Job: Senior Project Manager, Water/Wastewater Planning- Master Planning

Title Senior Project Manager, Water/Wastewater Planning- Master Planning
Employer Hamilton Water
Application Close Date Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Location Hamilton, ON
Date Posted November 28, 2019
Job Information


Senior Project Manager, Water/Wastewater Planning – Master Planning

Temporary, full-time opportunity (6 months with potential extension up to 24 months) with Hamilton Water in Hamilton, ON

This leadership role with the City of Hamilton would be an exciting opportunity for a Civil Engineer, a Certified Engineering Technologist or a similarly qualified professional with a best practices mindset and the ability to articulate a vision and deliver customer-focused programs and services in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment.

Reporting to the Manager of Water / Wastewater System Planning, you’ll provide leadership to staff and consultants in the delivery of the City’s separate Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Master Plans following the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment principles. The scope of these master plans includes all linear infrastructure, outstations and treatment plants associated with the City’s water, wastewater and stormwater systems, with a focus on the development of a long-range infrastructure improvements program to service growth to the year 2041 – and beyond.

As Senior Project Manager, Water/Wastewater Planning – Master Planning, you’ll be involved in the assessment of infrastructure needs, including the operation/optimization of existing systems, phasing and cost of upgrades, environmental impacts and constraints, and all regulatory requirements. A proven leader, adept at managing and inspiring a multi-disciplinary team in a results-oriented, predominantly unionized environment, you’ll ensure that all Water/Wastewater Master Plan activities are delivered in accordance with City and Provincial guidelines and in a cost-effective, efficient and timely manner.

Your qualifications as a Senior Project Manager, Water/Wastewater Planning – Master Planning, include:

  • Extensive demonstrated knowledge of the practices and theories of Civil Engineering and/or Environmental Science normally acquired by obtaining a degree or diploma in a related field with progressive work experience.
  • Membership with Professional Engineers Ontario or the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists, preferred.
  • Extensive demonstrated knowledge in the areas of municipal water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure planning and systems design, including knowledge of conveyance design and hydraulics, treatment plant process and hydraulics and outstation design.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and Ontario Water Resources Act.
  • Knowledge of the (Ontario) Planning Act, Provincial Policy Statement and Building Code Act and their regulations, an asset.
  • A thorough understanding of municipal planning principles as they pertain to water, wastewater and stormwater services.
  • Proven knowledge of the environmental assessment process gained through extensive practical experience, including multiple bottom-line evaluations including typically economic, social and environmental criteria.
  • Previous extensive project management experience in a wastewater environment, including the application of project management tools and best practices as endorsed by the Project Management Institute (PMI) or equivalent.
  • Experience in designing and delivering customer-focused programs and services.
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written, honed through practical experience.
  • Highly developed ability to articulate a vision to lead and inspire others.
  • Highly effective leadership, facilitation, communication, presentation, interpersonal and organizational skills. Leadership includes experience in guiding and developing staff and the performance management of staff when required.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage, inspire and lead a multi-disciplinary staff in a results-oriented and predominantly unionized environment.
  • Ability to deal effectively with elected officials, representatives of other levels of government, management, peers, staff and the public.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of statutes, regulations and by-laws affecting the Department/Section.
  • Knowledge of the collective bargaining process.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of dynamic computer hydraulic modelling and associated software, including model development, calibration, operations and governance.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and applicable regulations as it relates to the position.
  • A valid Class “G” Driver’s Licence and provision of a vehicle for use on the job.
  • Experience in investigating, recommending and documenting new/updated policy/procedures for improving the Section’s technical performance following Quality Management System-QMS theory/environments.

This temporary, full-time position offers a wage range of $53.927 to $63.073 per hour (based on a 35-hour work week schedule).

About the City of Hamilton

Contribute to the City of Hamilton, one of Canada’s largest cities – home to a diverse and strong economy, an active and inclusive community, a robust cultural and dining scene, hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails and natural beauty just minutes from the downtown core, and so much more. Join our diverse team of talented and ambitious staff who embody our values of sensational service, courageous change, steadfast integrity, collective ownership and being engaged, empowered employees. Help us #BeTheReason the entire country is talking about Hamilton, and achieve our vision of being the best place to raise a child and age successfully.

For full details and to apply

If you are interested in working alongside a dedicated team that’s contributing to the well-being of Hamilton’s residents, please visit for details on this position as Senior Project Manager, Water/Wastewater Planning – Master Planning, JOB ID #15926, and to apply online, by 8 day, January, 2020.

The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

The City of Hamilton values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people. We thank all who have applied; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


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