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Manager, Water Distribution, City of Abbotsford

Project Manager - Wathershed Management, Hamilton Water


City of Abbotsford

Manager, Water Distribution

The Utilities Operations Division of the Engineering and Regional Utilities Department is responsible for the construction, maintenance and operations of the City’s underground infrastructure including, but not limited to, Water Supply and Distribution, Wastewater Treatment and Collection, and Drainage, Dyking and Irrigation for the City and Regional Utilities. This Division ensures that the City’s infrastructure is safe, well managed, efficient, effective and meets all regulatory and legislative requirements in accordance with Council’s vision of the City “…to be the Hub of the Fraser Valley.” This Division will also help shape the future of the City and is viewed as a steward of the community that will attract and retain people to live, work and play in the City of Abbotsford.
We are seeking a key member of our Utility Operations leadership team for the position of Manager, Water Distribution.  Reporting to the Director, Utility Operations, the Manager is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the water distribution infrastructure throughout the City.  As the Manager, the scope of your role includes planning and implementing all maintenance programs for the seventeen CUPE staff you will be leading.  At times, this may be expanded to performing minor capital improvements or construction projects.

You have the ability to motivate, mentor, coach and lead a diverse team of operational and maintenance staff.  As well as strong communication and interpersonal skills allowing you to build credible and trusted relationships with your team and throughout the organization.
As the Manager, you will have:

  • Degree in Engineering or Diploma in Technology, or other related discipline.
  • Professional Designation as a P. Eng or AScT.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive related experience, with a minimum of 3 years in a leadership role.

At the City of Abbotsford we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive.  We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.  To apply, please visit us online at
Closing Date: August 7, 2019




Hamilton Water, ON
Project Manager - Watershed Management

Permanent, full-time leadership opportunity with Hamilton Water in Hamilton, ON

Are you a qualified professional – such as a Professional Engineer or Certified Engineering Technologist – with knowledge of watershed & infrastructure planning? Are you poised to take the next step in your career? If so, this role with the City of Hamilton's Water and Wastewater Capital Planning team is for you.
As a skilled Project Manager whose experience includes the analysis and preliminary design of stormwater infrastructure, you’re well equipped to lead projects and planning efforts related to stormwater collection and management, development planning, low impact development, and climate change adaptation. This all-encompassing role will see you developing project scopes, budgets and schedules, procuring and managing consulting services, and delivering projects in a cost-effective, timely manner, as well as performing hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, modelling and technical reviews.

Your qualifications as a Project Manager – Watershed Management include:

  • Proven demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Watershed & Infrastructure Planning with a focus on Stormwater Management, usually acquired through a degree or diploma in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or a similar discipline, or through a combination of relevant education and work experience.
  • Applied experience in the analysis and preliminary design of stormwater infrastructure, hydrology, and relevant stormwater and development planning regulations and engineering standards.
  • Demonstrated project management experience in the field of civil infrastructure and/or watershed management, preferably including projects for stormwater collection and retention, hydrologic and hydraulic modelling, and land development/approvals.
  • Experience and training in hydrologic and/or hydraulic computer model use, development and calibration, using software such as MIKE Urban, Infoworks, SWMM/XPSWMM, HEC/HECRAS, HYMO/SWMHYMO or similar.
  • Well developed written and oral communication, organizational and time management skills, with presentation, public and agency consultation, and 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 Supv 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 Project Manager (Watershed Management) position, JOB ID #15366 and to apply online, by Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

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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