Senior Engineer

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date January 10, 2017
Type Full Time
Company City of Toronto
Salary $99,535.80 - $116,953.20 - Per Hour
Location Toronto, ON
Category Arch / Engineering
Client City of Toronto
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Senior Engineer

Job Classification Title SENIOR ENGINEER
Job ID # 2260808 X
Division Engineering & Construction Services
Section Engineering Review
Work Location To Be Determined
Job Stream Engineering
Job Type Perm/Temp, Full-Time
Temporary Duration TBD
Salary/Rate $99,535.80 – $116,953.20 / Year
Hours of Work (bi-weekly) 70.00
Shift Information Monday to Friday, 35 Hours per Week
Affiliation Non-Union
Number of Positions Open 3
Posting Date 09-Jan-2017
Closing Date 30-Jan-2017

Job Description

NOTE: The Salary/Rate reflects the 2016 rates

A Senior Engineer in Third Party & Utility Review is responsible for facilitating municipal approval of design and construction proposals submitted by external agencies including Metrolinx, TTC, utility companies, and developers.

A Senior Engineer in Development Engineering acts as a case manager in the review of development applications made under the Planning Act including official plan amendments, secondary plans, subdivisions, re-zonings, land divisions, site plans and condominium proposals.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Manages assigned projects from inception to completion.
  • Reviews and recommends approval of the scope and cost of all new City infrastructure required to support proposed developments.
  • Provides detailed comments and technical review of engineering proposals including engineering drawings, studies, reports, and contracts utilizing expertise in standard engineering principles and practices to ensure compliance with City policies, standards, and bylaws.
  • Coordinates and reviews comments, correspondence, and sign-off from various City works departments.
  • Ensures applicable permits and approvals are secured, as required, from internal Divisions and external agencies.
  • Reviews municipal infrastructure related conditions for agreements, including Easements, Subdivision, Zoning, Site Plan, Consent, etc.
  • Recommends approval of proposed engineering plans and studies.
  • Ensures that the assigned work is reviewed and commented on within the prescribed timelines and in compliance with applicable City protocols and staff directives.
  • Provide oversight and direction to inspection staff to ensure the work complies with the agreed upon requirements and to facilitate any required changes.
  • Establishes and maintains linkages to other units in the City to co-ordinate input and ensure effective partnerships.
  • Liaises and maintains relationships with councillors, the public, consultants, government agencies, developers, contractors and stakeholders related to assigned projects.
  • Manages assigned projects, ensuring effective teamwork and communication, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, continuous learning and maintenance of related data.
  • Administers all securities and financial matters related to applications.
  • Prepares Council reports and briefing notes on various issues pertaining to assigned work and associated municipal infrastructure.
  • Performs site inspections and assessments of changed conditions on construction projects.
  • Oversees the coordination, inspection, and enforcement of site activities in compliance with accepted designs, City policies and by-laws.
  • Represents the Division at meetings with public, stakeholders and councillors.
  • Represents the Division as a technical specialist at project, committee, and organizational meetings with planners, administrators, contractors and other external service providers as well as providing expert testimonies at hearings, and court proceedings.
  • Assists with and conducts research ensuring the best practices, corporate policies, developments within the field, legislation, and initiatives by other municipalities and other levels of government are taken into account
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of technological developments in the field of municipal engineering.
  • Provides assistance to the manager in the review of various Divisional procedures, practices and directives.
  • Prepares estimates to aid the manager in the preparation of the budget.
  • Oversees and evaluates the work performance of external service providers with respect to quality, timeline, cost, and completion of required tasks.

Key Qualifications:

  1. Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) (i.e. discipline of Civil Engineering).
  2. Extensive experience in the development engineering field and applying the principles of engineering in the design and/or engineering review of design submissions.
  3. Extensive experience in preparing and/or reviewing reports, studies, contracts and drawings submitted in support of development applications.
  4. Extensive project management experience in a municipal engineering environment (i.e. management of land development applications, including construction of municipal infrastructure and negotiating technical requirements and agreements).
  5. Extensive experience in managing and coordinating large complex projects involving many stakeholders.
  6. Experience in preparing and/or reviewing servicing and stormwater management reports, in support of development projects and/or applications.
  7. Considerable knowledge of stormwater management principles and techniques.
  8. Ability to meet deadlines and other key performance indicators.
  9. Extensive knowledge of the application of various legislation (i.e. Ontario Water Resources Act, the Safe Water Drinking Act, the Planning Act, the Occupational Health & Safety Act and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.)
  10. Considerable knowledge in the application of engineering theory, principles, and practices related to design and construction of municipal infrastructure.
  11. Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and problem solve effectively.
  12. Knowledge of policies, procedures and standards governing contract administration.
  13. Proficiency in the use of various computer software (i.e. Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, Adobe Acrobat).
  14. Must possess a valid Province of Ontario Class “G” Driver’s Licence and may require daily access to a vehicle to travel to various work locations and construction sites in a timely manner.
  15. Ability to read, interpret, and report on engineering plans and drawings, specifications, correspondence, reports and other documents in a timely manner.
  16. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing at all organizational levels and convey technical information to a variety of audiences.
  17. Highly developed interpersonal, problem solving, customer service orientation and team work skills.
  18. Ability to collaborate and work effectively with colleagues, internal stakeholders, and external clients including consultants, contractors, developers, utility companies, elected officials, and the general public.
  19. Ability to plan, supervise, and direct the work of assigned staff members

 Number of Positions Open:

  • One (1) Permanent
  • Two (2) Temporary, 6 and 12 month duration

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment.  In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto’s Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City’s hiring process.

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