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Manager, Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection, Brantford, Ontario

WaterTAP Board Announces Call for Directors

Operations Project Specialist, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Project Manager – Watershed Management, City of Hamilton

Director, Water and Wastewater Operations, Utilities Kingston

Superintendent, Water Treatment Process, City of Hamilton

The Corporation of the City Of Brantford
Environmental Services Department
Manager, Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection
Job ID #578

Reporting to the Director of Environmental Services, the Manager of Distribution and Collection is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the City's Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection and Stormwater systems (except overland storm drainage system). This position will ensure the efficient operation and maintenance of the Distribution and Collection systems, meeting all the regulatory requirements and obligations, in line with the City’s Corporate Strategy. Duties will include, but not limited to, supervising the day-to-day operations by implementing effective maintenance programs, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, bylaws, policies and procedures, managing water service inspection programs, administering contracts, budgets, preparing council reports, and coordinating with various City Departments and agencies,


  • Must have successfully completed a three (3) year post-secondary diploma in Civil Engineering Technology or equivalent, and possess a CET designation or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid Level 3 or higher Water Distribution license and Level 2 or higher Wastewater Collection license, as issued by the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change is preferred.
  • Nine (9) years’ work experience in a related field with at least five (5) years previous supervisory experience is required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and CMMS, excellent communication, customer service and problem solving skills, and capable of maintaining a respectful and professional work environment are required.
  • Applicants must also have knowledge of relevant legislative requirements and hold a valid Ontario “G” Driver’s Licence in good standing.

SALARY RANGE: $84,115.00 to $105,144.00 (35 hours per week) plus benefits (salary range is under review)

To apply on-line, please visit the City of Brantford website at and click on Current Opportunities.

Closing date for applications: Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

Information gathered relative to this position will only be used for candidate selection.

We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process.  Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance.



WaterTAP Board Announces Call for Directors

The Nominating and Governance Committee of the Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) has announced a call for nominations for candidates for the Board of Directors.

The Board is seeking Directors to fill at least three positions. All Directors will be elected for a three-year term (September 2018 – September 2021). The deadline for applications is Friday, May 18, 2018.

WaterTAP connects Canadian water technology companies to resources that accelerate their commercialization, market adoption, and growth, with the aim of making Canada one of the top three innovation hubs for water technology globally. With water spending expected to reach $1 trillion per year by 2020, there is a real opportunity for Canada to build on its strengths in the sector and become a leading water solutions country.

WaterTAP will be at the nexus of this opportunity. Building on its demonstrated success in Ontario and to support Ontario water sector companies by increasing their capacity, business opportunities, and partnership opportunities across Canada, WaterTAP will initiate the first phase of a staged national development strategy over the next year, delivering innovative programs to Canadian water technology companies through effective program delivery partnerships, and participating in initiatives that are strategic to supporting Canada’s water sector.

The next three years will be a time of unprecedented transition and growth at WaterTAP in terms of both the mandate of the organization, and the staged development of key partnerships that will enable the organization to have a national impact.

The WaterTAP Board is comprised of business and government leaders who have a proven track record of success in managing water or clean-technology enterprises. Directors are responsible for strategic leadership, financial stewardship, executive performance management, and organizational governance, and are accountable to the organization’s funders, clients, and stakeholders. The Board meets face-to-face in Toronto and other locations each quarter, with periodic teleconference meetings. There are presently three Board Committees which meet in the interim periods between Board meetings: Finance and Audit, Nominating and Governance, and Human Resources.

