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Urban Systems

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Urban Systems
Environmental Consultant
Calgary, AB

About the Opportunity
Our growing Environmental practice is looking to add a talented and enthusiastic Environmental Consultant to join our team. In this role, you will benefit from the support of industry professionals while working on exciting and challenging projects throughout Alberta and the Prairies that make a meaningful difference in many communities, including local governments and Indigenous Communities.
Through our work, we strive to have a positive impact in the communities that we serve. To help support this, we are looking for someone who shares our values and is excited to provide a high level of service for our longstanding clients. Coupled with the diverse learning and project experience opportunities, do you see yourself excited to contribute to…
• Conducting desktop and field biophysical assessments, analyzing data and preparing comprehensive reports.
• Obtaining and managing regulatory approvals at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels for various projects.
• Leading wildlife surveys and habitat assessments to monitor, evaluate, and mitigate the impacts of projects on biodiversity, ensuring compliance with environmental regulations.
• Performing wetland classifications and permanence assessments to ensure compliance with environmental regulations.
• Conducting habitat assessments and restorations.
• Managing and organizing data collected for field work and regulatory processes to ensure accuracy and accessibility.
• Building strong relationships and providing support across our offices.

About You
Our ideal candidate will be a Biologist, Agrologist, or Forester with a professional designation with a minimum of 5 years of experience. In addition, the following attributes and skills would be considered a benefit to this role:
• You are a Qualified Aquatic Environmental Specialist (QAES).
• You have experience with the Alberta Wetland Policy and are or have the potential to pursue signing authority as a Qualified Wetland Science Practitioner (QWSP).
• You have experience working with aquatic and/or terrestrial wildlife.
• You have approvals experience working under the Alberta Public Lands Act, Water Act, and/or the Federal Impact Assessment Act.
• You have experience in construction impact assessment and mitigation planning.
• You are a team player, embrace the notion of integration, and thrive in a team-oriented environment.
• You are an effective communicator, both verbal and written, allowing you to successfully interact with team members and clients.


• You seek to build and contribute to continuously looking for ways to improve and innovate.
• You have a demonstrated desire for professional growth, both individually and within a team.

About Us
Urban Systems is an employee-owned interdisciplinary community consulting firm with deep Canadian roots. We are united in our mission to transform communities everywhere into vibrant places where people want to live today, tomorrow, and forever.
At Urban Systems, vibrant communities are everything—including our own work community. Since 1975, we have grown to more than 700 people with 18 offices across Canada. Every day, our purpose-driven team works closely with our clients and their communities to deliver impactful work. We are proud to work with diverse clients, including Indigenous communities, all levels of government, commercial and residential land developers, and the natural resource sector.
We care for our communities and for our people. It’s our differences that make us exciting, and our shared belief in Urban Systems that binds us together. We’re searching for the creative and passionate and the curious and courageous to join us in creating meaningful and generational change in communities.

Our Commitment to You
Are you looking for opportunities to participate in challenging projects and work with multiple stakeholders? Join a diverse and supportive group of professionals at Urban Systems and take part in impactful work building vibrant communities across Canada. Here’s what you can expect as a team member at Urban Systems:
• Competitive Compensation and Benefits. You’ll receive competitive compensation, extended health, dental, vision care coverage, and more. This position will have a salary range of $80,000.00 – $100,000.00 per year based on a 40-hour work week. The range is negotiable based on your skillset and experience.
• Paid Time Off. We encourage all team members to take time off to recharge and spend time with loved ones. Enjoy 3 weeks of paid vacation to start, in addition to statutory days off throughout the year.
• Learn and grow. Your professional growth & development is supported here. You are encouraged to take initiative and shape your career through coaching, in-house learning, technical courses, and more.
• Work with Interdisciplinary Teams. Amazing things happen when you mix creativity, curiosity, teamwork, and a strong desire to collaborate and innovate. You will be part of diverse, interdisciplinary teams to deliver important projects for our clients and their communities.

• Flexible Hours & Work Environment. You have a life outside of work. We offer flexibility in your work schedule and work environment to help you do your best work and meet your commitments.
• Saving for the Future. To help you achieve your long-term retirement goals, we offer a Long-Term Matching Program that matches your contributions to an RRSP or TFSA.
• Support through Transitions. You will be supported through life’s moments and
transitions, big or small, including generous top-up for parental leave.
• Create Lasting Community Impact. 98% of Urban Systems employees believe that the work we do is important. Join a team of like-minded leaders and work together to bring impactful community projects to life!

