Manager, Operations Asset Management & Maintenance

DEPARTMENT: Environmental Services Department

BRANCH:Operations, Maintenance and Monitoring Branch

Salary: $117,209 to $137,867 annually

LOCATION: 145 Harry Walker Parkway, Newmarket  

STATUS: Permanent Full-Time 



START DATE: Immediate

This is a Replacement , Non-Union position



Reporting to the Director, Operations, Maintenance and Monitoring, is responsible for managing and coordinating mechanical, electrical and instrumentation functions and activities; managing operating budgets; work management strategies and initiatives development and implementation; leveraging data and technology to enable informed decision making and operational awareness; materials management program implementation and maintenance support program management for the Water and Wastewater Operations Business Unit (WWOBU); developing and maintaining policies, procedures and processes to ensure quality standards and legislative requirements are met; overseeing/coordinating staff training initiatives; determining work priorities and assignments, ensuring that facilities have appropriate staff and that services provided meet legislated and Regional standards.



  • Participates in the development of annual business plans and strategic planning activities, formulating/executing initiatives for service improvement and coordinates operating programs and budgets for the WWOBU.
  • Initiates the development of capital improvement projects for the work groups under their responsibility within the WWOBU.
  • Manages, advances and coordinates the centralized mechanical, electrical and instrumentation operations for the Branch
  • Manages inspection activities on equipment in water and wastewater facilities and prepares inspection reports on the condition of the assets. 
  • Develops and executes the maintenance strategy, programs and services, within Computerized Work Management System (CWMS) (e.g. MAXIMO). 
  • Reviews and provides recommendations for Regional water and wastewater design projects.
  • Supervises staff, including recruitment, selection, hiring, scheduling, assigning work, determining training and development needs, coaching, and mentoring, conducting performance appraisals and determining/recommending disciplinary action up to and including dismissal in accordance with collective agreements, Regional policies and practices.
  • Liaises with and proactively develops relationships with stakeholders including government/non-governmental agencies to facilitate the delivery of services and to resolve environmental issues.
  • Leverages technology and operational data to make informed maintenance and asset management decisions and program related improvements. 
  • Keeps abreast of new/emerging technologies (attends trade shows/conferences, obtains membership in key organizations) for water and wastewater operations and maintenance practices, as approved. 
  • Performs standby duties to align with the key component of the Ministry of Environment Drinking Water Quality Management Standard, as required.



  • Successful completion of a three-year Community College Technologist Diploma in Engineering or a recognized licensed trade in electrical or mechanical field or approved equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Must successfully obtain Operator-in-Training certificates in Water and in Wastewater Treatment, Wastewater Collection and Water Distribution and Supply within six months of commencement.
  • Class one would be an asset.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ of supervisory experience in maintenance for water and/or wastewater plant/system operations, and/or experience in related mechanical/electrical maintenance activities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of asset management principles, strategic maintenance management and reliability centered maintenance using CWMS (e.g. MAXIMO) system.
  • Sound knowledge of the water and wastewater industry.
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s license and reliable vehicle for use on corporate business.
  • Clear of offences conducted through a police/background check
  • Leadership competencies including operating strategically, leveraging diversity and differences, customer focused, ensuring accountability, managing complex problems, financial management, employing interactive and effective communication, fostering collaborative relationships, cultivating engagement to drive vision and purpose, managing and developing talent, establishing and maintaining trust, displaying self-awareness, and demonstrating resiliency.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer focus, communication, collaboration and personal ownership.


Please apply online by July 6, 2021 at 4.30pm. As an alternative, you can apply via e-mail to  All job vacancies are recored on a 24-Hour Career Line and may be accessed by calling 1-877-464-9675 ext.75508.  We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.