Senior Engineer

Senior Engineer

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date January 30, 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 # 2262732 X
Division Transportation Services
Section TRS Svcs Etobicoke & York District
Work Location 320 BERING AVE
Job Stream Engineering
Job Type Permanent, Full-Time
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 1
Posting Date 30-Jan-2017
Closing Date 13-Feb-2017

Job Description

Please note: The salary/rate reflects 2016 rates.

Major Responsibilities:

The Senior Engineer provides professional and technical advice to the Manager, Road Operations and technical support to the Area Road Superintendents on any issues relating to the maintenance of the road allowance.

  • Manages municipal infrastructure capital and surface maintenance related projects, including permanent utility cut repairs, ensuring effective teamwork and communication, high standards of work quality and organizational performance and continuous learning
  • Manages the day-to-day operation of all assigned supervisory, technical and administrative staff, including the scheduling, assigning and reviewing of work. Authorizes and controls vacation and overtime requests; monitors and evaluates staff performance, makes recommendation on salary increments and conducts discipline when necessary
  • Plans and directs the work of contractors and consultants
  • Develops, reviews and implements detailed plans and recommends policies regarding program specific requirements
  • Manages all contract documents (i.e. street sweeping and flushing, bridge maintenance and repairs, utility cut repairs, sidewalk and curb repairs, catch basins maintenance and repairs, ditches/culverts, , patching, emergency repairs, roadway crack sealing, boulevard maintenance and repairs), winter maintenance activities (roadway and roadside ploughing, salting and snow removal), contractual payment certificate preparation, conflict resolution and labour relations participation
  • Conducts research into assigned area ensuring that it takes into account developments within the field, corporate policies and practices, legislation and initiatives by other levels of government
  • Ensures that the project expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations and according to audit requirements and the road operations – contract inspection manual
  • Participates in the preparation of capital and operational budgets. Deals with complex cost-sharing arrangements for the construction of municipal infrastructure
  • Identifies, evaluates and provides technical expertise and recommendations for the resolution of contract issues, compliance programs, prosecutions, property, by-law, environmental and risk management issues and public safety in compliance with the city policies and by-laws. Ensures compliance within guidelines by acting as a signing authority
  • Represents the Division at meetings with public, stakeholders and councillors. Represents the Division as a technical specialist at project and organizational meetings with planners, administrators, and contractors and other external service providers as well at hearings at the Ontario Municipal Board, court proceedings and other tribunals
  • Prepares Committee and Council reports, presentations, Request For Proposals, Request For Quotations, contract plans, specifications and estimates for tenders, evaluates tendered bids and makes recommendations for award of contracts
  • Oversees and evaluates the work performance of external service providers with respect to quality, timeline, cost and completion of required tasks
  • Secures permits and approvals as required from external agencies
  • Reviews, finalizes and certifies contract payments and implements quality control/quality assurance for construction
  • Maintains relations with councillors, public, consultants, public utility companies, government agencies, developers, suppliers and contractors. Establishes and maintains linkages to other units in the City to co-ordinate input and ensure effective partnership
  • Analyzes the continuous improvement and control measures for quality, efficiency and effectiveness of services and formulates recommendations
  • Ensures the proper maintenance of all required operating records and centralized file
  • Performs site inspections and assessments of changed conditions on construction projects as required
  • Performs project management for all winter and summer maintenance contracts for the District

Key Qualifications:

  1. Must be a qualified Engineer as defined by the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
  2. University degree in civil engineering (with specialization in transportation engineering), or in a professional discipline related to the job function combined with relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  3. Experience as a project manager with extensive experience in a Professional Engineering capacity in all areas of expertise.
  4. Extensive experience in the principles of winter maintenance and its various applications as it relates to municipal service delivery.
  5. Extensive experience of the principles of civil engineering, materials and methods of construction.
  6. Possession of a valid Province of Ontario Driver’s License class G, in good standing and ability to receive a City of Toronto Driver’s Permit.
  7. Good knowledge of general computer software including Microsoft Windows XP, Excel and Word.
  8. Ability to plan, supervise and direct the work of technical and administrative staff, contractors and consultants.
  9. Highly developed personal, interpersonal and group skills with the ability to communicate at all organizational levels.
  10. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and prepare sound technical reports.
  11. Familiarity with the City’s Procurement and Financial Procedures policies.
  12. Extensive knowledge of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, Employment Standards Act, Construction Lien Act and related government, labour, employment and human rights legislation.
  13. Ability to be on standby and work nights, weekends, as required.
  14. Able to drive during various inclement weather conditions.
  15. Traffic engineering experience is an asset.

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.

If you are invited to participate in an assessment process, kindly provide your accommodation needs in advance. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, please email us at, quoting the job ID # and the job classification title.


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