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Environmental Compliance and Management System Specialist , City of Guelph

Team Lead, Water Services, City of Vaughan

Manager, Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection, City of Hamilton

Senior Corrosion Technician, City of Calgary

Utility Inspector, City of Calgary

WaterTAP Board Announces Call for Directors

Operations Project Specialist, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Director, Water and Wastewater Operations, Utilities Kingston

City of Guelph
Environmental Compliance and Management System Specialist

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 This position is responsible for monitoring and managing environmental legislative compliance initiatives and overseeing the development of an Integrated Management System within Solid Waste Resources.  As a member of the management team, the candidate will have a focus on demonstrated leadership skills, quality customer service and continuous improvement processes. Reporting to the Manager of Integrated Services, and guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Corporate Administrative Plan and Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will enhance service delivery while aiding in the achievement of the community vision – to be the city that makes a difference. Duties Regulatory Compliance Program Functions

  • Defines, monitors and reviews Division’s compliance criteria and processes in accordance with assigned compliance programs and applicable provincial and federal legislation.
  • Develops, implements and investigates process and systems to control, track and maintain legal requirements and approvals, as outlined in the relevant legal documentation governing the operations of the Division’s waste management facilities, and ensuring compatibility and integration with corporate strategies.
  • Provides advice and technical support to Division managers and supervisors on issues to ensure that compliance requirements are being met.
  • Provides training for staff and contractors on site policies, procedures and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintains up-to-date and thorough knowledge of applicable legislation, standards, guidelines and policies.
  • Develops and implements standard operating and emergency procedures for waste management operations and standard reporting procedures in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Interfaces with regulatory agencies to obtain environmental certificates of approvals, related amendments and other required legal instruments.
  • Liaises and/or negotiates with regulatory officials during compliance related meetings and facility inspections.
  • Audits and investigates for regulatory compliance and reports all non-compliance to the Division Manager, and upon direction, to the appropriate regulator; designs and develops corrective action strategies, solutions and action plans to address compliance issues and related actions.
  • Develops, reviews and submits reports to appropriate regulators ensuring regulatory deadlines are met and reports are in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Develops and monitors capital and operating budget required to support compliance requirements. 

Quality and Environmental Management Systems Program Functions
  • Administers the Integrated Management System (IMS), including the Environmental Management System, Quality Management System, and other relevant management system standards.
  • Designs and implements audit programs for the IMS, and regulatory environmental compliance programs.
  • Oversees documentation and updates to policies, standard operating and emergency procedures, and work instructions.
  • Prepares and delivers training to staff on the IMS and related programs.
  • Manages consultants on IMS related projects to ensure deliverables are met.
  • Establishes objectives, targets, management programs and KPI’s to foster continuous improvement and provides technical support to staff regarding IMS programs.

Data and Reporting Functions

  • Prepares reports, compiles and analyses statistical data on compliance and management system related activities, including audits, objectives and targets to support Divisional priorities and goal setting.
  • Establishes processes to ensure appropriate data capture, analysis, documentation and reporting in formalized frameworks to meet Provincial and Federal requirements.
  • Consolidates, analyses, and summarizes compliance data and inspection reports.

Other Duties

  • Interfaces with internal clients and responds to concerns and information requests regarding compliance to waste management and conformance to IMS and bring them forward to the attention of management.
  • Monitors and ensures referral, escalation and follow-up procedures are being applied correctly and effectively for excellent customer service and supporting continuous improvement.
  • Responsible for writing reports and memos for customers, staff, management, and Council.
  • Participates in divisional afternoon and Saturday supervisor and on-call roster on a rotating basis.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of a Degree or Diploma in Environmental Law, Environmental Science or a related discipline and considerable experience in managing environmental and regulatory requirements and programs.  Candidates with equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • A valid Class G drivers licence with a good driving record. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their licence 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 requirement.
  • Excellent negotiation and problem solving skills with the, ability to interface effectively with internal management and operations staff, consultants, Provincial Approval and Legislative Agencies, contractors, suppliers, peers, and the general public.
  • Knowledge of the Acts and Regulations as well as the policies and procedures of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. 
  • Knowledge of solid waste industry related regulations, legislation, guidelines, standards, procedures, inspections, as they relate to operations of a waste management operation and closed landfill.
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Ability to interpret and translate legislation into recommendations related to operations, management, planning, and organizational development.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in development and maintaining quality and environmental management system standards.
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, stakeholders, the media and the general public.
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to respond effectively to regulatory and customer issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership and team building skills.
  • Ability to develop and deliver training programs.
  • ISO / QMS Auditor Certificates would be an asset.

