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Senior Project Manager – Water & Wastewater Planning, City of Hamilton

Leader, Meters and Cross Connection Control, City of Calgary

Water Resources Engineer, Kamloops, BC



Senior Project Manager – Water & Wastewater Planning

City of Hamilton

Permanent, full-time leadership opportunity with Hamilton Water in Hamilton, ON
If you’re a Professional Engineer, Certified Engineering Technologist or similarly qualified professional with related municipal experience, here’s your chance to make your mark as a Senior Project Manager, Water/Wastewater Planning on the City of Hamilton's water and wastewater infrastructure.
Reporting to the Manager of Water and Wastewater Systems, and providing leadership to staff within a Business Unit, you will facilitate a team environment focused on providing expertise on the operation and optimization of existing systems support, long-range planning/system design and engineering necessary for the City’s wastewater linear systems, plants and outstations (Sanitary and Combined sewer systems).

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

  • Extensive 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 and progressive work experience.
  • Membership with Professional Engineers Ontario or the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists, preferred.
  • Extensive demonstrated knowledge in the areas of municipal water and wastewater infrastructure planning/systems design, and engineering, including knowledge of conveyance, plant processes, outstation design, linear system and process hydraulics for water/wastewater distribution, collection and management.
  • Highly effective leadership, facilitation, communication, presentation, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Leadership experience, including guiding and developing staff, and performance management of staff when required.
  • Extensive project management experience in a water/wastewater environment, including the application of project management tools and best practices as endorsed by the Project Management Institute (PMI) or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of dynamic computer hydraulic modelling and associated software, including model development, calibration, operations and governance.
  • Experience in investigating, recommending and documenting new/updated policy/procedures for improving the section’s technical performance, following Quality Management System (QMS) theory/environments.
  • Highly developed ability to articulate a vision and to lead and inspire others, and experience in designing and delivering customer-focused programs and services.

This permanent, full-time position offers a wage range of $53.078 to $62.080 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 Senior Project Manager position, JOB ID #14331 and to apply online, by Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Previous applicants need not re-apply.
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.




Leader, Meters and Cross Connection Control

City of Calgary

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 Leader of Meters and Cross Connection Control, you will fill a critical role within the Water utility that is responsible for developing a long-term meter strategy as well as running day to day operations. Your passion and commitment for building strong and trusted relationships with stakeholders will enable you to support and influence a transformational cultural shift in how we approach and integrate a long-term billing strategy. Your leadership style is collaborative and strategic and you will work with other Leaders within the utility to create and sustain a strong customer focus that enables the achievement of a safe and efficient service for the Utility.
Your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading a team of Management Exempt supervisors and unionized staff and providing coaching, performance management, change leadership and line of sight to organizational priorities.
  • Providing strategic oversight of day to day operations of the Meters/Cross Connection Control areas.
  • Providing short and long term strategic business development and action planning on behalf of the section, including financial planning, and contributing to the Divisional Annual Plan.
  • Building strong collaborative working relationships with internal stakeholders, community stakeholder groups and external partners.
  • Developing, implementing, monitoring and reporting on business process changes, performance metrics, benchmarking systems and quality control measures that support business optimization and service improvements.
  • Supporting and modelling a culture of safety within the division and ensuring that safe working practices are implemented, adhered to and measured.


  • A university degree in a related field such as business administration, finance or accounting with a minimum of 8 years’ experience working in a meter department that includes technology, billing, long term meter strategy and quality control OR a related 2 year diploma with a minimum of 10 years’ experience as described above and at least 2 years in a leadership or management role.
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Success requires strong abilities in: change leadership, strategic and analytical thinking, communication, decision making, political acumen, planning and organizing, building and sustaining strong relationships.

Pre-employment Requirements            

  • Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

Your cover letter should clearly describe your leadership and long-term meter strategy experience.

