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Job Title:
Project Engineer - Stormwater
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Job Category:
Professional Engineers & Certified Technologists
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Job Type:
Full Time
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Hours of Work:
35 hrs/wk
Date Posted:
January 7, 2021
Closing Date:
January 31, 2021

Opening Statement

Kingston’s vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Supervising Engineer in the Engineering Services Department, the Project Engineer (Stormwater) is responsible to provide ongoing engineering and project management support for planning, design, review, approval, procurement, investigation, monitoring, maintenance, record-keeping, and reporting for all municipal stormwater infrastructure. The position will also provide support to the individual departments of the Transportation & Public Works (TPW) Group.

Key Responsibilities
Assist with capital budget and emergency planning, including identification and prioritization of municipal stormwater infrastructure projects, work scheduling, and providing recommendations for infrastructure improvements.

Design and review for capital projects, including bid form cost estimates and special provisions for tender documents, and preparation of applications for associated regulatory approvals. Coordinate design work with various internal City Departments, Utilities Kingston, and other utility service providers.

Apply sound project management practices and methods during entire project lifecycle including research, design, implementation, public engagement, measurement, and follow up as well as using effective documentation and technology to manage the project and communicate progress.

Demonstrate strategic thinking and sound judgment to prioritize and organize various project phases in line with Council and department priorities/workplans.

Develop related project schedules, charters, work breakdowns, and communication tools to assist with public engagement and change management.

Prepare various project reports, communications, and budget reports.

Assist with review of complex development projects for compliance with the City’s stormwater standards and review submissions for associated regulatory approvals as required.

Complete Transfer of Reviews for Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) applications and support transition to area-wide linear infrastructure (Consolidated) ECA framework for all municipal stormwater infrastructure.

Procure consultants/contractors for maintenance/upgrades to municipal stormwater infrastructure and administer contracts.

Provide assistance to the T&PW Group to address construction-related issues or respond to stormwater-related inquiries and drainage/flooding concerns, which may require capital budget planning/adjustments.

Coordinate monitoring, inspection, maintenance, record-keeping, and reporting requirements for ECA approvals related to municipal stormwater infrastructure, including inter-departmental coordination for prioritization, tracking, and rectification of identified deficiencies.

Manage annual CCTV inspection program for the municipal stormwater conveyance system, including inter-departmental coordination for prioritization, tracking, and rectification of identified deficiencies.

Ensure stormwater infrastructure asset information and work tasks are tracked and incorporated into the records database using GIS and related technology to present accurate and geographically referenced infrastructure data records.

Assist with the review and development of design standards, plans, policies, and procedures for municipal stormwater infrastructure.

Assist with preparation and presentation of staff reports to City Council and the Environment, Infrastructure & Transportation Policies Committee.

Pursue research, education, promotion, and strategic partnership opportunities.

Assist with advancing corporate and community goals for planning, design, construction, monitoring, and maintenance of sustainable municipal stormwater infrastructure, including the evaluation of climate change mitigation measures in response to more frequent/severe extreme wet weather events.

Respond to inquiries from the public and outside agencies regarding municipal stormwater infrastructure.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Competencies

Completion of a recognized university degree in Civil Engineering

Must be currently registered as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario

Three years of engineering experience related to municipal infrastructure planning and design

Experience with policy review and development in engineering practices, standards, planning, design, and research would be considered an asset

Applied experience demonstrating proficiency in using stormwater hydrologic and hydraulic software programs for event-based modelling and continuous simulations would be considered an asset

Municipal government experience in a unionized environment preferred

Familiarity with applicable Provincial and Federal legislation, standards, guidelines, best practices, and other applicable documents

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Teamwork, Results Orientation, Integrity.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Must have excellent communication, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills with the ability to influence others

Strong, effective customer service and interpersonal skills

Ability to work in a team environment, liaise with key stakeholders and to function effectively with minimal supervision

High level of professional integrity and accountability

Advanced computer skills including MS Office

Strong time and project management skills with the ability to set priorities, multi-task, work under the pressure, produce quality work, and meet deadlines

Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to gather and interpret information

Strong analytical and research skills with sound judgement and the ability to formulate solutions to complex issues

Proficient knowledge of Ministry design guidelines, including: Stormwater Management Planning and Design Manual (2003), Design Guideline for Sewage Works (2008), Low Impact Development Stormwater Management Planning and Design Guide (2010), and MTO Gravity Pipe Design Guidelines (2014)

Proficient knowledge of applicable legislation, including: Environmental Protection Act (1990), Ontario Water Resources Act (1990), Drainage Act (1990), Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), Clean Water Act (2006)

Must possess and maintain a valid class “G” driver’s licence

Required to obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check at candidates’ expense

Closing Statement

For more information, visit our website at www.cityofkingston.ca
Your resume or application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.