The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto. Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the daily operations and maintenance of the water distribution system for the Division. Reporting to the Manager, Water Operations in the Water Services Division, the Supervisor, Water Distribution will oversee a team of Water Distribution Operators and Technician to ensure the Distribution system is operated and maintained in compliance with industry legislation. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.
- Plan, administer, delegate, supervise, and direct the daily work of Water Distribution and maintenance operations team members
- Provides visible and positive leadership to staff consistent with the commitments of the City’s Leadership Charter, developing and nurturing a work environment that is inclusive, respectful and motivating for staff
- Develop and supervise a comprehensive water distribution maintenance program to ensure an adequate and reliable water supply
- Assesses staffing needs, makes recommendations on complement amendments, organizational structure, participates in recruitment process and makes effective hiring decisions
- Creates complex and integrated work plans and schedules to achieve maintenance and service objectives for asset management, incorporating elements including routine preventative maintenance, major and minor repairs, process and equipment commissioning, special projects and related factors; conducts logistical evaluations to determine optimal methods of service and repair delivery
- Work with Water Compliance Specialist, Quality Management Specialist, and Health & Safety Specialist to ensure compliance and conformance with all applicable legislation and internal drinking water quality management system requirements. Participate in MECP inspections and DWQMS audits
- Work with the Certification Specialist to ensure staff receive adequate training to maintain their various certifications
- Develop annual operating budgets, monitor operating expenditures, and complete related variance reports; assist with the development of annual capital budgets and multi-year operating and capital forecasts
- Support Operations related emergency response activities and participate in departmental emergency response planning and perform public relations duties as required
- Assist with capital planning and support the implementation of related capital upgrades and studies
- Supervises procurement of major services, materials, supplies, and equipment, develops and supports service agreements and contracts, develops and awards Tenders, RFP’s, RFQ’s and manages increases in scope to existing projects
- Responsible for writing reports and memos for customers, staff, management, and Council as well as SOP’s, technical specifications, and work instructions
- Participate on the management on-call roster and assume the duties of the Overall Responsible Operator (ORO) for the system as required
- Perform other related duties as assigned
- Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through post-secondary education in Environmental Services, Civil Engineering or related field and considerable experience in the operation of water treatment and/or distribution systems. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
- Possess an OIT Water Treatment Certificate
- Possess a Class 3 Water Distribution and Supply or Distribution Certificate with the ability to obtain a Class 4 certificate within 18 months of date of hire
- Experience supervising staff or leading work teams, preferably in a unionized environment
- Must possess a valid Class G driver’s licence with a good driving record. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their licence is in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last five years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements
- Technical knowledge of the operation of a groundwater treatment and distribution system equipment maintenance, building, and property maintenance
- Knowledge of all water metering programs and bylaws and be knowledgeable in the repair/installation of water meters
- Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other applicable legislation and specifications
- Knowledge of water industry and municipal and provincial regulations related to water treatment operation and maintenance and environmental compliance
- Must be capable of interpreting construction drawings and maintenance/operations manuals
- Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities
- Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, stakeholders, the media and the general public
- Excellent leadership and team building skills
- Excellent mathematical skills with the ability to analyze data, perform calculations and work with large amounts of data
- Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
- Previous experience with SCADA systems, water quality and environmental information databases, GIS and Hydraulic Modelling and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems / Work Management Systems (CMMS / WMS)
- Ability to develop, oversee and use a CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System)
- Knowledge of maintenance principles, practices, concepts and options, including all areas within maintenance planning, scheduling, coordination and optimization.
- Ability to develop and/or maintain a preventative maintenance program
- Plant Engineering Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) – Maintenance Management Program (MMP) Certification would be an asset
- Possess a Class 1 Water Treatment Certificate with the ability to obtain a Class 2 Certificate within 18 months of date of hire would be an asset
How to apply
Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by June 21, 2020. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.
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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.
Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.