Superintendent – Water & Sewer Operations

City of Iqaluit

City of Iqaluit

Superintendent – Water & Sewer Operations

Job No: 104321
Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut
  • Come and experience life in Canada's northernmost capital and finish each day knowing you have made a difference! 
  • Competitive salary plus a settlement allowance!
  • Don't miss this challenging and rewarding role for an experienced Superintendent.

About The City of Iqaluit
Iqaluit – Inuktitut for "many fish" – is located near the mouth of the Sylvia Grinnell River, which empties into Frobisher Bay. With a population of nearly 8000, Iqaluit is Canada’s smallest capital City. The City is currently experiencing a period of rapid development and population growth.  As the largest community in Nunavut, Iqaluit is a growing community, unique in its role as a major business, transportation, administrative, health and education centre.  Similar to other municipalities in Nunavut, Iqaluit is also a major land owner, responsible for the administration and development of municipal lands, which further creates a unique planning context.

If you love the outdoors, you will fall in love with our city for its year-round activities. Frobisher Bay is a great kite-skiing destination in the winter, as well as a snowmobilers playground. In the spring and summer, fishing, kayaking, boating and even diving are just some of the activities that can be enjoyed.

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About the Opportunity
The City of Iqaluit has an exciting opportunity for a Superintendent – Water & Sewer Operations to join their team in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

Reporting to the Director of Public Works & Engineering, you will be responsible for leading the two Divisions of the Public Works Department that fall under the Water & Sewer Operations, specifically Trucked Water & Sewer Services and Utilidor Operations (i.e. Water and Wastewater Treatment, Piped Distribution and Collection).

The successful candidate will perform a variety of complex supervisory, administrative and professional tasks in planning, organizing, directing and supervising these divisions. You will also possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills.

More specifically, you will be required to develop project plans, purchase supplies, allocate resources, estimate and monitor job costs, assist subordinates in resolving work and performance related issues, and liaise with other City of Iqaluit departments, developers, contractors, utility companies, and both Federal and Territorial agencies in the coordination of projects. Considerable independent judgment and action are expected to be exercised in performing the work.

To qualify for this role you must have a post-secondary diploma in Distribution Systems Technology” and/or “Water/Wastewater Treatment Systems Technology” or equivalent, and possess a CET designation or an equivalent combination of education and experience, combined with a minimum of 5 years’ experience specializing in water and wastewater treatment process mechanical equipment. A Bachelor’s degree in Chemical/Mechanical/Civil Engineering and current registration as a Professional Engineer with APEGBC or eligibility to obtain is preferred.

To be successful in this role you will need to possess knowledge of methods, materials, tools and equipment used in maintaining and servicing water distribution systems, wastewater collections systems, water and wastewater treatment systems, pumping and lift stations, trucked water delivery and trucked sewage pickup systems, and associated service and maintenance activities. You will also possess a thorough understanding of management theory and administration that will enable you to provide the required level of professional support and to offer meaningful analysis of policies and programs. 

You will have the ability to think critically, using logic and reasoning to understand, analyze, and evaluate complex situation and research information to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to the situation, as well as the ability to establish and implement effective administrative programs and procedures and plan and organize daily work routines.

Finally, the ideal candidate for this role will possess the ability to employ economic analysis and reporting of data and communicate complex ideas and proposals effectively so others will understand to include preparation of reports, agendas, and policies.

About the Benefits
The successful incumbent will be rewarded with a competitive annual salary plus a Settlement allowance. You will also receive a great range of employee benefits, including:
  • NEBS – Health and Dental Benefits 50/50 split
  • RRSP matching plan of 8% of annual salary
  • Employee Discounts for Aquatic Centre and recreation facilities 
  • Vacation Travel Assistance of $2,000.00 per year
  • 3+ weeks of leave and holiday days to start (Prorated based on start date)
  • 3 weeks lieu - in lieu of Overtime (prorated based on start date)

At The City of Iqaluit, we value the happiness of our team and host numerous social events over the year including seasonal summer BBQ's and Christmas parties, charity fundraisers, and Social Committee events. 

This is a unique opportunity to join a team of a thriving and growing city, at an exciting time. Furthermore, you will enjoy being part of a working environment that promotes personal and professional growth in an atmosphere of trust, respect, and collaboration. 

If you are looking for a role where no two days are the same, and where you can make a real difference to the City of Iqaluit, then this is the role for you.

Apply today by November 16, 2018.

Organization: City of Iqaluit
Location: Iqaluit, NU
Region: Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin)
Professional Category(s): Engineering, Sewer & Wastewater, Water Services
Posted: October 24, 2018, 8:32 am
Expires: November 30, 2018, 4:30 pm

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