Water & Wastewater Engineer 

Job Title: Water & Wastewater Engineer

 

 

General Information:
As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.

ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE:  It is a contravention of the Human Rights Code of Ontario to discriminate on the basis of: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, age, record of offences, gender identity or gender expression.  Therefore, a resume submitted to the City must not include references to any of the above characteristics.  Do not include:

Photos
Any certificates that have photo identification
Driver’s licences
Police records checks

Note: The above documentation will be requested by the Human Resources & Division should you be the successful applicant.  If a Criminal Record Check is required it will be requested by Human Resources should you be the successful applicant.  Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.

ACCOMMODATION:  Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.

PRIVACY: Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, c. 302, as amended, and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. Questions about this collection of personal information should be directed to the Human Resources & Corporate Safety Division, 125 Syndicate Ave Suite 42, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 6H8, Telephone: 625-3866

Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.
POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direct supervision of the Director, is responsible for planning and supervising the City of Thunder Bay’s Infrastructure Program and for overseeing operational activities, technical research and project management related to system performance, optimization and risk management programs for the wastewater collection and/or water distribution system.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Participates in the planning, scheduling, and direction of the City’s Infrastructure Improvement Program.
Identifies trends and problems, researches and recommends solutions to improve performance and efficiencies in the operation of the wastewater collection and/or the water distribution system.

Liaises with Divisions within the Infrastructure and Operations Department in order to establish priorities for infrastructure upgrading and to provide general engineering support to that Department.
Provides annual and long-term maintenance planning and analysis of water and wastewater linear infrastructure to minimize life-cycle cost and risks of these assets.
Develops and revises of policies, procedures and standards relating to the management of municipal water and wastewater resources and other related environmental matters.
Develops operating and commissioning plans for Capital projects relating to the wastewater collection/water distribution system in conjunction with Engineering and Environment Division staff.
Provides operational expertise and technical direction to wastewater collection and/or water distribution staff, engineering office and field staff, as appropriate
Participates in on-call duties associated with the Division’s emergency response system and, on rotation, is designated Overall Responsible Operator.
Participates in wastewater collection and/or water distribution studies.
Prepares environmental assessments, designs and prepares plans, specifications, contract documents, detailed cost estimates and performs contract administration for infrastructure projects.
Participates in the development of the Engineering and Development Standards.
Prepares general correspondence and corporate reports, as necessary.
Assists in the development of the operating and capital budgets.
Assists in the selection and supervises the work of consulting engineers and contractors.
Liaises with consultants, developers, utilities, government agencies and railways, as necessary.
Coordinates and provides general supervision of infrastructure construction and site servicing for the development of land including the preparation of agreements for the construction of infrastructure and site servicing.
Receives, documents, and investigates complaints of by-law violations relating to the sewer system and waterworks.
Attends public, committee, and Council meetings, as required.
Performs other such related duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Experience:
Degree in civil or environmental engineering and registration as a professional engineer in Ontario; and
Six years of engineering experience including project planning, design, construction and operation of municipal water and wastewater infrastructure
Five years proven supervisory experience overseeing technical staff
Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, guidelines, and environmental assessments

 

Skills/Abilities:
Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing
Ability to deliver presentations to a variety of audiences and to skillfully  handle on-the-spot questions from senior officials, members of City Council, special interest groups, and the media
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of City Council, private and public officials, co-workers, contractors, consultants, developers and the general public
Excellent project/time management, analytical/critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
Must have the initiative to work without close supervision
Proficiency with office computer equipment and software, including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Project AutoCad, Soft Desk, ESRI GIS
Must be competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Must obtain a Class I Wastewater Collection licence as per the regulations of the Ontario Water Resources Act O. Reg. 129/04 within 18 months and a Class III licence within 5 years;
Must obtain and maintain a Class I certificate of competency for Water Distribution within 18 months and a Class IV certificate within 7 years as per O. Reg. 128/04
Will be required to travel to various work locations and provide own transportation
Must undergo a successful Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC)

Lead Operator (Construction) 

Competition Number: INF-21-21
Department: Infrastructure & Operations
Posting Category: Open
Division: Environment
Job Type: Full-Time
Affiliation: CUPE Local 87
Site: Contract Project Services
Location: CA-ON-Thunder Bay
Min: CAD $30.52/Hr
Max: CAD $33.21/Hr
Pay Band:N/A
Number of Positions: 1
Effective Date: January 1, 2018
Supersedes Date: September 21, 2011
Posted Date: February 26, 2021
Post End Date: March 8, 2021

 

 

General Information: As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.

 

ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE:  It is a contravention of the Human Rights Code of Ontario to discriminate on the basis of: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, age, record of offences, gender identity or gender expression.  Therefore, a resume submitted to the City must not include references to any of the above characteristics.  Do not include:

  • Photos
  • Any certificates that have photo identification
  • Driver’s licences
  • Police records checks

Note: The above documentation will be requested by the Human Resources & Division should you be the successful applicant.  If a Criminal Record Check is required it will be requested by Human Resources should you be the successful applicant.  Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.

