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The Senior Project Manager, W-WW Engineering will be required to work both in person at the work site and remotely.

Approximate Duration: 2 years

Job Summary

Reporting to the Manager Capital Projects W-WW Engineering, the Senior Project Manager W-WW Engineering is responsible for managing and administering CSO (Cost Sharing Projects) and complex capital works projects from initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling and closing, including managing conceptual design, predesign, detailed design, environmental assessment, public meetings, tendering, contract award, construction services, progress payments, conflict management, asset management, completion of contract work and turn-over of completed works.  The Senior Project Manager also acts as a resource and provides technical guidance to the Project Managers.



Post-secondary diploma in Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical or Environmental Engineering or a related discipline.

Post-secondary degree in Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical or Environmental Engineering or a related discipline is preferred.


10 years of project management experience in areas of initiation, planning, execution (design and field experience), monitoring, controlling, and close out of capital water and wastewater projects.

Certification with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) as a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.)

Knowledge of MS Office MS Outlook, MS Project or other Project Tracking Systems.

Knowledge of the Class Environmental Assessment process, Niagara Peninsula Standard Contract Document (NPSCD), Ontario Provincial Standard Specifications (OPSS), Ontario Provincial Standard Drawings (OPSD), the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide, Drinking Water Quality Management System (DWQMS) and Waste Water Quality Management System (WWQMS),  all applicable legislation and regulations, such as Occupational Health & Safety Act, Environmental Protection Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Municipal Act, Construction Lien Act, Ontario Building Code, etc., all applicable contract law, and all water and wastewater standards (American Water Works Assoc., Canadian Standards Assoc., National Sanitation Foundation, etc.).

Registration with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) is preferred.

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferred.

Licensed Engineering Technologist (L.E.T) is preferred.


Manages and delivers multiple complex Water and Wastewater Capital Projects (such as water and wastewater facility builds, major upgrades, multi-discipline, multi-process, system and linear assets), under the guidance of the Manager Capital Projects, throughout the Project Lifecycle (Initiation, Planning, Environmental Assessment, Design, Construction, Commissioning, and Close-out) by Managing the Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resources, Communications, Risk, and Procurement for each project.  (50% of the time)

Plans and manages the delivery of capital projects, including the development of terms of reference, feasibility studies, definition of scope, execution (design and construction) and project closeout. 

Manages the scope, budget, schedule, quality of deliverables for Tier 1 and complex / sensitive Tier 2 projects, through technical design reviews, constructability reviews and risk assessments.  These projects have complex scope, large budgets, and several stakeholders, carry significant risk and can have political, social, financial and/or environmental sensitivities.

Prepares engineering design criteria and contract specifications for in-house projects.

Seeks cost savings, revenue generating, and cost recovery opportunities associated with the implementation of capital projects (i.e. cost-sharing programs with area municipalities, such as infrastructure improvements, other government bodies, and utilities; energy rebate programs; development charges; servicing surplus lands for sale for decommissioned sites recycling metal during demolition; etc.).

Negotiates with service providers and authorizes extra expenditures and changes in scope of work for consultants and contractors as per Procurement By-Law and approved by the Niagara Region, and administers clauses as per the Region’s Agreement for Professional Services and Contractors Agreement.

Assigns work and provides direction on water and wastewater capital projects, ensuring proper due diligence and compliance including providing direction to technical (in-house or contract) staff, consultants and contractors in studies, programs, and capital projects.

Initiates, organizes and manages professional engineering consultants and contractors throughout projects, studies, technical workshops and meetings (i.e. value engineering, feasibility, optimization, functional design, facility needs assessments, technical assessments, pre-design and detailed design) for capital projects.

Manages Municipal Class Environmental Assessment studies to ensure compliance with the Environmental Assessment Act.

Manages contract preparation, administration, inspection, and quality assurance during construction phase of the project, ensuring compliance with contract specifications, negotiating and approving changes to contracts.

Reviews consultant reports, designs, contract drawings, specifications, and equipment and materials to be supplied, ensuring compliance with legislated regulatory standards and certificates of approval, and expediting approvals from relevant agencies.

Manages project resources and schedules (including milestones) and identifies project risks and mitigation measures.

Manages the commissioning process of linear infrastructure and upgraded components of water and wastewater facilities and pump stations, ensuring regulatory compliance, while maintaining operations including review and approval of plans, equipment start-up, equipment testing, operations and maintenance training, functional testing, identifying deficiencies, and negotiating resolutions with contractors.

Prepares and/or signs applications for required approvals, permits, inspections and services.

Monitors and evaluates the performance of contractors, consultants, and others as appropriate.

Prepares reports to Public Works, Corporate Services Committee, and other standing committees, researching and assisting in the preparation of reports to regional or municipal councils, or more senior levels of government and other agencies on environmental issues and project-specific topics.

