Manager, Water/Wastewater System Operations

Date de publication: 10 sep 2019
Date limite: 11 oct 2019
Manager, Water/Wastewater System Operations
Job Number: J0919-0298
Job Title: Manager, Water/Wastewater System Operations
Department: Water Wastewater System Operations
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
City, Province: Kingston, Ontario
Job Category: Management
Open Positions: 1
Utilities Kingston is located in Kingston, Ontario, equi-distant from Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, where the St. Lawrence River meets Lake Ontario and the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage site) – Kingston is a stunning, historic city that consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston’s 123,363 community-minded citizens enjoy an outstanding quality-of-life enhanced by superb intellectual, recreational and creative opportunities and supported by excellent health care facilities and municipal services, programs and facilities.

Utilities Kingston is unique in Ontario, combining water, wastewater, gas, electrical services and broadband fibre optics services provided in one company under the leadership of a single C.E.O. This shared services delivery model gives Utilities Kingston clear advantages in cost savings and customer service over other utility providers in the province. Utilities Kingston has provided the residents of Kingston with safe and reliable utility services for more than 100 years.
Primary Duties
Position Summary:

The Manager, Water Wastewater System Operations is responsible for the operation, maintenance and integrity of the water and wastewater underground infrastructure. The incumbent coordinates and prioritizes resources and activities aligned with organizational objectives and budgets. S/he ensures that all work is completed safely within the framework of approved policies, applicable standards and regulations.

Major Responsibilities:
  1. Provide leadership to the team in accordance with Utilities Kingston’s Mission, Vision, and Values.
  2. Oversee the water distribution and wastewater collection systems and review configuration with operational and engineering stakeholders. Determine changes required to ensure redundancies and efficiencies are in place.
  3. Develop and monitor operating and capital work assignments and ensure projects are completed as planned.
  4. Assist in the development of operating and capital budgets, monitor spending and redirect work as required.
  5. Ensure that hazards for work crews are identified, assessed and that controls are implemented as required.
  6. Initiate and assist with incident investigations and ensure recommendations are actioned.
  7. Review and ensure all safety-related equipment inspections and testing are scheduled and completed.
  8. Conduct field safety audits to monitor crew and public safety.
  9. Determine work requirements and ensure appropriate resources are available and deployed.
  10. Audit and update policies and standard operating procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory and health and safety requirements.
  11. Complete required regulatory reporting and documentation.
  12. Foster engagement and a positive work environment and ensure consistency in dealing with staff.
  13. Ensure the development of staff by various means including training, monitoring, coaching motivating and provide performance feedback and evaluations.
  14. Participate in the recruitment and retention of staff, collaborate to establish standards of performance, and administer disciplinary action as required.
  15. Ensure appropriate training and education is identified and provided for employees.
  16. Ensure a prompt and appropriate response to adverse water quality conditions in the water distribution system.
Education, Certification and Other Qualifications Required
Skills and Abilities:
  • Intermediate MS Office skills
  • Advanced communication skills both written and verbal
  • Intermediate business acumen


Incumbents are expected to achieve the following competencies within 5 years:
  • Advanced knowledge of operating and maintaining water distribution systems
  • Advanced knowledge of operating and maintaining wastewater collection systems
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant Ministry of Environment regulations
  • Advanced knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety requirements as it relates to individuals, the organization and operational requirements

  • Minimum 5 years in the water distribution wastewater collection industry
  • Minimum of 3 years project management experience or in a supervisory role
  • Post secondary education in an engineering or business discipline is preferred
  • Class G drivers’ licence
Your resume and/or cover letter must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position.
Appropriate accommodations will be provided as required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) upon request.
Utilities Kingston is committed to employment equity and we encourage applications from all designated group members. Our goal is a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the Kingston community.

Utilities Kingston thanks all candidates that apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Internal applicants must inform their supervisor or manager of their application and subsequent status