Engineering Manager

engineering public works
Location: Township of Loyalist, ON
Type: contract
Posted On: Jul 6, 2018
Closing Date: Jul 23, 2018
Engineering Manager
Contract Position 18-24 months
Loyalist Township is a growing community of over 17,000 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-50-2018 Engineering Manager
Hours:   35 per week
Rate:   $85,371 - $98,454
Closing:   July 23, 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.


POSITION TITLE:                          Engineering Manager - Contract Position 18-24 months
UPDATED:                                      April 6, 2018
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:           Director of Infrastructure Services*
Note * This position will report to the current Engineering Manager until the commencement of the maternity leave
Under the direction of the Director of Infrastructure Services, the Engineering Manager will provide leadership and oversee the delivery of the Township’s capital project portfolio and engineering development review. This position is responsible for administering the planning, designing, organizing, constructing, and commissioning of projects, to ensure timely completion, based on the infrastructure needs of the Township.
The position will direct a multidisciplinary team of staff, consultants, sub-consultants and contractors for a range of projects. In addition, the Engineering Manager is responsible for the preparation of background data to develop the capital project budget; administering project budgets; the development and maintenance of the asset management system, in conjunction with the finance department; the review of development applications, from an engineering perspective; and the supervision and development of assigned staff.
Duties also include departmental technical support; administrative functions; internal policy and procedure review and development; and legislative review. This position requires both indoor and occasional outdoor work, and work outside of regular hours may be required during construction projects. Attendance at evening meetings, including Loyalist Township Council Meetings, is regularly required.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, with a degree from an accredited university in civil or environmental engineering, or in a related discipline;
  • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience working in a municipal engineering related environment, that includes project management and a general knowledge of operations. Supervisory experience is an asset.
  • Must possess a valid class G driver’s license, in good standing, with a reliable vehicle, to use on corporate business.
Specific Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
  • Strong engineering skills and effective problem-solving skills;
  • Experienced in municipal policy development and engineering management and operation of water, wastewater, development projects, transportation and waste management fields;
  • Strong analytical and research skills, ensuring accuracy with large volume and diversity of work, planning skills, project/time/records management skills;
  • Demonstrated flexibility and organizational skills in dealing effectively with shifting priorities, based on urgency and importance;
  • Ability to read, understand and evaluate engineering drawings, specifications, and proposals, as well as knowledge of construction activities and contract management;
  • Experience and sound knowledge of budgeting and budget monitoring;
  • Ability to interpret and effectively apply legislation, policies, standards and guidelines, such as municipal infrastructure construction legislation; Environmental Assessment legislation, including the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment; the Environmental Protection Act and its regulations; municipal water and wastewater treatment, collection and distribution legislation; the Ontario Municipal Act; the Planning Act; the Professional Engineers Act and Canadian contract law particularly as it applies to procurement and construction contracts;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationship, maintain confidentiality, strong mediation and conflict resolution skills, and ability to act with tact and diplomacy, during difficult and politically sensitive situations;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong verbal and written communication skills, delivered in a professional manner, ensuring accurate information is conveyed;
  • Supervisory and leadership experience, preferably in a unionized environment; strong liaison skills; and the ability to work independently, as part of a team and as a team leader;
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Project.
1.    General –
  1. Provide administrative and technical engineering support for the Infrastructure Services Department, including utilities, roads, waste management, development, ferry, and transit sectors;
  2. Prepare reports for Council and CAO, on a regular basis, including recommendations, with and through the Director of Infrastructure Services and attend Council and Committee meetings to present reports, as required;
  3. Review and modify Department-related Township by-laws, policies and procedures, as required;
  4. Provide liaison, as directed by the Director of Infrastructure Services, with other government agencies, and the public, by attending various meetings and participating on committees on behalf of the Department;
  5. Respond to concerns about departmental activities raised by the general public, staff, Council, and other agencies, as requested by the Director of Infrastructure Services;
  6. Review initiatives from other Township departments and provide Departmental comments when requested;
  7. Under the direction of the Director of Infrastructure Services, assist the Utilities Manager and the Transportation and Solid Waste Manager with operational and technical issues, including research and furnishing technical advice;
