Director, Water and Wastewater Treatment

engineering environmental services
Posted On: Aug 4, 2017
Closing Date: Aug 17, 2017
Department:    Public Works
Division:    Water and Wastewater Treatment
Position:   Director, Water and Wastewater Treatment
Applicants will be considered for interviews based on the information provided in their application to the Region of Halton including a current resume and cover letter. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration will be contacted.
This is a permanent full time position working 35 hours per week.
Over the next 10 years the Region will be investing $2.9 billion into water, wastewater and transportation infrastructure. We are looking for dedicated, forward thinking and enthusiastic individuals to be part of the team that delivers and manages an infrastructure asset inventory of over $8.4 billion.  Our commitment is to deliver high quality infrastructure for the residents, businesses and visitors to Halton Region.
Reporting to the Commissioner of Public Works this position is responsible for the strategic leadership, development, management, and administration of the Region’s Water and Wastewater Treatment program.  This role is responsible for overseeing a division of professional staff, technical specialists, and operations staff who perform engineering, maintenance, and front line functions in the development, implementation, and day-to-day functioning of the Region’s Water and Wastewater Treatment Division.
Preferred Background:
The successful candidate will possess a University Degree in Engineering or Environmental Studies with a minimum of ten (10) years of progressive senior management experience. Professional Engineer (P. Eng) and a valid membership with the Professional Engineers of Ontario are preferred. Experience in a municipal environment with an understanding of the related legislative and regulatory requirements for Water and Wastewater Treatment is required in order to provide strategic direction and advice to Regional Council and the Departmental Management Team. Thorough knowledge of water and wastewater treatment infrastructure is critical. Demonstrated experience in Project Management and public relations is required to deal with various stakeholders and competing projects. The incumbent must possess expertise in financial business management and collaborative leadership within a best practices and continuous improvement environment. Excellent judgment, decision making and superior customer facilitation skills are essential for interactions with senior management, elected officials, members of the public, development industry, unionized staff and external agencies. Demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking, problem solving and exceptional communication skills are required in this position. An equivalent but appropriate combination of education, experience and other qualifications may be considered. 
  • Manage and delivers all Water and Wastewater Treatment through the application of best practices and continuous improvement within the Water and Wastewater, Design, Construction, and Treatment fields while ensuring that existing water and wastewater treatment infrastructure is maintained in a state of good repair and replaced or upgrade as required.
  • Oversee the protection of public health and property by ensuring that water and wastewater is treated appropriately twenty-four (24) hours a day, three hundred and sixty-five (365) days a year. This includes the reintroduction of the treated wastewater back into the provincial waterways and treated water provided to consumers meets full compliance with provincial regulations.
  • Direct a large and diverse workforce of 160 staff, that includes certified unionized operations staff, highly skilled professional staff (design, construction, operational, and customer service), and administrative staff to ensure the effective and safe utilization of its human, physical, and financial resources.
  • Responsible for overseeing large capital projects to ensure that the Design and Construction of water and wastewater treatment infrastructure meets provincial and federal regulations.
  • Identify emerging trends in the treatment of water and wastewater pertaining to infrastructure, design, construction, maintenance, engineering, legislation, Ministry of Environment requirements, population growth, and other trends affecting the regional water resources.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of program planning within the Water and Wastewater Treatment division and the determination of appropriate allocation of budgets, staff, and physical resources in order to meet service goals, performance outputs, and regional objectives.
  • Responsible for providing effective and timely representation of the Regional Corporation’s legislative interests through the development and application of alternative water and wastewater design, treatment, and strategies and solutions. Identify the strategic implications of each alternative and implement that which is most appropriate given the circumstances.
  • Responsible for ensuring Halton’s position on all legislative and financial matters affecting Water and Wastewater Treatment are properly and consistently advocated to both internal and external agencies including municipal and provincial governments, various boards and agencies, the media, consultants and the residents of Halton Region.
  • Accountable for ensuring the Region complies with and operates safely with the legislative framework of existing Environmental and Employment law including environmental assessments, treatment and collection requirements, certificates of approvals, licensing, labour relations, and health and safety.
August 3, 2017
Posting Expires:
August 17, 2017
Posting #: PW-290-17
Halton Region is pleased to accommodate applicants who have a disability.  Please inform Human Resources at 905-825-6000 ext. 7700 if you require a disability related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process.
NOTE:  Personal information collected through the job application process will only be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment.