Infrastructure Supervisor

public works building & property
Location: Township of Loyalist, ON
Type: full-time
Posted On: Apr 13, 2018
Closing Date: Apr 30, 2018
Infrastructure Supervisor
Loyalist Township is a growing community of over 15,000 residents situated on the north shore of Lake Ontario between the Town of Greater Napanee and the City of Kingston. The Township is a blend of rural and urban areas with a number of smaller hamlets throughout, including its very own island community, accessible by ferry. The Corporation of Loyalist Township was formed in 1998 through the amalgamation of the former Township of Ernestown, the Township of Amherst Island and the Village of Bath.
Loyalist Township invites applications for the following permanent full-time position:
File No:   LT-35-2018 Infrastructure Supervisor
Hours:   35 per week
Rate:   $64,999 - $74,977 (currently under review)
Closing:   April 30, 2018 4:00 p.m.
Please electronically submit your cover letter and résumé clearly indicating how your skills and experience are aligned with the position expectations and is marked with the file number to For more information regarding this position, including required qualifications, please refer to job description below or visit our website at under the Employment section.  As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must consent to a driver’s record search and a Criminal Records Background Check (CPIC).  
Loyalist Township is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If you are a person with a disability and need Loyalist Township information in another format, please contact 613-386-7351, ext. 100 between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or e-mail The Township provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact the Human Resources Manager at
Personal information submitted will be used for the sole purpose of this competition. It is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, RSO 1990, as amended, and will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1999, for employment purposes.


                                      ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT
UPDATED:                                DECEMBER 12, 2017
The purpose of this position is to, oversee and monitor the review of development applications from an engineering perspective and the administration of development agreements, oversee the creation and ongoing updating of design guidelines for Township infrastructure, and to supervise and develop assigned staff.  The position also provides administrative and technical engineering support for the Infrastructure Services Department.
The Infrastructure Supervisor will be responsible for the supervision of Township staff and the procurement of consultants, specialists and contractors involved with specific projects.  The primary role of this position is to ensure that development reviews and other development agreement administration are completed in a safe, timely and efficient manner.
The position, in conjunction with the Project Supervisor and subject to departmental priorities and workloads, may also be responsible for project planning, inspection, administration and, when required, direct supervision for a broad range of municipal infrastructure projects, primarily in the Infrastructure Services Department, and for other Township projects as assigned. The Infrastructure Supervisor may assist the Project Supervisor with the completion of assigned projects and in conjunction with the Public Works Manager and the Utilities Manager with ongoing construction and maintenance projects.
The Infrastructure Supervisor works a 35-hour work week except during those periods of the year when development, construction and specialized projects require longer than normal working days. The expectation is that hours of work will be flexed to meet these requirements without incurring overtime.
Education and Experience:
Successful completion of a Civil Engineering Technology diploma from a recognized Community College or equivalent combination of education and experience. The individual should be a current member or be eligible for membership in O.A.C.E.T.T.
A minimum of seven years experience in the administration, design and construction administration of new development and the rehabilitation of roads, sidewalks, water and sewer projects, with time spent as lead project administrator or as a lead designer. Has knowledge of and experience working with development agreements with the ability to accurately administer agreements from beginning to end. Experience with projects within municipal water and wastewater facilities, water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems and/or road maintenance would be considered assets
The individual must possess and maintain a valid Class “G” driver’s license, possess or obtain current First Aid and CPR certificates and have knowledge of the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, including WHMIS.
Skills, Knowledge And Abilities Required:
The Infrastructure Supervisor must:
-  be very familiar with recognized industry standards, related legislation and guidelines, and best practices for civil construction and infrastructure maintenance;
-  have a thorough understanding of all legislation and safety practices associated with construction and maintenance projects;
- have a basic level of competence in water treatment process and an intermediate level of competence in water distribution system operation and Drinking Water Quality Management Systems;
- have a basic understanding of the Planning Act and the Provincial Policy Statement;
- have an intermediate level of competence in administrative, oral and written communication;
- have an intermediate level of engineering drawing interpretation, engineering calculations, specification development and research skills; and
- possess tact and excellent interpersonal skills to be used with all staff and when meeting the public and external agencies
The position requires a demonstrated ability to:
            -  administer and supervise various projects simultaneously;
-  work effectively with computers, specifically Microsoft office products and efficient use of the internet;
-  prepare accurate written technical reports and appropriate spreadsheets as requested;
-  maintain pertinent records in the GIS or other data management process using the ArcView format and to assist with updating data periodically; and
-  maintain horizontal linkages with the construction industry, suppliers, engineering consultants and Township staff.
-  maintain adherence to established service standards, review timelines, project budgets and related financial policies; and
-  perform basic surveying including the establishment of grades and alignment control.
1.  Development Supervision:
  • Maintain a continued understanding of provincial planning and construction related legislation and the Township’s planning and development by-laws, standards, and guidelines; and ensure that work by all staff adheres to these requirements;
  • Oversee and monitor the review of development applications (subdivisions, site plans, variances, severances, etc.) from an engineering perspective and the administration of development agreements by staff to ensure timely and high-quality reviews;
  • Provide input and participate in the Planning and Development Services Department’s periodic review of the Township’s Official Plan, as requested;
  • Assist with industrial and commercial promotion activities as directed by the Director of Infrastructure Services;
  • Respond to development-related complaints and inquiries and propose solutions or explanations;
  • Monitor the timelines for application reviews and processing of development agreement benchmarks. (e.g.; PCAUS and report findings to supervisor, and prepare service standards records for these activities and other records as requested).
2.  Provide administrative and technical function in the Infrastructure Services Department:
  • Oversee and monitor the preparation and ongoing editing of the Township’s design guidelines;


