Senior Engineer (Design & Construction)

Municipal Corporation Waterloo Regional Municpality of Waterloo

Length:  Full-time
Department/Division:  Transportation & Environmental Services/Design & Construction
Hours of Work:  35 hours per week
Union:  Management/Management Support
Grade:  08
Salary/Wage:  $98,443.80 - $123,050.20 per annum
Location:  Administration Headquarters, 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener
Closing Date:  July 12, 2020

The Region of Waterloo supports the career development of engineers through a formal engineering progression program.  This program facilitates the advancement from Engineer Intern, to Engineer, to Senior Engineer based on experience, satisfactory performance, and the demonstrated skills and abilities required to progress.

Description of Duties: 

Plans, designs, manages, and authorizes the provision of engineering services, operations, and assets in the Division for large scale, high profile/complex/politically sensitive projects, including water supply, wastewater and waste management capital projects, and transportation related facilities and infrastructure.

Current Assignment (Subject to Change):  Responsible for the design and construction of transportation related projects, with a focus on roadways and bridge structures.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:  
• Knowledge of municipal engineering, normally acquired through a degree in engineering or applied science, plus progressively responsible related experience in a municipal or project management environment.  
• Must be licensed and in good standing as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, or be a member in good standing holding a Limited License in the area of practice(s), issued by the PEO. For those trained outside of Canada, equivalency will be determined by the PEO. Participates in activities to maintain professional license.
• Knowledge of and ability to comply with corporate policies and procedures, related legislation (e.g., Occupational Health and Safety Act, Construction Lien Act, Environmental Protection Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Safe Drinking Water Act), Ontario Provincial Standards, Canadian Standards, Ministry guidelines, contract law, and engineering standards.
• Ability to work independently on concurrent projects (consulting with senior staff/supervisor as applicable); review decisions/problems with Regional/political sensitivity with management; explore project alternatives individually/as part of a project team; and make recommendations on improvements to existing contract and engineering standards and procedures.
• Computer skills with ability to use software such as Microsoft Office, computer aided design, specialized systems, and computer models.
• Communication and human relation skills to direct and guide contractors, consultants and staff; coordinate and negotiate project requirements; prepare and present written and visual materials for public drop-in centres, open houses and formal public meetings according to the EA approval process and Act; conduct presentations to Committees, area municipalities and Councils; hold open houses and formal meetings for the media and public; respond to public inquiries; and participate as an effective team member.
• Ability to write project correspondence, reports, contracts, agreements and project definition reports for contractors, consultants, committees, Regional and area municipal Councils, staff, media and the public where applicable. Ability to read and interpret policy and procedure manuals, engineering and technical journals, design specifications, contracts, reports, legal documents, and memos.
• Ability to travel within Waterloo Region. 
• Ability to adjust hours to attend open houses and deal with emergencies.
• Ability to support and demonstrate the Region’s values.

Please apply online, by the closing date Jul 12, 2020 quoting competition number 2020-1541.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

Alternate formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact the Service First Call Centre at phone number (519) 575-4400, TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.

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The Regional Municipality of Waterloo,
Human Resources Department
150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor,
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4J3

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