Utility Locator (Temporary for up to 6 months)

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto. Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

 

Job summary
Resumes are being accepted for the temporary position of Utility Locator within Water Services Division. Reporting to the Supervisor of Distribution – Metering/Locates, the successful candidate will work with the Locates Lead Hand and other field locators to perform underground utility locates on behalf of various City departments. Also, working with the Locates Technician, the successful candidate will ensure accurate and complete City infrastructure locates while conforming to City policies and procedures, Health and Safety objectives and any other regulatory requirements such as Ontario One Call legislation. The successful candidate will have a focus on quality assurance and cost containment/efficiency as well as team building, quality customer service and continuous improvement as related to the locates program. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.

 

Hours of work
Between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for five (5) consecutive eight (8) hour shifts, or four (4) consecutive ten (10) hour shifts between 7:00am and 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. With the knowledge that City Services are a 24hr operation throughout the year, the successful candidate may be called upon to participate in both scheduled and unscheduled after-hours works as permitted by the collective agreement. Stand-by or on-call duty is a requirement of this position.

 

Duties
• Accurately perform multi- utility locates of City infrastructure using various locating methods.
• Create and follow traffic plans for working in the right of way.
• Perform maintenance and trouble shooting on field locating equipment.
• Use locating software to create, track, complete and share utility locates including electronic or manual drawings of locates.
• Use computers, laptops and or tablets to receive, organize complete and submit locates and prepare other required documentation.
• Liaise with City staff, frontline utility locate representatives, and vendors on locating issues including creation, interpretation and review of drawings.
• Communicate with members of the public about access to private property, processes and actions that locators undertake.
• Work with the Locates Technician to ensure field feedback and data is incorporated into City mapping and databases to ensure that accurate mapping is maintained.
• Represent the department with internal and external contacts by providing high quality customer service both in person onsite and by other communications methods including but not limited to customer troubleshooting and follow up as needed.
• Comply with locate, health and safety and environmental regulations and conform to City policies and procedures including preparation of associated documentation.
• Complete and maintain all daily legislative and non-legislative, City and other records as they pertain to the utility locates and related work including the accurate preparation and completion of required documentation (electronic or otherwise) which may include numerical and textual information, time cards, logs and worksheets etc.
• Collect locate process data for benchmarking and efficiency and provide feedback on the development and implementation of locate standards procedures and practices for the City of Guelph.
• Responds to emergency situations.
• Other duties as required.

 

Qualifications
• Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of a Grade 12 Diploma and 2 years experience in locating multiple types of municipal underground infrastructure. Candidates with equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
• DPT 100 or equivalent certification.
• Must possess a valid Class G driver’s 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.
• Ability to safely work independently in a productive manner.
• Excellent knowledge with utility locating equipment including computing devices, electronics, software and other locating hardware.
• Knowledge of underground infrastructure and locating equipment including water, wastewater, drainage, traffic signals, fiber optic, communications, electric and other systems.
• Good organizational skills with the ability to prioritize, schedule, manage multiple tasks in a demanding work environment.
• Knowledge of GIS and similar databases and creating electronic drawings with software packages.
• Excellent customer service and problem solving skills.
• Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Highway Traffic Act and WHMIS.
• Able to perform physical requirements of position (e.g. field locates in all types of weather conditions).
• Ability to create traffic plans and work in and around traffic and construction vehicles to complete required locates
• Must be a team player with good interpersonal skills.
• Good communications skills with the ability to communicate and deal with all levels of staff, contractors, stakeholders and the general public in a courteous manner.
• Beginner skills in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel) and familiar with locating software.

 

Rate
$29.31 per hour

 

How to apply
Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, February 28, 2021. 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. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

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

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please 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.

Public Works Water/Wastewater Operator (OIC/ORO)

The Township of Guelph/Eramosa is currently seeking a Water/Wastewater Operator. This is a full-time position offering an attractive compensation, benefits package and an excellent working environment.

