Liquid Waste Engineer

Requisition ID: 36186 


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 Civil Engineer I in the Sewers Design Branch provides engineering design, project management, contract management, and inspection services during the design and construction of sewer infrastructure projects, establishes sewers requirements for development proposals, and investigates sewer system and drainage problems.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Completes cost effective storm and sanitary sewer infrastructure design for construction by City or private crews
  • Provides project management of sewer and multi-disciplinary (sewer, water, streets) capital projects
  • Performs field reviews on  sewer assets to ensure compliance with sewer standards
  • Reviews designs and/or tender documents for storm and sanitary sewer infrastructure capital designs
  • Schedules sewer capital projects in consultation with Sewer Operations staff
  • Reviews CCTV inspection reports of sewer infrastructure
  • Prepares letters and media information related to sewer construction works
  • Completes post construction evaluation of project closing task
  • Investigates storm events and flooding locations and liaises with Sewer Operations, Risk Management and the public
  • Completes rezoning and development application reviews for sewer infrastructure requirements
  • Provides direction to sewer staff for separating private property plumbing system and correcting improper plumbing connections
  • Communicates and liaises with outside agencies, public, and internal branches to discuss sewer system operation
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned



Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with a Professional Engineer designation and a minimum of four years related experience in municipal civil infrastructure design, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Registration or eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and application of engineering principles related to hydraulics, hydrology and rainwater management
  • Knowledge of Organizational Quality Management processes and frameworks
  • Strong interpersonal, written communication and organizational skills, including excellent written and verbal communication and report writing
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills with the ability to effectively and efficiently prioritize actions in response to numerous and diverse demands
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive, productive relationships at all levels in the organization and external stakeholders
  • Strong conflict resolution, mediation and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated ability in utility design, construction and project management
  • Ability to exercise diplomacy and tact
  • Proficient in the use of computer design and modelling software such as PCSWMM, ArcGIS and AutoCAD


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: 04/24/2022 

Position End Date: 18 months

Salary Information: Pay band RNG-080: $89,283 to $111,609 annually


Application Close: June 29, 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, LGBT2Q+ 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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