus rehab versus replacement
    • risk evaluation
    • service life projections
    • replacement prioritization strategies
    • funding strategies
  • Participates in the development of the Engineering Asset Management Program
  • Creates, supports and manages sewer system inventory and condition assessment programs (linear pipe, service laterals, pump stations and outfalls)
  • Contributes and manages standard metrics, methodology, performance measures and service levels
  • Initiates, plans and manages the implementation of program recommendations related to management of assets
  • Prepares and updates long range and asset management plans with branch staff
  • Collaborates with Engineering managers at all levels to implement best practices and program enhancements within branches
  • Provides leadership and guidance to staff, including hiring, assigning responsibilities, evaluating and reporting on performance, coaching, mentoring, training and development.
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned

 

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
  • A minimum 8 years related experience in asset management and sewer infrastructure planning, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Registration or eligibility to register as a Professional Engineer in BC
  • Experience and knowledge in Asset Management principles is required

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of engineering principled related to sewer systems and networks
  • Knowledge of asset management, infrastructure planning, establishing standards and service levels, life cycle management, metrics analysis and performance measurement
  • Knowledge of continuous process improvement analysis and implementation
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal and presentation skills,
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities
  • Ability to research, analyze, estimate, and present recommendations for a variety of engineering projects
  • Ability to reconcile differing perspectives, develop consensus, and secure cooperation and support from both stakeholders and team members
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive, productive relationships at all levels in the organization and external stakeholders
  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to motivate, engage and mentor staff

 

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services 

Affiliation: Exempt 

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

Position Start Date: December 2020 

 

 

Application Close: November 11, 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. 

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.