• Senior Project Technologist

    Posted: 07/11/2021

    POSITION SUMMARY:


    This CUPE 841 position, under the general supervision of the Manager of Capital Works, undertakes municipal infrastructure projects.  The position carries out topographic surveys, prepares design drawings, cost estimates, specifications and tender documents.  The position performs contract administration, supports and carries out construction inspection and ensures construction is in general compliance with contract specifications and other applicable standards, regulations and best management practices.  This position provides direction and technical guidance to Engineering Technicians, other technicians and students as required.

     

     

    MAJOR TASKS:

     

    Prepares design drawings, reports, cost estimates and tender documents for municipal infrastructure projects related to storm sewers, stormwater management, sanitary sewers, watermains, utilities, surface works and street lighting.

     

    Participates in Public Information Centres (PIC) to present and discuss projects with residents, businesses, institutions and property owners. Prepares presentation material including drawings, maps, graphs, etc as required.

     

    Carries out construction site inspection and contract administration, ensuring general compliance with specifications.

     

    Prepares agendas/minutes and chairs pre-construction and construction site meetings.

     

    Prepares and/or oversees the preparation of payment reports pertaining to construction projects including, but not limited to, quality and quantity of materials used, adherence to specifications and established schedules, payment certificates and change orders.

      

    Participates in the preparation of calculations and records for submission to senior levels of Government for subsidy and audit purposes.

     

    Provides information to consulting engineers regarding design, construction and studies related to capital infrastructure renewal projects or environmental assessment studies. 

    Monitors projects undertaken by consultants to ensure projects are completed on-time and on-budget.

     

    Attends Utility Coordination Committee meetings and prepares draft municipal utility consents.

     

    Assists in the formulation of the annual capital budget program and long term forecasted budgets related to municipal infrastructure.

     

    Participates in developing and maintaining the “City of St. Thomas Environmental Services Department Engineering Standards” specifications and drawings.

     

    Liaises with Consulting Engineers, Contractors, Developers and the Public on municipal infrastructure issues.

     

    Liaises with other Environmental Services Service Areas regarding condition assessments of municipal infrastructure that may be subject to engineering design for rehabilitation or reconstruction.

     

    Attends to service requests made by the Public pertaining to municipal infrastructure projects.

     

    Participates in research and conducts surveys and studies for the Environmental Services Department and participates in surveys and studies for other Civic operations.

     

    Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.

     

    This position must take responsibility for personal health and safety insofar as he or she is able under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its Regulations. A worker must:

    • Work in compliance with the provisions of the Act, the regulations and City policies.

    • Must use or wear the equipment, protective devices or clothing that the City requires to be used or worn

    • Report to his or her supervisor the absence of or defect in any equipment or protective device of which the worker is aware and which may endanger himself, herself or another worker

    • Report to his or her supervisor any contravention of the Act, the regulations or the existence of any hazard of which he or she knows.

       

      This position shall not:

    • Remove or make ineffective any protective device required by regulations or by the City, without providing an adequate temporary protective device and when the need for removing or making ineffective the protective device has ceased, the protective device shall be replaced immediately

    • Use or operate any equipment, machine, device or thing or work in a manner that may endanger himself, herself or any other worker

    • Engage in any prank, contest, feat of strength, unnecessary running or rough and boisterous conduct.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Civil Engineering Technology Diploma, registered or eligible for registration with OACETT.  Must have minimum five (5) years experience carrying out Municipal Engineering Design utilizing AutoCAD Civil 3D including some field exposure to Construction contract administration and site inspection. Must be proficient with MS Office and Outlook. Have demonstrated working knowledge of various Provincial standards, specifications and legislation related to municipal projects. Be competent within the meaning of the current Occupational Health and Safety Act. Able to demonstrate effective project management and communication skills (oral and written) working in a team environment and the ability to deal effectively with consultants, contractors, developers, co-workers and the public.

     

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    May be required to work outside and beyond the normal hours of work.  The use of a privately owned vehicle may be required. Must possess a valid Class ‘G’ Ontario Driver’s licence.    

    Remuneration$36.75 – $45.94 per hour (2020 rate) working 37.5 hours per week plus a comprehensive benefits package and OMERS pension plan.

     

    Applications must be received no later than Thursday August 5, 2021.

     

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Go to www.stthomas.ca – Employment, Employment Opportunities.

    Go to Posting Title.

    Click the ‘Apply Now’ button.  You will need to create a Login.

    Please IMPORT and UPLOAD your COVER LETTER AND RESUME individually (i.e. pdf, word).

    Note: You will be required to answer Qualification questions during the application process.

    When your application has been successfully received through Dayforce, you will receive an email from notify@dayforce.com stating “Congratulations, your application has been successfully submitted.”


    All prospective employees, volunteers and students will be required to provide an acceptable “Criminal Record Search” as a condition of employment and prior to commencing employment. 

     

    Although we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

     

    Personal information for this position is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 2001, as amended.


    The City of St. Thomas is an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process.  If you require accommodation to apply or if selected to participate in an assessment process, you must provide your accommodation needs in advance.  Questions may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 519-631-1680 ext. 4146.