Water and Wastewater Engineer

Posted 3 months ago

Employment Opportunity Notice EX21-277

The City of Greater Sudbury requires a
Water and Wastewater Engineer
Reporting Location: Frobisher Depot

Permanent Position
Start Date to Follow Selection Process


The Infrastructure Capital Planning Division, Growth and Infrastructure Department of the City of Greater Sudbury, requires a Water and Wastewater Engineer. The successful candidate must possess the qualifications and perform the duties, as set out below. The current range of pay for this position is $3,936.80 to $4,631.20 bi-weekly.


Main Function: The position is responsible to the Director of Infrastructure Capital Planning to develop and implement a long range infrastructure asset management strategy for sanitary and water systems; to plan and design sanitary and water systems for currently unserviced areas; to provide engineering guidance and expertise to Divisions within the Growth and Infrastructure Department in support of quality customer service outcomes and the Business Plan for the Department.


Duties: Under the general direction of the Director of Infrastructure Capital Planning.

1. Develop and implement a long-range infrastructure asset management strategy for sanitary and water systems. Prepare the five year capital budget for sanitary and water systems.
2. Liaise with staff within the Growth and Infrastructure Department in order to establish priorities for infrastructure upgrading and to provide general engineering support. Liaise with staff in other Departments regarding infrastructure proposals; review/advise on development proposals.
3. Develop and update design standards/manuals for sanitary and water systems. Participate in various related committees and act as Chair, as required.
4. Carry out engineering studies associated with insurance claims and contract disputes including the giving of evidence at legal proceedings.
5. Review and direct the design, specifications and cost estimates prepared by technical staff for all sanitary sewer and water mains, and related standards and statutory requirements. Sign and stamp engineering drawings related to water and sanitary sewer design.
6. Review contract documents prepared by technical staff and/or by consultants for sanitary sewer and water construction projects as well as recommending action on tenders received.
7. Provide design expertise and technical direction to staff project teams.
8. Negotiate grants and review applications ensuring that they are submitted in accordance with issued guidelines and other criteria.
9. Direct and supervise students and contract staff as required. Oversee projects completed by external consultants. Participate on hiring panels, as required.
10. Attend meetings as required (e.g. Council, Committees). Prepare and present reports to Council and its various committees, as required. Prepare content for Public Meetings and present, as required.
11. Maintain a working relationship and liaison with various City of Greater Sudbury (CGS) Personnel, and outside authorities and agencies to ensure accurate and current information flow regarding sanitary sewer and water project developments.
12. Authorize sewer and water program payments in compliance with CGS policy as required.
13. Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of CGS’s Safety Manual and the applicable Provincial Legislation listed therein.
14. Perform other related duties as required.



Education and Training:
University degree in an appropriate engineering discipline from a recognized University with Canadian accreditation.

Membership or eligibility for membership in Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO).

Additional education initiatives to update and expand competencies.


Minimum of six (6) years of directly related and responsible engineering experience and training including at least four (4) years demonstrated ability in dealing with corporate functions such as public works functions, financial, information systems, legal, and human resources functions.


Knowledge of:
Knowledge and understanding of technical computer systems including hydraulic modelling software and GIS based information systems.

Applicable legislation and related regulations.

Current and emerging management issues within CGS as they affect Infrastructure Services.

Best practices within areas of responsibility.

Horizontal linkages to other relevant governmental levels and services as well as the private sector.


Abilities to:
Understand and meet the needs of customers.

Balance conflicting demands from stakeholders.
Respond quickly to emerging opportunities or risks.


Personal Suitability:
Mental and physical fitness to perform essential job functions.


Excellent use of English; verbally and in writing.



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.


Leadership Competencies:
Tactical Coordination and Direction- Non Supervisory (I)


For more information on leadership competencies, please refer to our website: greatersudbury.ca/jobs


Qualified candidates should submit their résumé in confidence by Monday, May 17, 2021 at 4:30 PM by: e-mail to: hrjobs@greatersudbury.ca or facsimile number: 705-688-3979. Any application received after this deadline will not be considered. Please reference the Employment Opportunity number
(EX21-277) 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.

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