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Division Manager, Technical & Support Services

Metro Vancouver

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Metro Vancouver
Division Manager, Technical & Support Services

Position Title: Division Manager, Technical & Support Services
Position Status: Full-Time Regular Department: Water Services Employee Group: Exempt
Location: 4515 Central Boulevard, Burnaby
Salary Range/ Wage Rate: Management / Leadership, Level M4A ($161,794.85 – $190,355.78 annually)

Our Water Services Department is seeking a Division Manager, Technical & Support Services who will lead a team that provides technical and engineering support services within Water Services Operations & Maintenance (O&M), and manages a complex system of engineering related analyses, research, planning, programming and projects for a range of matters such as dam operations, water source supply planning, transmission systems, industrial controls and communications.

The Division Manager will inspire and motivate their team of approximately 34 staff of engineers, technicians, industrial controls and communications technologists.

You are: practical and technical, and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment that delivers an essential service to the region every day and every hour of the year. You are a team-builder who consistently looks at ways to improve processes and mitigate operational risks.

The Division Manager, Technical & Support Services reports to the Director, Operations & Maintenance, Water Services. This role:
• Leads division responsible for providing technical and engineering support services within the Water Services Operations & Maintenance (O&M) function. Leads and manages complex system engineering related analyses, research, planning, programming and projects for a range of matters such as dam operations, water source supply planning, transmission systems, industrial controls and communications. Works strategically to optimize operations and address matters impacting the utility’s overall performance. Leads continuous improvement program using Lean Six Sigma process.
• Assume the role of Responsible Person for Dam Operations Engineering as per the Dam Safety Policy and be responsible for dam operating decisions as described in the Dam Safety Management System. Responsibility also includes ensuring that dam operations are carried out within allowable constraints (maximum allowable reservoir levels, drawdown and refill constraints, etc.) as determined by the Dam Safety Engineer, as per the Dam Safety Policy.
• Accountable for the Division’s budget preparation and reporting and ensures the appropriate allocation of resources within the approved budget. Monitors and controls spending and ensures the effective and efficient expenditure of allocated funds. Contributes to the preparation of long-range financial plans; develops and implements strategic initiatives; and guides staff on cost control.
• Leads and coordinates operations planning, analyses and decision support systems; quality control and assurance; information systems; and other centralized technical services for the division. Provides input for the development and implementation of procedures, programs and initiatives and ensure consistency with overall objectives. Provides input for the planning and implementation of proposed facility improvements, capital projects and the development of long-range infrastructure plans.
• Implements procedural changes due to factors such as demand, budget, system conditions, technology, and/or changes in regulatory requirements or customer service expectations. Ensures regulatory requirements, service levels and other performance criteria are continuously met and works closely with other Divisions within Water Services to support the investigation and remedy of issues.
• Adopts relevant state-of-the-art practices and technologies as appropriate and delivers system optimization projects. Ensures project components are optimally coordinated; ensures availability of dependencies; and coordinates work with adjacent projects and initiatives as required. Provides direction for the resolution of problems and prepares and delivers progress reports as required. Writes and reviews reports, technical memos and drawings and delivers presentations to various audiences.
• Responsible for supervising, directing and motivating staff and monitors performance towards division, department and corporate objectives. Ensures staff adhere to corporate and board policies and develops systems, policies and procedures for divisional activities. Leads, coaches, mentors and develops staff recognizing the importance of leadership, supervisory and technical training; develops and sustains a flexible workforce encouraging staff to pursue opportunities that complement their skills and experience.
• Leads change management and continuous improvement initiatives for the division related to organizational structure, divisional functions and work processes. Gathers and analyzes information on trends and internal and external factors affecting priorities; communicates changes to internal and external stakeholders.
• Works closely with the Director and Leadership team to develop strategic O&M initiatives to meet the Board Strategic Plan and O&M Business Plan. Leads the implementation of strategic initiatives and ensures the division’s activities are consistent with the organization’s values. Provides leadership to address critical and complex emergencies; coordinates staff and makes decisions to mitigate risks.
• Develops and maintains strong working relationships diverse internal and external contacts on issues affecting the operation work of the utility. Partners with consultants and technical associations to further objectives. Provides advice and guidance on approach and problem situations to others within Metro Vancouver and on behalf of the organization to contacts external to the organization; represents the organization to the media, elected officials, and the public as required.
• Performs other related duties as required.

