Manager of Public Works

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Posted On: Mar 17, 2020
Closing Date: Apr 9, 2020





Corporation of the Township of Essa
5786 Simcoe County Road 21
Utopia, Ontario
L0M 1T0
Essa Careers
Telephone: (705) 424-9770
Fax: (705) 424-2367

The Township of Essa is a dynamic and growing municipality with a current population of 21,000, which is seeking a Manager of Public Works. As part of the Senior Management Team and reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Public Works Manager will be responsible to direct, monitor and oversee the activities of the Public Works Department; plan, prioritize and ensure the successful implementation of Public Works maintenance and construction programs; oversee water and wastewater contracts; and effectively prepare and monitor departmental and project budgets. As the successful incumbent, you will provide recommendations and advice to Council, ensure compliance with all necessary Provincial legislation, regulations, and policies, respond to inquiries, and investigate complaints from the public and public agencies in a timely manner. A proven leader, you will competently and effectively manage staff.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
  • Degree in Civil Engineering, with a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) designation or Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) designation, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Strong technical background in municipal operations including municipal water and wastewater systems and municipal drainage.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressive, direct or related work experience with knowledge of municipal infrastructure design including exposure to water, sewer and road elements.
  • Knowledge of the Highway Traffic Act, Municipal Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Drainage Act, Safe Water Drinking Act, Environmental Protection Act and the Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways, and any other relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem-solving and written/oral communications skills.
  • Effective leadership skills and commitment to customer service excellence.
  • Proficient computer skills including in MS Office applications.
  • Valid Class “G” driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.
  • Availability to respond to emergency situations, attend evening and/or weekend meetings or events as required.
  • Demonstrated budget and contract administration experience. 
The Township of Essa offers excellent benefits and a competitive compensation package with a starting salary of $90,000.
A full job description can be found on our website:
Qualified candidates are invited to submit a covering letter and resume by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2020 to:
Manager of Public Works Recruitment
Attention: Athena Piskopos, Executive Assistant to the CAO
Township of Essa
5786 County Road #21, Utopia, Ontario L0M 1T0
We thank all those applicants who apply and advise that acknowledgement will only be forwarded to those applicants who are invited for an interview. Personal information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of candidate selection.
Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection.
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, if you require this document or any additional documents in an alternative format, please contact our office at 705-424-9770. Please know that should you require any special accommodations in order to apply for a position or interview for a position with the Township of Essa, we will endeavor to make such accommodations.