Rate Rate:

$80,189.83-$100,237.29 per year

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, June 3, 2018. 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 Vaughan
Team Lead, Water Services


We have an exciting Full Time Unionized opportunity in the
Environmental Services Department for an experienced and motivated individual

Team Lead, Water Services
(Under Review)
(JOB # J0418-0855)

As one of Southern Ontario’s fastest growing cities, with its mix of urban and rural areas, Vaughan is an in-demand place to live and work. Vaughan is considered one of Canada’s most family friendly cities with a dynamic and diverse population of over 300,000. With one of the top performing economies, a growing tourism industry and an enviable portfolio of recreational and cultural venues, this is the place where you want to be.

Responsible for carrying out all aspects of Operator activities; assigning work for water operations; providing, leadership, training and technical direction to staff; coordinating the use of the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to create and manage work requests, work order back logs, as well as routine maintenance and inspection activities on operational equipment and auditing daily operations activities to ensure efficient operations that meet applicable Provincial Acts and Regulations and City standards to efficiently operate.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Three (3) year Community College Diploma in Civil/Environmental Technology or suitable equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ progressively more responsible experience related to the maintenance of municipal water distribution systems including one (1) year coordinating the work of others within a municipal unionized environment.
  • Seven (7) years in a municipal public works department is preferred.
  • Holds and maintains a valid Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Water Distribution Level 2 Operator License.
  • Certified Engineering Technologist as issued by the Ontario Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists is preferred.
  • Ability to self-manage, and identify issues, challenges, and opportunities and propose solutions.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings and knowledge of specifications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to deal courteously and effectively with the Public, Staff, Consultants, and Industry.
  • Ability to work in water infrastructure where movement may be restricted on an occasional basis (monthly).
  • Perform On-Call as required, be available 24 hr / 7 days a week, work overtime and respond on site to after hour emergencies outdoors day and night in all types of weather related conditions (monthly).
  • Physically capable of lifting objects between 25 to 100 pounds with some assistance (weekly).
  • Record of satisfactory attendance and performance, as determined by referring to attendance and performance concerns obtained in the employee’s human resources file. Please note interview answers will be assigned marks.

In addition to offering a competitive compensation package, we have a strong focus on health and wellness, including fitness facilities and family-focused benefits.

If you are an energetic person who is interested in bringing your knowledge and passion to the City of Vaughan, please click here to apply online by Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The City of Vaughan is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The City of Vaughan is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.


City of Hamilton
Manager, Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection

Join our Hamilton Water leadership team in Hamilton, ON.

A civil engineer, environmental engineer or similarly qualified professional with a track record of success in water distribution and wastewater collection infrastructure maintenance and construction, and a customer service focus, you’re ready to lead by example in this management opportunity.

As Manager of Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection, you will assume lead accountability for the delivery of the planning, implementation, and ongoing operations and monitoring of water distribution and wastewater collection programs that meet the growing needs of City of Hamilton residents and businesses. It will be your role to ensure that water distribution and wastewater collection programs are provided in accordance with City and Provincial guidelines, and with minimal disruption to the public.
Your qualifications as Manager, Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection, include:

  • Proven knowledge of the theories and practices of civil or environmental engineering, normally acquired by attaining a university degree or diploma in civil engineering, environmental engineering or a relevant discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
  • Previous extensive knowledge and experience in maintenance, construction and customer service programs related to water distribution and wastewater collection infrastructure.
  • Considerable experience in the development of operational and capital budgets, including planning, scheduling, prioritizing and monitoring.
  • Significant experience in the preparation of contract documents and technical reports.
  • Previous experience preparing reports to Council, an asset.
  • Previous management experience gained through progressively more responsible positions, preferably in a municipal environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a large multi-disciplinary staff in a results-oriented and predominantly unionized environment.
  • Possession of, or willingness to achieve, MOECC Class IV Operator Certificate in Water Distribution.
  • Possession of, or willingness to achieve, MOECC Class IV Operator Certificate in Wastewater Collection.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of statutes, regulations and by-laws affecting the Department or Section, such as the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Environmental Protection Act, the Ontario Water Resources Act and the Clean Water Act.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and applicable regulations as it relates to the position.
  • Highly effective leadership, facilitation, communication, presentation, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively with elected officials, representatives of other levels of government, management, peers, staff and the general public.
  • Note 1: Must possess and maintain a Class "G" Driver's Licence valid in the Province of Ontario and provide a personal vehicle for use on the job three (3) or more times per week.
  • Note 2: As a condition of employment, the successful applicant(s) will be required to obtain a satisfactory Criminal Record & Judicial Matters Check, at their own expense, prior to beginning work in this position.

This permanent, full-time position offers a wage range of $57.714 to $68.910 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 position as Manager, Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection, JOB ID #13911, and to apply online, by Wednesday, May 23, 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.

City of Calgary
Senior Corrosion Technician - AMENDMENT

Job ID: 300784

If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.
As a Senior Corrosion Technician, you will provide corrosion prevention services to the Water Resources/Water Services business unit. The services provided are corrosion system design, corrosion investigation, materials testing and technical support. Primary duties include:

  • Coordinate field research surveys.
  • Rectifier and ground bed installation and maintenance.
  • Pipe recovery and investigations.
  • Review designs for feeder mains, pump stations and water main replacement.
  • Corrosion failure investigations.
  • Write Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) and manuals with others.
  • Develop and teach courses for construction and maintenance crews on the use and installation of materials.


