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Engineering Project Manager

Job Type: 
Management / Administration
Town of Edson
Competition Number: 
Job Description : 

Reporting to the General Manager, Infrastructure & Planning and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Engineering Project Manager is fully accountable for the successful delivery of the Town of Edson’s infrastructure projects, including operational and capital, and control of the Town’s corporate wide Asset Management Plan.  More specifically, the incumbent will be directly responsible for project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, control and close out of a wide variety of projects that form the overall infrastructure program.

The Engineering Project Manager supports and provides strategic advice to the General Manager and acts as a primary liaison for a number of internal and regional stakeholders.

Primary Responsibilities and Authority

General Accountabilities

Asset Management

·Provide lead role in the development and maintenance of corporate wide Asset Management Plan (AMP).

  • Prioritize expenditures of replacement/rehabilitation for Town assets and infrastructure including but not limited to roads, bridges, water mains, sewer, storm, fleet and facilities.
  • Establish service levels and risk management practices.
  • Work with various departments to estimate future costs for replacement, rehabilitation, or general maintenance requirements for all assets using industry standard practices.
  • Review impacts of continued growth of existing assets with consideration to resources required to maintain service levels as well as identify future service expansion and required resources.
  • Review, research and report on technical specifications and standards related to infrastructure construction and maintenance in an effort to improve current programs and systems.
  • Perform cost/benefit analysis and risk management analysis related to asset management.

Project Management

  • Act as the leader in municipal project management as well as supporting the General Manager in strategic long term planning, preparation of business cases and budgets.
  • Development, implementation and oversight for Operational and Capital Plans and establish a process for the delivery of these programs.
  • Manage numerous projects ranging in size and complexity.  Significant consultation ad negotiation with other departments, contractors, consultants, and regulatory agencies will be required.
  • Preparing and monitoring project budgets, council reports, tenders, pre-qualifications, and associated contract documents including assisting financial services in preparing borrowing bylaws.
  • Procurement and management of consultant and contractor services adhering to all Town policies and that project schedules and budgets are maintained.
  • Prepare tender documents and requests for proposals to support capital and operating projects.

Health and Safety

  • Comply with all Town policies, work procedures, rules, safety instructions and relevant directives in the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation, and Code.
  • Promote health and safety initiatives within the department.
  • Participate in workplace safety initiatives, including inspections and audits.
  • Report all incidents, including near misses, to appropriate personnel.

Financial and Budgetary

  • Prepare and recommend annual departmental operating and capital budgets and asset renewal.
  • Ensure that all procurement is completed in accordance with the approved budget, the Purchasing Policy, and other legal or policy requirements.
  • Ensure fiscal responsibility and pursue alternative funding sources (e.g. grants) wherever possible.
  • Authorize purchases and accounts within assigned limits.

Policy Development/Administration

  • Develop and recommend a long-range departmental planning framework by means of 3-year operational plans, 5-year capital plans, and Council-approved master plans.
  • Prepare reports for the Department related to the position.
  • Respect organizational and staff confidentiality.

Human Resources, Team Management, and Leadership

  • Provide outstanding leadership by modeling the way, inspiring a shared vision, challenging the process, encouraging heart and enabling others to act.
  • Create a team environment which inspires hard work, dedication, collaboration, and excellence. 
  • Cultivate a working environment which embodies integrity, trust, and respect.
  • Train, mentor, and support staff to ensure their success and professional growth, while delegating sufficient authority to enable independent and creative completion of assignments.
  • Work with staff to recognize and support a balanced lifestyle.
  • Manage challenging personal and interpersonal dynamics sensitively and respectfully; respond appropriately to reports of disrespectful conduct.
  • In collaboration with Human Resources, manage the hiring, terms of employment, evaluation, discipline, and termination of employees.
  • Provide recommendations to the General Manager regarding the organizational structure and staffing of the Department. 

Public Relations

  • Foster positive and responsible working relationships with other government agencies, the private sector, community organizations and residents.
  • Identify and develop strategies and tangible engagement plans for building and enhancing effective relationships with stakeholders and public communication.


Skills and Characteristics

  • Refined leadership and motivational abilities.
  • Creativity and innovativeness; ability to continually improve services and processes in the face of new circumstances, evolving priorities, and resource constraints.
  • Advanced organizational skills; ability to handle a variety of complex projects/tasks with competing priorities and strict deadlines.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, verbal, writing, and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of municipal infrastructure management, maintenance, planning, and operation.
  • Knowledge of Autocad, GIS software and applications.
  • Skills in financial planning, business analysis, and project management.
  • Must have demonstrated skills in long term planning, visioning and budgeting.
  • Strong working knowledge of the MS Office suite.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, as required.

Education, Experience, and Credentials

Generally, the following minimum credentials are expected:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or a Certified Engineering Technologist with 3-5 years of experience; preferably in or working with a Municipal Government environment.
  • P.Eng designation (or working towards), considered an asset.
  • Project Management Certificate (PMP), considered an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience of Asset Plan Development and use of Asset Management software.
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license, with an acceptable drivers’ abstract.
  • Familiarity with other legislation or regulations which may be relevant to the role.

Alternative combinations of education and experience which demonstrably provide the required knowledge and skills may be eligible in certain circumstances.

Salary Range - $105,000 - $115,000

Closing Date: 
January 2, 2019
Application Return: 

If you are interested in joining this evolving Team please submit your cover letter c/w resume quoting the Competition #EDSOM-13 by 4:00 pm on January 2, 2019 to:

Human Resources
Town of Edson
PO Box 6300
Edson, AB  T7E 1T7

Email:  humanresources@edson.ca

Visit our website at:  www.edson.ca/jobs