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Water Resources Engineer
Job Type: Contract
Location: Oakville, ON, CANADA;
Job Category: Engineering ; Civil Engineering, Engineering ; Other Engineering Jobs
Job Industry: Government and Public Sector
Job Career Level: Experienced
Year(s) of Experience: 5
Number Of Positions: 1
Date Posted: Sep 17, 2012
CALL NO.12-070 (CUPE 1329T)

This job profile reflects the general details considered necessary to perform the principle functions and shall not be construed as an interpretation of all work requirements inherent in the job. Applicants are required to demonstrate in their applications and in the interview process that their qualifications for the positions match those specified. Applicants may be required to undergo a skills assessment and/or testing with a minimum pass mark of 75%

Job Designation:           Water Resources Engineer
Department:                 Development Services
Pay Grade:                   13 

Salary Range:              $74,459 - $90,797

Temporary:           This is a contract opportunity lasting approximately 12 months
This position reports to the Manager, Transportation and Environmental Engineering and provides support to other staff and Departments, as needed, with regard to environmental input to land development applications and capital projects.

Job Responsibilities:

• Manages special studies (i.e. storm water management, subwatershed, environmental assessment, EIR’s and incorporates findings in subdivision engineering approvals);
• Develop and assist in the implementation of environmental restoration plans as outlined in the subwatershed studies and other environmental plans for the Town;
• Develop and coordinate with other departments and local conservation authorities, the development of subwatershed monitoring programs;
• Coordinate and manages the preparation of master drainage plans and subwatershed studies;
• Perform consultant selection process - develop terms of reference, evaluate submissions, and conduct interviews. Review and negotiate work plans and budgets with consultants. Make recommendations for selection to senior staff, Committees or Town Council. Coordinate execution of consulting services agreements.
• Develop and nurture strong, productive working relationships with regulatory/approval agencies (Conservation Halton, MNR, DFO, MOE, etc.) and with other external bodies involved in the water resources industry and sciences.
• Keep current on new and modified water resources research, policies, standards, and technologies - including applicable funding programs.  Perform research; develop, recommend and implement up-to-date and innovative programs, methodologies and procedures with a commitment to continuous improvement and adoption of “best management practices”.    
• Determine and negotiate necessary project coordination or approvals with other Town Departments, other municipalities, Halton Region, Utilities, Developers, Conservation Authorities, Provincial and Federal Ministries or Agencies.  Prepare approval applications and manage cost sharing agreements.
• Assist, liaise work with, coordinate and/or provide technical/engineering guidance to other Town Departments, the Region of Halton and others.
• Input for the section to the annual work plans and budget of the Development Services Department;
• Coordinates with Town Departments on future storm drainage capital works program, design studies and assists in the coordination of maintenance programs;
• Assists with input to the Town’s Subdivision Requirements Manual for storm water guideline criteria for the development industry. 
• Prepares and recommends approval of policies (new and revised), re: development impact on the environment (i.e. hydrology, watershed planning, storm water management, etc.);
• Reviews and approves subdivision engineering and site plan drawings and engineering supporting documents for implementation of environmental policies, procedures for on-site water quality and quantity
• Represents the department on official and secondary planning studies and provide expert support for OMB hearings;
• Develop and implement an environmental stewardship program with the objective of fostering community stewardship and community involvement in environmental management initiatives and restoration;
• Processes inquiries from developers, citizens, community groups, regional and provincial official, Council and other Town Departments, re: land development, handling resolution of requests, claims and complaints;
• Development, update and maintain the statistical databases on stormwater ponds, natural features and environmental issues
• Maintains effective relations with the public, including communications with developers, citizens, community groups and regional/provincial officials; representing the Town at hearings/public meetings including advice as required to statutory land use process;
• Participates on committees;
• Special projects as assigned by Manager, Transportation & Environmental Engineering;
• Performs other duties as assigned.


• Licensed Professional Engineer (Civil Discipline), with specialty in Water Resources or Storm Water Management AND at least five (5) years directly related experience within a municipal government or consulting engineering environment.
• Strong communication, human relations and negotiation skills complement your project management experience.
• Comprehensive knowledge of current water/environmental management principles and technologies (including storm water quality and quantity controls, and relevant federal and provincial legislation), contract administration, class environmental assessments, budget preparation and scheduling is essential.
• Highly functional in a computerized environment utilizing CAD, GIS, Excel, PowerPoint and Word software and ideally have a working knowledge of commonly used hydrologic/hydraulic software programs (HEC-RAS, Storm, OTTHYMO, etc).
• Knowledge of fluvial geomorphology processes will be an asset.
• Must be able to travel to and traverse various work sites.
• Experience in both leading and directing project teams will be essential to succeed in this position.
• Experience dealing with land development industry representatives.

Applications will be accepted on-line at in the current opportunities section no later than midnight on Monday, September 24, 2012.

DATED: September 17, 2012

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Successful candidates will abide by Ontario Health & Safety Legislation and follow Corporate Health & Safety Policies.

The Town of Oakville is an equal opportunity employer

Personal information collected from applications and resumes is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. Questions about this collection of information should be directed to Human Resource Services, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, Ontario L6H 0H3