Contract duration: 1 Year Contract Position
Under the guidance and direction of a Project Manager, the Site Supervisor position is responsible for the daily supervision of project sites, staff, and maintenance of vehicles and equipment while providing support, technical expertise and leadership in the construction of complicated and large-scale restoration plans. This position will have a special focus on the maintenance of stormwater management ponds throughout TRCA’s jurisdiction. Overall, this position plays an integral role in the implementation and construction of restoration projects including wetlands, streams, shoreline enhancements, forests, meadows, and storm water management. Additionally, this position is responsible for monitoring and inspecting the work performed and completed by staff and contractors to ensure adherence to municipal policies, procedures and by-laws, and compliance with provincial and federal legislation. This position contributes to the strategic plan objectives including improvement of water quality and aquatic ecosystem health; a network of green space and green infrastructure; and improving protection of our natural systems.
- On-site supervision and co-ordination of construction projects from start to finish including interpreting design drawings.
- Daily site scheduling organization.
- Site securement, site preparation, installation and maintenance of sediment and erosion controls.
- Operating and maintaining machinery and equipment as required (ranges from small tools to heavy equipment).
- Material management (storage/stockpiling, ordering, quantity control).
- Ensuring health and safety measures are met.
- Site visits including project start up, progress of implementation, contingency planning and close out.
- Provide general labour support.
- Provide technical support on project development; plan design; internal, external and public consultations; permit acquisition; work plan development; budget preparation; cost control and close out.
- Collect and analyze on-site field data to identify and guide wildlife management and habitat restoration planning.
- Oversee staff and sub-contractors on-site daily.
- Maintain effective liaison with other agencies when asked.
- Staff development and supervision including supervision of seasonal and full-time staff; hiring of seasonal staff; staff orientation; performance management and professional development; and conflict resolution.
- Post-secondary Degree or Diploma in resource management, restoration ecology, environmental sciences, fish and wildlife management or related field.
- Minimum 3 years of experience related to major tasks; resource management, restoration ecology, environmental sciences, fish and wildlife management or related field.
- Valid Ontario "G" driver’s license.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Strong knowledge of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, fish and wildlife and habitat requirements, Environmental regulatory legislation, project management and implementation.
- Proven ability to manage, plan, develop and implement habitat restoration projects.
- Proficiency in collecting and analyzing biophysical information including habitat assessments and restoration opportunities.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong public relations skills.
- Demonstrated report and proposal writing and analytical skills.
- Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
- Effective problem solving skills and leadership skills including staff supervision, coaching and mentoring.
- Strong budget management and cost control skills.
- Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions.
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team member.
- Skilled in the operation of small machinery and construction equipment.
- Excellent computer proficiency with software experience (MS PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Access, ArcMap).
To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting # TRCA-251-19 prior to midnight on October 22, 2019.
While TRCA thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) who are not presently permanent TRCA employees may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector and/or drivers abstract check.
TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA’s Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the Authority. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.