Job: Supervisor, Waterworks

Title Supervisor, Waterworks
Employer The City of Markham
Application Close Date Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Location The City of Markham
Date Posted February 8, 2018
Job Information


Supervisor, Waterworks

Job Title Supervisor, Waterworks
Employer The City of Markham
Location Markham, ON, CA
Salary Range CAD 90367.00 To 106342.00 Annually
Worker Category Regular, Full-Time
Job Class Supervisory

The City of Markham is a dynamic and change-oriented leader among Canadian municipalities. The recipient of multiple environmental awards, we are recognized for our innovative sustainability and urban planning initiatives as much as for our fiscal accountability. More than 320,000 residents call Markham home and benefit from our rich heritage, culturally diverse environment, vibrant local economy and focus on quality of life.

Applications are now being accepted for the Waterworks Supervisor position in the Environmental Services Department of the Community and Fire Services Commission. To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume online at  by February 28, 2018.


  • Responsible for coordination and supervision of Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection system operations.
  • Supervising and field implementation of customer service request investigations, planning and completing corrective and preventative maintenance programs; water quality maintenance programs; regulatory compliance programs for water quality and wastewater disposal; regulatory compliance with QMS Policy, Operational Plan, System Level Documents, Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions for all Waterworks activities; programs for By-Law investigation and compliance; and water and wastewater asset inspection programs and capital projects.
  • Responsible to supervise reactive or corrective maintenance, and ensuring that emergency repairs are completed on all Waterworks assets within described time.
  • Will assume the duties of the Operator-in-Charge and Overall Responsible Operator as required.
  • Responsible for contract tendering contract administration, budget monitoring, and supervision of contractors for various services.
  • Responsible to provide guidance and proper coaching to staff as required.


  • Community College Diploma in Civil, Environmental, or Mechanical Engineering, with an emphasis on Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection Systems.
  • Eligibility for, or holder of, a Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) designation from OACETT preferred;
  • Eligibility for or holder of Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Water Distribution Operator Certificate and Wastewater Collection License equal to the system classification (or higher).
  • Experience in municipal Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection operations and maintenance including supervisory experience in a unionized environment.
  • Thorough working knowledge of all applicable Acts and Regulations.
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of infrastructure asset/maintenance management (IMS) technology, preferably Hansen software and mobile work management system.
  • Minimum Class G driver’s licence in good standing.
  • Must have a vehicle to use for business purposes.
  • Must be able to participate in 24/7 shared on-call rotation for system operations and environmental emergency response.
  • Excellent interpersonal, time/project management, organizational, analytical, record keeping, work prioritization, problem-solving, and staff development/leadership skills required.


  • Service Excellence: Leads and supports staff in meeting or exceeding service standards when interacting with customers.
  • Change & Innovation: Effectively implements change and supports and involves staff through change transitions.
  • Teamwork & Relationship Building: Leads and supports staff in working together collaboratively, fosters teamwork and inclusion, and cultivates relationships.
  • Communication: Models active listening and clear communication, and supports staff members in communicating effectively.
  • Accountable Results Oriented: Role models ethical behaviour and accountability; clarifies expectations, policies and legislation and supports staff in meeting them.
  • Management & Leadership: Supports a positive work environment, develops and enables staff, sets clear expectations, provides regular feedback, and addresses performance.

The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all those applicants who have applied however only those applications selected for an interview will be contacted.

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