Special Projects Engineer
Are you looking to use your well-established project management, communication, problem-solving and leadership skills to be a Special Project Engineer in the Indigenous Drinking Water Projects Office, in the Drinking Water Management Division? Consider this opportunity with the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change.
What can I expect to do in this role?
• conduct engineering assessments and lead assigned projects and services aimed at ensuring safe sustainable drinking water and wastewater for First Nations communities across Ontario
• provide expertise towards ensuring long-term sustainability in design, construction, operations and maintenance of drinking water and wastewater systems
How do I qualify?
You are a Professional Engineer, licensed with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).
Must have ability to travel province wide.
• You have demonstrated knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of environmental sciences, chemical or civil engineering, including microbiology and bacteriology, and of water resources, sanitary and environmental engineering, particularly as they pertain to complex water treatment, distribution works and wastewater works, and new/emerging environmental trends and issues to evaluate engineering designs and new technologies
• You have demonstrated knowledge to provide technical guidance and advice regarding the plan and infrastructure necessary to improve the drinking water and wastewater systems in First Nations communities
• You have specialized design knowledge in process equipment, operations and instrumentation to review and recommend infrastructure plans for approval
• You have demonstrated knowledge of microbiology and bacteriology as they relate to waterborne diseases to evaluate the effectiveness of all potential treatment processes
• You have knowledge of the principles and practices of the various current treatment processes and treatment barriers that impact on protection of the First Nations communities' health and that will support the resolution of drinking water advisories in First Nations communities and that ensure the long-term sustainability of water and wastewater systems on reserves
• You have knowledge of engineering codes and standards, current relevant legislation/regulations, including the Safe Drinking Water Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Environmental Protection Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Occupational Health and Safety legislation and the Environmental Bill of Rights, related regulations, applicable national/international standards and relevant Provincial and Federal government directions/priorities for safe drinking water for Ontario's First Nations communities to support the Indigenous Drinking Water Project priorities and mandate
• You have knowledge of the full range of relevant municipal processes as well as best management practices related to water treatment processes for drinking water systems, and their potential environmental impacts.
Project Management and Analytical Skills:
• You have demonstrated knowledge of, and skills in project management, methodologies and best practices to plan and lead a variety of project activities for water and wastewater systems in First Nations communities
• You have specialized technical expertise and project leadership on assigned projects for the creation of a long-term infrastructure plan and path forward to support the elimination of long-term drinking water advisories in First Nations communities and to improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructures
• You have demonstrated knowledge to manage all phases of projects from feasibility to commissioning, training and support with the objective of ensuring long-term sustainability in planning, maintaining and operating the drinking water and wastewater systems of First Nations communities across the province.
Communication and Relationship Building Skills:
• You have demonstrated relationship building and management skills as well as cultural awareness to develop often collaborative relationships with First Nations Community leaders, First Nations Political and Technical Organizations as well as the Federal Government’s Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada department along with a range of other contacts throughout the project lifecycle
• You have written communication skills to prepare technical plans/documents/submissions, briefing notes and other related project documents
• You have oral communication and consultation skills to communicate complex technical information to colleagues, internal and external contacts as well as project partners and to make both internal and external presentations.
Judgement and Problem-Solving Skills:
• You have demonstrated issues analysis skills to identify and resolve a range of technical, project, relationships issues impacting project success
• You have demonstrated judgement in using engineering expertise in performing a range of analyses and making engineering decisions to solve unusual problems or address new situations to develop a path forward to resolve long-term drinking water advisories in First Nations communities and to improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure
• You have demonstrated judgement to exercise and analyze engineering designs, equipment specifications, operating practices/parameters of applications ranging from moderate to high complexity
• You have demonstrated judgement in assessing health risks and formulating and recommending interim/temporary measures as well as long-term sustainable solutions
• You have demonstrated judgement to assess the viability of new and emerging treatment technologies and their applicability in a wide range of communities across the province
• You have demonstrated judgment to exercise in utilizing sensitivity when working in partnership with First Nations Community leaders, First Nations Political and Technical Organizations as well as the Federal Government’s department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada in a politically sensitive environment regarding existing and future water and wastewater systems and their impact on the health of the communities.
• You have computer proficiency on a variety of standard software.
Salary Range: $79,260 - $104,020 per year
- 2 Permanent, 40 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, Toronto Region
- 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 40 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, Toronto Region
- Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
Please apply online, only, by Thursday, March 30, 2017, by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers and entering Job ID 104237 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.
If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.