To be successful, you have:
• Bachelor of Applied Science degree in engineering or other relevant discipline. 10 years of recent, relevant, progressive experience supplemented by courses in business management and leadership; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
• Membership or eligibility for immediate membership as a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC) is an asset.

• Lean Six Sigma certification is an asset.
• Ability to lead, supervise, coach and guide others while enhancing individual and team effectiveness. Ability to mentor and foster the development of direct reports and provide leadership to a number of ‘support but does not report’ working relationships. Sound understanding of and ability to apply labour and employee relations principles and practices including applicable collective agreements.
• Extensive technical expertise related to water infrastructure systems operations. Extensive knowledge related to providing engineering technical support for a large complex utility such Metro Vancouver’s drinking water utility. Superior ability to troubleshoot complex challenges affecting diverse aspects of the water system including matters related to industrial controls and communications technology.
• Extensive knowledge of the regulatory criteria affecting the design, construction, operations and maintenance of Metro Vancouver’s water system. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage complex system engineering optimization and continuous improvement projects involving multi-disciplinary teams and coordination with other divisions.
• Excellent budgeting and financial management skills. Demonstrated ability to manage and monitor budgets, meet financial objectives and ensure the effective and efficient expenditure of allocated funds. Excellent contract administration and project management skills including the ability to resolve complex issues.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills including sound report writing and presentation skills. Persuasively communicates complex information to diverse audiences and upholds the reputation of the organization in communications with external agencies, the media, elected officials, and the public.
• Ability to build and maintain respectful working relationships; skill in dealing openly and tactfully in a variety of situations. Proven ability to use judgment to resolve complex challenges; flexible and able to develop and revise strategies to address problems and changing circumstances. Demonstrates persistence in overcoming obstacles and considers the diverse and long-term implications of decisions.
• Contributes to the team with constructive ideas and experiences; effectively deals with disagreements to prevent escalation of conflict; seeks to include team members in decisions that will impact them. Ability to make complex and sometimes controversial decisions and effectively administer work through unforeseen conditions. Strong organizational and time management skills.
• Proficiency using Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Outlook and Project.
• Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License.

Our Vision:
Metro Vancouver embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.

We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and being representative of the region we serve. We invite all qualified candidates to apply including Indigenous People, visible minorities, immigrants, 2SLGBTQI+, all genders and persons with disabilities. Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.

Please follow this link https://metrovancouver.org/about-us/careers to our Careers page where you can submit your application by March 7, 2024.

 

 

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Engineer-in-Training/Planner, Transportation Planning

Urban Systems

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Urban Systems

Engineer-in-Training/Planner, Transportation Planning

Kelowna, BC

About the Opportunity

Our growing Kelowna office is looking to add a capable and hardworking individual with a background in engineering or planning to our Transportation Planning practice. Are you keen to benefit from the support of industry professionals while working on exciting and inspiring projects that make a visible difference in many communities?
Coupled with the diverse learning and project experience opportunities, do you see yourself
excited to contribute to…
• Building your transportation engineering skills and develop an understanding of best practices in a practical, real-world setting
• Supporting strategic transportation master plans, active transportation plans, neighbourhood plans and other planning level projects
• Developing solutions related to the design and implementation of active transportation facilities, transit, and urban street improvements
• Exploring creative and sustainable solutions with our clients to build vibrant communities
• Providing accurate and timely input on technical reports, plans, studies, proposals, and presentations
• A typical day may include working on:
• Carrying out traffic analysis and modeling using spreadsheet models and specialized software
• Preparation of preliminary investigations and reports on the feasibility, conceptual design, and costs of various types of transportation-related engineering projects
• Reviewing and analyzing road safety studies
• Employing pertinent technologies and programs to carry out design, modeling, and project reporting (Microsoft Office, Synchro, Vissim, GIS, etc.)

About You

We are searching for a candidate who can work with us in building our practice with a particular emphasis on transportation network and corridor planning, active transportation, and option evaluation. In our practice, the individual will work alongside our team to help communities make walking, cycling, public transit, goods movement, and driving more safe, accessible, and sustainable. The ideal individual will complement our practice vision and company culture.
Our preferred candidate will be a recent graduate of a civil engineering or planning degree program with up to 2 years of experience and an interest in transportation.