How to Apply
If this describes your background, skills, and attributes, please visit our website for more information and submit your resume and cover letter. If it doesn’t describe you exactly, but you feel you are well suited to this opportunity, we encourage you to apply.
Urban Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create an inclusive culture for all employees. Our clients come from all walks of life, and so do you. We believe that diversity and unity amongst our teams leads to building vibrant communities.
Deadline for applications: Monday, July 15, 2024, at 9:00 am MDT


July 16

Measurement Technologist, Meters

City of Calgary

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City of Calgary
Measurement Technologist, Meters

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, promote physical and psychological safety, 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.
The City is committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive and equitable workplace which is representative of the community we serve. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and reconciliation. Applications are encouraged from members of groups that are historically disadvantaged and underrepresented. Accommodations are available during the hiring process, upon request.

As a Measurement Technologist you have a technical role in supporting the increasing requirements of modern metering and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). You will provide the technical knowledge base for the section, covering; meter technologies (existing, new, and emerging) and the proper application for the various customer classes and applications, specification reviews and updates, construction specs, bylaw reviews, project, and program management (Meter Test facility, Effluent, complex customers, SCADA, etc.) and regulatory requirements. Primary duties include:
• Manage complex customer metering installations for large volume consumers and unique metering applications such as effluent, deduction and irrigation meters.
• Work directly with customers and their consultants to develop and approve solutions.
• Maintains records and monitors compliance.
• Lead the team as a Subject Matter Expert for all metering inquiries.
• Provide the technical knowledge base for the section.
• Keep abreast of new and emerging technologies and practices and explore how they can be applied within the City.
• Research manufacturers and suppliers and conduct product assessments and approvals to determine how new products might be applicable for the various customer classes and applications within the City.
• Monitor continuously and update program guidelines to keep pace with changes in technology and section policies.
• Maintain construction specifications, drawings, and bylaws to ensure they are up-to-date and reflect current technology and practices.
• Identify and manage projects related to sustainment and continuous improvement of the Meter section.

• A completed 2 year technical diploma in Instrumentation Engineering Technology or Electrical Engineering Technology (preference given to Instrumentation).
• A least 5 years of experience in above or related to the municipal utility sector.
• Applied Science Technologist (AScT) or Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) designation is required.
• Experience leading and directing others is required.
• Experience and/or certification in a recognized quality assurance program is considered an asset.
• Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is considered an asset.
• Experience with provincial or federal metering regulatory bodies is considered an asset.
• Success in this position requires excellent oral and written communication skills.
Working conditions: Office environment with occasional site visits with requiring PPE.

Pre-employment Requirements
• A security clearance will be conducted.
• Applicants will be tested for appropriate skills.
• Must obtain a City of Calgary operator’s permit.
• Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

Union: CUPE Local 38 Position Type: 1 Permanent
Compensation: Pay Grade 11 $42.09 – 56.27 per hour Hours of work: Standard 35 hour work week Audience: Internal/External

Business Unit: Water Services Location: 625 25 Avenue SE
Days of Work: This position works a 5 day work week with 1 day off in a 3 week cycle.
Apply By: July 15, 2024 Job ID #: 310109

Apply online at www.calgary.ca/careers


July 15

Instrumentation Electronics Technician

City of Guelph

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City of Guelph
Instrumentation Electronics Technician

Why Guelph?
When you join the City of Guelph, you join a team of over 2000 employees who deliver services the community relies on every day. Together, we are bringing to life Guelph’s vision of an inclusive, connected, and prosperous city where we look after each other and our environment. As a single tier municipality, we offer a variety of occupations and career specialities within our organization. Guided by the goals and objectives of the Future Guelph: Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision for an inclusive, connected, prosperous city.

What we offer
We offer competitive wages and comprehensive benefits to meet the needs of our diverse employees. Many of our positions offer:

• Paid vacation days, increasing with years of service
• Paid personal days;
• Defined benefit pension plan with OMERS, including 100-per-cent employer matching;
• Extended health and dental benefits, including Health Care Spending Account;
• Employee and Family Assistance Program;
• Parental leave top up program;
• Learning and development opportunities including tuition assistance
• Employee recognition programs.

