Manager, Environmental Services
Hours of work:
40 hours per week, normally Monday through Friday, with the requirement to respond to urgent matters as required; Flexibility in scheduling is necessary to respond to urgent matters as required and there may be occasional requirement to attend to functions outside of normal work hours or work overtime as needed.
Reporting to the Public Works, Engineering and Environmental Services Director, the Manager, Environmental Services is responsible to oversee the safety and reliability of the municipal water supply through the administration and management of the water treatment plant, distribution system and contracted facilities. The position is also responsible to oversee the operations of the wastewater treatment plant and sewage pumping stations. The main duties and responsibilities for this position are in the areas of: management of division operations; long-term infrastructure planning; monitoring and ensuring compliance of the water and wastewater systems in accordance with applicable legislation; purchasing/budgets/reports; staffing matters; coordinating with other divisions; and, assisting with maintenance of the operations centre.
Experience and Qualifications:
- Degree or diploma in Civil or Environmental Engineering or related field, plus a C.E.T. designation. P. Eng. designation would be an asset.
- Minimum ten (10) years’ of related experience in the water/wastewater industry including five (5) years in project management or supervisory role. Experience as a water or wastewater operator preferred.
- Demonstrated experience in financial management including preparing, implementing and monitoring budget plans and procurement processes.
- Demonstrated experience dealing with Ministry of Environment officials and/or Medical Officer of Health.
- Sound knowledge of theories, principles and practices relating to the operation, maintenance and administration of water and wastewater treatment processes and related equipment (e.g., mechanical, electrical, communications systems, etc.).
- Sounds knowledge and understanding of key legislation including the Environmental protection Act, Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, and other related legislation.
- Ability to make reasoned/critical decisions quickly and utilize sound judgement. The ability to respond to emergency situation after work hours will be a condition of employment.
- Demonstrated experience in, labour relations principles and practices, municipal government functions/responsibilities, and health and safety practices.
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, conflict resolution, leadership and supervisory skills combined with excellent written and oral communications skills.
- Ability to demonstrate tact and discretion in handling matters of a confidential nature. Familiarity with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), CADD and GIS.
- Valid Class “G” Driver’s License and current Driver’s Abstract satisfactory to the Employer. Ability and willingness to travel within the community and out of town as required.
- Possess Criminal Records & Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) with results satisfactory to the Town, and valid standard first aid and CPR/AED Level C certificate (or willing to obtain).