The core skills that will help you succeed here include:
• You are able to work with others to develop and cultivate positive interpersonal relationships with people from varying backgrounds, including colleagues and clients• You are comfortable generating practical solutions to problems in a collaborative work environment
• You thrive in a self-directed work environment. You take the initiative, are a problem solver, and continually deliver consistent, high-quality work
• You are passionate about understanding key community dynamics and working closely with clients and partners to provide innovative and ‘out of the box’ solutions
• You can demonstrate project experience in transportation
• You have a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development
• You possess a valid Class 7 or 5 Driver’s License

About Us

Urban Systems is an employee-owned inter-disciplinary community consulting firm with deep Canadian roots. We are united in our mission to transform communities everywhere into vibrant places where people want to live today, tomorrow, and forever.
At Urban Systems, vibrant communities are everything—including our own work community. Since 1975, we have grown to more than 700 people with 18 offices across Canada. Every day, our purpose-driven team works closely with our clients and their communities to deliver impactful work. We are proud to work with diverse clients, including Indigenous communities, all levels of government, commercial and residential land developers, and the natural resource sector.
We care for our communities and for our people. It’s our differences that make us exciting, and our shared belief in Urban Systems that binds us together. We’re searching for the creative and passionate and the curious and courageous to join us in creating meaningful and generational change in communities.

Our Commitment to You

Are you looking for opportunities to participate in challenging projects and work with multiple stakeholders? Join a diverse and supportive group of professionals at Urban Systems and take part in impactful work building vibrant communities across Canada. Here’s what you can expect as a team member at Urban Systems:

• Competitive Compensation and Benefits. You’ll receive competitive compensation, extended health, dental, vision care coverage, and more. This position will have a salary range of $70,000.00 – $74,000.00 per year based on a 40-hour work week. The range is negotiable based on your skillset and experience.
• Paid Time Off. We encourage all team members to take time off to recharge and spend time with loved ones. Enjoy 3 weeks of paid vacation to start, in addition to statutory days off throughout the year.
• Learn and grow. Your professional growth & development is supported here. You are encouraged to take initiative and shape your career through coaching, in-house learning, technical courses, and more.

• Work with Inter-Disciplinary Teams. Amazing things happen when you mix creativity, curiosity, teamwork, and a strong desire to collaborate and innovate. You will be part of diverse, inter-disciplinary teams to deliver important projects for our clients and their communities.
• Flexible Hours & Work Environment. You have a life outside of work. We offer flexibility in your work schedule and work environment to help you do your best work and meet your commitments.
• Saving for the Future. To help you achieve your long-term retirement goals, we offer a Long-Term Matching Program that matches your contributions to an RRSP or TSFA.
• Support through Transitions. You will be supported through life’s moments and
transitions, big or small, including generous top-up for parental leave.
• Create Lasting Community Impact. 98% of Urban Systems employees believe that the work we do is important. Join a team of like-minded leaders and work together to bring impactful community projects to life!
How to Apply
If this describes your background, skills and attributes, please visit our website for more information and submit your resume and cover letter. If it doesn’t describe you exactly, but you feel you are well suited to this opportunity, we encourage you to apply.

Urban Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create an inclusive culture for all employees. Our clients come from all walks of life, and so do you. We believe that diversity and unity amongst our teams leads to building vibrant communities.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 9:00am PST

Field Operations Technician

Metro Vancouver

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Metro Vancouver
Field Operations Technician

Position Title: Field Operations Technician Position
Status: Full-Time Regular Department: Water Services
Employee Group: GVRDEU
Location: Lake City Operations Centre, Burnaby
Salary Range/ Wage Rate: $4,011.20 bi-weekly plus 6.25% deferred compensation

Our Water Services Department is seeking a Field Operations Technician who will bring excellent communication, interpersonal, problem solving and organizational skills with demonstrated professionalism and the ability to interact with all levels of the organization.

