Senior Water Engineering Technician

engineering utilities & trades
Posted On: Mar 22, 2021
Closing Date: Apr 14, 2021


Application Deadline: 2021-04-14
Location: Peterborough, Ontario
Compensation: $36.76 to $44.26 per hour
Contact: Maggie Chambers, HR Generalist,
As a senior member of the Engineering Department, you will utilize your skills to support the water operations group’s construction and maintenance activities, customer-driven projects and developments and coordinate utilities with municipal improvements. You will manage large projects, prepare and administer subdivision agreements and provide support to other Engineering staff in the performance of their duties. You will also prepare engineering design packages, prepare, review and recommend award of construction contracts, and review and comment on various engineering submissions. As such, you will be required to interact in a professional and effective manner both within the company and outside the company in person, by telecommunications and in writing.
  1. Design, rough-drafting, inspection and project coordination for various municipal water system projects (generally greater than $250k) including new water mains, water main replacement, water main rehabilitation and other related periodic projects such as pumping stations and water storage facilities.
  2. Facilitate the tender process including completing tender specifications, cost estimates, and tender evaluation, prepare and administer construction contracts, preparing pay certificates, maintaining financial records, contract interpretation, enforcement, and ensuring due diligence requirements are met; consultant and contractor submissions and follow up;
  3. Oversee the works of the Engineering Technician(s) and Technician Assistant(s) including passing on knowledge and experience gained, guide and review their designs and decision making, and providing construction advice, guidance and direction when required;
  4. Assist in the engagement of internal and external construction inspection services and oversee their coordination.
  5. Manage large value projects from concept to commissioning and close out, including a constructed document review.
  6. Construction inspection and quality assurance of materials and workmanship through testing and inspection;
  7. Prepare and administer subdivision development agreements, estimates, determination of and processing of fees and deposits, watermain oversizing and transmission main requirements, and the release of securities;
  8. Oversee the PUC inspection requirements of subdivision development from planning through to PUC acceptance, including liaison with the developer, their consultants and other internal and outside agencies/parties.
  9. Manage special projects outside of the water distribution field when requested;
  10. Review and comment on municipal consent (MC) drawings ensuring adherence to PUC standards as well as MOE design guidelines/requirements; prepare MC plans;
  11. Assist in the establishment of long-range plans and priorities, annual reports and the development of the annual capital budget;
  12. Have a working knowledge of the Safe Drinking Water Act and its regulations as they pertain to contract/construction activities;
  13. Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others that is dependent upon their actions. Report hazards and unsafe acts or conditions encountered on the job to fellow workers and supervisors, in accordance with due diligence. Responsible for having a working knowledge of all applicable safety legislation pertaining to the job;
  14. Investigate and resolve customer complaints, contract and technical issues in a professional, economical and timely manner;
  15. Represent Peterborough Utilities Commission and PUG Services Corp. at meetings with the City of Peterborough, other utilities, developers, general public, etc;
  16. Provide leadership, guidance and support to the Engineering Technician(s) and the Technician’s Assistant(s), other Technicians and Inspectors;
  17. If available and called, must be able to perform emergency Engineering functions after hours; and
  18. Other duties as required or assigned
Post Secondary School Diploma as an Engineering Technician or equivalent work related experience;
A minimum of ten (10) years related water utility design experience coupled with O.A.C.E.T.T. “Engineering Technician” certification preferably with a Civil or parallel designation. (Eligibility for certification may be considered)
  1. Advanced knowledge on specification preparation and contract administration experience in municipal water infrastructure;
  2. Working knowledge of the Safe Drinking Water Act and its regulations;
  3. Subdivision agreement preparation and administration experience. Ability to prepare THE PETERBOROUGH UTILITIES GROUP documentation neatly, accurately and timely using recognized software such as MSWord, Excel and computer-aided drafting software;
  4. Demonstrated working knowledge in the composition and operation of water distribution systems and current technologies, best practices and methods;
  5. Water utility software experience such as water distribution system modeling software (WaterGEMS or equivalent);
  6. Water sampling and testing experience – chlorine residuals, turbidity, and bacterial sampling;
  7. Survey experience – reading plans, staking, field layout and investigation. Survey equipment experience – total station, data loggers, levelling instruments, GPS equipment and associated computer software.
  8. Working experience with GIS (Hexagon or equivalent) and/or CAD (AutoCAD, Micro Station or equivalent) systems;
  9. Demonstrated working knowledge in the following areas:
  1. Rules and regulations of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and other regulatory compliance.
  2. The Safe Drinking Water Act and regulations as they apply to water distribution system water quality sampling and testing.
  3. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s Ontario Traffic Manual, Book 7 – Temporary Conditions (Field Edition)
  4. MOE’s publication “Watermain Design Criteria for Future Alterations Authorized under a Drinking Water Permit – March 2009”, as amended from time to time, and
  5. The design objectives contained within the Ministry of the Environment publication “Design Guidelines for Drinking Water Systems, 2008”, as amended from time to time.
  1. Working knowledge and experience using MSOffice Suite;
  2. Demonstrated excellent attendance record;
  3. Demonstrated excellent safety record and attitude;
  4. Demonstrated commitment to teamwork and co-operation
  5. Valid Class G driver’s licence and good driving record; and
  6. Ability to meet the Physical Demands Analysis.
Job Knowledge
Safety & Security
Problem Solving
Quality work
Planning & Organization
Tests may be given to confirm that applicants possess the aptitudes and skills necessary to effectively carry out the duties of this position.