Trades - Supervisor (Electrical Operations)

Requisition ID: 41842 


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, reconciliation, 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 supervisory position is responsible for a variety of operational and administrative functions for the Traffic and Electrical Operations Branch. The position is responsible for planning the assignment of work, ensuring the safe, efficient and expeditious execution of the work and day-to-day supervision of field crews.



Specific Duties/Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates and monitors the work of field crews.
  • Coordinates and prioritizes work group assignments, repairs and scheduled tasks with city departments, contractors and other Trade Supervisors to ensure safety, efficiency and minimal downtime. Manages resources for city’s cable, date, lighting and traffic systems.
  • Monitors work orders in the Hansen asset & work management system
  • Conducts quality checks to ensure timely and budget compliant completion of tasks.
  • Manages various administrative records.
  • Consults with other branches for improved work methods and measurements.
  • Provides training and instruction to new hires and apprentices
  • Performs hands-on repair work
  • Assists in benchmark development and performance evaluation
  • Exercises independent judgment in resolving interpersonal and disciplinary issues
  • Other duties/responsibilities as required, including electrical work related to operations.



Minimum Qualification Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Completion of Grade 12
  • Must have an inter-provincial certificate in Electrical Trades or Technologist Diploma in Electronics, and extensive experience in the Electrical Trade including considerable experience with traffic signal and street lighting installation, maintenance, diagnosis and repair, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Supplemental course related to the responsibilities of the position would be an asset
  • Drivers license for the Province of British Columbia (Class 5) is required.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of electrical applications and procedures.
  • Proficient in problem-solving and conflict resolution
  • Familiar with the Hansen asset and work management system and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Adept at inventory management and requisition procedures
  • Effective team leader promoting coordination and initiative
  • Ability to use the Hansen asset & work management system to open, monitor and close work orders
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Strong leadership skills including coaching and mentoring
  • Exercises sound judgment independently
  • Excellent planning, organization and administrative skills
  • Strong communication skills and customer service oriented.
  • Adaptable and flexible in a changing environment
  • Demonstrates awareness and ownership over the responsibility for safety and security
  • Skilled in using and maintaining field-related tools
  • Proficient in operating trucks and aerial equipment.
  • Proficiency in handling tools and understanding electrical systems



Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: IBEW-EOB 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: August, 2024 

Position End Date: August, 2025 

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-094: $51.03 (2022 rates)


Application Close: July 16, 2024

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous peoples, people of colour, 2SLGBTQ+ persons including all genders 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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