Senior Project Advisor (Construction)

engineering public works
Posted On: Aug 14, 2020
Closing Date: Feb 14, 2021
Department:    Public Works
Division:    Engineering & Construction
Position:    Senior Project Advisor (Construction)

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. The Region of Halton is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


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


It’s an exciting time to be a leader at Halton Region!

Halton Region serves more than 580,000 residents throughout Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. We are committed to delivering high quality programs and services that make Halton a great place to live and work.
Joining Halton Region opens the door to a fulfilling career. Our comprehensive compensation, great benefits and employee recognition program are a few reasons why we are one of the GTA’s Top Employers.
We engage great people who contribute to meaningful work that makes a positive difference in our community. As an employee, you will be part of a progressive, service focused and award winning employer with a diverse and inclusive work environment. At Halton, you are encouraged to grow and succeed in your career and are recognized for your accomplishments and contributions.
If you are looking for a role where you can lead a team towards the delivery projects for the residents of Halton, we want to hear from you. Over the next 10 years, the Region will be investing approximately $3.9 Billion in road, water and wastewater infrastructure. We are committed to delivering high quality infrastructure for the residents, businesses and visitors to Halton Region and we are looking for dedicated, forward thinking and enthusiastic individuals to join our Public Works team! 
Reporting to the Manager, Capital Engineering and Construction, the Senior Project Advisor (Supervisor) is responsible for the delivery of a suite of major linear water, wastewater, and transportation capital projects, utilizing a combination of in-house and external resources. You will oversee a team of skilled project managers providing day to day supervision, mentoring and coaching.
Preferred Background
  • Post-Secondary Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Professional Engineering License
  • Minimum 7 years project management experience in the successful delivery of large, complex projects on schedule and budget
  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience
  • Certification in Project Management
An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
Working Conditions
Flexibility in working hours is required for frequent trips to project sites. Incumbent must supply their own transportation. 
Key Skill Sets
  • Excellent project management skills, including: strategic planning, organization, problem solving, financial management and risk mitigation, to deliver a large suite of projects in a fast paced environment.
  • Superior leadership skills, including: day to day supervision, mentoring and coaching, and providing professional guidance, to develop an effective, quality focused and inclusive team. 
  • Strong oral & written communication, facilitation, negotiation and dispute resolution skills, to successfully interface with multiple stakeholders, including regional staff, contractors, consultants, council and the general public.  
  • Excellent technical knowledge and experience in planning, design, construction and commissioning of road, water and wastewater infrastructure, including best practices and evolving technologies methods.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with applicable legislation, standards, documentation and regulatory processes, including:  Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Water Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Environmental Protection Act, American Water Works Association Standards, Construction Lien Act and Occupational Health and Safety Act.
     Posted: August 14, 2020
     Posting Expires: Open until filled
     Posting #: PW-283-20
Apply Online at: Halton Job Postings

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