The Board is seeking volunteers who can make a meaningful contribution to the organization’s mission and support successful execution of its strategic plan. A full position description is available here. Board members collectively bring the following skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Sector knowledge and experience – solid technical knowledge and understanding of water, wastewater, or clean-technology industry challenges, issues, or regulations. Industry experience and connections as a water sector executive, clean technology entrepreneur, or senior leader within government.
  • Exceptional strategic thinking capabilities – able to be visionary about the future; think strategically; identify and critically assess strategic opportunities and threats; evaluate alternatives, monitor risks and assess progress in achieving goals.
  • Proven business management skills – knowledgeable about how organizations successfully execute strategy to achieve growth or sales targets, manage organizational performance, and ensure that the organization is accountable for results.
  • Strong financial acumen – financially literate; able to understand and analyze financial statements and critically assess financial viability, performance, and sustainability of the organization; knowledgeable about Canadian GAAP for not-for-profit organizations.
  • Politically astute – knowledgeable about government relations, public affairs, issues management, stakeholder relations and communications; connected to a network of government contacts.
  • Governance experience, including experience serving on Boards; knowledgeable about best practices in governance structures, policies, and processes; understands the role of directors, fiduciary duties and duty of care. Director accreditation (ICD.D, C.Dir. or equivalent) is an asset.
  • Innovation and technology commercialization experience – experience with technology commercialization, including technology development, market entry and expansion, early stage investment and corporate finance, and IP protection.
  • Knowledge in the areas of human capital and executive performance managementinformation technology and business systems, or enterprise risk management is considered an asset.
  • Experience with First Nations issues and engagement is an asset.
  • Fluency in both of Canada’s official languages is an asset.

Per the provisions of the Water Opportunities Act and Ontario Regulation 40/11 s. 5 – members of the Board are not entitled to any remuneration, but may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
Time Commitment:

  • 5 Board meetings per year (in person)
  • Participation in annual strategic planning retreats / annual general meeting (1-2 full days)
  • 1‐2 teleconference Board meetings; and
  • Participation on at least 1 Board committee

Selection Process:

  • All nominees must submit their resume, the contact details for three references, and a signed Application Form (PDF) to
  • Closing date for applications is May 18, 2018.
  • The Nominating and Governance Committee will contact selected nominees to arrange an interview in June.
  • A slate of candidates will be prepared for the Board’s consideration.
  • All nominees will be informed about the outcome of the selection process.


Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Operations Project Specialist – (waste water treatment experience)

The PHAI is a federal initiative to clean up low-level radioactive wastes situated in the Municipality of Port Hope and the Municipality of Clarington. The project involves remediating several contaminated sites to established clean-up criteria and consolidating the wastes in a new engineered mound (one in each community). The remediation and construction aspects of the project are subject to CNSC licence and environmental approvals. In addition, the Port Hope portion of the PHAI is executed in close coordination with the Cameco Corporation’s Vision in Motion project and the Municipality of Port Hope’s public works projects. The PHAI has a very high public profile and is a top priority for the Government of Canada and the Port Hope area communities.

 Reporting to the Manager, Waste Water Operations and is responsible for:

  • Actively assist with the definition, coordination and implementation of the various engineering work packages (i.e., developing strategies, developing schedules, etc.).
  • Review technical studies and detailed reports prepared by original designers and consultants and other contributing parties to ensure high quality (accuracy and appropriateness) and consistency with formats/requirements to CNL technical documentation standards.
  • Complete research leading to the development of practical and economical solutions to specific problems encountered by the project.
  • Monitor progress on engineering and design work activities, contracts, against standards, objectives and specifications.
  • Monitor deliverables for accuracy and adequacy, check calculations and assess needs for potential changes in scope, cost, schedule or quality.
  • Provide input and research information to assist the Manager in contractual matters and assists in the identification and scoping of project deliverables and associated cost projections.
  • Prepare/review various project documents including Technical Scope of Work, Statement of work, project schedules and project budgets.
  • Assist in preparation of contract documents, coordinate tendering of contracts with Procurement, assist in evaluation of tenders and selection of contractors, as well as coordinate award of contract with procurement.
  • Review contractor submittals (schedules, Standard Operating Procedure, reports, costs/invoices, etc.), and ensure scope requirements are met.
  • Interface with the site characterization team to ensure that schedule and budget are met, as well as to ensure that issues are addressed. Operations Project Specialist will also interface with the operations team to coordinate the commissioning, and handover of documentation.
  • Work closely with the programs and compliance group in other to assure alignment and resolve problems.
  • Maintain a high level of creative thinking and keep abreast of developments and technologies in the field, including applicable codes and standards related to plant operations.
  • Play an active role in the change order process, ensuring that CNL processes are followed, ensuring application of all contractual terms, ensuring that changes are properly approved and that all those with a need to know are aware of and approving (if applicable) such changes.
  • Assist in monitoring, documenting, and reporting on supplier performance, as well as reviewing supplier performance improvement plans for the work.
  • Assist in the development of the contract administration plan in conjunction with procurement personnel.
  • Verify contract completion.
  • Administer and track job progress and monitor the work activities to verify contract compliance.
  • Document decisions and events.
  • Ensure that all work has been completed and that all deficiencies and administrative matters have been resolved.
  • Assist in completing contract closeout reports for contractor's performance.
  • Planning and controlling work, carrying out assignments based on broad direction with minimal supervision.  Provide support in resolving contract disputes
  • Act as the “Contract Sponsor” and ensure safety provisions are in place prior to the start of work.
  • Participating in public meetings, hearings and other forums convened to review or discuss the WMF/LTWMF operations and leading tours of the facilities for stakeholders and approved visitors.
  • Implementing the Corporate CNL initiatives that apply to the WMF/LTWMF operations