  • Schedule assigned projects to meet departmental priorities and key obligations;


  • Prepare or modify various procurement documents templates such as construction tenders, public works and utility service contracts, and engineering services;


  • Prepare and maintain records, reports, schedules and allocation sheets to provide a basis for the analysis of operations in relation to planned objectives and performance standards;


  • Prepare and authorize purchase orders and requisitions for services, equipment and material received;


  • Notify the Utilities or Public Works Manager, and the Engineering Manager in writing, whenever a budgetary expenditure approved by Council is not sufficient to complete required objectives;


  • Determine, plan, budget for, oversee, monitor and report on the capital projects to be undertaken by the Township to facilitate development as necessary;


  • Assist with capital and operating budget preparation as directed;


  • Maintain ongoing communication with the Engineering Manager including assisting with standards development and asset management functions; and


  • Assist with developing and maintaining development administration policy and procedures;


  • Assist with the updating of the Townships fixed assets on a regular basis.


  • Provide prompt, friendly, and responsive customer service to both internal staff, residents and external agencies related to the completion of assigned projects;


  • Deal with contractors, equipment and service providers and consultants in a professional and courteous manner.


  • Ensure that Drinking Water Quality Management System requirements for the position are met for assigned duties pertaining to drinking water systems.

3. Project Administration, Management and Inspection:
  • Duties listed below may be assigned to support the Project Supervisor, based upon departmental workload pressures and priorities;


  • Direct inspection and overall administration of assigned construction and maintenance projects;


  • Complete all project-related correspondence, including preparation of project estimates and budget updates, status reports, funding reports and payment certificates;


  • Respond to project-related complaints and inquiries and propose solutions or explanations;


  • On assigned projects develop appropriate drawing, specifications and tendering document suitable for public tender.


  • Coordinate the design process of assigned projects through all appropriate Township departments and relevant external agencies particularly the Public Works Manager and the Utilities Manager;


  • Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of Provincial legislation, Township safety manuals, Provincial and Township technical specifications and business law and tendering practices relevant to the activities of this position.
4.     Supervision:
  • Provide direct supervision and coordination of operations staff assigned by their supervisors to work on development and/or projects;


  • Provides guidance and supports the professional development of Engineering Technical staff by establishing systematic training programs and monitoring the advancement of assigned staff.


  • Ensure the safety of employees and contractors by:
    • knowing and implementing the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Loyalist Township Health and Safety Manual, as required;
    • providing operators of each piece of equipment under own supervision with, and maintaining in a location accessible to staff, complete operating instructions for the safe operation of each piece of equipment; and
    • investigating and reporting on all accidents involving personal injury and/or equipment or property damage as requested and recommending remedies and preventive measures.
Because of the changing nature of work and work to be done, the job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.