 

Reporting to the Public Works Water/Wastewater Manager, the minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • One year minimum experience in municipal water and wastewater services
  • Minimum OIT Water Treatment with the requirement to obtain Class 1 Certification within 12 months of hire
  • Minimum Class 1 Distribution & Supply Certification with the requirement to obtain Class 2 within 12 months of hire
  • Minimum Class 1 Wastewater Collection would be considered a definite asset
  • Effective verbal and listening communications skills
  • Maintain a valid Ontario Class G Drivers’ License and Driver’s Abstract in good standing
  • Demonstrated computer knowledge including proficiency in MS Office and familiarity with a SCADA environment
  • Demonstrated record keeping, time management, organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of the applicable legislation within the Safe Drinking Water Act
  • Live within 40 minutes of the Municipal System or be willing to move within 12 months of hire
  • Available for on-call schedules and weekend shifts on a rotating basis
  • Ability to perform Operator in Charge (OIC) responsibilities on a rotational basis as required
  • Agreeable to act as Overall Responsible Operator (ORO) on a rotational basis as required

 

The ideal candidate would already possess:

  • Class 1 Water Treatment Certification 1 and Class 2 Water Distribution & Supply Certification;
  • Ministry of Environment Class 2 Wastewater Collection License; and
  • The ability to immediately perform OIC/on-call duties on a rotational basis.

The salary range for this position will be based on the candidate’s experience, certification and in accordance with the Township’s Salary Grid.

 

How to Apply: Qualified and interested applicants are invited to send a cover letter and resume (in pdf format) by email to humanresources@get.on.ca . Additional requirements and a complete Job Description can be found on our web site at www.get.on.ca

 

Applicants are invited to submit the required information no later than 4:00p.m., Friday, February 26th, 2021.

 We thank all applicants, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

The Township of Guelph/Eramosa is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

 

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment and handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

SCADA Specialist (Temporary for up to 12 months)

SCADA Specialist (Temporary for up to 12 months, with possible extension)

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city. 

 

Job summary
The SCADA Specialist is responsible for providing technical expertise and project coordination to Water/Wastewater Services on projects, updates and maintenance on SCADA and security matters.  This position will support the development, updating and implementation of SCADA standards, procedures and policies.  This position will assist with technical troubleshooting, physical and cyber security measures, development of SCADA and security data based reports, and provision of reporting tools to staff where appropriate.  Reporting to the Manager of Business Services, this position will work closely with the existing SCADA and Security Specialists, supporting services like Treatment, Collections, Distribution, Maintenance, Technical Services as well as other departments as needed. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.

 

Duties

  • Analyze and troubleshoot operating software, hardware and communications malfunctions to determine problems and take appropriate corrective action.
  • Assist with the development, implementation and maintenance of the SCADA system disaster recovery plan, assist with the development of policies, service level agreements and operating procedures.
  • Assist with coordination of the facility security program, develop and implement operational warnings and alarms based on GRCA and Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) regulatory requirements and discussions with staff.
  • Maintain, upgrade and update SCADA graphic displays, historical data, tag name standards, and real-time data and control databases and displays.  
  • Review and improve standards on a regular basis and establish standards where they do not yet exist in consultation with relevant staff and management.
  • Assist with developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) related to SCADA and security for staff in consultation with key staff and management.
  • Assist with preparing and updating the preventative maintenance and replacement program for all SCADA and security assets including hardware and software.
  • Perform checks and preventative maintenance where appropriate on SCADA servers, virtual server environments, network equipment, network security, and communications. 
  • Develop and maintain daily, weekly, monthly, and annual reports for Operational, Corporate, and MECP needs as regulated or requested by various personnel.
  • Develop and maintain SCADA manuals for all components within the SCADA-HMI-LAN environment.
  • Maintain, update and configure SCADA system computers, file servers, SCADA Internal Ethernet network and drawings for all division facilities with SCADA systems.
  • Assist with the procurement of major services, materials, supplies, and equipment, develops and supports service agreements and contracts, develops and awards Tenders, RFP’s, RFQ’s and manages increases in scope to existing projects.
  • Assist with developing formal project documents including Project Charters, Schedules, Risk Registers, and Business Cases, amongst others, and ensures project management vigour consistent with protocols of the City’s Project Management Office and PMI.
  • Support continuous improvement through SCADA and security systems and support the Environmental Management System and DWQMS in this process.
  • Ensuring the functionality of data and trend charts in support of meeting the Environmental Compliance Approval objectives. 
  • Supports SCADA programming, communications and troubleshooting for Wastewater Collection and Wastewater Treatment instrumentation and processes. 
  • Support Water Supply staff in meeting Guelph Water’s commitments to MECP data reporting.
  • Supports SCADA programming and communications for distribution system District Metered Areas (DMAs) and develops reports and performance dashboards to analyze system water loss and related performance indicators.
  • Develops reports and performance dashboards to analyze system key performance indicators (KPI’s).
  • Support asset management programs in the areas of SCADA and security in coordination with Maintenance, CMMS Specialist and other appropriate staff.
  • Liaise with Supervisors, external consultants, city staff, and contractors to review new or modified programming for various related processes.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of post-secondary education in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering or a related discipline and considerable experience in SCADA programming and maintenance for Wastewater or Water Utilities.  Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • 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 licence is 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.
  • Knowledge of industrial computer hardware (i.e., PLCs) and software applications, computer languages, programming, process control, automation processes, development tools and data communications systems.
  • Knowledge of computer networking, security applications and operating systems, including Windows XP, Windows 7 & 8 & 10,Windows Server, and Cisco IOS.
  • Familiarity with security systems in Water/Wastewater utility systems using SCADA principles.
  • Familiar with network administration, routing, firewalls, DMZs, subnets and cyber security measures.
  • Understanding of real time process control applications such as: GE Proficy iFIX, Win911, Visual Basic, GE Proficy iFix Historian, Ladder logic programming (RSLogix 5, RSLogix 500, RSLogix 5000, Studio 5000).
  • Familiarity with industrial communication protocols such as OPC, DNP3, Ethernet/IP, Modbus RTU, and Modbus TCP.
  • Knowledge of published industry SCADA standards and related technical reports, including ISA5.1, ISA18.2/IEC62682, ISA-95/IEC62264, ISA101, and ISA/IEC62443.
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills, including an ability to analyze, diagnose, and resolve system hardware and software problems. 
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate technical details (eg. events, root cause analysis) with all levels of staff, stakeholders and consultants.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • P.Eng., C.E.T.,  and/or ISA CAP (Certified Automation Professional) designation is considered an asset. 

