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Project Manager Water Resources


Posting Id 1185
Department Planning and Infrastructure Department
Division Infrastructure Planning and Development Engineering
Job Grade Admin Grade 07 
Rate of Pay $108,567.00 - $125,930.00 Annual
Job Type Full time Contract
Length of Contract 18 months 
Posting Type Internal and External
Posting Date 12/16/2021
Application Deadline 01/31/2022


Position Summary

Reporting to the manager, Water Resources, the Project Manager - Water Resources is primarily responsible to lead and/or support the delivery of various capital design and construction projects.  The role includes project initiation and planning, feasibility studies, EAs and preliminary design of stormwater infrastructure, as well as design and construction of emergency works. The position also provides stormwater subject matter expertise to support detailed design, construction and maintenance of stormwater infrastructure led by other departments. The Project Manager will assist the manager in the preparation of strategies, budgets, staff reports and presentations to senior staff and Council. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engage with stakeholders to establish project scope, requirements and alignment with City policies, by-laws and master plans
  • Review project background information; prepare project Terms of Reference
  • Coordinate with staff to collect topographic surveys, stormwater management reports, geotechnical reports, valleyland restoration studies, agreements, etc.
  • Set the direction and scope of water resources capital projects within the City.
  • Manage feasibility studies, environmental assessments and preliminary design for large capital projects related to rehabilitation of stormwater infrastructure and Valleyland restoration.
  • Lead a multi-disciplinary project team of internal and external engineers to ensure projects completed on time and within scope/budget
  • Review reports and engineering calculations to ensure the project conforms to required standards and design criteria.
  • Liaise with federal/provincial agencies and TRCA in developing project approaches and design concepts
  • Coordinate public consultation; collect feedback on stormwater projects
  • Participate on the project team during detailed design and construction as a stormwater subject matter expert
  • Work closely with Design and Construction on detailed design of stormwater infrastructure by providing technical expertise, comments on construction drawings, engineering reports, etc.
  • For emergency works, oversee the preparation of detailed design and construction drawings, tender specifications and special provisions, and construction contracts
  • Lead the contract administration and inspection of the emergency construction works, as well as project close-out
  • Review and manage the City’s system-wide stormwater model and provide support to other City departments 
  • Support other initiatives within the section with engineering advice and assistance when required
  • Conduct engineering evaluations of stormwater infrastructure and analysis of monitoring data from City monitoring stations
  • Work with the manager to establish and manage section budgets, establish project priorities and develop the 10-Year Capital Plan
  • Assist with the writing of staff reports and presentations for senior management and Council
  • Receive resident complains, investigate issues with site visits and data analysis
  • Oversee tasks and activities assigned to Water Resource Coordinators and Interns (both functional reports) for support of section programs and projects
  • Provide engineering advice and assistance to other departments to support planning processes to assume ownership of stormwater infrastructure from developers, and processes for maintaining stormwater management infrastructure
  • Work closely with the Design and Construction project manager to review York Region's projects under the Region's capital plan, and provide comments and direction to ensure that all issues are identified, addressed, and included in the Region's request for proposals
  • Provide functional supervision of part-time and contract staff; identify work priorities and supervise the delivery of program and project elements 

Education and Experience

  • Degree in Civil Engineering, Water Resources, or related discipline
  • P. Eng. designation is required
  • PMP designation is an asset
  • 5 - 7 years of directly related experience

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Purchase Tracker, Adobe Acrobat, AutoCAD, ArcMap, OnPoint, Oceweb, Atrium, Palis, GPS/GIS software, etc.
  • Proficient with InforWorks ICM model software and other stormwater computer models (PCSWMM, Visual OTTHYMO, HEC-RAS, etc.)
  • Sound technical knowledge and skills
  • Project planning and management skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of construction materials and supplier products, and their respective cost and benefits
  • Knowledge of feasibility and environmental studies, engineering design, and field experience
  • Demonstrates good judgment and makes sound decisions
  • Shows commitment to personal growth, development, and leadership opportunities
  • Shares new ideas and challenges the status quo
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with honesty, openness, respect, and trust
  • Takes initiative to participate in a culture of learning, mentoring, and sharing
  • Contributes to building and being a part of a positive culture
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's License, and have access to a vehicle for use on corporate business (mileage compensated) and will be required to provide proof of vehicle insurance upon hire
  • Regular office/remote working environment with occasional site visits
  • Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of care, collaboration, courage and service

Leadership Competencies

  • Demonstrates personal leadership
  • Builds people and culture
  • Cultivates open communication
  • Shapes the future
  • Navigates and leads through complexity and change


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