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Manager, Technical Services, City of Guelph

Project Manager – Water & Wastewater Planning, City of Hamilton

General Manager, Water Services, Metro Vancouver


City of Guelph

Manager, Technical Services


The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life - all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

The Manager, Technical Services is responsible for the execution and direction of the division’s capital works program in addition to providing oversight of the sewer use by-law, environmental monitoring, laboratory services continuous improvement programs and emergency planning. Reporting to the Division Manager, Wastewater Services, this position  leads a cross functional technical team that includes, environmental protection officers, laboratory technicians, as well as project, environmental and technical specialists with a view to meet the units goals, performance objectives and applicable compliance regulations and corporate polices. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Corporate Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.


  • Provide visible and positive leadership to staff consistent with the commitments of the City’s Leadership Charter, developing and nurturing a work environment that is inclusive, respectful and motivating for staff.
  • Provide managerial oversight of staff including recruitment, training, development and performance issues.
  • Collaborate with peers across the division to ensure continuity and execution of work plans
  • Manage a cross divisional team of technical support staff that includes laboratory technicians, environmental protection officers, and project, environmental and technical specialists.
  • Provide input to long-term divisional priorities and strategies.
  • Implement strategies and develop prioritized work plans to achieve the divisions goals and objectives.
  • Ensure all regulatory reports are completed and submitted in accordance with legislated requirements.
  • Provide oversight for the divisions the sewer use bylaw.
  • Prepare annual and multi-year work plans that inform the development of forecasted annual and multi-year budgets.
  • Develop, recommend and implement standards, methods and procedures seeking optimization and continuous improvement.
  • Prepare and present multifaceted technical, administrative, financial, analytical and statistical reports as required.
  • Provide coverage for the Division Manager and Operations Manager as necessary.
  • Prepare and present reports to senior staff and Council as required.
  • Represent Wastewater Services on corporate committees and teams as assigned.
  • Participate in public and inter-governmental consultations and working groups.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



  • Extensive experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through a post-secondary degree in Environmental Studies, Engineering, Engineering Technologist or related discipline and extensive experience in water or wastewater environments preferably in an operational municipal setting.  Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience managing staff and leading work teams, preferably in a unionized environment
  • Experience with budgeting (operating and capital budgeting), purchasing (RFP’s RFQ’s, tenders, contracts).
  • A valid Class G drivers license with a good driving record and access to a vehicle.   Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their license is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, stakeholders, the media and the general public.
  • Understanding of current business trends and best practices.
  • Understanding of government legislation related to municipal wastewater systems operations and service delivery.
  • Knowledge of the municipal Class EA process and master planning.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook).
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills and public relation skills.
  • Knowledge of the requirements and application of a Quality Management System.
  • Knowledge of wastewater treatment process management concepts and principles.
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other applicable legislation and specifications.
  • Ability to oversee the planning, design and supervision of construction and maintenance projects.
  • Experience with master planning exercises would be an asset.
  • PMP designation would be an asset.


Rate $98,786.96-$123,483.70


How to apply Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Monday September 2, 2019. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

Please visit the job posting listed on our careers page and click on the “Apply for this job” button. Instructions will follow.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance. Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.


City of Hamilton

Project Manager – Water & Wastewater Planning

One permanent, full-time position and one temporary, full-time position – Hamilton, ON

Are you a Professional Engineer, a Certified Engineering Technologist or a similarly qualified professional with related municipal planning experience, looking to take the next step in your successful career? If so, consider joining the City of Hamilton in one of these exciting opportunities.
As a Project Manager, Water/Wastewater Planning, you’ll lead projects related to wastewater infrastructure planning, with a focus on identifying infrastructure improvements required to address existing system deficiencies, to improve system operations or, as necessary, to accommodate future growth. In all cases, you’ll ensure adherence to the City’s project management and procurement policies and procedures, and/or industry-standard project management principles and best practices.
Leading consultant assignments and acting as the City’s primary project contact, you’ll work with teams of internal and external stakeholders – ensuring that they are kept informed of project progress and that their interests are being addressed. In some cases, you’ll be required to communicate with City officials regarding projects and to prepare project-related Council Reports, presentations and/or status reports.   
Based on your interpretation of engineering drawings, planning reports and other technical documents, you will also provide analysis on wastewater system capacity through the creation of computer spreadsheets or the use of the City’s hydraulic computer model(s).

