Job Posting #18700

Associate Director Water & Wastewater Engineering

Closing Date:Tue., Aug. 08, 2017
Department:Public Works
Location:Environmental Centre
Type:Regular Full-Time
Union:Non Union
Work Hours:35 hrs / week

About Niagara Region

Serving a diverse urban and rural population of more than 430,000, Niagara Region is focused on building a strong and prosperous Niagara. Working collaboratively with 12 local area municipalities and numerous community partners, the Region delivers a range of high quality programs and services to support and advance the well-being of individuals, families and communities within its boundaries. Nestled between the great lakes of Erie and Ontario, the Niagara peninsula features some of Canada's most fertile agricultural land, the majesty of Niagara Falls and communities that are rich in both history and recreational and cultural opportunities. Niagara boasts dynamic modern cities, Canada's most developed wine industry, a temperate climate, extraordinary theatre, and some of Ontario's most breathtaking countryside. An international destination with easy access to its binational U.S. neighbour New York State, Niagara attracts over 14 million visitors annually, as well as a steady stream of new residents and businesses.


Reporting to the Director, Water & Wastewater Services, the Associate Director is responsible for the execution and direction of all aspects in Water & Wastewater Engineering, including budget preparation, asset management, Capital Works Projects initiation and technical studies.


  • Post-secondary degree in Engineering or Applied Science.


  • 10 years applicable experience in the design, construction and contract administration of water works and wastewater control facilities with administrative and supervisory ability.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all relevant legislation and regulations, including Ontario's Drinking Water Quality Standards, Safe Drinking Water Act, Ontario Water Resources, Environmental Protection Act, Source Water Protection, various Environmental Assessment Acts (municipal, provincial and federal)
  • Experience within a Municipal or similar environment and with water or wastewater process, operations or maintenance preferred.
  • Registration with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).


1. Provides leadership and direction in the execution and direction of all Water and Wastewater Engineering activities, preparing and managing section and capital budgets, managing the Capital Works projects initiation process, and conducting technical studies.

2. Develops, manages and administers annual and multi-year Capital and Operating budgets for the division, ensuring support of Council's objectives, financial transparency and accountability, budget adherence, identifying and explaining variances, and financial reporting is effectively managed in compliance with corporate financial policies.

3. Assesses federal, provincial and local legislative and policy changes, developing long-range servicing strategies to meet the changing environment for water and wastewater services.

4. Manages people resource planning for the division or operating unit, determining ideal organizational structures, identifying desirable role and skill mix requirements and ensuring ongoing work quality and deliverability of results.

5. Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders, representing the Region on applicable technical and administrative committees.

Special Requirements

  • In accordance with the Corporate Criminal Record Check Policy, the position requires the incumbent to undergo a Criminal Records Check and submit a Canadian Police Clearance Certificate.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid and restriction free driver's license of appropriate class to carry out the duties of the job.
  • May be required to support emergency operations under the incident management structure, at the direction of the Emergency Operations Centre Director
  • Regional staff strive to enable the strategic priorities of council and the organization through the completion of their work. Staff carry out their work by demonstrating the corporate values of service, honesty, choice, partnership and respect.

Closing Statement

Uncover the wonder of the Niagara Region and join a team dedicated to meeting tomorrow's challenges TODAY!

Let us know why you would be an excellent team member by submitting your online application.

We thank all candidates for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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