  • The Operations Project Specialist should hold a university degree in engineering (mechanical, chemical, electrical) or applied science or have equivalent experience resulting in sound knowledge of some engineering specialty and significant related engineering working experience.  Registration or eligible for membership in a provincial engineering association, or equivalent, is desirable.
  • Experience in completing projects and administering contracts related to waste water treatment, or industrial process within an industrial setting. More specifically, experience in mechanical, electrical or chemical process, waste water treatment.
  • Experience and capability in managing and supporting project teams, providing input to investigation and design teams and the development and implementation of contracts related to environmental projects.
  • Knowledge of engineering procedures and practices, organization and quality processes. A good understanding of compliance program requirements (e.g. radiation protection) and knowledgeable of procurement practices. Also, project management principles (scope, schedule, time, quality, risk) and hands-on experience in the management of environmental and engineering activities.
  • Technical background or demonstrated understanding of engineering and/or construction contracts.
  • Technical background or demonstrated understanding of waste water treatment processes.
  • Sound knowledge of ethical project management and business practices. Ability to apply sound judgment to identify and resolve disputes according to contractual requirements.
  • Strong analytical, business and negotiation skills to manage adherence to contractual requirements.
  • Must be able to work independently, establishing priorities in meeting conflicting requirement deadlines.
  • Willingness to devote additional/extended hours and work under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in a large complex matrix organization.
  • Must have the ability to reconcile the disparate objectives of buyer and seller as contracting parties, and to manage both internal clients and external suppliers.
  • Must have a proven capability to lead others through influence rather than authority.
  • Formal training and experience in managing projects and administering contracts, as well as experience with low-level radioactive waste is an asset.
  • We are looking for a true team player with superior verbal communication and technical writing skills as well as the ability to work effectively with personnel of varying disciplines. Proficient in MS Office applications (e.g., WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS, MS PROJECT, etc).

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City of Hamilton

Project Manager – Watershed Management


Join our Hamilton Water project leadership team in Hamilton, ON.

If you’re a Professional Engineer, Certified Engineering Technologist or similarly qualified professional with experience leading stormwater and/or watershed management projects, bring your expertise and leadership to the City of Hamilton.
As part of the Water and Wastewater Capital Planning team, you will lead projects and planning efforts related to stormwater collection and management, flood mitigation, erosion control, low impact development, and climate change adaptation. Your experience as a Project Manager in Watershed Management will have prepared you to develop project scopes, budgets and schedules, manage consultants and ensure projects are delivered in a cost-effective, timely manner, as well as perform hydrologic and hydraulic analyses and technical reviews.

Your qualifications as a Project Manager – Watershed Management include:

  • Competent understanding of Watershed Planning and/or Stormwater Management, usually acquired through a degree or diploma in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or similar, or through a combination of relevant education and work experience.
  • Proven experience in the analysis and preliminary design of stormwater infrastructure, and hydrology, and sound knowledge of relevant regulations and engineering standards.
  • Considerable project management experience in stormwater/watershed management.
  • Experience with stormwater collection and retention, hydrologic and hydraulic modelling, and land development and/or approvals, an asset.
  • Experience in hydrologic and/or hydraulic computer model use, development, and calibration, using software such as MIKE Urban, InfoWorks, SWMM/XPSWMM and/or HEC/HECRAS/HYMO/SWMHYMO or similar.
  • Well-developed written and oral communication, organizational and time management skills, and presentation, public and agency consultation, and engineering/planning report-writing experience.
  • Licensure as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in the Province of Ontario in good standing with PEO, preferred. Candidates eligible for P.Eng. licensure within six months, or registered with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists or equivalent, will also be considered.
  • NOTE: Must possess and maintain a Class "G" Driver's Licence valid in the Province of Ontario, and a driving record found to be satisfactory to the City of Hamilton.