You are: A motivated self-starter with the ability to multi-task, work under pressure, meet tight timelines, and positively contribute within a dynamic team environment. Your technical expertise, problem-solving abilities, and commitment to excellence will be instrumental in maintaining our infrastructure, resolving issues, and delivering exceptional service to our customers. This position plays a critical role in ensuring the smooth functioning of our operations in the field.

Reporting to the Superintendent of Field Operations, the Field Operations Technician is part of the team responsible for working on the coordination of operations on the region’s drinking water supply system. The water supply system consists of over 520 km of large diameter water mains, 19 water pump stations, 26 water storage reservoirs, and 5 dams.
This role: (The duties described are intended to be representative of the position and are not to be considered as all inclusive)

• Create, analyze, schedule and maintain water transmission system operational maintenance programs. Recommend improvements related to water operations, system design, infrastructure maintenance, operating budgets and cost estimates.
• Prepare long-term operational plans and gather and document operational metrics for the water transmission system. Maintain and create reports using the work order management system.
• Prepare operational procedures, system lockouts, environmental management plans, as well as various reports, presentations, and manuals related to the operation and maintenance of the water transmission system.

• Participate in ensuring environmental, isolation, and safety plans are in place for work related to the repair and operational maintenance of the water transmission system.
• Assist with conveying technical direction to USO staff on various projects and programs.
• Coordinate the construction of minor components for various upgrades and repairs to transmission system; liaise with electrical, mechanical, and technical support or engineering staff.
• Prepare cost estimates and business cases for construction and operating projects and implement effective cost control. Prepare cost estimates and budgets for work requests.
• Develop tender documents for operational maintenance materials, equipment and contract services. Assist with the evaluation of tenders and prepare recommendations, specifications, and requisitions for materials, equipment and contract services; check drawings, equipment and completed work for conformance to specifications and operations requirements.
• Prepare and process various permit applications for operational maintenance work.
• Prepare and submit “sketches” and/or accurate as-built information to allow draftspersons to complete record drawings.
• Provide responses to verbal and written inquiries from local government members, external parties, and MVRD personnel; perform a variety of office duties including the record keeping related to contracts, specifications, drawings, charts, inspections, and environmental reports.
• Perform site inspections and make onsite fields visits to review and gather information for current and future projects as well as the departmental asset management program.
• May perform some duties of the Utility Systems Operations Technician in their absence.
• Performs other related duties as required.

To be successful, you have:
• Graduation from a two-year Diploma Program in Civil Engineering (or a related discipline) with 5 years of sound related experience in water or sewer design/construction or operations or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Membership or eligibility for membership as a Civil Engineering Technologist with the Association of Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC.
• Experience with design, construction, and operation of water facilities. Ability to complete small design work (i.e. small diameter pipework). Good working knowledge of municipal/regional water transmission systems.
• Sound knowledge of engineering mathematics, hydraulics, water transmission operational maintenance practices, construction inspection, and quality control methods and procedures.
• Ability to read and interpret architectural and engineering drawings and specifications.
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions with minimal supervision.
• Sound knowledge of MV corporate and safety policies and procedures along with WSBC regulations and guidelines and other relevant legislation (i.e. environmental regulations)
• Ability to maintain an effective work schedule and perform a variety of filing and organizational tasks related to transmission system operations functions.
• Strong organizational skills including the ability to multi-task and assess priorities.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with external parties, public utilities, the public, local government members, federal and provincial agencies, and MVRD staff.
• Demonstrated ability to use work order management software, maintenance and asset management tracking and reporting tools, project scheduling, spreadsheets, data bases and word processing software effectively.
• Physically capable of performing the duties of the position.
• Valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License.

Our Vision:
Metro Vancouver embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.

We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and being representative of the region we serve. We invite all qualified candidates to apply including Indigenous People, visible minorities, immigrants, 2SLGBTQI+, all genders and persons with disabilities. Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.

Please follow this link https://metrovancouver.org/about-us/careers to our Careers page where you can submit your application by March 6, 2024.

Engineer-in-Training, Climate Change & Clean Energy

Urban Systems

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Urban Systems
Kamloops, or Fort St. John, BC
Engineer-in-Training, Climate Change & Clean Energy

About the Opportunity

Our growing Climate Change and Clean Energy team is looking to add a driven Civil or Environmental Engineer-in-Training to our existing team of professionals providing quality service to our clients across British Columbia. In this role, you will benefit from the support of industry professionals while working on exciting and challenging projects that make a meaningful difference in many communities, including local governments and Indigenous Communities.

