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Superintendent – Water & Sewer Operations

Reference ID: 104321

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  • 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. 

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and administering the annual operating budgets for Trucked Water & Sewer Services and Utilidor Operations & Maintenance (including both Water Treatment Plant and Wastewater Treatment Plant), based on Annual Operations Plan
  • Developing and implementing procedures for controlling and tracking expenditures
  • Developing and implementing Annual Operations Plan
  • Evaluating public works operational needs and formulating short along-range plans to meet needs in all areas of responsibility
  • Developing and implementing work procedures and standards
  • Developing and implementing a maintenance management system for documenting work planning, scheduling, and execution
  • Planning, organizing, coordinating, supervising and evaluating programs, plans, services, staffing, equipment and infrastructure of the public works department
  • Overseeing invoicing of third parties for work completed by department that is not covered by fees levied for services
  • In co-operation with the Engineering Division, overseeing the development and updating of the plans for the municipal infrastructure
  • Coordinating the preparation of reviews and updating the preventive and corrective maintenance plans, piped network plans, monitoring and compliance plans, and other comprehensive plans
  • Developing scope of work of contracts, establishing contract work standards
  • In cooperation with Engineering Division, preparing contracts for site contractors and consultants

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.

You will also possess:

  • Valid Level 2 or higher Water Distribution license and Level 2 or higher Wastewater Collection
  • A minimum of 5 years recent experience successfully supervising and administering construction and maintenance projects
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures used in municipal water supply and distribution, and wastewater collection services activities
  • A valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
  • Proven experience developing, tendering and administering contracts for capital assets and/or infrastructure related to projects and operations funded by a public organization
  • Proven experience and competence in writing technical reports and preparing detailed budgets and cost estimates relating to construction projects

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. 

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! 

Posted: October 23, 2018
Closes: November 30, 2018
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11-50 employees
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