Position overview
Resumes are being accepted for the position of Instrumentation Electronics Technician in the Wastewater Services Division. Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the successful candidate will use their background to perform repairs, maintenance and calibrations at the Water Resource Recovery Centre and Sewage Pumping Stations. 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.
Key duties and responsibilities
• Maintain and when necessary, operate wastewater facilities electrical systems and related equipment.
• Plan, schedule, communicate and implement work activities for electrical systems and associated maintenance programs.
• Participates in wastewater treatment monitoring and testing programs.
• Monitors equipment performance by monitoring flow, pressure levels, amperage,

vibration, temperature, equipment-operating times and other process variables. Ensures instrumentation equipment remains calibrated and in good working order according to scheduled timelines and compliance requirements.
• Review & Record Operator log entries and data both written and computer entries
• Install, repair, and maintain emergency generators and switchgears, un-interruptible power supply and conditioners, motor starter and controllers, and variable speed drives.
• Installs and programs Variable Frequency Drive applications, able to wire and troubleshoot Programmable Logic controllers and other microprocessor based controllers including Remote Telemetry Units (RTU) and telemetry for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA).
• Analyses by troubleshooting all types of process instruments and related equipment making recommendations on a course of action for the repair or replacement of equipment.
• Water Resource Recovery Center Pumping Stations and associated assets in accordance with national codes and standards.
• Assists in establishing goals and performance standards for work activities, including ensuring all work complies with Safety Standards and all applicable codes and acts as Maintenance Lead Hand when required.
• Assist with preparing and updating standard operating procedures when needed.
• Determines appropriate equipment and materials to complete work according to specifications, verbal instructions, or established standard operating procedures (SOP) and Operation and Maintenance Manuals (O&M).
• Interprets and uses engineering drawings, blueprints, schematics, and other applicable specifications in the installation and maintenance of electrical, lighting, and electronic systems.
• Inspects, monitors, and verifies electrical work performed by contractors and vendors and instructs others on the use of equipment to ensure it conforms to City standards and industry best practices.
• Supports Operational/Capital projects with recommendations, reviews of drawings, equipment specs, installation methods, and system functions.
• Participates in the pre-design, design and implementation stages of Capital Works Projects, and works with consultants and contractors during the construction and commissioning stages to ensure quality workmanship and materials are utilized
• Understanding of Wastewater regulations and requirements including but not limited to Guelph Wastewater ECAs, Ontario Water Resources Act, Canada Fisheries Act and standard operating procedures.
• Operates a variety of hand power tools, electrical and electronic testing, metering, and measuring devices and equipment.
• Maintains a good working relationship with all colleagues, customers and contractors through collaboration, communication and application of conflict resolution skills.
• Utilizes a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to record all work performed, resource tracking, source equipment parts, equipment history, as well as modify and update work status.
• Assist Maintenance team with maintenance tasks as needed and appropriate.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and requirements
• Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through a Grade 12 Diploma and 5 years’ experience with instrumentation as an electrician in a water/wastewater or

industrial environment. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
• An Industrial Electrician (442A) or Construction and Maintenance Electrician (309A) Electrical License. Must Have a Valid Instrumentation Electronics Technician (447A).
• Must be in possession of a Wastewater Treatment OIT Certificate or obtain same within 6 months of hire.
• 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.
• Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office (Word & Excel).
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment.
• Ability to record and keep accurate records.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, contractors, stakeholders and the general public.
• Ability to understand equipment manufacturers’ schematic drawings to check equipment
installation and repairs.
• Ability to analyse and troubleshoot problems effectively in a process environment, including the use of thermal imaging cameras.
• Knowledge of gas sensors, analysers and their calibration.
• Ability to set priorities.
• Experience with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA) and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems is an asset.
• Ability to work in physically demanding conditions including regularly lifting objects up to 25kg, climbing ladders, working on elevated platforms, entering pits, and working in confined spaces.
• A good understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other applicable legislation and specifications.
• Experienced working in a wastewater treatment facility and knowledge of MOECC regulations would be an asset.
• The successful completion of the Class I Wastewater Treatment exam with the ability to obtain the Class 1 Wastewater Treatment License within 48 months of the start date.
• Knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, building HVAC systems would be an asset.
Hours of work
Any five (5) consecutive (8) hour shifts, Monday to Friday between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On call is a requirement of this position.
CUPE 241 Grade 9: $38.74 per hour
How to apply
Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, July 7, 2024. 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.

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

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace where employees feel welcome, valued and engaged. Our employment policies strictly prohibit all forms of discrimination on any of the grounds in relevant laws. All employment practices are solely based on individual merit, qualifications, and organization’s needs at the time. In keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, we are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals in our job application procedures. If you need an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, you may 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.