  8. May be asked to perform duties of the Director of Infrastructure Services, in their absence;     
  9. Perform related duties, as assigned by the Director of Infrastructure Services.
2.    Project Management –
  1. Manage and monitor the Township’s Capital Project program, for all capital infrastructure projects, to ensure that all work meets federal, provincial, and municipal legislation, standards and guidelines;
  2. Establish and maintain comprehensive project management standards and procedures, to ensure the efficient and effective completion of Township capital projects;
  3. Manage the planning, budgeting, design, construction administration, and commissioning of select capital and maintenance projects, particularly larger environmental based projects;
  4. Manage the preparation of Environmental Assessment documentation for various Township initiatives;
  5. Complete applications for grant and funding programs, and administer these programs, if application is successful;
  6. Prepare and review various procurement documents such as construction tenders, service contracts, and requests for proposals for engineering services, and recommend the successful bidder, while adhering to the Loyalist Township Procurement By-law;
  7. Complete technical reports for internal and external requirements, including design briefs;
  8. Direct, advise, and evaluate engineering consultants and contractors retained by the Township to ensure quality control, schedule control, contract compliance, and project completion;
  9. Monitor, collect and interpret data required for infrastructure assessment and modifications;
  10. Review, critique and approve design work, drawings, and specifications completed by engineering consultants retained by the Township and internal staff;
  11. Work with various internal departments and external agencies to ensure that all project components receive required permitting and conform with all municipal standards and policies, existing permits and approvals, provincial legislation, and federal legislation;
  12. Ensure that all project components comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations, including permitting and insurance requirements;
  13. Review operations and maintenance manuals, control narrative, and as-built drawings for newly constructed infrastructure;
  14. Be responsible for specified components of the Drinking Water Quality Management System of each water system owned by the municipality, including:
  1. Act as primary contact between the contractor and Loyalist Township Utilities;
  2. Coordinate the review of design specifications with Loyalist Township Utilities Staff, provide technical comments for proposed system development, upgrades or rehabilitation and report recommendations to Management;
  3. Review design specifications for assigned projects to ensure compliance with provincial guidelines issued Drinking Water Permit for the system and Township specifications and report recommendations to Management;
  4. Inspect installation of new or upgraded components of the system, as delegated, and report findings to Management;
  5. Ensure that all required QMS forms for infrastructure modifications are completed in compliance with the Drinking Water Permit;
  6. Ensure that related documentation is updated as necessary for the project assigned. The documentation includes, but is not limited to, Operations and Maintenance manuals, system description in the Operations Manual, control narrative, as-built drawings, permits and licenses;
  7. Attend QMS awareness training;
  1. Provide direction, training, and advice to utilities' operations staff, with respect to new infrastructure and ongoing capital projects;
  2. Communicate project information to Township residents and other stakeholders, organize and attend public information centres, and manage public concerns that arise with respect to the project, as required.
3.    Development –
  1. Maintain a continued understanding of provincial planning legislation and the Township’s planning and development by-laws, standards, and guidelines; and ensure that work by all staff adheres to these requirements;
  2. Completes capacity reviews for water and wastewater facilities annually and in respect of new developments;
  3. Oversees and monitors the review of development applications by staff, to ensure timely and high-quality reviews;
  4. Provides input and participates in Planning and Development Services Department’s periodic review of the Township’s Official Plan;
  5. Assist with industrial and commercial promotion activities, as directed by the Director of Infrastructure Services.
4.    Financial –
  1. Administers the Infrastructure Services Department’s 10-Year Capital Budget and assesses the accuracy and completeness of the department’s assigned portion of the asset management plan;
  2. Responsible for Tangible Capital asset reporting to the Finance Department, as required by the Public Sector Accounting Board, including additions and disposals of assets;
  3. Provides input and participates in periodic review of Development Charges by-law, water and sewage user rates and connection fees, and the Official Plan;
  4. Provides oversight to the Engineering Clerk to ensure that all operating and capital budgets are maintained;
  5. Undertakes all projects, while adhering to the Township’s Procurement by-law;
  6. Oversees payment to Infrastructure Services’ suppliers.
5.    Supervisory Responsibilities –
  1. Supervises Engineering Division staff;
  2. Provides direction to staff on non-routine matters;
  3. Conducts performance evaluations and provides mediation, negotiation, coaching and mentoring, as necessary;
  4. Assesses staffing requirements for Engineering Services, recommends changes, conducts interviews and recommends hiring of full-time and temporary or part-time employees and provides supervision and training;
  5. Conducts periodic staff meetings.