Engineering Project Manager (2 Vacancies)

engineering public works
Location: City of Barrie, ON
Type: full-time
Posted On: Jan 29, 2019
Closing Date: Feb 12, 2019


Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Job Number:
Job Type:
Permanent Full-time, Non-Union
Closing Date:
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Choose Barrie
The City of Barrie is a vibrant, progressive and growing community with deep connections to our heritage, to nature and to the opportunities surrounding us.
Our community values quality of life; the ability to play year-round with 300 hectares of park space, our beautiful waterfront, our lively downtown core and the nearby hills, wetlands and forests. We also value connections; to our neighbours and the community, to our road and rail network, and to the opportunity Barrie provides to enjoy life.
Everything Barrie has to offer, from the water we drink to the roads we travel on, has one thing in common - municipal workers. Joining a municipality is one of the most rewarding, engaging and exciting careers you could choose. It is a career you can take pride in knowing that every day you make a positive impact on an entire community. We are one team, with one goal and we all work together to continue making our community great.
The Opportunity
The Engineering Department at the City of Barrie manages the planning, construction and rehabilitation of the City’s infrastructure assets and preserves the City’s natural assets. We pride ourselves on being environmentally responsible, energy efficient, cost effective and operate in a sustainable fashion to serve the needs and expectations of the community.
Under the general guidance and direction of the Supervisor of Engineering, the Engineering Project Manager is responsible for undertaking and directing capital and operating projects for the City of Barrie’s municipal infrastructure. Specifically, this position manages the design, utility coordination, approvals, tendering and administration of assigned capital and operating projects for a unit in the Renewals section of the Design Branch. Additionally, this position assists in the planning of capital and operating projects for expansions and improvements to the City’s infrastructure and provides technical advice and guidance with respect to the impact of development on municipal networks. Overall, this position plays an integral role in supervising assigned projects to ensure projects are delivered on scope, on schedule, and within budget in accordance with City standards, and to enable the City of Barrie to continue to deliver the services that it provides; maintain community sustainability; and to provide a high quality of life for the citizens and visitors of the City of Barrie.



Our Culture and Qualifications of the Job
Corporate Culture
  • Your workplace values align with our corporate values of Strive, Share and Care and you want to join us in providing exceptional services and programs to build a prosperous, growing and sustainable community


Education (degree/diploma/certifications)

  • Three (3) year College Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology or related discipline
  • Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) Designation from the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)



  • Six (6) years of experience performing duties related to the above mentioned major responsibilities, including:
    • Demonstrated leadership/supervisory experience



  • General knowledge of the following legislation, regulations, or acts:
    • Drainage Act
    • Environmental Assessment Act
    • Fisheries Act
    • Highway Traffic Act
    • Local Improvement Act
    • Municipal Act
    • Occupational Health and Safety Act
    • Ontario Building Code
    • Ontario Safe Drinking Water Act
    • Ontario Clean Water Act
    • Ontario Water Resources Act
    • Public Service Works on Highways Act
    • Lake Simcoe Protection Act
  • Working knowledge of the following:
    • engineering design and construction standards and principles related to municipal infrastructure
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • align projects and services with section, branch, departmental, divisional, and corporate goals, objectives and initiatives
    • build cohesive and motivated teams
    • conduct research, prepare reports, and deliver presentations
    • develop, promote, and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
    • exercise discretion and judgment in order to make sound decisions under tight timelines/deadlines or while managing multiple project or conflicting priorities
    • exercise discretion and judgment when handling confidential, sensitive, or controversial information
    • identify problems; develop and evaluate options; and implement solutions utilizing reason, judgment, and prescribed resources
    • interact effectively and courteously with all levels of staff and contacts in a political and community/client service environment
    • interpret and analyze data and information; identify challenges or opportunities; and make recommendations
    • interpret and apply policies and procedures and use reason and judgment to develop recommendations or solutions to problems
    • lead and inspire innovation and the adoption of best practices
    • lead staff in achieving objectives and encourages others to work in manner that will meet or exceed the desired objectives or results
    • lead, coach, mentor, and support staff
    • maintain a high standard of public relations at all times
    • make sound decisions and resolve complex construction issues under tight timelines and high stress situations
    • monitor short-term goals of the unit and adapt processes to ensure long-term section, branch, departmental, divisional, and corporate goals and objectives are achieved
    • perform in a manner which is consistent with corporate goals, vision, mission, and values
    • receive, manage, and resolve complaints, disputes, and conflicts in a diplomatic and professional manner
    • select and apply suitable mathematical methods or formulas to conduct statistical analysis to develop conclusions or solve problems
    • set priorities, meet deadlines, and manage work demands o think and act strategically in a political and community service environment
    • work collaboratively in a group setting to achieve a desired objective, goal, or outcome
  • Intermediate project management, time management, organizational, and prioritization skills
  • Intermediate interpersonal, verbal communication, negotiation, presentation, leadership, and supervisory skills
  • Intermediate written communication, report-writing, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Intermediate computer literacy utilizing Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook and Word)
  • Availability to accommodate deadlines or peak period workloads that may extend beyond designated normal workday hours or normal hours per week


Conditions of Employment 

  • Full Membership with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s Licence in good standing


City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Barrie, Ontario
The normal hours of work are 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; however, some non-standard hours may apply
This position is a permanent full-time, non-union position with the following pay level and 2018 pay range:
  • Pay Level: Level 13
  • Yearly Salary: $84,984.18 to $108,469.45 per year
  • Hourly Pay Rate: $46.69 to $59.60 per hour
This position includes a comprehensive non-union benefit plan, including but not limited to extended health and dental coverage, life and accident insurance, paid vacation and sick days, short/long term disability plans, OMERS pension plan, discounted rate for City Fitness Memberships and much more
The Application Process
Please submit your resume electronically by quoting E-19-04 Engineering Project Manager in the subject line (MS Word or pdf format only) to email by Tuesday, February 12, 2019.
Don’t meet the credentials as outlined but have years of directly related experience? Please see the City’s Education Equivalency Procedure to determine if you may qualify for equivalency. Further information is available at
  • Position Equivalency Code: D
Please note that verification of educational credentials will be required at the interview stage of the selection process.

The City of Barrie is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.
Personal information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) for the purpose of candidate selection.
Disclaimer: The job posting has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of employees to do this job. For full position details, please request a copy of the Job Description by emailing
We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted
The Opportunity