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Senior Project Engineer

Job Details
Open Date Jan 31 2020 - 08:30:00 AM Close Date Feb 21 2020 - 04:00:00 PM
Position Title Senior Project Engineer Posting Type Regular Full Time
Posting Status Active Position Length Regular
Department Group Engineering Services Hours per Week 35 hours/ week
Department Integrated Planning & Public Works Openings 1
Education Bachelor's Degree Experience 5 years
Competition 20-16
Salary Range $82,895-$103,621
Union Position No


Position Description:

Reporting to the Manager of the Design and Construction section, the Senior Project Engineer is responsible for project management and contract administration of City capital projects and budgets, such as those involving road reconstruction, municipal infrastructure rehabilitation, grading and landscaping, stormwater management, creek restoration, Class Environmental Assessments (EAs), and Master Plans. Duties may also include conducting technical review of engineering studies and design submissions for a variety of civil-municipal construction projects. This role contributes in a customer service focused, team-based environment and frequently interacts with other City divisions/departments, consulting engineers, construction inspectors, contractors, regulatory agencies, elected officials, and the public. Excellent communication, conflict management, negotiation, and problem solving skills are required, along with an adaptable, responsive, and diplomatic approach.



  • Project manage all phases of municipal water, wastewater, drainage, and road rehabilitation capital projects, including Class EAs, preliminary and detailed design, tendering, construction, and contract administration
  • Accept responsibility for all project aspects, from initiation and planning to execution and closing, including control and monitoring of expenditures, risks, and adherence to scope, schedule, and budget

  • Lead multi-disciplinary project teams, often including engineering consultants and City staff from other divisions/departments

  • Conduct regular site visits and monitor construction sites/activities, including after-hours if necessary due to emergency and/or urgent circumstances

  • Coordinate and liaise with various agencies, community groups, residents, and stakeholders

  • Prepare requests for proposals and tender documents, staff reports to Council, and public notices and communications

  • Attend evening Council meetings as required to deliver reports and/or presentations

  • Coordinate and conduct evening Public Consultation Centres and neighbourhood meetings

  • Review technical reports and memos, such as environmental study reports, geotechnical reports, stormwater management reports, traffic studies, material testing or inspections reports

  • Evaluate and review engineering design submissions and drawings for water, wastewater, stormwater, drainage, roads, and surface works to ensure compliance with applicable Regional, City, and other regulatory guidelines, standards, specifications, EAs, master plans, guidance documents, etc.


Minimum Qualifications:

  •  Post-secondary degree in Civil, Geotechnical, or Environmental Engineering or equivalent
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in municipal Civil engineering design and construction

  • Registration in good standing with the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)

  • Proven success managing and delivering projects on time and within budget, from the project initiation to project closure stage; a PMP designation or good knowledge of the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK or related methodology is an asset

  • Knowledge of applicable MEA, MOE, MTO, GRCA, MNR, DFO, OBC, OPS, regional and local municipal design guidelines, standards, and specifications

  • Experience with the unit-price tender procurement process and construction contract administration

  • Onsite construction supervision experience involving surveying, materials testing, record keeping, health and safety, and contractor management

  • Excellent organizational skills and proven ability to coordinate and manage multiple tasks and projects to successful completion

  • Proven problem solving, conflict resolution and issue management skills, demonstrating political acumen and a well-reasoned, diplomatic, and professional approach

  • Demonstrated experience and ability to effectively negotiate and resolve concerns from members of the public


  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, with a strong focus on customer service and responsiveness to internal and external stakeholder needs


  • Ability to explain complex engineering information in easy-to-understand language and deliver presentations to the public and elected officials at Council meetings, open houses, and public meetings

  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision, both in a team environment and independently

  • Strong computer skills and good knowledge of Microsoft Office is required; knowledge in GIS, CADD, or hydraulic modeling is an asset

  • Valid Ontario Class ‘G’ driver’s license and use of personal vehicle is required for travel within the City

  • A satisfactory police criminal and judicial matters check will be required as a condition of hire

  • Applicants may be required to undergo skills assessment testing


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All qualified City of Waterloo employees may apply, however during the selection process there is a specific sequence that will be followed. Members of the City of Waterloo Staff Association who have completed their probationary period in their most recent position will be considered first for this posting.


The City of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.