This CUPE Local 1041 Supervisory permanent, full-time position offers a wage range of $48.710 to $54.122 per hour (based on a 35-hour work week schedule).

Hamilton. A city of progress.
At the City of Hamilton, our vision is “to be the best place to raise a child and age successfully.” With our rich history, culturally strong and diverse communities, blend of urban and rural attractions, and ideal location in the heart of the Golden Horseshoe, Hamilton is a vibrant community of neighbours. We are also a leading employer, with many opportunities to grow and excel. We invite you to share in our vision as part of the Hamilton Water Division in the Public Works Department.

For full details and to apply
If you are interested in working alongside a dedicated team that’s contributing to the well-being of Hamilton’s residents, please visit for details on this Watershed Management Project Manager position, JOB ID #13689, and to apply online, by Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.
The City of Hamilton values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people. We thank all who have applied; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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Utilities Kingston

Director Water and Wastewater Operations, Permanent Full-Time

Utilities Kingston is located in Kingston, Ontario, equi-distant from Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, where the St. Lawrence River meets Lake Ontario and the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage site) – Kingston is a stunning, historic city that consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston’s 123,363 community-minded citizens enjoy an outstanding quality-of-life enhanced by superb intellectual, recreational and creative opportunities and supported by excellent health care facilities and municipal services, programs and facilities.

Utilities Kingston in unique in Ontario, combining water, wastewater, gas and electrical services and a broadband fibre optics provided in one company under the leadership of a single C.E.O. This shared services delivery model gives Utilities Kingston clear advantages in cost savings and customer service over other utility providers in the province. Utilities Kingston has provided the residents of Kingston with safe and reliable utility services for more than 100 years.

Reporting to the President and C.E.O., the successful Director, Water and Wastewater Operations, will provide leadership and strategic direction to the Water and Wastewater departments, for the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater. Major system components include water and wastewater treatment facilities, water distribution systems, and the wastewater collection system.

The Director will ensure that treatment, distribution and collection facilities and networks operate at the highest level of efficiency, while maintaining quality, current demand and environmental goals and that full compliance with regulatory requirements are met. The Director will build relationships, resolve conflicts, and promote collaboration internal and external to Water and Wastewater Operations.

Primary Duties:
•Apply knowledge of the political, legislative, regulatory, and other trends analysis; effectively communicate goals and objectives of the department and work groups.
•Strategic thinking and demonstrated experience shaping and implementing divisional and corporate vision, mission, and values, as well as corporate strategies.
•Promote health and safety as a corporate overarching goal and utilize strategies to ensure health and safety is integrated into Utilities Kingston culture.
•Participate on regional committees.
•Meet established deadlines in a dynamic work environment with shifting priorities.
•Proven ability to lead and develop individuals and teams towards a common purpose; set clear expectations and direction and maintain role model position for managers and supervisors.
•Manage budgets and drive cost efficiencies within Operations and Utilities Kingston.
•Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
•Manage and develop management staff, and manage teams in a unionized environment.
•Lead change to enable innovation, quality, and efficiency.

Education, Certification and Other Qualifications Required
•Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, or a related field, with a specialty obtained in water and wastewater operations, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and skills, may be considered.
•Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible and diversified experience in a leadership capacity in water and/or wastewater municipal operations.
•Minimum 5 years’ experience at senior management level, preferably in a municipal environment, and previous experience managing multi-disciplinary teams in a unionized environment.
•Licensing in water treatment and wastewater treatment collection, an asset.
•Proven knowledge of water and wastewater practices, theories, and trends to recommend long-term plans and policy direction for Utilities Kingston’s water and wastewater program, services, and facilities.
•Progressively responsible experience in the application of engineering theories, practices, and trends to manage contracts and projects, including the reviewing, approving and implementing of work plans and project budgets.
•Demonstrated financial management skills and experience developing, implementing and monitoring large-scale operating and capital budgets.
•Proven success implementing and managing multi-year operating and capital budgets in support of objectives.
•Extensive knowledge of the regulatory environment in water and wastewater treatment, collection and distribution.

