Water Analyst (Asset Management)

Kitchener, ON, CA

Description of Duties:  
Performs condition assessments of water infrastructure assets. Assists, participates in, and administers infrastructure asset-specific maintenance, capital programs and consultant contracts. Assists in the ongoing implementation, operation, and maintenance of data and systems to support the management of water assets, including administration of divisional software and related equipment. Assists in the development/updating of the Asset Management Plan.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:  
• Knowledge of water/wastewater systems; engineering, inspection and construction methods; spatial data analysis; database management systems; data analysis; and asset management systems, acquired through a 3-year degree or diploma in Civil Engineering or related field, plus 3 years of directly related experience.
• Membership/eligibility for membership in the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) at the Technologist level.
• Ability to conduct asset condition inspections, failure mode, risk, lifecycle and benefit/cost analyses for assets, including optimizing asset renewal decision-making.
• Knowledge of and ability to comply with corporate policies and procedures, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Ontario Provincial Standards, Canadian Standards, Ontario Structural Inspection Manual, Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Guidelines, National Guide to Sustainable Infrastructure, and other relevant legislation.
• Experience with implementation/use of computer programs and relational databases in Microsoft Access and Oracle; database analysis and querying including SQL; GIS; Microsoft Office; and reporting tools. Knowledge of basic principles of asset management systems including development of asset data registers and data standards.
• Organizational and problem solving skills to effectively schedule and prioritize workload.
• Communication and interpersonal skills to discuss, clarify, and convey information to stakeholders; resolve issues with staff, consultants, contractors, and the public; build rapport and establish relationships with consultants and contractors; assign work and provide guidance to co-op students and consultants; and participate as an effective team member.
• Ability to respond to inquiries and provide information regarding asset data to staff, external agencies, consultants, contractors, and the public. Ability to discuss technical requirements of divisional systems with consultants or ITS staff and explain systems data to non-specialized users. Ability to participate on professional committees regarding asset management, asset management systems, and municipal benchmarking initiatives.
• Ability to read and interpret legislation, guidelines, data models, technical data, reports, and professional publications. Ability to translate business needs into system requirements and present information effectively. 
• Ability to prepare project and asset management plans, correspondence, documentation, reports, maps and minutes; assist in writing technical and financial reports to Committees of Council; and document requirements for data and software systems to support the management of asset data registers and data standards. 
• Ability to travel within and outside Waterloo Region.
• Ability to support and demonstrate the Region’s values.