Local recruitment: Manager (Water Projects Management)

Government of Alberta

Edmonton, AB, Canada 🇨🇦

Posting Date: Feb 9, 2023

Location: Edmonton, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Manager, Water Projects Management 

Job Requisition ID: 37508

Ministry: Agriculture and Irrigation

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Permanent 

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: February 20, 2023

Classification: Management Senior Manager Zone 1

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

The Ministry of Agriculture & Irrigation is responsible for policies, legislation, regulations and services necessary for Alberta’s agriculture, food and forest sectors to grow, prosper and diversify; inspiring public confidence in the quality and safety of food; supporting environmentally sustainable resource management practices; leading collaboration that enables safe and resilient rural communities. For more information about the Ministry of Agriculture & Irrigation please visit our website at: https://www.alberta.ca/agriculture-and-irrigation.aspx 


Are you an experienced hydrotechnical or geotechnical engineer with a passion for leading and managing infrastructure projects? If so, this exciting opportunity to join the Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation team as a Manager of the Water Projects Management Team might be perfect for you!

In this role, you will report to the head of Infrastructure Technical Services and be responsible for a team of 6 professionals in the Water Projects Management Team. You will provide technical leadership and management for the rehabilitation of Alberta’s water management infrastructure, which includes dams, canals, headworks, weirs, pump stations, and drainage works.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish a unified team of professional engineers and technologists to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the Water Projects Management Team
  • Manage and coordinate the activities of the team for rehabilitation of Agriculture and Irrigation’s (AGI) water management infrastructure in partnership with Alberta Transportation and Economic Corridors (TRAN)
  • Coordinate technical support for maintenance and address deficiencies and non-conformances of the water management infrastructure
  • Manage projects, including technical studies and assessments performed by consultants, related to the safety of the water management infrastructure
  • Serve as Chair of the Water Capital Committee and provide technical leadership and coordination for the prioritization of water capital projects
  • Act as a liaison between AGI and TRAN for the implementation of water capital projects and represent AGI’s interests in capital project implementation meetings
  • Coordinate and report annually on the performance measures of the water management infrastructure and manage the annual submission for Capital Planning Process funding requests
  • Manage multidisciplinary investigations and assessments of the existing water management infrastructure and provide Albertans with appropriate water resource management
  • To succeed in this role, you must have extensive knowledge of water management infrastructure and a strong working relationship with Water Infrastructure and Operations Branch (WIOB) management and Operations staff. You must also have strong problem-solving skills, as much of AGI’s water management infrastructure is aging and in need of significant rehabilitation or replacement.

If you’re ready to take your technical and leadership skills to the next level, apply to become the Manager of the Water Projects Management Team today!


University degree in the fields of Civil Engineering, preferably geotechnical/ hydrotechnical, or in Geosciences and a minimum of ten (10) years of directly related experience is required. 

Additional requirements:

  • Professional membership with APEGA and/or from any other recognized provincial or territorial professional engineering association.
  • Experience in leading a team of professionals and engaging stakeholders 
  • Thorough knowledge and/or experience with the water management infrastructure 
  • A clear understanding of the operation, maintenance and rehabilitation requirements of the infrastructure.  


  • A post graduate degree Equivalencies will be considered.  

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

The following are the competencies of a Water Project Manager:

  • Drive for Results – Communicates regularly with stakeholders, setting up opportunities for mutual sharing of information. Maintains relationships even when no specific project/initiative is underway.
  • Develop Networks – You will identify, and support others to identify, alternative approaches or courses of action in unclear and complex situations.
  • Systems Thinking – Take a holistic and long-term view of challenges and opportunities at multiple levels across related areas. You will seek to understand a range of stakeholder perspectives and how they interrelate.
  • Creative Problem Solving – Finds ways to improve complex systems or structures to better meet goals and outcomes. 


$3,394.66  to $4,631.75  bi-weekly: ($88,600 – $120,888 / year)


Position Information: 

  • Office located in Edmonton
  • Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week (permanent full time)
  • Monday to Friday (08:15 am-16:30 pm) 
  • Evening and weekend work is sometimes required 

Additional Applicant Information:

Instructions for your Resume:
For Employment Experience:
Please indicate duration of employment (month, year) 
Ex: Youth Worker, Jan 2006 – June 2009 (3 years 6 months)

For any Post-Secondary Education:
Please specify your major and length of the program
Please specify the year of graduation
Ex: Bachelor of Social Work, 4-year Degree (Graduated 2017)

What we offer: 

How To Apply

Click on the “Apply” button.

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 Karen Jackman at Karen.Jackman@gov.ab.ca

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.





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development