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Manager of Engineering Services

Position Objective:

Reporting to the General Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services/City Engineer, the Manager of Engineering Services is responsible for strategically directing and managing the assessment of infrastructure needs, and the budgeting and implementing of infrastructure initiatives and projects, with weighed oversight of new developments. This position is also responsible for overseeing assigned staff, and approving and monitoring expenditures within defined limits.

Closing Date:

4:00pm on Friday, March 2, 2018.


The annual salary range for this full time, non-union position is $97,310 - $116,776. The Corporation also offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Department/Reports To:

Infrastructure Services/General Manager, Infrastructure and Development Services/ City Engineer

Duties & Responsibilities:

The duties listed are not meant to provide a description of each and every job performed but only those which represent the core functions of the job.

  • Monitor and assess infrastructure needs of the City via a 10 year capital forecast, and prepare appropriate annual budgets accordingly for Council considerations.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations on the acceptance of tenders, RFPs and other public procurements to the General Manager Infrastructure and Development Services/City Engineer.
  • Evaluate consultants’ work and advise on contract terms and their fulfillment.
  • Act as a liaison with the Public Works Department, and other municipal departments, to ensure uniformity in service and project deliveries.
  • Formulate terms of reference and requests for proposals from engineering consulting firms for various studies.
  • Review and approve designs, specifications, tender and contract documents, site plan agreements, sub-divider’s agreements and development agreements to ensure all engineering requirements and servicing costs are properly documented in order to protect the Corporation’s interest.
  • Oversee and provide guidance in the preparation of local improvement assessments to ensure compliance with provisions of the Municipal Act.
  • Oversee, provide guidance to and manage By-Law, Traffic and Parking Services to ensure infrastructure service coherence and relevance.
  • Responsible for the review, approval and issuance of Municipal Consents for public utility installations in municipal road allowances.
  • Evaluate, confirm and recommend reductions for letters of credit to the City Treasurer based on a review of the consulting engineer’s submission for estimated cost of outstanding work.
  • Review engineering standards, policies and procedures, and make recommendations to the General Manager Infrastructure and Development Services/City Engineer, and committees of Council for currency and relevance.
  • Recommend annual capital and operating requirements for the section.
  • Approve and monitor expenditures within delegated limits.
  • Manage and provide guidance to assigned staff on technical and administrative concerns.
  • Provide full support to the General Manager Infrastructure and Development Services/City Engineer, including filling in during absences as required

Five (5) Full Time Staff

  • A University Degree or College Diploma in Civil Engineering.
  • Current Certification, in good standing, as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with five (5) years of progressively responsible engineering experience, or as a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) with eight (8) years of progressively responsible engineering experience, preferably in a Municipal setting.
  • Three (3) years’ experience as a direct supervisor, preferably in Municipal engineering, with an emphasis on design, and supervision of infrastructure projects, as well as experience working with various municipal departments, developers, consultants and government agencies.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong presentation skills, with the ability to interact courteously, diplomatically and tactfully with employees, officials, members of the public and members of staff.
  • Strong organizational skills to ensure proper work planning and scheduling, as well as the ability to expedite issues to promote effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Strong analytical, problem identification and solution development skills.
  • Proven ability to negotiate in all facets of municipal infrastructure management work.
  • Strong knowledge and awareness of the applicable standards, acts and legislations which govern and impact all facets of municipal engineering in Ontario.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a current resume clearly marked “Manager of Engineering Services” via email to hr@welland.ca or in person at:
Human Resources Department
City of Welland
60 East Main Street
Welland, Ontario
L3B 3X4