Senior Engineer, Water Resources Job at City of Ottawa – Ottawa, ON

Requisition ID: 930

Planning, Infrastructure & Economic Development Department

Infrastructure Services

Asset Management Branch

Employment Type: 1 Full-time Permanent position

Work Hours: 35.00 /hours per week

Affiliation: CIPP

Salary Information: $90,361.18 – $109,948.02 annually (2019 rates of pay)

Location: 100, Constellation Drive

Job Category: Administrative Jobs

Application Close: 03/12/2021


The Asset Management Branch is responsible for the cost-effective management of the City’s $20 billion public works infrastructure assets, carrying out or overseeing the provision of planning, analysis and needs evaluation specifications, and Request for Proposal (RFP) development, evaluation and selection.

You are responsible to manage a wide range of operational assessments and functional design projects for water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure. This includes assessing, prioritizing and recommending capital and operational projects for funding. Related activities include: planning for new infrastructure to serve existing residents and businesses; modeling and interpreting hydraulic performance and hydrology; and monitoring, assessing and making conclusions regarding existing infrastructure performance. These activities typically involve directly leading and managing in-house projects or consultant projects. Projects involve input and coordination with other departments and service areas, such as Public Works and Environmental Services, and organizations external to the City, such as federal and provincial government agencies and conservation authorities.


Completion of 4 year university degree in Civil Engineering or a related Applied Sciences program

Minimum of 8 years of related professional experience in water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure including planning, analysis and design


Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)


Fundamental knowledge of hydrology and hydraulics as it relates to water resources

Complex municipal systems

Applicable legislation and practices governing water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure planning and implementation, such as, Planning Act, Municipal Act, Water Resources Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Federal Fisheries Act, City Official Plan, City Master Plans, Class Environmental Assessment process, Development Charges process

Analytical techniques for water, wastewater and storm water system analysis that are in current practice

Municipal infrastructure planning principles

Public consultation process

Project management principles

Capital and operating budget process

Process management concepts and principles

Strong knowledge of computer modeling tools including data requirements, results interpretation, model sensitivities, predictive modeling techniques and calibration techniques

Must be familiar with all applicable health and safety legislation, have knowledge of any potential or actual danger to health or safety in the work place, and have knowledge of appropriate actions to be taken in order to ensure the health and safety of staff in accordance with applicable legislation and City policies and procedures

Desirable Qualifications:
Expert knowledge in applicable technical specialty (i.e. hydrology, hydraulics, computer modeling, storm water management, etc.) as demonstrated by advanced academic qualifications or significant direct experience

Knowledge of operation of water and wastewater systems


Leadership Competencies:
The key competencies that describe the skills and behaviours expected to be demonstrated by managers and supervisors at the City of Ottawa are available on Ozone.

The seven Leadership Competencies, which align with Servant Leadership, are:

Strategic Leadership – Sets/implements the strategic direction, understands internal and external trends, the political sensitivities of the organization and applies this knowledge to support the long-term vision and success of the City

Demonstrates Business Sense – Understands the impact of decisions on the business and the ability to strive to improve business performance; requires an awareness of business issues, processes and outcomes as they impact the community, the City’s reputation and strategic direction

Builds Collaborative Relationships – Proactively communicates, builds and utilizes professional relationships and partnerships with all internal and external stakeholders

Fosters Innovation and Change – Develops an environment that embraces innovation and efficiently integrates change into the organization

Engages Employees – Leads, coaches, mentors and develops an engaged, diverse workforce of individuals and teams, where work is performed in a safe, respectful environment and successes are recognized and celebrated regularly

Delivers Results – Creates effective plans and performance measures, holds themselves and others accountable for measurable, high quality, timely and cost-effective results

Client-centric Focus – Serves the client interest through focusing individual, team and organization effort on identifying and meeting key and diverse client needs (the term “client” includes both internal and external clients)


Driver’s License Requirement: A valid Ontario unrestricted G class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated.

Temporarily working remotely due to Covid-19.

Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available.

The City of Ottawa has a Mandatory Vaccination Policy which requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.

The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.

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