Local recruitment: Senior Project Manager (Flood Risk Management)

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)

Vaughan, ON, Canada 🇨🇦

Position Details:

Current Rate of Pay: Min = $90,39, Max = $98,003

Employment type: Full-Time Permanent

Hours of work: 35 hrs/week

Work location: Head Office

Division: Development and Engineering Services

Business unit: Engineering Services

Remote Work: Hybrid

About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.

TRCA is considered the provincial leader in conserving, restoring, and managing natural resources to advance safe and sustainable development.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

Under the direction of the Senior Manager and Senior Engineer Flood Risk Management, the Senior Project Manager, Flood Risk Management provides project management services for major flood modelling, flood plain mapping, flood risk assessments or other capital projects with focus on flood risk identification and reduction.

Through effective utilization of TRCA and external resources and sound project management and engineering methodology, this position ensure successful planning and delivery of major capital projects. Specifically, this position manages project teams and external resources and provides oversight of the planning, execution, control, and evaluation of projects, to meet TRCA interests and ensure compliance with corporate policies, procedures and applicable government regulations, technical standards and laws.

The Senior Project Manager, Flood Risk Management is also responsible for championing and directing the advancement of flood risk reduction activities, including participation in TRCA’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Program as an on-call Chief Flood Duty Officer on a rotational basis.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide project management services to deliver major capital projects, which may include some general oversight and direction by a Senior Manager or Associate Director.
  • Establish and manage multi-disciplinary internal project teams, external steering/advisory committees, and technical working groups.
  • Manage, direct, coordinate and supervise the activities of professional or technical staff assigned to the project, including in-house staff or contracted engineers, consultants, etc, with support and direction from the Senior Engineer and/or Senior Manager.
  • Create project management tools when needed, including checklists, boiler plates, policies, procedures and standards.
  • Leads the delivery and completion of Flood Hazard Identification and Mapping program funded flood plain mapping studies.
  • Manage all aspects of contract management and administration for consulting assignments associated with projects.
  • Prepare and execute a broad range of consulting agreements, including management of changes or amendments that may arise during execution.
  • Facilitate contract reviews to identify, mitigate, and/or eliminate unusual risks, liabilities, and remedies in accordance with Corporate polices and sound business judgment, with support from the Senior Engineer and Senior Manager, Flood Risk Management.
  • Plan and direct stakeholder consultation related to assigned projects, including coordinating internal and external working groups.
  • Participates in TRCA’s Flood Forecasting and Warning program as a (Chief) Flood Duty Officer.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or as required with departmental, divisional and/or corporate objectives.

What will you need to succeed:

  • Minimum completion of post-secondary education in an engineering field, including 3-year College diploma in engineering or Bachelor’s degree in engineering, water resources, environmental or related discipline.
  • Have the ability to obtain P.Eng, LET, CET, or C.Tech designations
  • Valid Ontario “G” Driver’s Licence in good standing.
  • 7 years of experience in project management and engineering practice related to major tasks.
  • Project experience applying knowledge of hydrologic modelling, hydraulic modelling, and flood infrastructure design.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work as part of a team on projects and studies.
  • Proven ability to review and synthesize technical information, and disseminate to Senior Staff, TRCA’s municipal partners, external consultants and the general public.
  • Computer literacy using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent understanding of hydrologic and hydraulic principles.
  • Knowledge of hydrologic/hydraulic computer models, including HEC-RAS, Mike Flood, Visual OTTHYMO, and PCSWMM.
  • Knowledge of legislation, policies, procedures and practices relevant to land use planning, environmental assessment act (provincial, CA, and federal), and water management.
  • Excellent technical written and oral communications.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with the general public in a positive, courteous and respectful manner, including ability to negotiate and maintain professionalism during times of conflict.
  • Excellent time management, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values by demonstrating the following behaviours; integritycollaborationaccountabilityrespect, and excellence (icare)

You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

  • Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
  • Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
  • Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
  • Pregnancy & Parental Leave Top-Up Program.
  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.
  • Provides flexible work arrangements.
  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.

To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter prior to midnight on January 27, 2023.

While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.

TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216. 





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