Our Project Delivery Department – Project Management Office (PMO) - Quality Management is seeking a Senior Engineer who will support the establishment and sustainment of the Metro Vancouver Quality Management System. The Senior Engineer will lead a team that will ensure conformance to Metro Vancouver organizational requirements and compliance to legislative requirements such as the Professional Governance Act. The Senior Engineer will also manage/lead business process improvement initiatives at Metro Vancouver and deliver training on improvement methodologies, as required.
You have more than four (4) years of experience in establishing and sustaining a Quality Management System, including managing and implementing business process improvements. Knowledge and understanding of the new Professional Governance Act and Engineers and Geoscientists BC Regulation of Firms Permit to Practice requirements is an asset.
The Senior Engineer reports to the Program Manager, Quality Management and falls within our Professional / Technical, Level 4B job family.
Works as a technical/specialist resource and provides leadership for specialized and/or complex engineering, project management and technical work.
Responsible for budget administration, preparation and reporting. Monitors and controls spending ensuring the effective and efficient expenditure of allocated funds. Contributes to the preparation of long range financial plans and provides input to strategic initiatives.
Provides interpretation and guidance on technical issues, corporate policies, and project management. Ensures work is undertaken in conformance with corporate standards and policies and acts as technical resource to staff throughout the organization in area of specialty. Makes independent decisions and recommendations within broad policies and mandates. Uses judgment and ingenuity to devise practical and economical solutions to problems.
Develops or provides input to technical standards, policies and procedures in accordance with corporate objectives. Considers all relevant information such as applicable design codes, specifications and previous experience.
Makes decisions and/or recommendations on hiring engineering and technical consultants based on workload, costing, scheduling, expertise, and other factors. Oversees work carried out by multi-disciplinary consultants and contractors, including reviewing and providing direction on design, construction and claims. Ensures work is undertaken in conformance with corporate standards and policies, and meets the requirements of the project.
Prepares and reviews a range of written materials including reports, recommendations, technical memoranda and technical specifications. May deliver presentations for various audiences including the public as required.
May supervise or manage a small team of professional and/or technical staff engaged in complex technical applications. Monitors performance towards division, department and corporate objectives and ensures staff adhere to workplace conduct and purchasing policies.
Works collaboratively with staff to resolve complex technical, design, operational, or relational issues staff encounter while doing their work. Facilitates information sharing among staff to transfer knowledge and experience and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the team.
Establishes effective working relationships with various outside agencies as well as other internal departments. Works collaboratively with departmental staff to deliver on strategic initiatives.
May collaborate with senior engineers, management and/or government officials in the development of regulatory or government policy initiatives which affect Metro Vancouver.
Upholds Metro Vancouver’s reputation through positive and forthright dealings with other organizations and members of the public. Understands the organizational culture and the processes/mechanisms necessary to attain work objectives. May provide advice, recommendations and follow up to the Metro Vancouver board, committees and municipal councils
Performs other related duties as required.
To be successful, you have:
Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in a relevant Engineering discipline. 8-10 years of recent related experience following professional registration; 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).
Extensive technical expertise and understanding of relevant engineering principles. Ability to interpret, apply and advise others on engineering and related guidelines such as technical manuals, codes and regulations, contracting policies, safety regulations and corporate and board policies. Ability to adapt or adjust guidelines and procedures for unique or problem situations.
Experience in establishing/sustaining a Quality Management System that includes: quality auditing, document control, and managing corrective actions and continual improvements. With certification(s) in quality such as: Certified Quality Engineer or Certified Quality Auditor.
Experience in managing/leading process improvement initiatives in service industries and/or public setting using improvement methodologies such as Six Sigma, Lean, or Lean Six Sigma. A Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and/or Master Black Belt.
Superior written and oral communication skills including sound report writing and presentation skills. Ability to communicate complex information and implications to diverse audiences. Ability to explain difficult concepts and persuade others to adopt a point of view or way of doing things.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain effective working relationships. Skill in dealing openly, tactfully and sensitively in a variety of situations. Ability to effectively lead project work and multidisciplinary teams. Deals effectively with disagreements and prevents the escalation of conflict.
Proven ability to use judgment to resolve complex problems, take initiative and work with minimal supervision; seeks solutions in congruence with the organization’s objectives and values. Ability to develop and revise procedures and plans to address problems and changing circumstances. Works cooperatively to resolve differences of opinion.
Proven contract administration and project management skills and excellent attention to detail including troubleshooting and resolving complex contractual issues. Demonstrated ability to lead a complex series of project components and deliver projects on time and on budget. A Certified Project Management Professional.
Ability to manage a complex portfolio of work while establishing ambitious and challenging goals; demonstrates persistence in overcoming obstacles. Responds to changing priorities due to internal or external pressures resulting in revised schedules and a reallocation of resources.
Ability to supervise, coach and guide others while enhancing individual and team effectiveness. Ability to mentor and foster the development of direct reports.
Proficiency using Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Outlook and Project.
Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License.
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, LGBTQ2S+, all genders and persons with disabilities. Please follow this link http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/careers/ to our Careers page where you can submit your application by January 20th, 2022.
Metro Vancouver provides vital services to a population of 2.7 million people in one of Canada’s most desirable regions. We rely on the dedication and expertise of our employees to meet our mission of delivering services and solutions for a livable region. We collaboratively plan for and deliver essential, regional-scale services including drinking water, wastewater treatment and solid waste management. Metro Vancouver also regulates air quality, plans for urban growth, manages a regional parks system and provides affordable housing.
At Metro Vancouver you’ll find a diverse and forward thinking workplace. Here, you will join a team of passionate individuals working together to meet the challenges of a rapidly growing region. You’ll collaborate with colleagues, continually grow your skills, and enjoy the region you’re helping to shape.