Expiry Date: 02-27-2015
Project Engineer(s) – #068
Cambridge is a thriving city located in Canada’s rich industrial heartland of Southern Ontario. We are strategically located astride Highway 401 and minutes from major metropolitan cities. Our quality of life makes Cambridge a fine place to call home for over 130,000 citizens. Cambridge offers historic, small-town charm with diverse recreational facilities, trails and parkland, a wide range of arts, culture and theatre events and attractions throughout the year and a strong future of continued cultural, residential, commercial and industrial growth and development. Our distinctive 19th century architecture offers a beautiful backdrop for shopping, dining and colourful festivals. More information is available on the City of Cambridge web site at www.cambridge.ca.
Reporting to the Manager of Design and Approvals, within the Engineering Infrastructure Division of the Transportation and Public Works Department, this position is responsible for the following duties:
Act as Project Manager for municipal infrastructure (re-)construction projects, including: terms of reference preparation, consultant selection coordination, providing direction to the consultant, budget-tracking, chairing public meetings, preparing reports to Council and other committees, preparing tender documents, reviewing and recommending tender awards, responding to stakeholder inquiries both verbally and in writing, chairing pre-construction site meetings, investigating and mitigating unforeseen field conditions and conflicts;
Perform Contract Administrator Duties and/or Field Inspection Services for municipal infrastructure (re-)construction projects as needed, including: chairing progress site meetings, performing field inspection services, monitoring and evaluating contractor’s performance, reviewing and approving/rejecting contractor change orders, reviewing invoices, preparing progress payments, inspecting completed work and recommending release of holdback/securities;
Prepares designs for municipal infrastructure (re-)construction and rehabilitation projects for sanitary sewers, storm sewers, watermain, roadways and/or structures, including: reviewing existing records and drawings, arranging for (additional) surveys, undertaking design calculations, preparing detailed cost estimates, coordinating land acquisitions for road widening and easements, etc. Checks and certifies all designs with Professional Engineering stamp;
Coordinates engineering projects with various levels of government, government agencies, utility companies, railways, consultants, contractors and others;
Investigates problems or failures in the watermain distribution and sewer collection systems and makes recommendations for repair, replacement or upgrading;
Receives, investigates and responds to complaints from the public. Organizes and conducts engineering investigations regarding municipal infrastructure, in response to requests from Members of Council, City staff and the public, including: site investigations, data collection, analysis of condition and design parameters in accordance with legislated and City standards, development of recommendations, budget preparation, preparation of written correspondence and staff reports to General Committee as required, providing direction to Public Works or contractors and performing follow-up inspection. Responds by telephone, e-mail or at counter to engineering inquiries/complaints;
Acts as Project Manager for municipal infrastructure projects requiring Municipal Class Environmental Assessments (EAs), including: terms of reference preparation, consultant selection coordination, providing direction to the consultant, budget-tracking, chairing public meetings, preparing reports to Council and other committees, responding to stakeholders and ensuring compliance with legislative requirements of EAs;
Represents the Division, Department and/or Corporation on Regional: Environmental Assessments (EAs); Master Plans (MPs); Studies; detailed design; (re-)construction; Steering and Project Teams and other projects, as assigned. Coordinates Departmental review and provides (compiled) comments to the Region. Assists in the preparation of budget estimates and monitors cost-shared expenditures and/or (sole) City portions on Regional projects to ensure compliance with budget allocation amounts;
Develops strong working relationships with regulatory agencies. Prepares complete application forms and files for approval of design and permitting from various agencies, including: Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA), Ministry of Transportation (MTO), Ministry of the Environment (MOE), Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Transport Canada (TC) and railways. Ensures designs comply with applicable regulations of all levels of government;
Reviews and provides comment with respect to development applications, including: site plans for new private services, site grading and Stormwater Management (SWM) and approval of design according to applicable legislation. Prepares cost estimates for new services installation and extension of municipal storm, water and sanitary main costs, as applicable. Follows up with complaints and inquiries from the Public with respect to site servicing, grading and (stormwater) damage. Responds to inquiries and issues regarding Letters of Compliance for site Servicing, Easements, Right-of-Ways and Outstanding Work Orders. Implements current Low Impact Development Standards in the site development approvals process to reduce the impacts of development;
Contributes to Design and Construction Engineering Standards; Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); Policies and Best Practices documents, including review of current procedures, research of best practice methodologies of other jurisdictions and development of recommendations.
Provides information to update Asset Management Systems for roads, structures, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, watermains, etc. records to reflect completed construction and/or current condition.
Provides design expertise and technical guidance to other City Divisions and Departments regarding Design and Construction Standards, Specifications, Policies, etc.
Provides technical review of engineering submissions regarding sewer discharges and provides recommendations to Public Works Operations staff.
Sizes water meters for use in industrial; commercial and other land-uses in accordance with American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards/practices.
Examines proposed designs for service connections (including restorations) within the municipal right-of-way and prepares cost estimates for the same.
Prepares Local Improvement documentation, as required under the Local Improvements Act (LIA), including: preparing cost estimates; collecting information for notifying owners; advertising; preparing design; arranging construction and preparing final cost assessment against property owners. Attends Court of Revision for appeals from property owners on assessments, as required.
Acts as back-up to Manager of Design and Approvals.
Minimum Requirements for this position are:
Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, a Professional Engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) License and a valid Driver’s License are required, along with 3-4 years’ experience in Design and Construction of Municipal Infrastructure including Roads, Sewer, Watermains and Stormwater Management (SWM) Facilities, proficiency in Engineering Software applications including Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project, Project Management of Consultants for Detailed Design and Construction Administration and Public Speaking / Chairing Public Meetings.
This position is within Grade 5 of the Non-Union Salary Schedule and has an annual salary range of $76,034 to $92,724 (35 hours/week), and a comprehensive benefit program is available.
We invite qualified candidates to apply for this position by visiting: www.cambridge.ca by 4:30 p.m., Friday February 27, 2015.
If you require support or accommodation due to a disability, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 519.740.4685, extension 4640.
Personal information in relation to the recruitment and hiring process is collected under the authority outlined in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This information will be used to determine eligibility for employment with the City of Cambridge only. If you have any questions about this collection of personal information, you can contact the Freedom of Information and Privacy Co-ordinator, Clerks Division, at 519-740-4680, extension 4583.
Date Published: February 6, 2015