Job: Manager of Sewer Operations and Maintenance Construction

Title Manager of Sewer Operations and Maintenance Construction
Employer City of Waterloo
Application Close Date Friday, May 24, 2019
Location Waterloo, ON
Date Posted May 7, 2019
Job Information

City of Waterloo

One of the World’s Top Intelligent Communities, Waterloo boasts a knowledge economy that is globally recognized and is home to major employers, global think-tanks, the country’s leading finance and insurance companies, and world renowned post-secondary institutions. Waterloo’s prosperity is at an all-time high and consistently outperforms provincial standards for wealth, educational attainment, and talent. From urban design and architecture awards to sustainability and economic development awards, Waterloo wins local, provincial and global acclaim as a premier destination for success.

Manager of Sewer Operations and Maintenance Construction
The Manager of Sewer Operations and Maintenance/Construction ensures efficient and effective operation and maintenance of the sanitary sewer collection systems. As a member of the Integrated Planning and Public Works team, the manager actively demonstrates and promotes a creative and supportive environment, in alignment with the goals, objectives and values of the department and division

 Ensure effective, efficient, and secure operation of City of Waterloo sewer operations including maintenance and construction systems
 Work with the Director, City Utilities, to establish annual goals, priorities and objectives for the work section and ensure that work plans are established and implemented; provide support and input into department initiatives and projects that affect the work section
 Provide leadership to staff for the sections’ activities including planning, scheduling and managing the day to day sanitary sewer operations and maintenance activities
 Lead, coach and oversee performance management and development of direct staff reports
 Manage the recruitment, selection and orientation of staff
 Prepare reports and communicate information on Sewer Operations initiatives
 Ensure all relevant accessibility, health and safety, employment and workplace legislated standards are met and that Sewer Operations are maintaining a healthy and safe environment for customers and staff
 Demonstrate creativity, skill development, and remain current with processes, procedures and best practices within the field of sewer operations, maintenance and construction
 Implement operational and maintenance programs for continuous improvement and efficiencies
 Develop operational & maintenance budgets; monitor costs; participate in the capital budget program
 Assist with the management of After Hours Emergency Response Program
 Act as a liaison with Region of Waterloo wastewater treatment administration and service providers to coordinate programs
 Remain apprised of new technologies in systems maintenance and operations as well as participate in various committees to develop best practices in these areas
 Invoice for services provided to developers or other land owners and provide quotes for construction activities as requested
 Attend various internal and external corporate committee and council meetings meetings as required
 Act as Operator in Charge (OIC) and/or Overall Responsible Operator (ORO) as required
 Fill in for the Water Manager on an interim basis as required
 Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
 Post-secondary diploma in related field
 Minimum of five (5) years’ related experience with sewage collection systems and operations;
experience in water distribution and storm collection systems an asset. Consideration will be given
to candidates with equivalent combination of education and experience in sewage collection
operations at a supervisory level
 Demonstrated supervisory skills attained through a minimum of three (3) years’ experience at
supervisory level
 Ministry of the Environment Level II Wastewater Collection Licence and Water Distribution Licence
Level I or ability to obtain within set time frames
 Demonstrated supervisory skills in a unionized environment
 Thorough knowledge of sewage collection system maintenance standards, specifications,
equipment, materials and techniques
 Demonstrated management and performance management skills, including the ability to effectively
lead a team
 Experience leading projects and ability to liaise with a variety of internal and external partners
 Strong knowledge and experience with budgets and financial statements
 Ability to multi-task in a constantly changing work environment
 Comprehensive knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act including actual and potential
hazards associated with Sewer and Water operations and construction activities
 Demonstrated project management skills to ensure projects are completed on time and within
 Ability to establish, monitor and control costs
 Excellent written communication skills; ability to prepare accurate reports and tender or quote
 Effective communication and interpersonal skills to deal efficiently and effectively with City staff
from all levels, external agencies and the public
 Commitment to outstanding customer service
 Flexibility to work varied and additional hours as required including rotating on-call and winter
control shifts
 Valid in-force Class “G” Licence and acceptable driver’s abstract is required to perform the job
 A satisfactory police criminal record and judicial matters check is a condition of hire

*Hours of Work: A flexible schedule is required that will include supporting day, evening and weekend

For more details and to apply on-line, please visit the employment page of our website at:

Job Posting Deadline: May 24, 2019 at 4:00 pm


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