Your qualifications as a Project Manager – Water & Wastewater Planning include:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the practices and theories of Civil Engineering and/or Environmental Science normally acquired by obtaining a degree or diploma in a related field or an equivalent combination of relevant education and relevant work experience.
  • Membership with Professional Engineers Ontario or the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists, preferred.
  • Previous project management experience, preferably in a water/wastewater environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Clean Water Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Ontario Water Resources Act.   
  • A thorough understanding of municipal planning principles as they pertain to wastewater services.
  • Proven knowledge of the class environmental assessment process gained through extensive practical experience.
  • Effective facilitation, communication, presentation, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and/or work with a multi-disciplinary staff in a results-oriented, predominantly unionized environment; lead teams; and participate in teams.
  • Formal leadership training/certification, an asset. 
  • Experience in designing and delivering customer-focused programs and services.
  • Ability to interact effectively with elected officials, representatives of other levels of government, management, peers, staff and the general public.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of statutes, regulations and by-laws affecting the department/section.
  • Working knowledge of computer software applications / urban drainage and hydraulic modelling tools related to wastewater planning and engineering such as DHI MikeUrban, InforWorks ICM, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, and GIS.

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 these Project Manager positions, JOB ID #15564 and to apply online, by Wednesday,  September 4, 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.



Metro Vancouver

General Manager, Water Services

Metro Vancouver is a vibrant, spectacular, richly diverse region that is home to over 2.5 million residents.  The Metro Vancouver Regional District is focused on sustaining and enhancing livability and ensuring quality of life, both now and for generations to come.  Metro Vancouver Regional District (Metro Vancouver) provides the services and solutions to the region that are the foundation of the region’s economic, ecological and social health, and have helped make this one of the most special, livable regions in the world.   Metro Vancouver’s core work provides some of life’s most vital services: the provision of drinking water, wastewater treatment and solid waste management, as well as air quality planning and management, regional planning, regional parks and affordable housing. Metro Vancouver is a partnership of 21 municipalities, one Electoral Area and one Treaty First Nation that collaboratively plans for and delivers regional-scale services. The Regional District is governed by a Board of Directors of elected officials from each jurisdiction. Metro Vancouver and its employees serve, guide and help shape this region.  Metro Vancouver is searching for its next General Manager of Water Services, and invites you to help shape the place people want to be.    

This is an exciting time to lead as the General Manager of Metro Vancouver’s Water Services team.  Reporting directly to the CAO, you will be a key member of the senior executive team and responsible for performing a strategic and senior leadership role in the delivery of essential water services to the region. The Water Services Department provides clean, safe drinking water through its member jurisdictions for 2.5 million residents in the Region. The water is sourced from rain and snowmelt from the Seymour-Capilano and Coquitlam Watersheds, and is treated using world-class technology before being distributed via thousands of kilometres of significant pipeline across the region. Operating the vast drinking water system, with expansive, critical infrastructure and a growing population, requires vision, continual monitoring, upgrades, maintenance and thoughtful planning.

The General Manager, Water Services will be responsible for all activities related to Water Services management and will make significant decisions on the operation and strategic direction of the Water Services Department, as well as that of the organization as a member of the senior executive team. These decisions will directly impact and influence planning, building and supporting Water Services for now and for the future.  You will be accountable for the function’s overall budget and for delivering on the objectives of the Board’s strategic plan. You will provide advice and recommendations to the Metro Vancouver Board, standing committees, the CAO and the senior management team and senior staff.  You will also hire, lead, mentor staff and guide a Water Services department team of several hundred staff.

This multi-faceted role requires an exceptional leader who can work effectively with the executive team, the Metro Vancouver Board and its various committees, orders of government including First Nations, as well as a variety of internal and external stakeholders.  The ideal candidate will have expert knowledge of best practices for managing the provision of efficient water services at scale, and be a seasoned, strong leader able to think long term and deliver on the strategic goals of Metro Vancouver.
As a candidate, you have the following minimum skills and competencies; 12 years related progressive experience supplemented by a university degree in a relevant field such as engineering; membership or eligibility for immediate membership and a registered Professional Engineer (P Eng) or equivalent, demonstrated business acumen in the development of business models and how revenues and expenses are applied to the management of water systems; strong financial acumen (experience in asset management would be considered a benefit), excellent political acumen, as well as an exceptional people leader able to empower and motivate substantial teams.  You are a visionary; a leader i with the ability to create and maintain complex multi-stakeholder relationship both internally and externally. You bring adaptability, engagement, and tenacity, and are able to pivot from a strategic level to connecting with employees in the field.  Finally, you display an appreciation and passion for the importance of this role and the vital service it delivers to the people of Metro Vancouver.

At Metro Vancouver you’ll find a team of passionate individuals working together to meet the challenges of a rapidly growing region. Join Metro Vancouver in this key role, and help shape the place people want to be. 

To express interest in this exceptional opportunity to make a significant and lasting impact to one of the region’s most essential services, please apply in confidence online at or by email to



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