Director of Water/Wastewater Services, Sudbury

EO17-470: The City of Greater Sudbury requires a

Director of Water/Wastewater Services. Reporting Location: Frobisher

Permanent Position (Succession Planning). Start Date to Follow Selection Process

The Water/Wastewater Services Division, Growth and Infrastructure Department of the City of Greater Sudbury, requires a Director of Water/Wastewater Services . The successful candidate must possess the qualifications and perform the duties, as set out below. The current range of pay for this position is $4,461.80 to $5,254.20 bi-weekly (subject to review).












May require the use of a personal or CGS vehicle on CGS business. Must be physically capable of operating a vehicle safely, possess a valid driver’s licence, have an acceptable driving record, and personal insurance coverage.

Main Function: The position is responsible to the General Manager of Growth and Infrastructure for the complete leadership, management, direction and operation of the Water/Wastewater Services Division, in support of quality customer service outcomes and the Business Plan for the Division. Act as Risk Management Official (ROMO) in relation to the implementation of the Greater Sudbury Drinking Water Source Protection Plan.

Duties: Under the General Direction of the General Manager of Growth and Infrastructure

  1. Responsible for the preparation and execution of Business Plans covering all mandated services of the Water/Wastewater Services Division, in concert with the budgeting process. The Plan will detail service goals, expected service/performance outputs, resource inputs required to achieve these outputs, and the performance measures used to assess the Division’s performance against the goals.
  2. Lead and direct the five (5) major sections of the Division, including Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment, Stormwater Treatment, Staff Engineering and Compliance Sections.
  3. Act as CGS Risk Management Official (RMO) and implement the Greater Sudbury Drinking Water Source Protection Plan.
  4. Administer and negotiate Risk Management Plans (RMPs), Interim RMPs, and evaluate risk assessments to ensure that an activity does not pose a significant threat to municipal drinking water sources.
  5. Issue orders and notices, and cause ‘work to be done’ to mitigate significant threats to municipal drinking water sources by internal and external parties.
  6. Represent CGS at the Environmental Review Tribunal as directed.
  7. Initiate engineering studies to ensure all treatment systems operate at optimal levels and utilize best available technology/practices for plant performance monitoring, energy efficiency, data collection and analysis.
  8. Provide direction and overall co-ordination of activities within the Water/Wastewater Services Division.
    • Manage all Divisional operations and preventative maintenance contracts, including coordination with other CGS services as required;
    • Manage the preparation of tender documents, tender, and approve the award of operational and preventative maintenance service and construction contracts;
    • Manage professional engineering, architects and contractors relating to Divisional matters;
    • Collaborate with other Growth and Infrastructure Divisions on the development or modification of CGS Standards and Policies, ensure all CGS Divisional standards and policies are current and timely. Initiate and recommend appropriate changes, deletions and new standards as necessary;
    • Research and investigate new methods and procedures and equipment related to all Divisional functions;
    • Ensure the execution of all Divisional programs;
    • Ensure the safe and efficient operation of all Divisional programs.
  9. Develop and implement the annual operating and capital budgets, and translate the budget and annual Business Plan into Divisional programs. Allocate work programs to section heads.
  10. Manage the financial, human and Information Technology, Information Systems, Safety and Training resources of the Division in alignment with the department’s and CGS’s vision and values, and in accordance with the annual Business Plan.
  11. Represent CGS and provide liaison with internal and external stakeholders, including special purpose bodies engaged in/interested in Water/Wastewater/Stormwater Treatment, in support of the Business Plan.
  12. Act as technical support for the Growth and Infrastructure Department with local developers, engineers, architects and contractors on all projects regarding Water/Wastewater/Stormwater Treatment operational requirements.
  13. Act as media representative on divisional matters.
  14. Prepare reports and make presentations for Council, SMT, the Source Protection Authority (SPA) and public meetings.
  15. Act as an advisor to the General Manager of Growth and Infrastructure on matters of policy, program development, construction and operations of programs related to Water/Wastewater Services.
  16. Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of CGS’s Safety Manual and the applicable Provincial Legislation listed therein.
  17. Perform other related duties as required.

Leadership Competencies:

Strategic Implementation (III)


Competency Definition


Level Definition

Shaping the Future

Business Acumen

Understand the business implications of opportunities and decisions, and implement successful business strategies to improve organizational performance.


Applies broader business metrics

Judgment and Decision Making

Make sound decisions involving varied levels of complexity, ambiguity and risk.


Formulates a “big picture” understanding of the near-term impact of decisions

Strategic Orientation

Understand the business implications of decisions on one’s role, and link daily work to the organization’s strategy.


Understands external impact on internal strategy

Delivering Business Results


Work and communicate collaboratively within City of Greater Sudbury to create alignment within and across teams and groups.


Enables organizational collaboration

Customer/Citizen Focus

The desire to work closely with internal and external customers to meet and exceed their expectations.


Uses a long-term perspective; acts as a trusted advisor

Driving for Results

The personal drive to achieve results, and focus one’s attention on accomplishing key objectives and positive outcomes for oneself, one’s team and the business.


Makes cost-benefit analyses

Impact & Influence

Persuade, convince, influence or gain the commitment of others to get them to accept a point of view, adopt a specific direction, commit to an idea, or take a course of action.


Uses customized influence strategies

Organizational Awareness

Learn and understand the key relationships, diverse interest groups and power bases within one’s own and other organizations.


Understands organizational politics

Aligning People & Teams

Developing Others

The genuine intent to foster the long-term learning or development of others by recognizing and supporting their developmental interests and needs, and encouraging opportunities for learning.


Provides in-depth coaching, mentoring or training

Holding Self & Others Accountable

Hold others accountable to execute to high standards of excellence and hold themselves accountable to the same or higher standard.


Acts to address performance issues


Inspire others to work toward common goals by engaging and empowering them, and providing clarity and direction.


Acts as a credible leader

Enhancing Personal Effectiveness

Managerial Courage/Integrity

Acting with integrity, ensuring one’s actions are consistent with City of Greater Sudbury’s values and expectations.


Applies strong personal moral compass to strategic decisions and actions

Qualified candidates should submit their résumé in confidence by Thursday, October 26th, 2017 at 4:30 PM to: Citizen Service Centre, The City of Greater Sudbury, PO Box 5000, Station A, 200 Brady Street, Sudbury, Ontario, P3A 5P3, Facsimile number: 705-673-7219 or by e-mail to: hrjobs@greatersudbury.ca  Any application received after this deadline will not be considered. Please reference the Employment Opportunity number (EO17-470) on your resume.

The City of Greater Sudbury is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment, and welcomes submissions from all qualified applicants.

Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of determining suitability for this competition only in accordance with The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 

All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted, and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, you must advise the Hiring Manager.