Utilities Superintendent

City of Port Alberni

City of Port Alberni

Employment Opportunity - City of Port Alberni

Utilities Superintendent


The City of Port Alberni is a vibrant community of 17,500 people. Located centrally on Vancouver Island, Port Alberni is a well-serviced municipality that offers residents affordable west coast living, as well as proximity to oceanfront, lakes, rivers and mountains.

We are currently looking for a Utilities Superintendent to join a progressive and dynamic organization that provides a full range of programs and services to taxpayers. The successful candidate will report to the Director of Engineering and Public Works.

Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for the safe and efficient management and oversight of the utilities operations at Public Works. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Supervising, directly and through subordinates, the work of crews engaged in the maintenance and repair of water supply and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment and related capital projects.
  • Planning, coordinating priorities and setting timelines
  • Preparing and managing operational budgets
  • Ensuring that all safety regulations and precautions are observed and enforced
  • Working closely with other departments, contractors, stakeholders and residents


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Post-secondary education in a related field as well as 10 years’ experience in municipal works with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in crew supervision. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Cross Connection Control Administration Certificate
  • Chlorine Handling certification
  • EOCP Certifications in Water Distribution, Water Treatment, Wastewater Collection and Wastewater Treatment (Level III preferred)
  • Knowledge of relevant municipal policies, bylaws, provincial and federal regulations
  • Thorough knowledge of occupational health and safety standards and practises
  • Demonstrated ability working in various computer applications
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement while working toward departmental objectives
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and team building skills
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license for the Province of British Columbia


This is an exempt position.  A competitive salary is offered in addition to a comprehensive benefit package. Qualified individuals may apply by forwarding a resume and cover letter by 4:30 pm on December 13th, 2019:

Attention: Krista Tremblay, Manager of Human Resources
By mail: City of Port Alberni, 4850 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1V8
Emailed to: humanresources_resumes@portalberni.ca

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted.


Job Description – UTILITIES SUPERINTENDENT

  1. Nature and Scope of Work
    • Reporting to the Director of Engineering and Public Works, this is a supervisory position that is responsible for scheduling, coordinating and directing the Utilities operations of the Engineering & Public Works Department. The Superintendent supervises directly and through subordinates the work of a Chargehand and crews engaged in the operation, repair, maintenance and servicing of sanitary and storm sewers, waterworks systems, and facilities. The Superintendent works with the Streets & Construction Superintendent and Mechanical Superintendent to co-ordinate priorities and set timelines and budgets for all Public Works activities, in consultation with the Director of Engineering and Public Works. The Superintendent exercises a considerable degree of independent judgment and action on all technical aspects of the work and refers the more complex problems and/or policy matters to the Director of Engineering and Public Works, who reviews work performance in terms of effectiveness of the Utilities operations.
  2. Illustrative Examples of Work
    • Schedules, coordinates and directs the operations of Public Works utility projects in accordance with applicable policies, regulations and procedures.
    • Plans, assigns, checks and supervises directly and through subordinates the work of crews engaged in the operation, maintenance, repair, cleaning and construction of sewers and waterworks systems and facilities.
    • Maintains liaison with the Fire Department relative to hydrant locations and servicing; prepares flow and pressure tests, prepares waterworks and sewer maintenance programs, prepares reports and maintains records; requisitions supplies and equipment as required.
    • Organizes crews to meet emergencies and ensures that all safety regulations and precautions are observed and enforced.
    • Assists in hiring, disciplinary matters, layoffs and terminations, as well as in processing employee grievances, arbitration hearings and related labour relations matters.
    • Receives and processes requests and complaints and initiates action for disposition of same, develops and implements new and/or improved work methods and procedures as required.
    • Ensures that safe work practices are followed by employees, through the practice of due diligence and an understanding of WorkSafe BC regulations, as well as related statutory and regulatory requirements. Actively participates in all aspects of OH&S programs including regular inspections, safety meetings, investigations and safety events.
    • Prepares and submits various periodic reports to federal and provincial agencies.
    • Prepares legal documentation for liability issues.
    • Prepares cost estimates for capital works and special work orders and assists in the preparation of annual budgets.
    • Administers the Cross Connection Control program.
    • Performs related work as required.
  3. Knowledge, Abilities and Skills
    • Thorough knowledge of the methods, practices, tools and equipment used in Utilities operations.
    • Thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations and policies governing Public Works operations and the requirements of those served by it.
    • Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards involved in Public Works operations and of effective safety control methods and procedures.
    • Ability to administer Public Works operations under general supervision.
    • Ability to plan, assign, check and supervise directly and through subordinates the work of crews.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, employees and other contacts and provide information and assistance to the public as required.
    • Ability to develop and implement new and/or improved programs, methods and procedures.
    • Ability to prepare and maintain records and reports, and organize crews to meet emergencies.
  4. Training and Experience
    • Post-secondary education in a related field, as well as 10 years’ experience in municipal works with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in crew supervision. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
  5. Licenses, Certificates and Registrations
    • Cross Connection Control Administration certificate
    • Chlorine Handling certificate
    • EOCP certifications in Water Distribution, Water Treatment, Wastewater
  6. Collection and Wastewater Treatment (Level III preferred)
    • Valid Class 5 driver’s license for the Province of British Columbia

Organization: City of Port Alberni

Location: Port Alberni, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Categories: Public Works & Operations,Sewer & Wastewater,Water Services
Posted: November 22, 2019, 12:58 pm
Expires: December 13, 2019, 4:30 pm

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