Through our work, we strive to have a positive impact in the communities that we serve. To help support this, we are looking for someone who shares our values and is excited to provide a high level of service for our longstanding clients.

Coupled with the diverse learning and project experience opportunities, do you see yourself
excited to contribute to …

• Demonstrate an aptitude for consulting and entrepreneurship
• Review, compile and analyze field hydrological data and hydrological assessments
• Prepare and develop community energy plans, community energy and emission baselines, sustainability plans and emissions reduction assessments
• Communicate effectively with clients, community members and internal project teams
• Compile, compare, and analyze data sets for climate change impacts
• Work collaboratively with the broader and geographically dispersed clean energy practice to identify and secure new opportunities
• Assist with asset management assessments with emphasis on climate change infrastructure risk assessments
• Prepare project proposals, grant funding applications and general business development opportunities
• Demonstrate continuous improvement and growth through ongoing setting and working towards personal and professional goals
About You
The preferred candidate will be a recent graduate of a civil or environmental engineering program with an interest in climate change and clean energy projects.
The core skills that will help you succeed here include:
• A keen interest in pursuing a career working on climate change and clean energy projects in Western Canada.

• Drive to take initiative, problem-solving skills, and enjoyment in working hard to deliver value.
• An interest to seek out opportunities to collaborate with people of varying backgrounds and perspectives.
• Attention to detail, and ability to continually deliver high quality work.
• Ability to work on multiple projects at a time and thrive in a self-directed work environment.
• Willing and able to travel to project sites throughout Western Canada.
• An Engineer-in-Training eligible for professional registration.
• A valid class 5 drivers’ license.

About Us

At Urban Systems, vibrant communities are everything—including our own work community. Since 1975, we have grown to more than 700 people with 18 offices across Canada. Every day, our purpose-driven team works closely with our clients and their communities to deliver impactful work. We are proud to work with diverse clients, including Indigenous communities, all levels of government, commercial and residential land developers, and the natural resource sector.

Our Commitment to You

Are you looking for opportunities to participate in challenging projects and work with multiple stakeholders? Join a diverse and supportive group of professionals at Urban Systems and take part in impactful work building vibrant communities across Canada. Here’s what you can expect as a team member at Urban Systems:
• Competitive Compensation and Benefits. You’ll receive competitive compensation, extended health, dental, vision care coverage, and more. This position will have a salary range of $72,000.00 – $75,000.00 per year based on a 40-hour work week. The range is negotiable based on your skillset and experience.
• Paid Time Off. We encourage all team members to take time off to recharge and spend time with loved ones. Enjoy 3 weeks of paid vacation to start, in addition to statutory days off throughout the year.
• Learn and grow. Your professional growth & development is supported here. You are encouraged to take initiative and shape your career through coaching, in-house learning, technical courses, and more.
• Work with Inter-Disciplinary Teams. Amazing things happen when you mix creativity, curiosity, teamwork, and a strong desire to collaborate and innovate. You will be part of diverse, inter-disciplinary teams to deliver important projects for our clients and their communities.

• Flexible Hours & Work Environment. You have a life outside of work. We offer flexibility in your work schedule and work environment to help you do your best work and meet your commitments.
• Saving for the Future. To help you achieve your long-term retirement goals, we offer a Long-Term Matching Program that matches your contributions to an RRSP or TSFA.
• Support through Transitions. You will be supported through life’s moments and
transitions, big or small, including generous top-up for parental leave.
• Create Lasting Community Impact. 98% of Urban Systems employees believe that the work we do is important. Join a team of like-minded leaders and work together to bring impactful community projects to life!

How to Apply
If this describes your background, skills and attributes, please visit our website for more information and submit your resume and cover letter. If it doesn’t describe you exactly, but you feel you are well suited to this opportunity, we encourage you to apply.
Urban Systems is an equal-opportunity employer. We strive to create an inclusive culture for all employees. Our clients come from all walks of life, and so do you. We believe that diversity and unity amongst our teams leads to building vibrant communities.
Deadline for applications: Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 9:00 am PST (10:00 am MST)

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