 

ACCOMMODATION:  Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.

 

PRIVACY: Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, c. 302, as amended, and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. Questions about this collection of personal information should be directed to the Human Resources & Corporate Safety Division, 125 Syndicate Ave Suite 42, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 6H8, Telephone: 625-3866

 

Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

 

Wage Rates:

Wage rate and certification pay depending on level of certification held:

Certification Level Wage Rate
Class 2 WD & 1 WWC 30.52 + certification pay
Class 3 WD & 2 WWC 31.91 + certification pay
Class 4 WD & 3 WWC 33.21 + certification pay
Class 4 WD & 4 WWC 33.21 + certification pay

 

Certification pay rates:

Class Water Distribution (WD) Waste Water Collection (WWC)
1 .25/hour .25/hour
2 .60/hour .60/hour
3 1.00/hour 1.00/hour
4 1.65/hour 1.65/hour
Example:  Class 3WD & 2 WWC  =  $31.12+$1.00+0.60 = $32.72

POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the direction of the Supervisor – Contract Project Services, the Lead Operator directs, instructs and works in cooperation with the Construction staff. Operational and maintenance duties shall be performed in accordance with the Ministry of Environment regulations, guidelines and as listed in the Associated Board of Certification (ABC) guidelines.

 

MAJOR TASKS:

  1. Directs, instructs, operates and works with crew(s) in the construction, maintenance, operation and replacement of the water distribution/waste water/storm water collection system including services, mains, valves, hydrants, house/building connections, catch basin, chambers and other related fixtures (appurtenances). Provides technical direction and guidance to staff.
  2. Directs operations of  valves, pumps, flow meters, gates, isolate water mains and reconnect isolated water mains,  hydrant flushing, chlorinate water mains, turns water services on and off, and other related appurtenances.
  3. Assigns crews and equipment to projects.
  4. Operates jackhammers, rock drills, power saws, pumps, steamers and other work related equipment.
  5. Ensures records are completed, reviews logs, reports and other record keeping mechanisms as per regulatory requirements.
  6. Compiles and completes time sheets, work orders, incident reports as required.
  7. Orders, distributes, records and reports on materials used to perform Contract Project Services functions.
  8. Ensures that crews are supplied with the necessary equipment and are working efficiently and safely.
  9. Works in cooperation with other supervisors in the assignment of staff and equipment.
  10. Participates in the preparation of shift and vacation schedules.
  11. Checks and accounts for maintenance and inventory of safety equipment and provides technical direction and guidance to staff on their use.
  12. Reports on normal operations of all Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection related equipment and recommends replacement of fixtures showing wear or requiring maintenance.
  13. Maintains data collection systems and prepares reports as required.
  14. Designated as OIC (Operator in Charge). 
  15. Participates in the development of training protocols and trains staff as required.
  16. Compiles time sheets, work orders, compensation and incident reports.
  17. Performs the duties of a Water Distribution/Wastewater Collection Operator as required.
  18. Relieves the Supervisor Contract Project Services or Operations & Maintenance Supervisor as required.
  19. Performs standby duties as required.
  20. Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Education/Experience:

  • Must possess 2 years relevant post-secondary education or 90 continuing education units in a field deemed appropriate by the Ministry of the Environment 
  • Five (5) years related practical experience in water distribution subsystems and waste water collection facilities

Skills/Abilities:

  • Must be able to understand sewer and water distribution maps and construction drawings and demonstrate the ability to perform all construction, maintenance and operational functions related to water distribution subsystems and wastewater collection facilities
  • Must be reliable with the ability to effectively assign work, direct and instruct employees 
  • Must be capable of issuing and accurately comprehending written/oral information and instructions
  • Must be at basic skill level in word processing, and spreadsheet software
  • Must be tactful and courteous with the public
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class “G” Ontario Drivers Licence, or equivalent
  • Must meet the definition of a competent driver as defined by the Corporation
  • Must be competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health & Safety Act

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Must be physically capable to perform the duties of the job
  • Must possess a Class III Drinking Water Operator Certificate in Water Distribution Subsystems and a Class II Waste Water Operator Licence for Waste Water Collection Facilities
  • Must attain and maintain a Class IV WD Certificate and Class III WWC License within 2 years of accepting the position 
  • Must maintain the level of the Waste Water Collection Facility and Water Distribution Subsystem
  • Must remain a competent driver as defined by the Corporation
  • May be required to provide a successful driver’s record (uncertified) 
  • Must undergo a successful Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC)
  • Must work weekends and shifts as required
  • Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions and with sewage
  • Must be able to meet the response times for Standby as stipulated in the Environment Divisions Standard Operating Procedures

Operations & Maintenance Supervisor 

Competition Number: INF-19-21
Department: Infrastructure & Operations
Posting Category: Open
Division: Environment
Job Type: Full-Time
Affiliation: Managerial
Site: Sewer & Water
Location: CA-ON-Thunder Bay
Min: CAD $79,378.38/Yr.
Max: CAD $93,386.34/Yr.
Pay Band: 10
Number of Positions: 1
Effective Date: June 8, 2017
Supersedes Date: New
Posted Date: February 26, 2021
Post End Date: March 19, 2021

 

General Information: As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.