Develops, Manages, and administers, Capital budgets and 10 year forecast ensuring  support of Council’s objectives, financial transparency and accountability, monitoring budget adherence, identifying and explaining variances, timely billing and completeness of funding and financial reporting is effectively managed in compliance with corporate financial and capital asset accounting policies and best practices in asset management planning.  (5% of the time)

Provides input to balance the assets needs identified through Capital Validation and Asset Management Plan and the approved/available capital budget. For example: determining whether or not to proceed with or postpone a project if the current estimate is greater than the remaining budget.

Identifies needs relating to water and wastewater facilities and linear infrastructure, by using appropriate asset management systems forecast.

Authorizes and administers the acquisition of goods and services per the procurement policy.

Authorizes, and administers the acquisition of goods and services for the projects and direct reports in accordance with the procurement policy and procedures.

Identifies needs relating to water and wastewater facilities and linear infrastructure, by using appropriate asset management systems forecast.

Leads communication with project teams, Councils, external stakeholders/agencies, special interest groups and the public on behalf of the Region.  (10% of the time)

Represents the WWW Engineering Division in project and planning meetings and presentations to Local Area Municipalities, Councils and / or committees, other departments within the Region, stakeholders and agencies, special interest groups, Business Improvement Associations, and the public.

Develops project charter and identifies and incorporates stakeholder interests in developing project scope.

Communicates and presents project-related information at Regional and local councils, Business Improvement Associations, special interest groups.

Coordinates with utility companies, area municipalities, regulatory agencies (e.g. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, Ministry of Transportation, etc.), Indigineous communities, railways, and other levels of government (i.e. provincial and federal), or elsewhere as required to promote good public relations and customer service on behalf of the Region.

Communicates with the public and local businesses through Public Information Centres and Project Notifications, construction notices, and project/construction updates to promote awareness, good public relations, and customer service on behalf of the Region.

Ensures the full involvement of Regional departments in the implementation of capital projects (from project conception to the end of the warranty period) including coordinating the participation of Water & Wastewater operations and maintenance staff and Transportation operations staff, as required. Solicits project review and comments from the project team at multiple formal and informal project milestones throughout the design and construction phases.

Resolves conflicts encountered on projects, involving consultants, external agency or government representatives, contractors, internal engineering, operations and maintenance staff, the public, and other stakeholders, etc.

Leads communications to project team and stakeholders for after-hours (planned and emergency) work, complaints and requests for service, taking appropriate action and investigating insurance claims for damages on construction projects and report findings.

Develops and responsible for project management reports (budget, schedule, risks and issues) for senior management.

Carries out responsibilities for project tracking updates, Drinking Water and Wastewater Quality Management System, Standards and Regulations (i.e. notice to maintenance for equipment in-service, MECP director’s notifications, etc.

Attends review meetings with Region’s legal counsel to provide background information on litigations, attending discovery and other legal hearings, resulting from construction projects as required.

 Manages project development and bid processes.  (10% of the time)

Defines project requirements, develops project scope, determining project budget, creating a work breakdown structure, chairing scoping meetings, and preparing Terms of Reference.

Prepares and issues Requests for Proposal, Requests for Quotation, Requests for Prequalification and Requests for Tender (including issuing of addenda) for retention of consulting engineering and contractor services.

Leads and conducts proposal interviews. Evaluates and analyzes proposals from engineering consultants for purposes of retaining engineering services, including environmental assessment studies, feasibility studies, preliminary and detailed design assignments, contract administration and inspection.

Schedules and advertises tender calls, issuing addenda, chairing and conducting tender openings, reviewing tenders, and evaluating and recommending on quotation and tender awards for construction.

 Educates, coaches and mentors assigned team of junior Project Managers on all aspects of capital project delivery from start to finish including project initiation, Class Environmental Assessments, preliminary design, detailed design, tendering, construction, commissioning and post construction/warranty period. (20% of the time)

 Recommends on project issues leading to revisions of policies, procedures, and standards relating to the management of municipal water resources, servicing updates, and other related environmental matters.  (5% of the time)

Evaluates effects of updates, changes, or new legislation, regulations, policies, procedures or guidelines, new products and materials, and technological advancements, recommending and adopting new strategies to address impacts on Regional infrastructure and future priorities

Develops and updates templates and controlled documents including RFP/RFQ/RFPQ/RFT templates, design manual, project management manual, divisional specifications, and construction contract documents.

Recommends changes to the Niagara Peninsula Standard Contract Document (NPSCD) resulting from site observations, project-specific deviations, and new industry specifications/innovations.

Develops, researches and recommends new work processes and systems with a focus on continuous improvement.

Researches new engineering products, materials, processes, and preparing reports outlining findings.

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 maintain the ability to travel in a timely manner to other offices, work locations or sites as authorized by the Corporation for business reasons.

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.

To view the full job description and requirements, visit our Careers page - Job Opening #33688

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

Let us know why you would be an excellent team member by submitting your online application no later than October 12,  2022 before midnight by visiting our ‘Careers’ page at We thank all candidates for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65933745
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Thorold, Ontario, Canada
  • Company Name For Job: Niagara Region
  • Position Title: Senior Project Manager, WWW Engineering
  • Job Function: Civil Engineer
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: 1-2 Years
  • Salary: $97,850.00 - $115,120.00 (Yearly Salary)

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