SENIOR ENGINEER (Toronto, ON, CA, M5A4C6)
City : Toronto
Category : Engineering & Technical
Industry : Government
Employer : City of Toronto
Job ID: 40995
- Job Category: Engineering & Technical
- Division & Section: Toronto Water, TW Wastewater Treatment
- Work Location: Highland Creek Treatment Plant, 61 Beechgrove Drive
- Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Permanent
- Salary: $112,000 - $144,200, Wage Grade 7.5
- Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week
- Affiliation: Non-Union
- Number of Positions Open: 1
- Posting Period: 20-SEPT-2023 to 04-OCT-2023
As a member of a cross functional team within Toronto Water, the Senior Engineer will provide high level engineering and technical expertise to the Wastewater Treatment Section of Toronto Water with emphasis on operational effectiveness, program management, contract administration, capital delivery and regulatory compliance.
- Performs and/or oversees independent complex tasks/projects in the area of civil, chemical, mechanical, environmental and electrical engineering as related to the operation, maintenance and development of wastewater treatment facilities, under general direction of the Manager.
- Develops, implements and oversees various supply/service contracts to support the process operations and maintenance at the facilities.
- Reviews the pertinent regulatory compliance monitoring and reporting requirements on a regular basis; prepares and submits all regulatory reports as per required timelines.
- Develops, reviews and implements detailed plans and makes recommendations regarding program specific needs such as capital replacement of aging equipment/infrastructure, operating/maintenance requirements and regulatory compliance.
- Manages assigned projects, ensuring effective teamwork and communication, high standards of work quality and organizational performance and continuous learning
- Conducts studies and provides specialized technical advice and expertise taking into account developments within the field, corporate policies and practices, legislation and initiatives by other levels of government.
- Participates in the preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets and ensures that expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations.
- Leads multidisciplinary project teams and directs other professional engineers and technical personnel.
- Provides specialized technical advice and expertise to support the facilities. Modifies established guidelines, devises new approaches, applies existing criteria in new manners and draws conclusions from comparative situations.
- Analyzes data from various systems and identifies opportunities for continuous improvement.
- Represents the Division at meetings with Committees, staff from other divisions, agencies, community and special interest groups and other stakeholders.
- Participates in the execution of upgrades and equipment replacement; reviews drawings and specifications prepared by staff, contractors, consultants.
- Prepares Committee and Council reports, briefing notes and related presentation materials.
- Prepares REOIs, RFPs, RFQs, terms of reference, specifications, purchasing documents; evaluates tendered bids/proposals and makes recommendations for award of contracts.
- Supervises and evaluates the performance of all assigned professional, technical, and administrative staff.
- Oversees and evaluates the work performance of external service providers with respect to quality, timeline, cost and completion of required tasks.
- Conducts and supervises investigations of technical problems and participates in conducting studies, analyses, surveys, research and development for effective solution of complex engineering problems.
- Assists in preparing various manuals, standard operating procedures and performance reports.
- Assists in integrating best practices at the facilities and implementing any new systems or procedures to ensure treatment plants remain compliant with Regulations and other requirements.
- Assists in the coordination and implementation of strategic plans and initiatives.
- Maintains an up to date knowledge of technological development in the field of engineering with special attention to the area of municipal wastewater treatment and biosolids management.
- Acts on behalf of the Manager when required
- Performs other related work as assigned.
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
- Must be a qualified engineer as defined by the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
- Possession of a valid Ontario "G" Class Driver's License and the use of a personal vehicle for site visits.
- Extensive experience in and broad knowledge of municipal wastewater treatment with the ability to recognize, diagnose, and investigate process problems and take corrective measures to ensure effective and efficient operation of the facilities as well as compliance with the applicable regulations.
- Extensive experience in and thorough knowledge of management principles and practices as applied to the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of municipal wastewater treatment facilities including pumping stations, biosolids management, disinfection and odour control works.
- Ability to establish effective working relationships with all stakeholders, peers, client departments, outside agencies, politicians and other levels of government.
- Highly developed interpersonal skills, human relations, communication, negotiation, conflict resolution, analytical, and problem solving skills with the ability to interact and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization and to forge solid internal and external relationships.
- Excellent communication as well as analytical skills including report writing and presentation abilities.
- Proven ability to ensure reliability and efficiency in wastewater facilities as well as uninterrupted, environmentally sensitive and economical service in a municipal environment.
- Thorough knowledge of applicable Provincial and Federal regulations related to the development and ongoing operation of wastewater treatment facilities as well as applicable health and safety regulations including the Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations for Industrial Establishments.
- Knowledge and experience in preparation of operation and capital budgets, and monitoring of expenditures.
- Sound knowledge of principles and practices of management and a demonstrated ability to effectively motivate and lead staff in a fast paced customer service environment.
- Demonstrated experience in the preparation of technical reports, briefing notes, reports to Council and responses to inquiries by external agencies and the public.
- Demonstrated ability to operate as a fully accountable program leader with the ability to plan and provide work direction to staff, contractors and consultants.
- Demonstrated knowledge and ability to plan, lead, manage and implement multi-disciplinary projects of various scopes.
Possession of a Class 4 Wastewater Treatment Operator's Licence, issued under the Ontario Regulation 129/04 established under the Ontario Water Resources Act would be an asset
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