The Manager of Engineering is responsible for the development and implementation of the engineering policies, guidelines, and standards to support the City’s land-use and aesthetic vision. Land development applications that require engineering approvals, inspections, and solutions are all directed through the Engineering Department.
Reporting to the General Manager of Municipal Services, the Manager of Engineering has primary responsibility for planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating the City’s engineering projects, programs and activities. The Manager is responsible for the administration, performance and supervision of the engineering functions of the City including new infrastructure planning, capital project delivery, asset management and land development. The Manager is also responsible for collaborating with the Planning Department. This position is instrumental in building a positive culture for employees and external stakeholders, and as a working manager, will be involved in engineering projects and supporting their team’s area of focus. This position will function as the City’s Engineer.
You are the ideal candidate if…
You have exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
You have proven ability to motivate a team.
You have high standards for your work.
You are strongly motivated to learn, eager to meet (or exceed) basic requirements, have good tolerance to stress/pressure.
You want exposure to a variety of projects that only a smaller municipality can prove.
You can provide excellent customer service.
You are a visionary!
You are confident, resourceful, and a highly motivated self-starter who can work independently with minimum supervision.
You embrace and manage change and can continually improve processes.
You can handle yourself in a political environment and always maintain professionalism.
Have a strategic mind that uses sound judgement to come to conclusions
Key Responsibilities Include:
Supervision and Leadership-30%
Provide management, supervision, and leadership to the Engineering Department, including, but not limited to, establishing expectations, mentoring, and coaching, performance evaluation and management, scheduling, recruitment, and selection. Issues corrective action where necessary.
Lead the Engineering Department in providing excellent customer service, assistance and guidance to developers, consultants, and residents in accordance with approved policies and standards.
Evaluate and determine corporate and department priorities, and review and guide activities of the team.
Manage consultant contracts as necessary to support the work of the department.
Provide accurate advice to Council and Administration on engineering related items.
Assist in the management, development, and maintenance of suitable databases to support the work of the department.
Act for the General Manager of Municipal Services when delegated to do so.
Coordinate and engage with other departments as necessary, building cooperation between areas.
Project Management and Delivery -25%
Oversee project management processes for the City. Coordinate standardized project management documentation and ensure departments are aware of their role within the process.
Ensure all capital projects are delivered in accordance with approved policies.
Identify capital projects in accordance with capital plans, master plans and other policies and procedures.
Identify project content, scope, affected stakeholders and risk remediation.
Develop and maintain project charters and ensures projects are executed in an efficient and effective manner.
Conduct conceptual planning, land acquisitions, consultant selection, preliminary design coordination, construction management, inspections, safety, communication, and scheduling.
Ensure all projects are constructed in accordance with contract specifications and approve any changes in scope or function during construction.
Coordination of projects regarding scheduling, traffic accommodation strategies, safety and ensure that the final product meets the goals of the municipality.
Engineering Development and Stewardship-20%
Review, coordinate and provide engineering feedback for new subdivisions, developments, area structure plans and other planning documents to ensure that all engineering issues are addressed throughout the planning process.
Manage land development activities to ensure that new development / redevelopment of municipal infrastructure conforms to Area Structure Plans/Outline Plans, Master Plans, functional studies, design and supplementary reports, general design guidelines, provincial standards, and other relevant documents.
Oversee the City’s review of all engineering drawings to ensure compliance and adherence with general design standards, and construction completion and final acceptance of newly constructed municipal improvements is completed.
Ensure that engineering concerns and issues are addressed in a responsive and pro-active manner, striking a balance between the interests of Council, Administration, ratepayers, and the development industry.
Represent the City and participate in regional technical committees, as necessary.
Act as a liaison between the City and the development community, engineering consultants, shallow utility groups, government agencies and other external agencies for new development and to properly plan new projects.
Prepare correspondence, briefings and reports for Council and committee meetings, and attend as a subject matter expert as required.
Be a lead in the resident engagement process as it relates to the provision of project information through open houses and information provided to the City’s website.
Keep informed regarding new developments in infrastructure standards and regulations, and recommend changes to City’s standards.
Prepare and monitor expenditures of the department budget and report any variances. Address long-term financial plans and ensure cost estimates are in place for all areas of responsibility.
Lead the preparation of cost estimates for municipal infrastructure improvements and the development of off-site levies or local improvements.
Annually review and recommend changes to department fees and charges.
Develop and adhere to approved service level standards.
Complete special projects as required.
Participate in workplace safety initiatives.
Demonstrate Values and Behaviors of the City.
Responsible for using confidential information appropriately and maintaining the confidentiality and security of all information related to the City.
Additional duties as required.
Education and Work Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with a P.Eng designation with a minimum of eight years’ of directly related experience.
A Professional Licensee ((P.L. (Eng.)) or Professional Technologist ((P.Tech. (Eng.)) in the civil discipline with a minimum of ten years’ experience may be considered.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
8+ years of professional experience in civil engineering, preferably related to municipal infrastructure, including at least 3 years of progressive supervisory experience.
Practical knowledge and understanding of municipal policies, procedures, and processes.
Experience with municipal finance and the budgeting process.
Ability to organize, coordinate and follow up on issues/concerns/program/ projects.
Strong organizational skills and experience to be able to assess and prioritize to meet deadlines, respond to emergencies, and complete work in compliance within service delivery timeframes and all standards and regulations.
Excellent presentation, facilitation, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills and demonstrated ability to effectively lead group discussions.
A team player with a collaborative approach, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Excellent oral and written communication skills to clearly and persuasively present ideas and recommendations that involve complex and sensitive issues to internal and external stakeholders.
Excellent interpersonal and customer service-oriented skills, with the ability to develop and maintain cooperative and professional relationships, both internally and externally.
Experience with financial analysis methodologies, project management, efficiency process planning, and contract management experience is an asset.
Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment, initiative, and creativity to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to the situation.
Knowledge of leadership techniques, principles and procedures to coach and mentor employees, and to assign work, schedule, supervise, train, and evaluate employees.
Experience and practical knowledge of computer software (ex. Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Questica).
Valid Alberta class 5 Driver’s license.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Ability to demonstrate sensitivity and maintain confidentiality in all matters.
Ability to represent the City and department in a professional, competent manner.
Proficient in office administration including office process, writing, editing, data entry and maintaining files, records, correspondence.