Competition number 317-2018-EXT-UTL

Supervisor, Water and Wastewater Operational Construction


Permanent Full-Time

Closing date

Dec. 16, 2018

Competition status

  • Active: Accepting applications until 11:59 pm MST on the closing date.
  • Screening: Applications are under review.
  • Interviewing: Applicants have been selected for interviews.
  • Closed: A candidate has been selected and/or competition has closed.
  • Ongoing: Accepting applications, which will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.
  • Cancelled: The competition has been cancelled.





40 hours per week

Pay range

$88,712 to $110,906

Job Description

Supervisor, Water and Wastewater Operational Construction is responsible for the maintenance and rehabilitation, including emergency work, for utility underground linear assets and involves the development and implementation of operational and strategic planning.  The position supervises branch staff and is a resource for internal and external stakeholders, and ensures the development of annual programs and budgets.  


  • Communicates with landowners to address resident concerns, investigates and provides a written or verbal response
  • Liaises to provide the exchange of information for short and long term strategic planning, and construction activities
  • Coaches, mentors and supervises staff to support staff developmental goals and objectives, provides performance management, and promotes safe working environment, practices and procedures
  • Provides project management, leadership, professional knowledge, planning, scheduling and monitoring consultants and contractors on various operation and capital projects ranging from $500,000 to $1.5 million dollars
  • Responsible for the procurement process for contractor services, prepares and executes tender documents, pre-tender meetings, tender opening and evaluation, and contract award
  • Attends site meeting and performs site inspections prior, during and post-construction to ensure projects are completed on schedule, on budget and maintains positive relationships with project stakeholders and the public
  • Develops contracts and works closely with the contractor in Water and Wastewater Construction area to ensure the scope of the job is carried out in a safely and in adherence to the OHS Act, Regulation and Code, provincial regulations and Strathcona County policies
  • Analyzes existing plans and activities to provide recommendations for improvements
  • Develops a budget for annual operations and reviews annual assets to make recommendations
  • Responds to Water Distribution, Collection and Treatment emergencies as part of the department’s incident command; participate/undertake in departmental on-call emergency W&WW support

Skills and Abilities

  • A broad knowledge of related engineering practices used in water, wastewater and storm-water infrastructure, including new trenchless technologies and rehabilitation
  • Experience in construction safety and signage, with knowledge of the OHS regulations
  • Knowledge of Prime Contractor, Water Act, codes of practice, standards and guidelines, knowledge and experience in construction and contract law, technical design, safe trenching and excavation, ground disturbance and field construction techniques, including working around pipelines and temporary traffic controls
  • Knowledge and experience with contract documents, specifications, tendering and contract award processes, project and financial management and project scheduling
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to manage large groups of individuals with a magnitude of questions and concerns
  • Effective listening, diplomacy and dispute resolution skills to ensure successful outcomes, including situations where stakeholder relations may be strained


  • Water Distribution Level IV, Wastewater Collection Level IV, Wastewater Treatment Level I is required
  • Civil Engineering Technology diploma from a recognized college or university would be considered an asset
  • Minimum of seven years directly related experience specializing in water, wastewater and storm-water  infrastructure, utility engineering and project management
  • Three to five years’ experience in construction, repair, replacement, and/or rehabilitation of linear underground assets

Conditions of Employment

  • Submission of Satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s Licence and submission of a Driver’s Abstract with less than 7 demerits
  • Ability to perform physical labour as part of the job duties and to stand/walk for extended periods of time

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies for similar positions within the next 6 months.

Thank you for your interest in Strathcona County. We only contact candidates selected for interviews.

A cover letter must be submitted along with a resume describing the interest in this position.

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