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

Job ID: 7172

Job Category: Engineering & Technical

Division & Section: Engineering & Construction Services, ECS Linear Underground Infrastructure

Work Location: Metro Hall, 55 John Street

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

Qualified List: A qualified list will be established to fill permanent positions.

Number of Positions Open: 1

Posting Period: 24-Apr-2020 to 08-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 Toronto Water, Transportation Services, 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 in Design and Construction – Linear Underground Infrastructure Section, Trunk Sewers & Transmission Mains Unit, you’ll provide project management and engineering expertise in the delivery of capital infrastructure projects. These will include environmental assessments, condition assessment for water/sewer pipes, construction of new large-diameter sewers, rehabilitation of existing trunk sewers, new large-diameter transmission water mains and rehabilitation of large-diameter water mains, and call for your knowledge of various trenchless construction methodologies and environmental assessment studies.


An integral part of your job as a City Engineer will be to engage engineering consultants by preparing Requests for Proposals (RFPs), evaluating proposals for compliance with the City’s purchasing processes and managing, overseeing and reviewing the work of engineering consultants, as well as assisting Senior Project Managers on large projects. Working in collaboration with the engineering consultant, you’ll also be called upon to prepare Requests for Quotations (RFQs) and Construction Tender packages, as required, and to oversee construction.


Project management accountabilities

Following best project management practices, and Division guidelines and manuals, you’ll manage a variety of assigned projects – from initiation, scoping and gathering of background information, to assisting the client and manager in preparing the capital budget, through project execution and up to warranty completion. It will be your responsibility to ensure that all required permits and approvals are secured, that projects are on schedule and that expenditures are within budget and yearly cash flow estimates, along with finalizing contract payments and implementing quality control/quality assurance for construction.


Technical expertise and innovation

Valued for your professional expertise, you’ll review engineering design drawings and contract specifications, and provide advice and engineering reviews to ensure compliance with the City’s specifications, water and sewer design manual, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) guidelines and other applicable standards and guidelines. You’re also well equipped to prepare engineering analyses, justifications and evaluations that will lead you to recommend change orders for senior management approval, advise on a major issue, or recommend a major decision. Looking to the future, you’ll conduct research and development for the effective resolution of engineering issues, as well as initiate and lead technical studies and projects.

Communication and stakeholder management

Adept at communicating with a broad range of audiences, a key strength within our multi-stakeholder environment, you’ll represent the City on committees, attend meetings and provide input, manage public complaints during construction, prepare presentations for Councillors, prepare construction notices and complete public consultation in line with project needs. This skill will also prove vital as you negotiate claims with contractors and consultants, and coordinate continuously with identified stakeholders throughout the execution of the project.


Among the other strengths you bring to the role of Engineer (Trunk Sewers & Transmission Mains) will be the following key qualifications:


  • A professional Engineering Licence and membership in good standing with Professional Engineers Ontario.
  • Considerable project management experience, including managing consulting and construction assignments for linear water and wastewater infrastructure projects.
  • A valid Province of Ontario Class “G” Driver’s Licence.


Given the nature of this interactive role, you’ll have many opportunities to demonstrate your excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively to various audiences, both verbally and in writing, and to establish effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, while ensuring the delivery of high-quality customer service. Proficiency using general computer software (e.g. Microsoft Office) and applications of specialized software (i.e. ArcGIS) is also key, as is the ability to work in a busy environment with competing priorities and deadlines.


Additionally, within the scope of your varied assignments, you’ll regularly put into practice your knowledge of legislation related to the Ontario Water Resources Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Construction Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Environmental Protection Act, Federal Fisheries Act, and Conservation Act.


Equally important, 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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