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City of Surrey, Water Operations Superintendent

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Utility Operations Planner

City of Calgary, Analytical Chemist




City of Surrey

Water Operations Superintendent (Regular Full-Time)

One of the fastest growing cities in Canada, City of Surrey is a globally recognized leader in building vibrant, sustainable communities through technology and innovation.  City of Surrey employees are talented innovators, inspired by meaningful work and the opportunity to drive our city - and their careers - forward. Recognized as a BC Top Employer and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, the City of Surrey has created a culture that reflects a desire to work collaboratively with its Council, employees, and all Surrey citizens.

Reporting to the Water Operations Manager, this is a skilled supervisory office and field work position responsible for ensuring that functions of the section are operated, maintained and managed to the maximum effect and efficiency with the least disruption or inconvenience to the public.

In this position, you will be required to:

  • Plan, coordinate, organize, direct, and evaluate the work of maintenance personnel engaged in the installation, maintenance, construction services and repair of the City’s water distribution system;
  • Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs;
  • Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels;
  • Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for assigned staff; assign work activities, projects, and programs; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems;
  • Evaluate assigned personnel; develop, implement, and monitor safety program relative to division field activities; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies;
  • Obtain and review bids for supplies and outside contractual services; monitor and approve equipment purchases; order supplies and initiate purchase orders; assist staff in developing specifications as necessary;
  • Serve as the liaison for the Water Distribution Section with other sections, departments, and outside agencies;
  • Serve as technical advisor and assist employees with resolving more difficult problems, work backlogs;
  • Ensure overall operation effectiveness while maintaining excellent customer service standards;
  • Recruitment, staff orientation, performance appraisals, labor relations issues, and developing work schedules;
  • Assist with management and control of various financial management responsibilities such as budget development and ongoing administration, preparing financial reports, formulating annual programs and budgets, signing and issuing work orders;
  • Assist with the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of confidential and long term planning affecting the Section programs and operations. You would determine the resources required, both internal and external to the division or department in an effort to fulfill approved programs and organize and mobilize these resources for the effective and efficient completion of such programs
  • Participate in stand-by duty on a rotation basis.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills;
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written;
  • Strategic planning and organizational abilities are essential; and
  • Strong knowledge of roads and drainage maintenance and operations.

To be considered for this role, you will have:

  • Completion of Grade 12 or GED supplemented by related technical courses;
  • A valid Level 3 EOCP Certification is considered an asset;
  • Considerable related experience in a supervisory capacity in a unionized environment;
  • A diploma in a related technological discipline is considered an asset;
  • Directly related and relevant experience to Water Distribution System. Municipal experience is considered a strong asset;
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered;
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and a safe driving record are required; and
  • The position requires completion of a Police Information Check.

Please apply online to
This job posting will close on May 8th, 2019.





Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Utility Operations Planner



Public Works Department
CUPE 1505



Position Type/ Hours:

This is a permanent full-time position working forty (40) hours per week within the Environment Services (Underground Services) Branch of the Public Works Department.  This position is within the CUPE 1505 Bargaining Unit. This position is located in the community of Fort McMurray, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s urban centre.

Position Description:

Under general supervision, provide short/long term planning of utility operations and contractors to ensure cost, quantity, and quality control for all sewer and water management programs, preventative maintenance, and asset management in accordance with municipal and provincial regulations.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate the various sewer and water operations, inspections, preventative maintenance, and asset management programs as assigned.
  • Establish and maintain long and short term plans for the various sewer and water functional programs.
  • Coordinate contracts and contractors for services for the operations and maintenance of the sewer and water facilities.
  • Prepare and present detailed reports pertinent to the sewer and water operations and maintenance.
  • Assist with the development and revisions of policies and procedures to maintain a safe workplace environment, ensuring compliance to occupational health and safety regulations in the municipal safety policy.
  • Administer the safety programs within the section and act as the section’s liaison on all safety programs.
  • Assists with preparation of the operating budget and assists with the tracking of cost information in relation to the budget.
  • Assist with financial plans and budgets and develop the divisional long and short term operational programs.
  • Daily/weekly/monthly schedule of work related to labour, equipment and materials.
  • Assist with divisional goals/objectives, Business and Strategic Plans.
  • Update mapping systems based on information from field.
  • Undertake standby service on a rotating basis as required and reside within the municipality during that time with ability to respond within one (1) hour.
  • Perform other related duties as required.



