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Manager, Laboratory and Research, Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Corporation

Water Superintendent, City of Coquitlam

Utility Inspector, City of Calgary

Water/Wastewater Operator I, Town of Bow Island


Manager, Laboratory and Research

Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Corporation

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Located near Buffalo Pound Lake (80 km west of Regina), the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Corporation is seeking a Manager, Laboratory and Research to lead its water quality functions and manage the laboratory.  The Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant is mandated to provide a reliable and affordable supply of safe, high quality drinking water to the cities of Moose Jaw and Regina. 

Reporting to the General Manager, the Manager, Laboratory and Research is accountable for maintaining the laboratory’s function and accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard.  The manager ensures compliance with the corporation’s Permit to Operate a Waterworks by providing a variety of chemical, physical and microbiological tests.  They will also provide direction to operations and maintenance staff to deliver cost-effective treatment processes of safe reliable drinking water.   Additionally, this position will undertake regular watershed monitoring; plan and direct applied research activities; as well as anticipate regulatory changes. 

This position requires a graduate degree in chemistry, applied science or environmental science with significant laboratory work experience and knowledge of water treatment processes.  Knowledge of the requirements for ISO laboratory accreditation is desirable.  In addition, the successful candidate will have training and experience in experimental design and statistics, managing high-performing teams, and budget management.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 

To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume detailing your qualifications to  by November 23, 2018.  

Please see the Corporation’s website at  for a detailed job description.



Water Superintendent
City of Coquitlam

The City of Coquitlam (Coquitlam) offers the vibrant action of a growing city combined with a beautiful natural setting boasting abundant parks and green space, along with arts and cultural venues and multiple recreational facilities. Coquitlam is the sixth largest – and one of the fastest growing – cities in BC. Home to over 141,000 and sets a high standard of living in the Lower Mainland.

The Engineering and Public Works Department plans, designs, constructs, operates and maintains the core service systems that supply water for drinking and firefighting, collects and disposes of sanitary sewage and drainage, manages the solid waste collection contract, as well as providing multi-modal transportation facilities, including roads, bridges, walkways, street lighting and traffic signal systems. The Department also maintains the corporate fleet that includes passenger vehicles, trucks, construction equipment, and small operating equipment.

Reporting to the Manager, Operations, the next Water Superintendent will be responsible for overseeing the operation, maintenance, and repair of the City’s rapidly growing Level IV Water Distribution system consisting of 13 pump stations, 8 reservoirs, numerous PRV and SCADA monitored sites, and 500 kilometers of water mains. The Water Superintendent leads, supervises and mentors a staff of 29 who are involved in all aspects of water distribution and environmental protection.

The Water Superintendent is responsible for protecting the health, safety and economic well-being of water consumers in Coquitlam through the management and operation of the Water Utility. The work is technical, supervisory and administrative in nature. The incumbent directs and leads the operation, monitoring, evaluation, maintenance, repair, and quality control activities of the water utility, which provides fire protection and safe drinking water to over 140,000 persons.

The successful candidate will have over five years of progressively responsible experience with a strong understanding of the distribution and treatment for potable water and wastewater. They will have excellent management and problem-solving skills with the ability to develop the effective working relationships required to optimize resources and support City priorities.
Additionally, the successful candidate will have the EOCP Certification-Water Distribution Level 4 (Level 2 or 3 may be considered depending on previous experience) and eligibility for certification as an AScT or CTech from ASTTBC. The successful candidate will have relevant post-secondary experience and possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia.

The City of Coquitlam is an equal opportunity employer, striving to promote diversity and equal opportunities in the workplace. Should you be interested in learning more about this unique opportunity with Coquitlam, please contact Paul Phillips or Carol Robinson at 604-998-4032 or forward your resumé, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three references, in confidence, to



City of Calgary

Utility Inspector


If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with 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 12 months.

Union: CUPE Local 38
Business Unit: Water Resources
Position Type: 1  Temporary (up to 18 months)
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: November 15, 2018
Amendment: Days of Work
Job ID #: 301415

Apply online at



Town of Bow Island
Water/Wastewater Operator I

Bow Island is a quiet town in the middle of a very diverse agricultural area. The town is surrounded by irrigated farming which encompasses a variety of different crops such as beans, potatoes, sugar beets, dill, spearmint, and a very progressive dry land farming economy.

Town of Bow Island
Water/Wastewater Operator II

This ‘Hands On’ position will be responsible for operation of the water treatment/distribution system and the wastewater collection/treatment. Visit to check out our community and our lifestyle.


  • Operation of the Water Treatment & Distribution System and the Wastewater Collection & Treatment System
  • Supervision of One Staff Member
  • On-Call Responsibilities with overtime required


  • Water and Sewer knowledge or the ability to Obtain the following Certification:  Level 2 Water Distribution, Level 2 Wastewater Collection, Level 1 Wastewater Treatment
  • Full understanding of Water and Sewer Systems
  • Competency with Microsoft Office and Excel considered an Asset
  • Must reside within 60 kilometers of the Town of Bow Island for On-Call duties

We Offer:

  • An Exciting Opportunity to work with a Progressive-Minded Employer
  • A Team-based, Supportive Environment
  • Fulfilling and Challenging position
  • Medical / Dental Benefits & Pension
  • Positive Working Environment
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Family-orientated, Safe Community with a Low Cost of Living

Please apply online at or email resume to

We thank all applicants for their interest, however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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