 

ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE:  It is a contravention of the Human Rights Code of Ontario to discriminate on the basis of: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, age, record of offences, gender identity or gender expression.  Therefore, a resume submitted to the City must not include references to any of the above characteristics.  Do not include:

  • Photos
  • Any certificates that have photo identification
  • Driver’s licences
  • Police records checks

Note: The above documentation will be requested by the Human Resources & Division should you be the successful applicant.  If a Criminal Record Check is required it will be requested by Human Resources should you be the successful applicant.  Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.

 

ACCOMMODATION:  Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.

 

PRIVACY: Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, c. 302, as amended, and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. Questions about this collection of personal information should be directed to the Human Resources & Corporate Safety Division, 125 Syndicate Ave Suite 42, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 6H8, Telephone: 625-3866

 

Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the general supervision of the Superintendent – Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection the Operation & Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of daily operation/maintenance activities in the wastewater collection and water distribution systems.  

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Directs the operations and maintenance of the water distribution and wastewater collection systems.  
  2. Supervises assigned staff including staff development, performance management/review, coaching/mentoring, health & safety, collective agreement administration, discipline, and termination decisions.
  3. Assesses staffing needs, makes recommendations on complement amendments, organizational structure, participates in recruitment process and makes effective hiring decisions. 
  4. Creates complex and integrated work plans and schedules to achieve maintenance and service objectives for asset management, incorporating elements including routine preventative maintenance, major and minor repairs, process and equipment commissioning, special projects and related factors; conducts logistical evaluations to determine optimal methods of service and repair delivery. 
  5. Utilizes operations and maintenance management planning systems, historical records, and other related data to forecast labour, materials and supplies, facility space, time, tool and other resources requirements; identifies resource constraints and develops plan priority and schedule adjustments on the basis of the analysis.
  6. Responsible for ensuring compliance with all related Provincial, Federal and Corporate regulations, requirements and policies.
  7. Participates in auditing and continual improvement of the QMS as per the quality management/quality assurance control programs in accordance with applicable legislation and regulations for the Section.
  8. Assists the Superintendent – Sewer & Water in the development of the sectional operational and capital budgets.
  9. Ensures safety regulations, programs, and procedures are adhered to; coordinates safety meetings as required.
  10. Designated as Operator in Charge (OIC), participates in the on-call duties associated with the water distribution and wastewater collection systems emergency response protocol; assumes the duties of the Overall Responsible Operator (ORO), on rotation as required.
  11. Acts for the Superintendent as required. 
  12. Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Education and Experience:

  • Degree in civil, mechanical, chemical or environmental engineering, or related field, with three years combined administrative and supervisory experience, preferably in the municipal sector; or
  • Diploma in an engineering technology field; or related field; with five years combined administrative and supervisory experience, preferably in the municipal sector; or
  • Three years of related education together with a Class IV certificate of competency for water distribution and a Class III licence for wastewater collection; with five years combined administrative and supervisory experience, preferably in the municipal sector; and
  • Proven experience in asset management and maintenance programs
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret applicable municipal by-laws, provincial legislation and related regulations

Skills/Abilities:

  • Strong leadership skills together with the ability to motivate staff
  • Must be at basic skill level in word processing and spreadsheet software
  • Excellent problem-solving skills 
  • Must have proven decision making abilities and excellent communication and report writing skills
  • Must be capable of interpreting construction drawings and maintenance/operations manuals
  • Must be competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health and Safety Act as amended and be capable of issuing clear and understandable written instructions
  • Must possess a sound knowledge of all water metering programs and bylaws and be knowledgeable in the repair/installation of water meters
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class “G” Ontario Drivers Licence, or equivalent
  • Must meet the definition of a competent driver as defined by the Corporation

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Must obtain and maintain a Class I certificate of competency for Water Distribution as per O. Reg.128/04 within 18 months and a Class IV within 6 years 
  • Must obtain and maintain a Class I licence for Wastewater Collection as per O. Reg. 129/04 within 18 months and a Class III within 5 years
  • Must undergo a successful Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (CRJMC)
  • Must remain a competent driver as defined by the Corporation
  • May be required to provide a successful driver’s record (uncertified)
  • May be required to work irregular hours, weekends and holidays