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Municipal Engineer/Public Works Manager Employer: Municipality of Sioux Lookout Location: Sioux Lookout, ON Application Deadline: December 23, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Municipal Engineer and Public Works Manager
REPORTING TO: Chief Administrative Officer
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Public Works Operations Manager, Coordination of Projects and activities as they relate Public Works and other Municipal Projects.
SALARY GROUP: Management

Working under the general direction of the Chief Administrative Officer, the Municipal Engineer and Public Works Manager is responsible for strategic leadership, administrative management, and overall operations of the Public Works Department including planning and directing a comprehensive program of construction and maintenance on municipal infrastructure.


  • Management and Leadership
    o Lead, plan, develop, and manage the operations of the Public Works Department
    o Provision of day-to-day leadership to and supervision of direct reports within the department and outside contractors/suppliers
    o Preparation and control of the annual budget (operating and capital) for the Public Works Department, actively trying to achieve cost savings.
    o Asset Management to ensure the provision and maintenance of public works infrastructure according the planned targets, budgets, procedures and priorities in accordance with applicable legislation
    o Review and approval of contracts and purchase orders
    o Discuss work plans, schedules, and priorities with the CAO and prepare written reports to Council as required
    o Participation in Council meetings and additional meetings as required to present topics/material from the Department to Council
    o Project management of municipal construction projects, including administration of the public tender process and awarded contracts, ensuring that projects are designed in accordance with accepted engineering and provincial standards and submitting reports as required by government agencies
  • Technical
    o Identification and tracking of best practices and trends/advances in the engineering, operations and/or maintenance of municipal infrastructure
    o Maintain fleet management system
    o Utilize asset management software to coordinate/determine maintenance activities for assets for best benefit and to extend useful life of the asset
    o Maintain the Municipality’s GIS database and provide GIS support to other municipal departments.
    o Provide technical and project breakdown and estimates for all infrastructure funding applications with coordination with the Finance and/or other departments
  • Communications/Representation
    o Assume the role of municipal representative for development requiring connection or extension of municipal civil infrastructure such as new building developments, subdivision proposals, etc.
    o Assume the role of Municipal Compliance Coordinator to ensure that existing ECA reporting requirements are completed/reviewed for water & waste management

• Subject to some weekend and evening call-outs and evening committee and council meetings
• Ongoing requirement for informal off-hours monitoring of road and weather conditions
• Physical ability to walk, climb, lift, and work outdoors, in rough conditions and in construction settings, including environments with fuel and waste water odours.

• Appropriate judgement to take safe and effective action in emergencies
• Ability to write reports and communicate clearly with employees, peers, Council and the public, orally and in writing, one-on-one and in group settings
• Ability to explain Municipal policies, legal requirements, operating procedures and other relevant materials
• Ability to read and interpret engineering plans, designs, and surveys
• Familiarity with recent developments in Public Works related products, methods, and technology
• Familiarity with GIS technology
• Comprehension of and familiarity with Municipal by-laws, the Municipal Act, Ontario Provincial Standards, Highway Traffic Act, and other related by-laws and regulations

• Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
• Member (or eligible for membership) of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)

• Minimum 5-10 years of Municipal experience in Public Works sector including supervisory experience
• Progressively responsible Engineering experience in the municipal sector combined with exceptional leadership abilities
• Experience in creating, delivering, and continuously reviewing capital and operating budgets

• September 2021

Public Contact Info:
Steiner Search Group/Executive Management Search

If this position is of interest to you, please submit your resume in confidence to:
Wanda Steiner, President, Steiner Search Group at
For additional information, please call Wanda at 204-894-4009

Direct Applications To:

Email: See above.

Application Deadline: December 23, 2021