  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Technical diploma (Engineering, Technology, Construction, etc) from a recognized post secondary institution, or two (2) years directly related education in scheduling/planning.
  • Alberta Environment certification in Wastewater Collection Level II or Water Distribution Level II is required. Must obtain Level III certification within three (3) years of employment.
  • Five (5) years’ directly related work experience, including one (1) year in a leadership role.
  • Experience in water distribution or wastewater collection operations and maintenance, and experience using computer-aided design and/or project management software are assets.


You will possess the following:

  • Proven ability to read and interpret infrastructure blue prints, contracts, engineering plans, provincial legislation, environmental standards and specifications.
  • Proficiency with Windows operating systems, project management systems, and Microsoft Office.  
  • Excellent communication, leadership, interpersonal, planning, and problem solving skills are required.
  • Proven ability to prepare and present technical reports is required.
  • Proven ability to understand, interpret, and apply knowledge of occupational hazards, waste symbols, signs, and safety precautions.
  • Valid Alberta Class Five (5) Driver’s Licence and valid First Aid certification are required.
  • Ability to plan and organize, work schedules, projects and staff.


Pay Level:

PL 12

Salary Range:

$46.50 (Start Rate)                            
$54.71 (Permanent Rate)
*Permanent rate effective after twelve (12) months of employment.
**All CUPE job rates are currently under review and subject to change.


In addition to the rate of pay, we offer other attractive incentives:


-an extensive employer paid benefits plan
-an additional annual payment of $12,480 which represents a cost of living allowance 

Requisition Number:


Closing Date:

April 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM

Posting Type:

Internal & External(Posted: April 6, 2019)


To apply:  Please visit our website at
We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, only those individuals
selected for interviews will be contacted.
Late applications will not be accepted.



City of Calgary

Analytical Chemist

If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees operate the facilities, deliver the services and run the programs which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance and offer competitive wages, pension and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.  
 Water Quality Services is seeking a subject matter expert specialized in analytical chemistry in laboratory operation field for the water business. Under the direction of the Team Lead, Lab Operations – Laboratory Instrumentation.
Primary duties include: 
• Acts as a subject matter expert for the water business Water Treatment Plants/ Wastewater Treatment Plants on advanced analytical instrumentation analysis to internal and external business partners for the Water Quality Services; Provides technical support to improve analytical instrument performance Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC-MS), Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and lead root causes investigations and continuous improvement for trace and ultra-trace level of chemicals/contaminants analyses; Conducts scientific literature review to support analytical instrument selection and purchase, and performs initial analytical instrument installation, method development/ implementation to meet regulatory requirements; Reviews and approves laboratory results, and champions data quality continuous improvement and has detailed understanding of ISO17025 standard. 
• Coordinates and leads scientific studies/projects for the water business and handles other technical tasks as assigned. 
• Assists team lead with leadership, direction, training and supervision of laboratory staff from technical perspective, and perform relief duties in the absence of the Team Lead of Lab Instrumentation Group. 
 • A degree in Chemistry and a minimum of eight years of experience, or a graduate degree and minimum of five years of experience on advanced analytical instrumentation preferably in an accredited laboratory; A designation of Professional Chemist with the Association of Chemical Profession of Alberta (ACPA) is required on the first day of employment. 
• This position requires strong analytical skills using advanced analytical instruments for various water matrices with a high level of quality and efficiency; understanding of the ISO-17025, ISO-14001 and Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) regulations; Previous experience using computer applications such as Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is essential. 
• Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) is required. 
• A valid Class 5 Driver's License (or provincial equivalent) with no more than six demerits, no current suspensions or charges pending is also required; Knowledge of water and wastewater treatment plant processes will be considered as asset; Successful performance in this position requires a high standard of thoroughness, accuracy, and attention to detail; able to problem solve and make decisions while being flexible and organizationally sensitive. 
 Pre-employment Requirements 
• A security clearance will be conducted; 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
Position Type: 1 Permanent
Compensation: Pay Grade 13 $43.49 - 58.18 per hour (2017 rates)
Hours of work: Standard 35 hour work week
Audience: Internal/External   
Business Unit: Water Resources
Location: Various Locations
Days of Work: This position works a 5 day work week with 1 day off in a 3 week cycle.
Apply By: April 12, 2019
Job ID #: 301937

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