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Engineering Project Manager, Civil/Water Resources

  • Join an organization that wants you to grow and succeed! 
  • Enjoy a competitive salary and a wide array of excellent benefits. 
  • Use your passion for engineering to make a tangible and positive difference.

About the First Nations Technical Services Advisory Group Inc.

The First Nations Technical Services Advisory Group (TSAG) provides technical services and training for First Nations in Alberta. Our services and training span vast disciplines and include asset management, water and wastewater management, environmental management, housing support services, fire safety, information technology services, and youth initiatives. As an organization, we are mandated by the Chiefs of Alberta and take direction from a Chiefs Steering Committee and a Board of Directors which include representatives from Treaty 6, Treaty 7, and Treaty 8. 

At TSAG, we know that our success in striving towards our vision of supporting strong communities is thanks to the hardworking people who make up our diverse team. We reward our team members with a collaborative working environment where open communication is valued. Our corporate culture is underpinned by the values of Accountability, Integrity, and Respect. If this feels like an environment that you could thrive within then we want to hear from you. 

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About the Opportunity

TSAG currently has an exciting role for an Engineering Project Manager, Civil/Water Resources to join our team in Edmonton, A.B. on a full-time basis. The successful applicant will be part of the Asset Condition Reporting System (ACRS) process currently being implemented by TSAG and will liaise with First Nations, and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) to ensure accuracy and thoroughness in the inspections and reporting procedures. The ACRS will be managed and staffed by professional engineers and technical support staff. The candidate will also take on project management duties through identifying where the opportunities are in current solid waste management programs.

While no two days will ever be alike, some of your key responsibilities within this role will include:

  • Providing continuity and linkages with the ACRS inspection program to ensure that health and safety issues affecting First Nations communities are addressed expeditiously
  • Conducting field inspections of water, wastewater and road facilities and reporting on their physical conditions as well as their operational performance
  • Preparing reports and cost estimates to correct deficiencies resulting from field inspections
  • Liaising with ACRS staff, ensuring accurate and timely reporting standards are always maintained
  • Liaising with the Circuit Rider Training Program (CRTP) to identify issues and solutions to issues which may arise, incorporating deficiencies into O&M or Capital Plans
  • Ensuring construction plans meet applicable guidelines, standards or codes in effect
  • Ensuring that programs and priorities are delivered on a timely basis
  • Directing project management services related to scope, quality, cost, and schedule any risks which may impact the life or performance of assets which are planned for construction
  • Identifying and planning municipal projects in water and wastewater systems on First Nations communities
  • Meeting with project team and contractors to discuss project progress, obstacles and solutions to meet construction timelines and completion dates, if required
  • Ensuring QA/QC programs are established and implemented
  • Providing leadership to a team of engineers and technical staff responsible for complex and varied engineering, project management and technical work
  • Being accountable for budget administration, preparation and reporting
  • Developing or providing input to technical standards, policies and procedures in accordance with organization objectives
  • Preparing and reviewing a range of written material including reports, recommendations, and technical specifications

More About You

In order to qualify for this role, you will need a degree in Engineering from an accredited university or technical institution, along with at least 3 years of experience relating to Municipal Facilities with comprehensive knowledge in all aspects of water sourcing, treatment and distribution, as well as in waste water systems. This position will require an individual registered as a Professional Engineer, satisfying all the requirements for registration with APEGA. Previous project management experience is highly preferred. This position requires extensive travel throughout the province of Alberta, therefore a valid driver's license is mandatory along with periods of extensive driving and absence from home base.

As our ideal candidate, you will have extensive experience in project management, with the ability to oversee 5 or 6 different departments while doing inspections, quality control, and reports. You have knowledge and experience with Federal and Provincial codes, standards, rules, regulations and guidelines applicable to water, wastewater and roads along with experience in the operations and maintenance of lift stations and treatment systems.

In order to succeed in this role, you will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, along with a strong commitment to First Nations and TSAG's goals, objectives, principles and values. Your aptitude for creative problem solving will ensure your success within this role as you work towards competing demands and deadlines. Your flexible, easygoing nature will pair with your interpersonal skills as you liaise with other coworkers and people in the community. 

Above all, you'll be entrepreneurial with passion about the world of civil engineering and eager to use your skills to identify areas of improvement. 

About the Benefits

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary in line with the APEGA salary scale. You'll also be entitled to an excellent package which includes:

  • Health and Dental benefits program
  • A registered pension plan with company matching of up to 5%
  • Fully paid vacation days when the office is closed between Christmas and New Year's Day
  • 2 weeks of vacation on joining that increases to 3 weeks after 2 years and increases further with your length of service
  • Fully reimbursed travel should you need to travel on behalf of the organization
  • Frequent social events such as our BBQ in the summer, team lunches, and Chilli cook-offs in the winter - these events are on hold due to Covid but we're eager to get back to them

Upon joining the First Nations Technical Advisory Group you'll be welcomed into a collaborative environment where you can truly see the impact of the work that you do.