Manager, Water & Wastewater Planning
Halton Region
Oakville, Ontario
6d ago

Position :

Manager, Water & Wastewater Planning

Note :

At the Region of Halton, we treat everyone with respect, honesty, fairness and trust. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve.

This is a permanent full-time position working 35 hours per week.

HaltonRegion serves more than 595,000 residents throughout Burlington, Halton Hills,Milton and Oakville. We are committed to delivering high quality programs andservices that make Halton a great place to live and work.

JoiningHalton Region opens the door to a fulfilling career. Our comprehensivecompensation, great benefits and employee recognition program are a few reasonswhy we are one of the GTA’s Top Employers.

Weengage great people who contribute to meaningful work that makes a positivedifference in our community. As an employee, you will be part of a progressive,service focused and award winning employer with a diverse and inclusive workenvironment.

At Halton, you are encouraged to grow and succeed in your careerand are recognized for your accomplishments and contributions.

Purpose :

The Manager of Water & Wastewater Planning will beresponsible for the strategic leadership, development, management, andadministration of planning and infrastructure management for Water andWastewater assets within the Public Works department, overseeing a group madeup of professional staff, technical specialists, and project managers.

The successfulcandidate must possess strong leadership qualities. Core competencies are as follows :

Leadership skills

  • Manage a variety of disciplines including short and long-term planning, technical specialists, and project managers who are responsible for ensuring the implementation of significant capital projects.
  • Strategic Planning

  • Ensure that ongoing infrastructure management strategies are developed and in place to protect the Region’s multi-billion dollar water and wastewater capital assets.
  • Project Management

  • Manage several distinct program areas (Infrastructure Planning, Water Resources Planning and Hydraulic Analysis) and develop solutions to complex and unique issues.
  • Facilitation, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

  • Management skills requiring effective dispute resolution and negotiation skills to resolve project-related issues when planning / design / construction requirements conflict with operational requirements and available funding.
  • Oral and Written Communication :

  • Proven ability to develop and deliver clear, conciseand understandable correspondence, reports and presentations to seniormanagement, staff, regulators and industry organizations on a regularbasis.
  • PreferredBackground :

    The successful candidate will have a University degree inCivil Engineering or a related discipline with a minimum of five (5) to ten(10) years of progressive management experience in a Water and / or Wastewaterrelated field.

    Professional Engineers designation (P.Eng) is required to reviewand stamp regulatory forms and drawings. The incumbent will have project managementexperience in order to manage various capital and operational projects.

    The successfulcandidate will require technical knowledge in the areas of planning, engineering and construction ofWastewater Collection, Water Distribution, Waterand Wastewater Treatment, Water Efficiency, Hydrogeology, Source Protection,and regulatory / legislative compliance.

    Knowledgeof relevant legislation and regulations including those imposed by the Ministryof Environment (MOE) and the OccupationalHealth and Safety Act is required.

    The incumbent will have knowledge of theEnvironmental Assessment process to ensure master plans and Class EnvironmentalAssessments are completed in accordance with legislative requirements.

    Inaddition, the successful candidate must have knowledge of financialrequirements, budgeting, cost control, and prioritization of competingpriorities in order to effectively address needs vs.

    funds. Priormunicipal management experience is a definite asset.

    Employment Conditions :

    In support of the Region’s commitment to a healthy and safe workplace andcommunity, the Region has a vaccination requirement for all employees.

    The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on thecondition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to provide proofof vaccination.

    Fully vaccinated is defined as having received the completedseries of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine, as recommended by the Office of theChief Medical Officer of Health and having received the final dose at least 14days before your employment start date.

    The candidate will be asked to provide the Region with proof of fullvaccination, prior to their employment start date. Acceptable proof is aMinistry of Health Dose Administration Receipt (or such other proof ofvaccination that the Province of Ontario sanctions).

    This can be obtainedthrough the Provincial portal https : / / / .

    The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario HumanRights Code. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protectedby the Code, a request for accommodation can be requested and writtenproof satisfactory to the Region will be required.

    Duties :

  • Direct and manage functional servicegroups in the areas of Infrastructure Planning, Water Resources Planning andHydraulic Analysis related to water & wastewater services.
  • Develop the Water & Wastewatermaster plan to maintain existing infrastructure in good repair and recommendthe addition of new infrastructure where necessary to support regional growth
  • Provide water and wastewater technicalexpertise towards the development of various plans including the Official Plan,Corporate Plans, Development Charges (DC) Background Study and the DC By-law,as well as secondary plans to ensure that water and wastewater infrastructurecan support expected growth numbers within Halton Region.
  • Lead the oversight of development ofSource Protection Plans for protection of lake-based and groundwater basedmunicipal drinking water supplies on behalf of Halton Region.
  • Provide input into developmentapplications and local improvements including the hydraulic assessment of waterand wastewater services, hydrogeological assessment and the impact of engineeredinfrastructure expertise.
  • Provide hydrogeological expertise inthe development of municipal groundwater supply sources for Halton Region and leadthe development and maintenance of required water permits.
  • Develop and maintain the Region’shydraulic models for water and wastewater infrastructure for use ininfrastructure planning and development review.
  • Monitor and provide updates on relatedwater and wastewater legislation and regulations in order to advisestakeholders on changes that can impact service delivery or systemrequirements.
  • Effectively manage customerrelationships with the various stakeholders including external agencies, thepublic and neighbouring municipalities through the provision of projectinformation, data management reports, and compliance reports.
  • Coordinate activities with otherdivisions within the Public Works department, specifically with Transportationand Mobility Planning, Asset Management, Engineering Design and Construction.
  • Develop and maintain the infrastructurestaging plan for water and wastewater services.
  • Provide support to the water andwastewater areas through the development of policies and procedures that alignwith departmental objectives, changes to by-laws, and comply with relatedlegislative and regulatory controls.
  • Responsible for the management of thearea’s human resources through the use of effective recruitment, performance management,staff development, and succession planning principles.
  • This includes providing guidance anddirection by way of performance objectives and developmental opportunities.

    Posted : September 20, 2021

    Posting Expires : October 15, 2021

    Posting # : PW-407-21


    Apply Online at : Halton Job Postings

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