Special Working Conditions/Conditions of Employment
•Criminal Background Check, at the successful candidate’s expense, to the satisfaction of Utilities Kingston.
Utilities Kingston offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience and education, pension, and benefits package.

To apply: Visit

Only those applications submitted electronically will be considered. If you require assistance to apply online, please contact or call 1-877-427-7717. We thank all candidates that apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Should you require accommodations in the recruitment process, please email

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City of Hamilton

Superintendent, Water Treatment Process

A 24-month temporary, full-time position with Hamilton Water in Hamilton, ON.

Are you an Engineering Technologist or similarly qualified professional with water treatment and distribution system experience? If so, this is an exciting opportunity to lead by example in ensuring safe drinking water for the City of Hamilton.
Reporting to the Manager, Plant Operations, you’ll be responsible for the operation, oversight and optimization of the City’s drinking water treatment facilities, storage facilities, and pumping stations. As Superintendent, Water Treatment Process, you’ll assume the role of primary Overall Responsible Operator (ORO) for the water treatment systems as well as ensure regulatory compliance and the production and delivery of clean, safe drinking water to the City’s residents and businesses.
Your qualifications as Superintendent of Water Treatment Process include:

  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge of the duties listed above normally acquired through a community college diploma as an Engineering Technologist or an approved equivalent and/or a combination of education and progressive work-related experience.
  • Proven experience, knowledge and proficient ability to operate a complex water treatment and distribution system.
  • Advanced knowledge, experience and competence in chemical, hydraulic and optimization models for water treatment and distribution processes.
  • Possession, at the time of application, of a current and valid Level III Water Treatment licence by exam from OWWCO/MOECC (Level IV preferred). NOTE: Must be able to obtain a Level IV Water Treatment licence by exam within a period of two (2) years to continue employment in this position.
  • Significant supervisory/management experience gained through progressively more responsible positions in the Water/Wastewater industry.
  • Proven ability to exercise sound judgment in emergency situations.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Federal and Provincial statutes, regulations and by-laws affecting the Department/Section, including the Ontario Water Resources Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Employment Standards Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in construction practices related to the water industry, including project management and demonstrated financial management skills, including developing, implementing and monitoring budgets.
  • Highly effective leadership, facilitation, communication, presentation, interpersonal, conflict-resolution, organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively with elected officials, representatives of other levels of government, management, peers, staff and the general public.
  • NOTE 1: As a condition of employment, the successful applicant(s) will be required to obtain a satisfactory Criminal Record and Judicial Matters check, at their own expense, prior to beginning work in this position.

NOTE 2: Must be available to provide shift coverage in the case of emergency.
NOTE 3: Must be available to work after hours, as required.
NOTE 4: Must have a valid Class “G” driver’s licence valid in the Province of Ontario and a point-free driving record and/or a record found to be satisfactory to the City of Hamilton.

This full-time, temporary position offers a wage range of $53.078 to $62.080 per hour (based on a 35-hour work week schedule).
Hamilton. A city of progress.

At the City of Hamilton, our vision is “to be the best place to raise a child and age successfully.” With our rich history, culturally strong and diverse communities, blend of urban and rural attractions, and ideal location in the heart of the Golden Horseshoe, Hamilton is a vibrant community of neighbours. We are also a leading employer, with many opportunities to grow and excel. We invite you to share in our vision as part of the Hamilton Water Division in the Public Works Department.

For full details and to apply

If you are interested in working alongside a dedicated team that’s contributing to the well-being of Hamilton’s residents, please visit for details on the position of Superintendent, Water Treatment Process, JOB ID #13741 and to apply online, by Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.
The City of Hamilton values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people. We thank all who have applied; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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