July 8yth

Manager, Engineering & Planning (Water & Wastewater)

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

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Region of Waterloo

Manager, Engineering & Planning (Water & Wastewater)

Job Req ID: 1120
Department: Engineering and Environmental Services

Manager, Engineering & Planning (Water & Wastewater)
Job Number: 1120
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: 150 Frederick St – Regional Admin Headquarters
Job Category: Engineering
Number of Positions: 1
Department: Eng and Planning (WAS)
Division: Engineering and Environmental Services
Hours of Work: 35
Union: Management/Management Support
Grade: Management/Management Support Grade 09
Salary Range: $118,755.00 – $148,439.20

Our Story:
Committed to fostering opportunities for current and future generations, the Region of Waterloo is an inclusive, thriving and sustainable region of connected rural and urban communities with global reach. Our mission is to serve, engage and inspire, by delivering quality services to a diverse population of 630,000+, while creating a healthy, collaborative environment of learning, respect and innovation.
This is a place where employees are valued and recognized for their talents and contributions to our success. Our employees take pride in making a difference in people’s lives through the work that we do. We are looking for people like you to help make it happen.
The Role
Manages engineering, planning, and infrastructure renewal activities for the Division. Conducts and manages feasibility studies, Class Environmental Assessments, Master Plans, and pre-designs, detailed designs, and construction projects. Advises the Director on divisional matters and provides advisory services to adjacent teams during operational emergencies.
• Supervises Engineers. Indirectly supervises additional staff and students. Administers contracts with consultants and contractors (e.g., studies, water quality monitoring, infrastructure renewal projects). Oversees a team that monitors retail water distribution system performance and troubleshoots inflow and infiltration.
• Manages engineering and planning activities for infrastructure renewal projects. Manages the team’s goals and objectives. Analyzes and defines new projects. Manages and resolves related issues, evaluation and performance indicators, databases, and identifies alternative work plans.
• Leads complex projects, liaising with area municipalities, agencies, Ministries, conservation authorities, consultants, and academia.
• Manages feasibility studies, pre-design and pilot projects, and detailed design and construction. Prepares reports on short and long-term strategy and planning for water supply and wastewater.
• Engages in servicing and feasibility studies for high profile economic development projects, and prepares presentations and advises on innovative methods to supply water.
• Develops terms of reference for major studies and projects. Participates on project teams to manage implementation of feasibility studies for pre-design, design, and construction projects.

• Collaborates with legal and property teams on land/property-based projects, agreements, and policies.
• Manages processes for committing water and wastewater services to new subdivisions and developments.
• Analyzes existing standards and policies and recommends revisions to increase efficiency and performance.
• In collaboration with adjacent Water and Wastewater teams, manages in-house work and studies to resolve water supply and operational problems, and provide expertise and input on special water supply processes and wastewater treatment.
• Works closely with Planning Division staff on growth-related projections as it relates to water and wastewater long-term service abilities.
• Manages construction contracts for water and wastewater infrastructure renewal projects. Authorizes payments to consultants, area municipalities, and agencies for work performed.
• Oversees divisional research project selection and funding and facilitates research proposal reviews with divisional managers. Liaises with academic institutions and agencies to advise and guide outcomes, and on supplying and interpreting data.
• Leads a team to develop and administer the climate adaptation program for the Division, and coordinates and updates adjacent Divisions as needed.
• Exchanges information and discusses issues with area municipalities, provincial and local agencies (e.g., Ministries, Ontario Clean Water Agency, conservation authority), private and public sector companies. Has contact with the public through open houses and formal public meetings.
• Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Knowledge and skill in environmental and municipal engineering is normally acquired through a bachelor’s degree in engineering (e.g., civil), plus progressively responsible related experience in water and wastewater-related areas.
• Must be registered as a professional engineer with the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
• Knowledge of and ability to comply with policies, procedures, collective agreements, and legislation (e.g., environment, natural resources, water protection, health and safety).
• Negotiation, analytical, problem-solving, and continuous improvement skills to plan and develop objectives and goals, including administrative, technical, operational, and financial components; prepare and administer budgets; and lead program and process changes to support effective, efficient operations.
• Leadership skills to manage, develop, train, motivate, and support staff
• Human relations and communication skills to prepare, facilitate, and conduct presentations and open houses to council, committees, staff, agencies, interest groups, and the public; and participate as an effective team member.
• Ability to write detailed reports and presentations for committees, regional and area municipal councils, staff, the media, and the public.
• Computer skills with ability to use software such as Microsoft Office suite, databases, management information systems, project management software, e-scribe, and computer modelling.
• Ability to travel within Waterloo Region.
• Ability to adjust schedule for public open houses and information sessions.
• Ability to support and demonstrate the Region’s values.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. At the Region, we respect, encourage and celebrate our

diversity. The Region of Waterloo is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.
Alternate formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact the Service First Contact Centre at phone number (519) 575-4400, TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.
Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those candidates selected for an interview with be contacted through email. Please check your spam or junk folder occasionally as some candidates have noticed our emails in those folders (Gmail and Hotmail in particular).



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