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Manager of Sewer Operations and Maintenance/Construction

Job Details
Open Date May 03 2019 - 03:30:00 PM Close Date May 24 2019 - 04:00:00 PM
Position Title Manager of Sewer Operations and Maintenance/Construction Posting Type Regular Full Time
Posting Status Active Position Length Regular
Department Group Integrated Planning & Public Works Hours per Week 35* hours a week
Department Integrated Planning and Public Works; and Community Services Openings 1
Education College Diploma Experience 5 years
Competition 19-53
Salary Range $92,683-$115,853

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Position Description:

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 budget

  • Ability to establish, monitor and control costs

  • Excellent written communication skills; ability to prepare accurate reports and tender or quote documents

  • 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 operations.

Online Application Process

Interested and qualified candidates must submit their resume and cover letter in one document through the online application process at:  www.waterloo.ca/careers