Rate
$45.70-$57.13 per hour 

 

How to apply
Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, February 7, 2021. 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. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

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

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please 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.

Supervisor, Compliance and Performance

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto. Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

 

Job summary
The successful candidate will supervise staff dedicated to monitoring compliance of water, wastewater and solid waste, including adherence to the Safe Drinking Water Act, Environmental Protection Act, Clean Water Act, Environmental Compliance Approvals and other applicable legislation. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.

 

Duties
• Provide visible and positive leadership to compliance staff developing and nurturing a work environment that is inclusive, respectful and motivating for staff.
• Responsible for the development, coordination, and scheduling of work plans.
• Oversee environmental compliance and quality management systems, keeping up to date on changes to legislation and provincial consultations, updates to the DWQMS and the development and updates to the environmental management quality systems for wastewater and solid waste.
• Work with the Environmental Services management team to conduct internal audits, manage external audits and ministry inspections.
• Develop and practice emergency exercises, identify opportunities for improvement and document all compliance related decisions.
• Monitor, review, summarize and ensure compliance with applicable legislation and regulations including support for the preparation of regulatory reports.
• Adheres to all applicable legislation, including ECAs and supports the department in adherence to legislation.
• Maintain positive working relationships with the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks.
• Works with corporate partners to deliver compliance and performance objectives, develops effective working relationships with all internal support departments.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications
• Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through successful completion of a post-secondary degree in Environmental Studies, Engineering, Engineering Technologist or related discipline and extensive experience in environmental services related environment such as solid waste, water or wastewater preferably in an operational municipal setting. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
• Experience supervising staff or leading work teams, preferably in a unionized environment.
• Experience developing ISO14001 management systems and maintaining accreditation.
• Excellent communication skills, with ability to communicate effectively with staff, contractors and the general public.
• Excellent problem solving techniques and the application of good judgment consistent with industry “best practices.”
• Excellent motivational and team building skills.
• Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and timelines.
• Knowledge of all applicable provincial and federal legislation and regulation, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other applicable legislation and specifications.
• Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
• Knowledge of budget preparation processes and control.
• Must possess a valid Class G driver’s 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 licence 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 the requirements.

 

Rate
$91,514.42-$114,393.03

 

How to apply
Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, February 7, 2021. 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. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

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

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please 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.