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Toronto, ONFull-time, Permanent$88,980 – $104,541 a year

Job ID: 7413

Job Category: Engineering & Technical

Division & Section: Engineering & Construction Services, ECS Transportation Infrastructure

Work Location: 55 John Street, Metro Hall

Job Type & Duration: Full-time,1 Permanent vacancy

Salary: $88,979.80 – $104,540.80,TM1600, Wage Grade 6.5, Please note: The salary reflects 2019 rates

Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week

Affiliation: Non-Union

Number of Positions Open: 1

Posting Period: 04-May-2020 to 18-May-2020


Creating the safe, sustainable municipal infrastructure that makes Toronto so livable is the responsibility of our Engineering and Construction Services (ECS) Division, which provides specialized engineering design and construction services to Transportation Services, Toronto Water, Solid Waste Management Services and other City of Toronto divisions, Agencies, Boards and Commissions, and external clients such as the development industry, utility companies and other public agencies.


As an Engineer within the Streetcar Way & Special Projects Unit, you’ll provide project management, detailed design oversight, contract administration, technical expertise and engineering input on the planning, design, co-ordination and construction of roads, primarily in the downtown core. These projects bundle work collectively, including road reconstruction and resurfacing projects, with additional infrastructure improvements such as streetscaping enhancements, watermain or sewer replacements, and streetcar track replacements.


Your primary responsibilities as a City Engineer will focus on overseeing, reviewing and directing the internal design of allotted projects with the design team, and occasionally with engineering consultants, as the specialty dictates and needs arise. Utilizing engineering and project management principles, you’ll manage the projects – from detailed design, tender and construction, through to the warranty phase – while ensuring technical accuracy along with comprehensive and timely deliverables.


Full project management accountabilities

Leading by example and exhibiting an understanding of modern principles and practices of management and management controls, you’ll manage a variety of assigned projects, ensuring effective teamwork and communication, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, continuous learning and maintenance of related data, while seeing to it that expenditures are controlled within budget limitations. This comprehensive role involves securing all required engineering permits and approvals, gathering and refining project scope, determining the financial impact of projects and proposals, preparing and inspecting drawings, engineering studies, specifications, plans and cost estimates, assisting in preparing capital and operating budgets, and directing project team staff to meet deadlines.


You’ll conduct research into your assigned area, ensuring that it takes into account developments within the field, corporate policies and practices, legislation and initiatives by other levels of government. Equipped with this up-to-date knowledge, you’ll provide advice, reviews and expertise, and utilize standard engineering principles and practices to assist in the operation, development and maintenance of works infrastructure and related services.

Managing stakeholder expectations and communications

An effective communicator at all organizational levels, with highly developed interpersonal and team skills, you’re adept at working collaboratively in a multi-stakeholder environment like ours, and conveying technical information in a user-friendly manner. These talents will be evident as you represent the City on committees, provide input at meetings, and communicate confidently with the public, contractors, colleagues, developers, consultants, Councillors, other divisions and government agencies, and other internal and external clients and stakeholders about projects, programs and developments.


Among the other strengths you bring to the role of Engineer – Streetcar Way & Special Projects will be the following key qualifications:


  • Qualification as an Engineer as defined by Professional Engineers Ontario, preferably in the discipline of Civil Engineering, and registration with Professional Engineers Ontario or licensing as a professional engineer in good standing in another Canadian engineering association with the ability to obtain a licence with Professional Engineers Ontario (P.Eng.).
  • Experience applying the principles of Engineering related to roads.
  • Project Management experience in an Engineering Environment as related to roads.


With this professional background as a solid foundation, you bring knowledge of Engineering Principles and Project Management as it relates to sewer, watermain, and streetcar track experience, together with knowledge of, and the ability to apply, relevant legislation, standards, Acts, By-laws, and Regulations, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act.


In addition, you’re able to plan, organize and coordinate projects and meet required timelines, plan, supervise and direct the work of staff, and read, interpret, and report on engineering plans and drawings, specifications, correspondence and other documents in a timely manner. Proficiency using general computer software, including Microsoft Windows, Excel and Word, is also required, as is a valid Province of Ontario Class “G” Driver’s Licence.


Equally important in your role as a leader and member of our team, you have what it takes to support the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve.



The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request.

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