Wastewater / Project Engineer

Chester, NS
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Venor is proud to partner with The Municipality of Chester in their search for a Wastewater/Project Engineer. The Wastewater/Project Engineer is responsible for the direct supervision, general administration, operation, and maintenance of the Municipality’s Wastewater Systems.   

As the Wastewater/Project Engineer you are are required to oversee the following treatment facilities, and associated collection systems:  Chester Wastewater Treatment Plant – Class, Western Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant – Class II, Mill Cove Wastewater Treatment Plant – Class II, Chester Basin Wastewater Treatment Facility – Class I, Chester Acres Wastewater Treatment Facility – Class I, New Ross Sewage Collection and Disposal System (Onsite system) and  Mill Cove Water Distribution System for Fire Protection.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure that occupational health and safety practices are observed and implemented within the division and that all regulations and requirements of by-laws and statutes are enforced as required.
  • Assist in preparation of annual operational and capital budgets. 
  • Responsible for preparation of reports to the applicable Federal and Provincial regulatory agencies.
  • Maintain up to date operations and maintenance manuals and schedules.
  • Responsible for ensuring inventory of all necessary supplies, parts and chemicals required and maintaining a detailed inventory of the same and ensuring safety equipment inventory is maintained and applicable inspections are completed.
  • Responsible for ensuring up to date mapping and asset inventory for wastewater systems and performing on-call response in case of emergency, as needed, depending on availability.
  • Conduct inspections on equipment, treatment process, buildings, etc. and report on the operation of infrastructure and collect, input, analyse and submit operational data. 
  • Oversee the operation and ensure maintenance of SCADA systems.
  • Ensure proper operation and maintenance of fire pumps and fire protection equipment.
  • Operate and maintain any associated back-up power generation units and assist with overseeing capital improvements of systems.
  • Provide technical support and advice in the implementation of capital projects including assistance with technical support for wastewater strategy.
  • Actively participate in evaluating internal processes and procedures to ensure that wastewater planning and engineering activities are delivered in accordance with Municipal and Provincial guidelines and in a cost effective, efficient, and timely manner.
  • Assist the Director of Public Works in management of consultants, contract and capital projects
  • Attend Council meetings and make presentations to Council, as required.
  •  Supervise personnel involved in the operations and maintenance of the wastewater systems, including training, assigning, scheduling and reviewing work, conducting performance evaluations, and taking disciplinary and other personnel actions.
  • Assist in the Department’s development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, standard operating procedures and priorities. 
  • Ensure compliance with all safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations associated with the water and wastewater systems.

As the ideal candidate, you have a university degree in Civil Engineering and are qualified as an Engineering in Training with Engineers Nova Scotia or a licence as a P.Eng and registration with Engineers Nova Scotia. Your education is paired with three or more years’ experience of progressive leadership experience in an engineering department with a municipality or multi discipline consulting firm, leading on complex engineering projects, ideally related to water or wastewater. You possess a certification in Water Treatment, Water Distribution and Supply, Wastewater Collection and/or Wastewater Treatment certifications, and a PMP designation is an asset.

As the successful candidate, you have excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing. You are concise and have knowledge and proficient use of computers and related software. You are a critical thinker who can identify and analyze problems, develop and present solutions, and oversee implementation. You are familiar with laws, rules, regulations, occupational hazards and safety precautions related to water and wastewater systems and personnel and supervisory principles. You are an engineer who has knowledge and use of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and associated computer databases and preventative maintenance software.  You have a valid Nova Scotia Driver’s license.

At Venor, we value and celebrate diversity. We welcome applications from all individuals of any race, color, religion, gender identity, orientation, national origin, or disability status.

Interested applicants can submit their resume to Erika Hildebrand, via erika@venor.ca 

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