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Mechanical Engineering Technologist (Fire Protection)

Location: Edmonds A01

Competition Number: BCH-R-2101-08

Job Number: 587511

Your passion lies in making a difference. By moving beyond the expected, you help make our world a better place. These are values we respect and seek out in employees. As the demand for electricity grows, so does our need for more bright minds to join our team. Together, we can build our community, foster conservation and deliver clean, reliable energy solutions for today, tomorrow and generations to come.

DUTIES: The successful candidate:

  • Performs a variety of complex technical and support functions relating to the administration, planning, project management, design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of fire protection systems by: studying and interpreting project requirements; initiating revisions to designs; using existing standards to prepare alternate design proposals for projects; reviewing drawings and tenders for accuracy and conformity to standards; initiating or creating new and revising macros or computer programs required for data collection, calculations and analysis; preparing detailed engineering drawings and other required documentation; performing a variety of technically complex calculations for related design proposals; assisting in the preparation of feasibility studies and related technical reports; performing construction planning studies; participating in general reconnaissance and selection of project sites; performing a variety of administrative and testing activities; performing troubleshooting, testing and defect and disturbance analysis; may be required to manage a variety of project tasks; may be required to respond to a variety of emergency response functions
  • Performs a full range of financial functions on a variety of large, complex, long term projects to assist in the establishment and ongoing operation of program and project budgets and funding by: reviewing overall project scope, goals and estimates required for the project; preparing and compiling the annual budgets; performing financial monitoring; advising of the procedures and requirements involved in the process; preparing a variety of progress and financial accounting reports; preparing economic analysis spreadsheets and undertaking project/program studies by creating new and adapting existing macros; preparing a variety of project schedules; preparing planning studies
  • Maintains liaison with internal and external groups such as other departments, field staff, consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, contractors, government and regulatory agencies and local interest groups concerning technical and financial aspects of assigned tasks
  • May be required to make presentation to the public regarding the financial or technical scope of projects
  • Provides drawing requirements to drafters and consultants
  • Checks work for accuracy and conformity and gives advice on technical aspects of the work to lower level staff
  • May be required to perform a variety of related duties such as issuing drawings, initiating correspondence, maintaining project records and files, assembling a variety of drawings, material lists, maps, survey data, technical data, photographs, environmental data and related information, undertaking special studies or gathering relevant information, preparing related graphs and tabulations and performing drafting duties as required
  • Performs a variety of housekeeping functions related to assigned tasks including preparing schedules and progress reports, initiating correspondence, maintaining records and files, assembling project information and preparing technical reports
  • Performs all the functions of the lower level engineering technologist job.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have:

  • A graduation with a diploma of technology from an institute of technology in a mechanical discipline or an Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC) / Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) standing or equivalent
  • Over eight years applicable experience in the design, testing and/or commissioning fire protection systems
  • Knowledge of applicable standards and codes related to mechanical fire protection design and construction, the knowledge of computer applications for a variety of systems related to design, the ability to assist in the preparation of contracts and requisitions for proposals, team leadership skills and the ability to read and prepare technical reports
  • Recent experience in completing hydraulic calculations with preference given to candidates with sprinkler design experience and experience in the testing, commissioning and trouble shooting of mechanical systems including fire pumps, sprinkler and standpipe systems.

Interested candidates should submit their applications online at (Job Number:587511) by December 8, 2008.