Supervisor – Utilities Construction (Continuous)

City of Victoria

Competition #19/109A
Internal/External Posting
Closing date: July 30, 2019  

Supervisor – Utilities Construction (Continuous)  

Engineering and Public Works Department

Supervise and coordinate the operations of the Underground Utilities Construction Section. Ensure safety standards for the municipal water supply are adhered to under the Drinking Water Protection Act.

Coordinate, assign, and review the work of approximately 30 staff involved in construction and inspection of underground civil engineering projects and operations; ensure schedules, procedures and established performance and safety standards are met; responsible for full supervision.

Plan, schedule, and monitor the section's annual operational and maintenance budget and programs; prepare detailed capital project estimates; construct underground projects such as sanitary sewer, storm drain and water utilities; coordinate and schedule projects with outside agencies and other departments; monitor job costs and verify expenditures; prepare unit cost and progress reports as required. Make recommendations regarding types of equipment to be acquired, operational changes and related costs; requisition materials and equipment from City Stores or outside suppliers.

Respond to inquiries, complaints, and requests for service from the public, other sections and departments, and outside agencies; liaise with consultants and contractors; prepare, review and evaluate tenders; compose related correspondence; conduct site inspections at various locations to review work progress and ensure industry and regulatory requirements are met; ensure contractors and outside agencies adhere to tender specifications; investigate damage and accident claims initiated against the City, make recommendations for payment to Claims Agency; prepare reports; organize and supervise crews engaged in emergency maintenance work. Serve as primary contact for after hour calls and emergencies.

Initiate and update standard work procedures, standards and specifications, long range strategies, and policies for the section; review engineering drawings, provide technical assistance, and make recommendations on construction methods and materials.

Maintain a variety of manual and computerized records such as construction records, statistics and project files, activity reports, time sheets, attendance records; compile statistics and prepare reports; make recommendations on bylaw and policy changes; prepare various notification letters.

Represent the section at various meetings with other sections and departments, and outside agencies.

Perform related duties where qualified.

Work is generated by annual objectives and goals and reviewed through reports to Manager. Work is reviewed by Manager through weekly meetings and reports and as required.

Issues such as staffing matters, deviations from departmental policy, schedule changes, and budgetary items are discussed with Manager with recommendations.

Physical Effort: Normal. Mental Effort: Deal with complaints and negative comments. (occasional) Visual/Auditory Effort: Normal. Focus on engineering plans for short periods. (occasional) Work Environment: Office. Conduct site inspections of crews and premises. (often)

Organize and prioritize the work of the section. Understand and apply the principles of civil engineering as applied in the construction and maintenance of a municipal underground utilities system. A knowledge of machinery, equipment, materials and construction methods required for underground utilities construction. Working level operation of current City word processing, spreadsheet and related specialty software. Estimate the cost of civil construction. Read and interpret engineering drawings. Maintain accurate records, prepare and monitor budgets. Supervise and direct section staff. Deal effectively with the public and outside agencies. Supervise a safety program.

Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification: High school graduation. Accredited courses in management and leadership studies. (1 year) Certified Level 3 Water Distribution System Operator and Certified Level 2 Wastewater Collection Operator under the BC Environmental Operators Certification Program. Civil Technician Program or equivalent. (1 year) Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Driver's Licence.
Experience: 7 years of related experience (4 years at a level 3 water facility and 3 years at a level 2 wastewater facility) including supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

OTHER: May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.

Work schedule: Monday to Friday, (40 hour work week) $45.79 per hour, Pay Grade 16   Job Code # 755 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 - 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

City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.  

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at

Organization: City of Victoria
Location: Victoria, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Category(s): Sewer & Wastewater, Water Services
Posted: July 10, 2019, 9:38 am
Expires: July 30, 2019, 4:30 pm

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