Junior Project Engineer

Junior Project Engineer

Vancouver Airport Authority | richmond, BC, CA

Posted 9 days ago

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Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), YVR is made up of a team of diverse people who are working collaboratively to Connect BC proudly to the World. Safety is at the core of everything we do; we’re innovative, fun, and we invest in our people. With high engagement scores, an abundance of learning and development opportunities, and a holistic approach to wellness, we’re looking for someone to join our team.
Vancouver Airport Authority strives for a workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We support the Employment Equity Act and take measures to ensure fair employment practices and treatment of employees across our organization. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, including women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. We encourage applicants to self-identify with a designated group(s) to support our team in filling gaps in areas where we can be more diverse. We are also happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and while working at YVR. If you require support applying online because you are a person with a disability, please contact us at 604-303-3152 or careers@yvr.ca. 

We have a permanent, full-time opportunity for a Junior Project Engineer in the Engineering Projects Department. Reporting to the Manager, Program Delivery, the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation and management of a diverse array of small to mid-sized design and construction projects, with a focus on airfield pavements, roads, utilities, and industrial facilities.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Managing assigned capital projects including developing project requirements, project scope, budget and schedule

  • Supporting Intermediate and Senior Project Engineers with the delivery of larger or more complex projects

  • Preparing and delivering on project implementation plans in collaboration with Airport Operations and Maintenance

  • Assisting in the preparation and evaluation of Request for Proposal and Tender documents, including scope of work definition, technical requirements and schedule constraints

  • Managing design teams to meet desired project outcomes while adhering to scope, schedule and budget

  • Managing construction contracts, work progress, change orders, payments and disputes

  • Providing leadership in the areas of construction safety and environmental stewardship

  • Maintaining and managing project budgets including forecasting costs and risk management

  • Liaising with internal Airport Authority departments and external stakeholders throughout the project

Key qualifications include:

  • Completion of a university degree in civil, mechanical or electrical engineering. Experience in the design, construction, or consulting industry is an asset.

  • Registration as an Engineer-in-Training with the Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC); completion of the Law and Ethics seminar is required

  • Knowledge of construction industry practices and standards; knowledge of airport operations is an asset

  • Strong project management, organization and documentation abilities

  • Proficiency using Microsoft office programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook and Project

  • Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

  • Must be able to obtain Transport Canada security clearance

This position is open to both current Vancouver Airport Authority employees and external candidates. Previous job performance will be taken into consideration for all internal candidates that apply for this position.

Health and safety are at the core of how we operate at YVR. We are committed to ensuring a safe workplace for our workforce and protecting the health and safety of our employees, passengers, partners and community by taking reasonable, preventative measures to reduce the risks associated with COVID-19. On June 20, 2022, the Government of Canada suspended the requirement that employees of federally regulated workplaces be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Candidates are advised that the current suspension of the vaccination mandate may be revoked by the Government of Canada at any time, and that vaccination requirements may be reintroduced in the future.