The City of Port Colborne, located on the south coast of the scenic Niagara region, Niagara’s Port of Call has found the perfect balance – successful industrial and commercial sectors, comfortable and scenic residential areas, white sand beaches, unique culinary choices, the world class Sugarloaf Marina, fishing, golfing, trails, shopping districts along the historic Welland Canal – truly a community that adds to the overall Niagara Experience. A great place to work and raise a family!

The City of Port Colborne has an exciting career opportunity for a Manager of Infrastructure. 

Reporting to the Director of Public Works, the Manager of Infrastructure is responsible for providing leadership and management of the planning, design, implementation, and construction of:

a) capital infrastructure projects for water, sewer, storm and roads replacement,
b) maintenance and upgrades of City facilities, and
c) development review of site plan and subdivision applications, along with GIS, asset management and traffic engineering.

Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Plan, lead and direct the efficient and timely development and implementation of municipal infrastructure projects within approved budgets.
  • Manage all aspects of municipal infrastructure growth, rehabilitation, maintenance and replacement projects.
  • Prepare reports, recommendations and provide other necessary correspondence for Council and Committees relating to Public Works. Attend Council, Committee and Public meetings as required.
  • Arrange for review and comment on site plan applications and subdivision plans relating to grading, servicing requirements and security deposits in accordance with City policy and standards. Review wording of draft agreements as they relate to these. Recommend the release of securities and acceptance of works by the Municipality as appropriate.
  • Develop both engineering and development standards and ensure they are implemented correctly.
  • Ensure staff are utilizing efficient techniques, methodologies and appropriate prioritization of replacement and upgrades to: refrigeration systems, facility maintenance techniques, hydro, plumbing and HVAC systems, Ice making and maintenance equipment.
  • Work with the City’s work order program (City Wide) creating work orders and reporting action and completion.
  • Providing guidance and oversight to staff responsible for capital projects and development engineering review, preparing and administering cost sharing agreements, front ending agreements; conducting field inspections of new infrastructure to ensure conformance with drawings and standards; resolving technical/design issues in the field; pro-acting to minimize concerns from local residents/groups on development and capital engineering construction activities and trouble-shooting/following-up on complaints including arranging remedial action where necessary. 
  • Prepare or direct the preparation of surveys, plans, designs, specifications, schedules, cost estimates and tender call documents for municipal infrastructure projects and provide contract administration and site inspection duties.
  • Coordinate the implementation of infrastructure projects with other Divisions/Departments, third-party user groups and the development community, including providing facilitation and municipal engineering advice and support.  
  • Liaise with planning and building and IT staff on development review of site plans, subdivisions and grading plans.
  • Ensure assigned staff work in a manner consistent with the OHSA and The Corporation’s Health and Safety Policy.
  • Ensure that environmental protection is provided within all assigned projects.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of infrastructure databases and coordinate technical data information gathering and infrastructure inspections and evaluations including the review and updating of GIS and asset management files and as-built drawings.
  • Prepare administrative reports for presentation to Senior Management and Council, recommend new/amended by-laws and/or policies.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to staff regarding traffic studies and tasks including investigations regarding speeding, vehicular access, municipal consents, road closure and right-of-way approvals. 
  • Provide management approval of material quality summaries and payment certificates for contractors and suppliers.
  • Review and provide management approval of construction change orders for construction contracts related to municipal infrastructure projects.
  • Provide both direct and indirect supervision of staff.
  • Serve as a technical resource to other departments within the City as well as the Engineering division.
  • Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the division’s annual budget; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures.
  • Respond to inquiries from internal and external customers, other levels of government and regulatory authorities
  • Assist in the development and implementation of process improvements.
  • Provide guidance and direction to the Supervisor for the daily routine and non-routine work for Facility Maintenance.
  • Researching, recommending, and implementing approved energy-saving systems and energy management programs.
  • Providing guidance and support in the coordination of maintenance of the building automation control and security systems for all equipped buildings.

The ideal candidate will have a University Degree in Civil Engineering or an advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology, along with current certification, in good standing, as Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with five (5) years of municipal engineering experience, or as a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) with seven (7) years of municipal experience. You will have three (3) years’ experience as a direct supervisor, preferably with an emphasis on infrastructure engineering design and construction, as well as experience working with various municipal departments, developers, consultants and government agencies. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, organizational skills, and the ability to expedite issues to promote effectiveness and efficiency. Thorough working knowledge of Ontario legislation/regulations affecting the portfolio is required. 

For full details, please see the job description here

This non-unionized position offers a salary range of $107,025.14 - $125,204.28, based on 35 hours per week, as well as a competitive compensation package.

To confidentially explore this exciting and challenging opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter quoting Competition #2022-19 by 4:00pm on June 3, 2022. 

City of Port Colborne
66 Charlotte Street, Port Colborne, Ontario L3K 3C8
Email: hr@portcolborne.ca
Fax: 905-835-2969

We thank all those who apply but advise that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.The City of Port Colborne is an equal opportunity employer.   Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. If contacted for an interview, please advise the Human Resources staff of any measures you feel you need to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001, c.25) and will be used to select a candidate.