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Lead Hand, Wastewater Treatment

City of Guelph

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City of Guelph

Lead Hand, Wastewater Treatment

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

Resumes are being accepted for the position of Lead Hand, Wastewater Treatment in the Wastewater Division within the Environmental Services Department. Reporting to the Supervisor, Wastewater Treatment the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the coordination of the daily process requirements with a focus on compliance, quality customer service and continuous improvement processes. You will demonstrate excellent leadership and organizational skills with an emphasis on compliance with the Guelph Wastewater Treatment Plant Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) as well as the Bio solids land application program requirements. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.

• Support the Wastewater Treatment Team in facility wide optimization and implementation of facility best practices.

• Support the Wastewater Treatment Team in facility wide optimization and implementation of facility best practices

.• Assist in the communication of the division’s direction to ensure continuity throughout the workplace.

• Provide leadership for the Treatment Team and program direction, innovation, value, service and coordination• Ensure that Treatment team tasks are assigned and completed.

• Plan, schedule, delegate, monitor, quality control and evaluate the work of the Wastewater Treatment team and related contractors

.• Create work plans (weekly or as needed) and assign team members to complete the work

.• Liaise with peers to assist in developing, coordinating and scheduling work plans and shut-downs

.• Ensure that work plans are followed and any issues are communicated in a timely manner.

• Plan, monitor and participate in treatment operation and maintenance programs, process control, housekeeping, preventative and corrective maintenance, including monitoring through SCADA and e.RIS as well as contractor oversight• Assist in monitoring compliance with established customer service and regulatory standards; including the preparation of weekly process summaries and statistical reports.

 • Assist the Supervisor in timekeeping and scheduling of Operations team members.

• Assist the Supervisor with data gathering and compliance reporting such as monthly, quarterly and annual reports.• Assist the Supervisor and team members to ensure all Treatment processes stay within established parameters wherever possible.• Liaise with Supervisor and/or Manager to report progress and variances, incidents and equipment matters, resolve issues, and refine planning.

• Ensure Treatment Operators complete all required sampling and assist the Supervisor in updating the sampling and on-call schedules as appropriate.

• Assist the Supervisor with the purchase of goods and services necessary to maintain uninterrupted operation and execution of work plans in accordance with the Purchasing Bylaw.                     • Provide support to wastewater treatment operators as required.

• Provide technical direction and assistance in training and developing Wastewater Treatment team members and on-boarding new Treatment Operators.

• Responsible for day-to-day administration and support any development of the computerized record keeping system.• Creates and assigns Work Requests and Work Orders, ensures Treatment team members complete work orders they are assigned within CMMS.

• Responsible for the health and safety of staff in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and applicable regulations.

 • Ensure that all tools, equipment, and materials are safe to use, and that appropriate standard operating procedures are in place, and that staff and contractors are properly trained in their use

.• Provide input for the preparation of annual operation and capital budgets.

• Review and provide comment on proposed site plans, capital project design drawings, bypass plans as submitted by internal or external parties

• Maintain accurate and thorough records as per O.Reg 129/04, policies, procedures and corporate standards; including log book entries, financial transactions, inventories, employee relations, health and safety, inspections and incidents, as well as weekly, monthly and  annual operational and maintenance plans and schedules

• Represent the department in a professional manner with internal and external contacts.

• Carry out all necessary maintenance and adjustments while keeping the equipment in a safe, clean and tidy condition, ensure defects reporting and, if necessary, undertake small repairs in a prescribed manner and ensure timely documentation to trigger required repairs• Proficient time management and record keeping skills and flexibility in adjusting between a variety of duties

• Assist with public relations and communication by facilitating tours. • Comply with all applicable Federal, Provincial and City regulations, policies and procedures, including the Occupational Health and Safety act.

• Assist in the development of Standard Operating Procedures and Job Safety Analyses.

• Initiates the acquisition of adequate resources so to support operations staff responsibilities.

• Support in the coordination of customer requests for facility tours, sample and data requests. • Perform other related duties as assigned.


• Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through a post-secondary degree or diploma in Environmental Science or related discipline, and 4-5 years’ experience in Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations operating both liquids and solids, preferably in a municipal environment. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

• Must possess a MECP Class IV Wastewater Treatment Facility License or obtain same within 12 months of commencement in the position

.• Experience providing work direction, effective leadership, support and training to staff.

• Experience using Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition computer system and data management programs.• 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 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.

• Able to perform the physical requirements of the position (e.g. lifting, climbing, walking, shovelling etc.) and be able to work in confined spaces.

• Knowledge and understanding of Wastewater Treatment System operation and maintenance.• Knowledge of the Wastewater Treatment Facility MECP Environmental Compliance Approval and Non Agricultural Source Material.• Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other applicable legislation and specifications.

• Excellent communication skills.

 • Ability to deal effectively with people and mediate conflict between staff.• Ability to work in a team environment and on your own with minimum supervision.

• Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point).

$35.96 per hour
How to apply
Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, July 19, 2020. 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.

Project Manager – Water/Wastewater Planning

City of Hamilton

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City of Hamilton

Project Manager – Water/Wastewater Planning

Temporary, full-time opportunity (up to 24 months) with Hamilton Water in Hamilton, ON

Are you a Professional Engineer, Certified Engineering Technologist or similarly qualified professional with a
thorough understanding of municipal wastewater services planning? Do you have a reputation as a
champion of best practices in project management with a focus on continuous improvement? If such is the case, the City of Hamilton welcomes your experience and expertise.

As a Project Manager on our Water/Wastewater Planning team, you’ll lead projects related to wastewater
infrastructure planning, with a focus on identifying infrastructure improvements required to address
existing system deficiencies, in order to improve system operations and/or accommodate future growth.

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 communicating with City officials regarding their
projects, which will entail preparing project-related Council Reports, presentations and/or status reports.

Your ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, planning reports and other technical documents
will come in handy in this key role, as you’ll be expected to provide analyses on wastewater system
capacity either by creating computer spreadsheets or by using the City’s hydraulic computer model(s). In
all your activities, you’ll ensure adherence to the City’s project management and procurement policies
and procedures, and to industry standard project management principles and best practices.

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 resultsoriented,
    predominantly unionized environment, and to lead, 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
  • Working knowledge of computer software applications / urban drainage and hydraulic modelling
    tools related to wastewater planning and engineering such as DHI MIKE URBAN, and
    InfoWorks ICM, as well as Microsoft Office, and GIS.

This CUPE Local 1041 temporary, full-time position offers a wage range of $50.281 to $55.868 per hour
(based on a 35-hour work week schedule).

About the City of Hamilton
Contribute to the City of Hamilton, one of Canada’s largest cities – home to a diverse and strong
economy, an active and inclusive community, a robust cultural and dining scene, hundreds of kilometres
of hiking trails and natural beauty just minutes from the downtown core, and so much more. Join our
diverse team of talented and ambitious staff who embody our values of sensational service, courageous
change, steadfast integrity, collective ownership and being engaged, empowered employees. Help us
#BeTheReason the entire country is talking about Hamilton, and achieve our vision of being the best
place to raise a child and age successfully.


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 www.hamilton.ca/careers for details on this Project Manager –
Water/Wastewater Planning position, JOB ID #16345, and to apply online, by Wednesday, June
17, 2020.
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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