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Vancouver Airport Authority

Project Engineer

Location Vancouver, Canada Job Code 22-105

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

The Vancouver Airport Authority has a permanent, full-time opportunity for a 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 single and/or multiple construction projects of varying complexity.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Managing construction projects, including developing project requirements, scope, budget and schedule
  • Preparing and delivering on implementation plans in collaboration with Airport Operations and Maintenance
  • Preparing design and construction tender documents, including defining the scope of work, technical requirements, operational constraints, and schedule constraints
  • Evaluating and providing recommendations for tenders and contracts
  • Providing direction to project teams consisting of consultants and contractors
  • Managing construction contracts, work progress, change orders, payments, and disputes
  • Providing leadership in the areas of construction safety and environment
  • 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 Engineering (Civil Engineering is an asset) combined with a minimum of five years’ (for Intermediate Project Engineer) or ten years’ (for Senior Project Engineer) experience managing construction projects in the design, construction or consulting industry
  • Knowledge of construction industry practices and standards, particularly for pavements, is an asset
  • Ability to register as a Professional Engineer with Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC); completion of the Law and Ethics Seminar is required
  • Knowledge of airport operations is an asset
  • Demonstrated project management skills including organizational, coordination, negotiation, scheduling and budgeting skills
  • Proficiency in word processing, spread sheets, databases and project scheduling
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Proven leadership experience with strong people and time management skills
  • Sound knowledge of contract law and contract administration process
  • Must be able to obtain Transport Canada security clearance
  • A Class 5 driver’s license

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

Vancouver International Airport is a Living Wage employer. This means all Vancouver Airport Authority workers earn at least a living wage. Living Wage for Families B.C. has determined the hourly rate of pay at which a household can meet its basic expenses. The 2022 living wage rate in Metro Vancouver is $20.52.

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.

Meet Some Team Members

Headshot of John W.

If I had to say one thing about working at YVR that really made it a great job, I would say it's the people. I started back in January of 2001 and I was lucky enough to get mentored by some true legends. Now the place is full of them!

Steve E.Member since 2001
Headshot of Tina T.

I love my job because my colleagues care about me as a person and appreciate the value I provide to my teams and the workplace. It’s also exciting for me because YVR is always changing and evolving, so I get front row seats in watching how we are constantly navigating and innovating. Every day is different at YVR and it is a constant adventure.

Jenny R.Member since 2015
Headshot of Dalbir

I’m proud that the work I do contributes to a better experience for travellers at YVR. I maintain and repair YVR’s state-of-the-art baggage systems at Canada’s second busiest airport – it’s a fast-paced environment with the latest technology and equipment. Baggage Maintenance Operations is a team sport and I’m honoured to say that I’m part of this team.

Dalbir T.Member since 2007
Vancouver Airport Authority

Purpose

YVR is more than just an airport. We are leaders and trailblazers for change and innovation, at the forefront doing the right thing and doing it well. We have been voted the Best Airport in North America for 12 consecutive years – an honour that’s attributed to the ongoing contributions from the best teams and partners. Join us at YVR to see what this means for you.

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Benefits

YVR continually invests in our people to offer what you and your loved ones need so you can just thrive at work and in your community.

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Learning

We are committed to maintaining a learning culture – one that empowers and helps you grow your career within YVR. Along the way, we’ll celebrate both the small and big wins and work through every new opportunity together to help you get to where you want to be.

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