Enjoy making a difference and having a positive impact with these exciting opportunities. The Ontario Public Service is one of the top 100 Canadian employers of choice where excellent employee benefits including pension, are some of the many attractions that these two positions offer.
The City of Timmins (South Porcupine) is located approximately 700 kms North of Toronto, centrally located in Northeast Ontario and is the regional centre for shopping, culture, commerce, and health care. The City offers affordable real estate, and access to first-rate educational institutions - including 4 school boards (2 French), and a college. South Porcupine is located only 15 km east of Timmins and is situated on Porcupine Lake. The Timmins area offers a variety of natural, cultural and recreational diversions.
Thunder Bay is a located in Northwestern Ontario at the head of Lake Superior, 1,377 km from Toronto, Ontario and approximately 45 minutes' drive from the border crossing to Minnesota, USA. With a population of approximately 125,000, it is the most populous municipality in Northwestern Ontario, with quality education at all levels.
Fresh northern air, outdoor adventure and incredible hospitality awaits you in Thunder Bay and South Porcupine!
What can I expect to do in this role?
• provide specialized civil engineering, water resources management and project management services in support of the inspection maintenance, rehabilitation, construction and decommissioning of Crown owned dams/fishways and bridges
• provide expertise, advice and recommendations with respect to interpretation and applications under different legislative authorities, compliance monitoring, issues management and emergency response relating to these programs.
• develop and deliver training and educational materials
How do I qualify?
• You have a valid class G drivers licence or equivalent as recognized by the province of Ontario.
Technical knowledge and skills:
• You have knowledge and experience in the application of civil engineering design, structural design, geotechnical standards, road geometric design, hydraulic and hydrologic principles/standards, construction principles and environmental requirements related to dams, roads and bridges.
• You have knowledge of sustainable ecological and water management principles, policies and practices as they apply to water management.
• You can interpret and apply relevant legislation, regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines (e.g. Lakes & Rivers Improvement Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Fisheries Act, Navigable Waters Protection Act);
• You have demonstrated computer skills utilizing AutoCAD, database input/applications and specialized engineering software applications.
Analytical, evaluative and problem-solving skills:
• You have proven risk assessment skills to review detailed design/plan specifications for Crown owned and/or privately owned dam rehabilitation or improvements.
• You have considerable judgment and decision making to apply technical analysis as well as interpretation of legislation in undertaking preliminary planning and the development of project implementation plans/schedules.
• You can evaluate and ensure services provided by consultants and contractors meet quality requirements, environmental protection standards, and safety requirements.
Communication and interpersonal skills
• You have superior interpersonal skills to work within a team and to establish and maintain positive internal and external work relationships.
• You have excellent communications skills to provide technical direction and advice to consultants and contractors.
• You can respond effectively to provide expertise and recommendations to district staff and Conservation Authorities with respect to emergency situations and addressing public safety issues (e.g. flooding, ice jamming, dam operation, bridges/culverts wash outs).
• You have well developed written communication and technical writing skills to prepare briefing materials, reports and correspondence for senior management.
• You have experience in preparing training/educational materials and operations manuals to direct field staff on safe operation of dams and required surveillance.
Planning and organizational skills:
• You have strong organizational skills to undertake several projects of differing complexities at the same time right through from planning to completion.
Facilitation and negotiation skills
• You have proven facilitation and negotiation skills to secure approvals, prepare and evaluate contracts, claims and reports.
• You can negotiate to resolve project problems (e.g. contract changes, deficiencies in work identified through construction supervision, issuance of payment certificates or release of hold backs).
Project management skills:
• You have proven project management experience to plan, coordinate and deliver various specialized and complex water control and access capital construction projects.
AMENDED - Closing date extended to January 6, 2014.