Working Conditions: This position works around moving heavy equipment and noise levels requiring hearing protection. Welding processes also occur continuously and may pose a visual hazard.

  • A completed 2-year certificate/diploma in a related field plus an Alberta Industry and Training Corrosion Technician Level 1 Certification and a minimum of 3 years of related experience.
  • Advanced understanding of corrosion protection theory.
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
  • A thorough understanding of electricity, engineering and report writing would be considered an asset.
  • Success in this position requires good communication skills along with the ability to prioritize and work well under pressure, strong interpersonal and analytical skills, and the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.

Pre-employment Requirements

  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.
  • An offer of employment for this position will be conditional on an applicant passing a pre-employment drug test. Failure to pass a pre-employment drug test may prevent an applicant from being hired into any safety sensitive position for a period of up to twelve months.

Union: CUPE Local 38

Business Unit: Water Resources

Position Type: 1 Permanent and 1 Temporary (up to 2 years)

Location: 677 25th Avenue S.E.

Compensation: Pay Grade 10 $37.58 - 50.23 per hour (2017 rates)

Days of Work: Various

Hours of work: Non-standard 40-hour work week

Audience: Internal/External

Apply By: May 17, 2018

Amendment: Closing Date

Job ID #: 300784

City of Calgary
Utility Inspector

Job Title: Utility Inspector 
Job ID:  300809 

 If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees deliver the services, run the programs and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.
As a Utility Inspector, you will monitor and inspect the installation of water, wastewater and drainage infrastructure in new development and redevelopment areas. You will ensure assets of the best quality are built and accepted for network integrity, while protecting existing infrastructure, the public and the environment. Primary duties include:

  • Ensure installations meet specifications, standards and codes, and conform to approved drawings, plans and profiles through verification of depth, grade, line assignment, materials and environmental protection.
  • Perform pressure, leakage and chlorination tests, flushing of mains, and water quality sampling.
  • Issue permits and field/work orders to ensure compliance and facilitate quality and process improvement.
  • Prepare inspection and installation reports; and certify construction completion and final acceptance.
  • Liaise and collaborate with the development industry and partners on work planning, deficiency management, solutioning, education programs, and to resolve customer complaints and inquiries.
  • Review as-built drawings for acceptance, provide expert design/operational support, and perform duties such as cathodic protection, standards development, relief and business support, and special projects.

Working Conditions: Office and outdoor work around construction sites in all-weather conditions.

  • A completed 2-year diploma in an Engineering related discipline plus at least 3 years of experience designing, installing, or inspecting/supervising construction of water utility infrastructure; OR a High School diploma or equivalent (e.g. GED) combined with related coursework plus at least 5 years of related experience.
  • A valid Class 5 Driver’s License (or provincial equivalency).
  • Working knowledge of underground utility construction standards and specifications, safety and environmental regulations.
  • An intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Excellent time and priority management skills, the ability to work well under pressure, a strong customer focus, and the ability to work effectively in both a team environment and independently.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, decision-making, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A high attention to detail and thoroughness, with the ability to see the big picture.

Pre-employment Requirements

  • Ability to obtain a City of Calgary operator's permit .
  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.
  • An offer of employment for this position will be conditional on an applicant passing a pre-employment drug test. Failure to pass a pre-employment drug test may prevent an applicant from being hired into any safety sensitive position for a period of up to twelve months.

Union: CUPE Local 38
Business Unit: Water Resources
Position Type: 2 Permanent and 3 Temporary (up to 2 years)
Location: 677 25th Avenue S.E.
Compensation: Pay Grade 10 $37.58 - $50.23 per hour (2017 rates)
Days of Work: This position works a compressed work
schedule with every second Monday or Friday off.
Hours of work: Non-standard 40-hour work week
Audience: External
Apply By: May 28, 2018

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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.

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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).

If this looks like the next step in your Career, and you want to be part of Canadian history ~ apply by clicking on this link:

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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.

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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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Please note that it could take 24-48 hours to post jobs.

CWWA Member Rate

$55.00 per week, or a volume discount of
$175.00 per month plus your provincial tax (HST or GST). A daily rate at $12.00 plus tax is also available.

CWWA non-Member rate:

$75.00 per week, or a volume discount of
$220.00 per month plus your provincial tax (HST or GST). A daily rate of $15.00 plus tax is also available.

Submissions in the principal language saved in Word is acceptable. A nominal flat fee of $13 will be added if there is an equivalent posting in the other official language. If interested, please reply with your job ad and invoicing address. Let us know how long you would like it posted for. Please note that payment is required first from non-Members (we accept Visa or MasterCard) and a receipt will be provided.

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