Operations Engineer (Distribution and Collection) EX22-559

Posting date: May 6, 2022

Job Title: Operations Engineer (Distribution and Collection)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Posting number: EX22-559

Status: Permanent Position

Hours of Work: 70 hours bi-weekly

Shift Work Required: No

Range of Pay: $3,995.60 to $4,700.50 bi-weekly

Start date: To follow selection process

Initial Reporting Location: Frobisher
Eligible to Work from Home: Yes (part time)

Section: Linear Infrastructure Technical Support Services
Division: Linear Infrastructure Services
Department: Growth and Infrastructure                                   

Main Function:         This position is responsible to the Manager of Linear Infrastructure Technical Support Services for the co-ordination of maintenance contracts and technical activities of the Linear Infrastructure Services Division in support of quality customer service outcomes and the Business Plan for this Section.

Duties:    Under the general direction of the Manager of Linear Infrastructure Technical Support Services.         

  1.      Under the direction of the Manager of Linear Infrastructure Technical Support Services, assist the Director of Linear Infrastructure Services in the preparation and execution of the Business Plan covering all mandated services within the Linear Infrastructure Services Division in concert with the budgeting process.  The Plan will detail service goals, expected service/performance outputs, resource inputs to achieve these outputs, and the performance measures used to assess the Division’s performance against these goals.

  2.      Responsible for the preparation and oversight of tenders/quotations and reports for operating and maintenance projects including design, setting specifications, preparing cost estimates, project management, and commissioning.

  3.      Liaise regularly with the departmental staff and contracted service providers on emerging infrastructure technical, operations, and maintenance issues.

  4.      Act as the Overall Responsible Operator (as directed) and provide technical direction and guidance on operational and maintenance matters to operating staff.

  5.      Participate in hiring committees and represent the Employer in disciplinary matters.

  6.      Where and when applicable, report compliance breaches and issue written warnings/disciplinary notices to personnel who are found to be not performing duties in compliance with policies, procedures and Legislated requirements.

  7.      Study, review, and analyze the performance of the Linear Infrastructure Services Division through the development and interpretation of data based performance measurement tools in support of service level and efficiency standards.

  8.      Recommend and implement improvements in business processes and operational activities, and procedures to align activities with best practices and achieve objectives of safe and efficient operation and maintenance.

  9.      Monitor, evaluate, and recommend emerging practices and technologies and other improvements, which support goals and objectives of Linear Infrastructure Services.

10.      Represent the Linear Infrastructure Services Division on the Standards Review Committee submitting revisions, new products, and pilot projects for review by the Committee.

11.      Act as CGS’s representative at court and hearings and liaise with Legal Services, Risk Management, CGS’s insurance adjuster and other internal stakeholders on matters relating to damage claims associated with Linear Infrastructure Services.

12.      Participate in Emergency Supervisory Standby Duty following established schedules.

13.      Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of CGS’s Safety Manual and the applicable Provincial Legislation listed therein.

14.      Perform other related duties as required.


Education and Training:

Successful completion of an undergraduate University degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline from a recognized University with Canadian accreditation.

Must hold and maintain license to practice engineering in the province of Ontario in accordance with the Professional Engineers Act.

Additional education initiatives to update and expand competencies.

MOE Certification as Water Treatment Class IV, Water Distribution and Supply Class IV, Wastewater Treatment Class III, Wastewater Collection Class III considered an asset.


Minimum of three (3) years of directly related and responsible engineering experience including a demonstrated ability in dealing with water/wastewater and technical and financial information systems.

Experience in the operation of water treatment and distribution and wastewater treatment and collection an asset.

Knowledge of:

CGS’s priorities

Knowledge and understanding of technical computer systems.

Applicable legislation and related regulations.

Current and emerging management issues within CGS as they affect the Division.

Best practices within areas of responsibility.

Horizontal linkages to other governmental levels and services as well as the private sector.

Abilities to:

Understand and meet the needs of customers.

Balance conflicting demands from stakeholders.

Create processes, monitoring mechanisms, and systems to assist in achieving CGS’s targets.

Create an environment of continuous improvement and learning.

Respond quickly to emerging opportunities or risks.

Advocate, promote, and implement best practices.

Personal Suitability:

Mental and physical fitness to perform essential job functions.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Personal commitment to address demands from internal and external stakeholders.


Excellent use of English; verbally and in writing.


May require the use of a personal or CGS vehicle on CGS business.  Must be physically capable of operating a vehicle safely, possess a valid driver’s licence, have an acceptable driving record, and personal insurance coverage.

Leadership Competencies:  

Tactical Coordination and Direction- Non Supervisory (I)


Competency Definition


Level Definition

Shaping the Future


Take a creative approach to problems or issues, “think outside the box”, go beyond the conventional, and explore creative uses of resources.


Proposes innovative ideas

Judgment and Decision Making

Make sound decisions involving varied levels of complexity, ambiguity and risk.


Assimilates and interprets data to make competing decisions

Delivering Business Results


Work and communicate collaboratively within City of Greater Sudbury to create alignment within and across teams and groups.


Collaborates beyond one’s area

Customer/Citizen Focus

The desire to work closely with internal and external customers to meet and exceed their expectations.


Addresses underlying customer/stakeholder needs

Impact & Influence

Persuade, convince, influence or gain the commitment of others to get them to accept a point of view, adopt a specific direction, commit to an idea, or take a course of action.


Adapts actions or words to persuade

Organizational Awareness

Learn and understand the key relationships, diverse interest groups and power bases within one’s own and other organizations.


Understands and uses formal structures/networks

Planning, Coordination & Execution

Plan and coordinate work to achieve desired results on a consistent basis.


Coordinates activities involving others within one’s team

Enhancing Personal Effectiveness

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Continuously develop and enhance one’s own and others’ personal and professional skills, knowledge and abilities.


Models a learning orientation


Adapt and work effectively within a variety of situations, and with various individuals or groups.


Applies rules flexibly

Interpersonal Communication

Communicate effectively by reflecting on verbal and non-verbal behaviour, being attuned to the needs, perspectives and sensitivities of others and acting with them in mind.


Effectively uses empathy

Managerial Courage/Integrity

Acting with integrity, ensuring one’s actions are consistent with City of Greater Sudbury’s values and expectations.


Is publicly candid with the team, acting with integrity consistent with one’s beliefs

Leadership Presence

Develop and maintain a sense of presence and emotional maturity and have an inner confidence that one can succeed and overcome obstacles.


Demonstrates personal courage


For more information on leadership competencies, please see our Leadership Competency Dictionary.

Résumés quoting EX22-559 are invited and will be received by the City of Greater Sudbury’s Human Resources and Organizational Development Division, by e-mail at hrjobs@greatersudbury.ca or fax at 705-688-3979, for the above noted position until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.  Any application received after this deadline will not be considered.

For further instructions on how to apply to this position, please visit our How to Apply section.

All City of Greater Sudbury employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's mandatory Vaccination Policy. Please do not submit your proof of vaccination with your resume. This information will only be required if you are selected as the candidate of choice.

For more information regarding working from home, please refer to the Work From Home Program section.

All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  If contacted, and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process you must advise the Hiring Manager.

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The City of Greater Sudbury is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment,  and are happy to hire qualified (including education credential) applicants from anywhere. In order to hire a candidate one must be legally entitled to work in Canada, with legally entitled being defined as having all of the necessary paperwork processed, approved and responded to, by way of a work permit being issued and received.  Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of determining suitability for this competition only in accordance with The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.