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 and an energized festival and entertainment scene that includes live theatre – truly a community that adds to the overall Niagara Experience. A great place to work and raise a family!

The Project Manager is responsible for leading and managing the design and implementation of municipal infrastructure projects. Reporting to the Manager of Infrastructure, the Project Manager will work with multiple City departments to support and coordinate projects, provide construction schedule updates, inspect, and monitor projects, prepare reports and provide contract administration duties as required.

Duties & Responsibilities

The following duties listed are not meant to provide a description of each and every job performed but only those which represent the core functions of the job. 

  • To plan, lead and direct the efficient, effective and timely development and implementation of municipal infrastructure projects within approved budgets and schedules.
  • Prepare or direct the preparation of plans, designs, specifications, schedules, cost estimates and tender call documents for municipal infrastructure projects using computer aided drafting techniques, electronic field survey data, electronic data bases and spread sheets, and word processing.
  • Manage municipal infrastructure project implementation and contract administration including tendering, scheduling, quality control, financial management, public safety, requests for approval and work acceptance.
  • Manage consultant contracts, including project planning, calls for proposals, technical direction, scheduling, financial management, work acceptance and evaluation of performance.
  • Review feasibility, preliminary design, final design, specifications and cost estimates.
  • Conduct site inspection and supervision of contracted work.
  • Receive and investigate enquiries, complaints and claims and prepare response.
  • Provide input to short and long-term planning and budget preparation, including the implementation, revision and update to infrastructure master plans and grant applications.
  • Facilitate PICs and public meetings, respond to public inquiry, and act as the City representative. Chair internal and external stakeholder meetings, prepare addenda, minutes, notices, presentations, advertisements, etc.
  • Prepare administrative reports for presentation to Senior Management, Corporate Leadership, and Council in a timely manner; recommend new/amended by-laws and/or policies.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of departmental process improvements

The ideal candidate has a three (3) year college diploma in Civil Engineering along with a Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) designation (preferred). A suitable combination of education and/or experience will be considered. Preferably, you have a Project Management Certification or you have the ability to work towards obtaining one. You will have five (5) years project management experience in a municipal setting and experience working on Water Wastewater projects is an asset. You must have a valid drivers’ license with driving record acceptable to The Corporation. An applied technical knowledge of engineering design and construction methodology, as well as an applied, technical knowledge of accepted building design practices, procedures and protocol is required. You will have knowledge of contract tendering and project management processes. General knowledge of the Municipal Act and other applicable Acts.

The salary range for this full-time non-union position is $85,421.01 - $99,915.78 based on 35 hours per week and comes with a competitive benefit and pension package. 

For full details, please see the job description here

To confidentially explore this exciting and challenging opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter quoting Competition #2023-52 by 4:00pm on October 17, 2023.  

City of Port Colborne
66 Charlotte Street, Port Colborne, Ontario L3K 3C8
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.