Union: Exempt
Business Unit: Water Services
Position Type: Permanent
Location: 625 - 25 Avenue S.E.
Compensation: Level F $88,307 - 135,252 per annum
Days of Work: This position works a 5 day
work week with one day off in a 3 week cycle.
Hours of work: Standard 35 hour work week
Audience: Internal/External
Apply By: January 25, 2019
Job ID #: 301588

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Water Resources Engineer
Kamloops, BC


About the Opportunity

Water resources engineering is an integral part of our practice at Urban Systems, and we are looking for an experienced Water Resource Engineer to join our Kamloops team. In this role, you will benefit from the support of industry professionals while working on exciting and challenging water resource projects that make a visible difference in many communities. Assisting in the planning, design, and construction phases of projects, you will be given as much freedom and responsibilities as you demonstrate you are able to handle. In addition to the learning and project experience you will receive, you can expect to be responsible for the following: 

  • Developing your water resource engineering skills and your understanding of best practices in a practical, real world setting.
  • Applying practical knowledge related to water resource, stormwater and drainage design and providing workable solutions to engineering problems on small scale and large multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Preparing technical reports, plans, studies, proposals, and oral presentations.
  • Preparing construction plan drawings, construction details, specifications, cost estimates and contract documents.
  • Carrying out hydrologic and hydraulic modelling and the design of municipal and highway drainage systems, including ditches, culverts, pipe systems, inlets, spillways, and detention ponds.
  • Understanding applicable regulatory requirements related to, for example, works in and about water, fish passage, and water licensing.
  • Acting as our clients’ representative during construction of works to gather information, conduct inspections, and ensure that designs are built to specifications.
  • Proactively and professionally communicating with co-workers, clients, contractors, regulators, and the general public.
  • Demonstrating a commitment to learning through the ongoing achievement of personal and professional goals.
  • Undertaking work in a way that satisfies our Organizational Quality Management requirements.


About You

The right candidate for this opportunity will be a graduate with a civil engineering degree and a keen interest in all aspects of water resources, stormwater and drainage engineering. In addition, the following attributes would be considered a great benefit to this role.

  • You have 5 to 10 years of progressive experience with an emphasis on drainage and water resources engineering and are either already registered with EGBC or are immediately eligible.
  • You have a keen interest in pursuing a career in water resources engineering and working with all levels of government on surface water projects primarily in British Columbia.
  • You have experience with hydrologic and hydraulic modelling tools, such as PCSWMM and HEC-RAS.
  • You can manage multiple objectives at the same time and thrive in a self-directed work environment.
  • You take initiative, are a problem solver, and continually deliver consistent, high quality work.
  • You are well suited to working in a consulting environment with instincts for listening to and working collaboratively with other people of varying backgrounds and perspectives, providing practical solutions to problems, and working hard to deliver value to our clients.
  • You are willing and able to travel to project sites throughout Western Canada.


About Us

Recognized as one of Canada’s top employers, Urban Systems is an employee-owned inter-disciplinary consulting firm based in Western Canada.  In business since 1975, we have four decades of experience working with a variety of clients including all levels of government, Indigenous communities, commercial and residential land developers, and the natural resource sector. Our team of over 400 people, across multiple branch offices, is committed to helping build vibrant communities of all sizes.

About Our Commitment to You

At Urban Systems, we make significant investments in our people, which is why we take great care to hire those who we believe will thrive in Urban Systems over the long term. We’ve become recognized as a workplace of choice by nurturing a unique corporate culture that sets us apart and provides:

  • Challenging and interesting project opportunities;
  • A fun workplace, where hard work accomplishes great things;
  • The opportunity to work with industry leading professionals in a collaborative environment;
  • Ongoing career development and learning; and
  • Meaningful rewards and recognition.


How to Apply

If this describes your background, your skills and your natural talents, please check out our website for more information and submit your resume and covering letter along with a completed Candidate Questionnaire (available for download on our site).

Deadline for applications: January 18, 2019.





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