Local recruitment: Infrastructure Lead

Government of Alberta

Medicine Hat, AB, Canada 🇨🇦

Posting Date: Apr 22, 2022

Location: Medicine Hat, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Infrastructure Lead 

Job Requisition ID: 26361

Ministry: Environment & Parks

Location: Medicine Hat 

Full or Part-Time: Full-Time

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: May 2, 2022

Classification: Subsidiary 12D 4000 Technologies 7

About Us

The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx

We support Albertans in being proud stewards of air, land, water, and biodiversity by leading the work required for the desired environmental outcomes and sustainable development of natural resources.   Our work locations range from office to forest to fixed/rotary wing flights, lakes and rivers, the diversity of which presents high risk activities for staff at times. 

For more information about the Ministry of Environment and Parks, please visit our website at: https://www.alberta.ca/environment-and-parks.aspx


As the Infrastructure Lead for the Medicine Hat area you will be responsible for the inspection, operation and maintenance of multiple water management infrastructure projects in the Cypress Hills; including fourteen earth embankment dams, five diversion structures, and five canals. This position requires acute awareness of issues related to local area water conservation and water use.

You will manage these complex and geographically diverse water infrastructure projects by using multiple software applications to monitor an implement normal operating plans, flood/drought action plans, and emergency preparedness plans. Based on data analysis and calculation you will ensure effective, consistent, and safe operations that will mitigate the impact of drought or flood conditions and provide safe and secure water supplies to stakeholders, including Irrigation Districts, private irrigators and recreational users; all while complying with conditions set out in applicable Provincial legislation.

You will supervise external contractors, and plan, implement and keep detailed records of day-to-day inspections and maintenance activities. This position will also contribute to engineering investigations that diagnose mechanical, structural or hydraulic issues, and will jointly develop plans for repair or capital rehabilitation.  

As the Department’s primary contact, another key focus is to maintain relationships with external agencies, Local Authorities, Irrigation Districts, other departments and the general public as it relates to the management of water resources. This position also plays a key leadership role in delivery of the Department OH&S program.

Travel to projects located throughout south-east Alberta to complete field work, while working alone in hard to access and remote locations, as well as some overtime or weekend work will be required.



  • A 2-year diploma from an accredited institution in Engineering Technology, Water Resources, or a closely related discipline.
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience related to the operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of water management infrastructure (dams, canals and hydraulic structures) is required. 
  • A valid class 5 driver’s license or equivalent.


  • Equivalent related experience with similar infrastructure projects may be considered.
  • One year of experience for one year of education, or one year of education for one year of experience.

Additional Assets

  • A familiarity with Cypress Hills water management projects, locations, and their maintenance requirements; and established relationships with local Stakeholders and Contractors would be desirable.
  • Previous supervisory training, and demonstrated direct experience with supervision of staff and stakeholder collaboration.
  • Knowledge and experience with Project Management and Contract Administration.
  • Knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems, including motors, hoists, gear reducers, pumps, generators, cranes, Programmable Logic Controllers, SCADA systems, and associated preventative maintenance programs. 
  • An understanding of the principals of hydrology, hydraulics structures, geotechnical, urban and surface drainage, river engineering and erosion control.
  • Familiarity with Alberta’s Water Act, and Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation, and Code.
  • Standard First Aid, OH&S certification, fall protection and/or confined space entry certifications.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. 

This link will assist you with understanding competencies: https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/psc-alberta-public-service-competency-model.pdf

CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING in order to make complex water balance decisions that meet all provincial and federal regulations throughout the year and in all weather conditions.

DEVELOP SELF and OTHERS is the ability to assign work and monitor staff performance while generating ways of supporting, mentoring, and coaching the team while continuing your own development.

AGILITY to respond to emergency situations and change your schedule to meet operational requirements.

DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN NETWORKS and collaborative partnerships to deal with a number of diverse stakeholders on a variety of issues from negotiations of agreements to conflict resolution to public education, and emergency preparedness.

DRIVE FOR RESULTS with self, staff, and with other supporting work groups to achieve desired outcomes.  Holding self and others responsible for results, exceeding goals and partnering with other support groups, and developing and maintaining a high performing team with knowledge succession planning is important to success in this position.


$3,098.39 to $4,079.34 biweekly ($80,867 to $106,470 per year) 


This is a full-time, permanent role reporting 40 hours per week. 

About Your Work Environment: You will be working at field sites located throughout the region and in an office setting located in Medicine Hat. Extensive travel and occasional overtime and overnight stays will also be required for the position. Performing duties on a rotating 24/7 basis during flood or other emergency events may be required.

Applicants are required to provide a cover letter summarizing information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

What We Offer:

How To Apply

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Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit https://www.alberta.ca/navigating-online-jobs-application.aspx to learn more about creating a candidate profile and other tips for the Government of Alberta’s online application system. 

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system, click here to access the main log in page where you are able to ‘Create an account’, reset your password (‘Forgot your password’) or ‘Sign In’ should you already have an account. 

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant. 

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-jobs.aspx

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.  

Resources for applicants:

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-overview.aspx. Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Jane McEwen, TAS Administrator via email at [email protected].

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.