• Supervisor Infrastructure Planning – Underground Utilities

    Posted Date 1 week ago(12/3/2018 6:07 PM)
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    Regular Full Time
    Engineering & Public Works
    Close Date
  • Job Description

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    Competition #18/227

    Internal/External Posting

    Closing date: December 24, 2018


    Supervisor Infrastructure Planning – Underground Utilities (Continuous)

    Engineering and Public Works Department



    Coordinate and administer the infrastructure planning component of Underground Utilities.



    Coordinate, assign, review and participate in the work of approximately 5 FTE staff involved in development review, cross connection control, infrastructure master planning, storm water quality, inflow and infiltration, computer modelling and the Video cleaning and viewing program ;ensure schedules, procedures and established performance and safety standards are met; responsible for full supervision.


    Prepare budget proposals, projections and detailed estimates for projects and related activities; research and recommend external funding sources for projects; establish Development Cost Charges for water, storm drain, and sanitary sewer systems where required; provide advice and guidance to immediate supervisors relating to budgetary items and grant applications.


    Provide underground utility comments for large or complex developments and building permits, or outside utility construction permit applications; liaise with consultants, developers, other departments and outside agencies regarding special projects.


    Prepare financial analyses of proposed projects; develop and prepare statistical reports; develop and maintain files and records of projects; develop terms of reference for projects; prepare, review and recommend approval for proposals; conduct team meetings and inspections to review progress and requirements and to ensure procedures and performance standards are met.


    Liaise with and direct the work of consultants, contractors and engineers on underground utilities issues such as capacity and condition assessment, rehabilitation strategies, development and standards; apply the principles of Project Management and Contract Administration on large scale and complex construction projects; conduct inspections to ensure design and specifications compliance and safety standards; liaise with and provide information to community associations and outside agencies on project requirements, progress and budgets; lead public open houses; respond to enquiries from other departments; prepare and assist in the presentation of program proposals to City Council and other departments for information or approval.


    Work with Supply Management Services on project requisitions; recommend on source delivery of work assignments; prepare requests for proposals and related documents in accordance with purchasing policies and procedures; assess and make recommendations in the selection and termination of external consultants, contractors and engineers; ensure project schedules; negotiate routine items and resolve disputes and represent the City in mediation-arbitration as required.


    Participate in the development and implementation of departmental standards, procedures, specifications and long range strategies; develop annual construction schedules in conjunction with other sections; monitor job costs and verify expenditures; prepare unit cost and progress reports as required.


    Respond to enquiries and complaints from the public, other departments and outside agencies regarding municipal services; investigate damage or accident claims and make recommendations; represent the section regarding technical issues at various meetings; compose correspondence as required.


    Perform related duties where qualified.



    Work is performed according to Underground Utilities long term plan and annual construction schedules or is assigned by supervisor.

    Work is reviewed through statistical and progress reports and meetings with supervisor.

    Issues such as specialized projects and major expenditures are discussed with supervisor.



    Physical Effort:


    Mental Effort:

    Short periods of intense concentration while performing financial and infrastructure analysis. (occasional)

    Visual/Auditory Effort:

    Focus on a variety of financial data, engineering reports and drawings and computer for short periods. (occasional)

    Work Environment:


    Presence on construction sites while performing inspections. (occasional)



    Organize and prioritize the work of a subsection.

    Understand and apply the principles of infrastructure planning.

    Understand and apply the techniques of financial analysis.

    Advanced level operation of current City of Victoria advanced spreadsheet, financial and engineering programs.

    Compose and present reports.

    Facilitate public consultation meetings.

    Read and interpret engineering codes, standards and drawings.

    Maintain accurate records and prepare budgets.

    Supervise a small staff.

    Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

    Represent the City to the public and outside agencies.



    Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

    Technical School Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology. (2 years)

    Registration or ability to register as an Applied Science Technologist (A.Sc.T.) with the Applied Science Technologist and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC).

    Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Driver's Licence.

    Cross-connection Control Tester's Certification. (50 hours)

    Master Municipal Contract Documents Administrator’s Course – Certified Contract Administrator.

    (16 hours, plus exam time)

    Accredited courses in leadership and management studies. (1 year)


    5 years of related experience including financial analysis, budgetary preparation and supervisory experience.

    or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



    May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.


    Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 35 hour work week

    $47.18 per hour, Pay Grade 17

    Job Code # 4318

    This is a CUPE Local 50 Position


    To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at www.victoria.ca/jobs - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume


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