Public Notice: Smiths Falls seeks full time Asset & Capital Project Manager
Oct. 8, 2021
The Town of Smiths Falls
Requires One (1) Full Time Employee (35 hours/week)
ASSET & CAPITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR
The Town of Smiths Falls is a vibrant, progressive single tier municipality with a population of 9,000. One of Eastern Ontario’s most scenic communities, we are centrally located within an hour of Ottawa, Kingston, Brockville and the US border.
The Town provides a high quality and affordable life for its residents, with beautiful heritage buildings, two theatres, a charming downtown, and world-class museums and recreational facilities. Enjoy our thriving cultural scene with live music, foodie finds, a local brewery, and dozens of community events – all at the heart of the Rideau Canal, Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage site
and a gateway to the region’s abundant lakes and waterways.
The Town is accepting applications for one (1) Full Time Employee (35 hours/week) ASSET & CAPITAL Management Coordinator.
Under the direction of the Director of Public Works and Utilities, you will form part of a team in our Public Works and Utilities Department.
The Asset & Capital Project Management Coordinator is responsible for:
- Assists in the development, implementation and on-going maintenance of the Town’s Corporate Asset Management Plan and related policy and procedures.
- Analyses and maintains the asset and geomatics database in addition to performing lifecycle analysis relating to the rehabilitation or upgrade of the Town’s various infrastructure assets.
- Responsible for the development and implementation of standard processes for collecting, updating, maintaining and managing the asset infrastructure information, condition inspections and mapping.
- Maintain the relevant parts of the asset registry through field inspections, asset data collection, and proficient use of the Town’s asset management software systems (e.g. CityWide, GIS, Excel, etc.).
- Develop, implement and monitor best practices for asset rehabilitation/renewal analysis, including developing techniques for lifecycle analysis, condition assessments, inspection programs and developing service levels standards and performance measures.
- Work with departments to establish risk management practices and performance measurement.
- Research and forecast asset management trends, projecting current activities and programs into longer term needs.
- Prepare comprehensive reports and recommendations on the Town’s assets based on detailed analysis for a varied audience.
- Provides leadership, technical advice, and administrative support to effectively plan and execute in-house Capital Infrastructure projects from the pre-engineering phase through to final completion.
- Secure approvals from Conservation Authorities, Provincial Ministries, Federal agencies, and local stakeholders to enable projects to proceed.
- Regularly visit construction sites to assess quality of work and progress of work and liaise with on-site engineering staff to inform subsequent steps to ensure that work progresses according to the contract documents and required legislation.
- Review project related invoices and payments and project related expenditures against budgets for assigned projects.
- Serve as a point of contact and provide technical review and comment on, but not limited to, pre-servicing agreements, plan of subdivision, site plan agreements, development permits, and complex municipal consents.
- Develop the Town’s Consolidated Linear Asset Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) application for submission to the
- Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks.
- Assist in preparation of the Town’s municipal capital budgets and related
The successful applicant will possess:
- Post-secondary diploma or degree from a recognized college or university with a concentration in geographical information systems (GIS) and/or a civil engineering-based program.
- Four (4) years experience in a municipal engineering or public works related environment, focused on capital infrastructure design (sanitary sewer, storm sewer, water main and roadways), project management or contract administration.
- 2-3 years of experience performing routine on-site inspection of capital infrastructure projects would be considered an asset.
- 1 to 2 years of applied knowledge of GIS programming, web based GIS technologies, spatial database modelling, municipal infrastructure data management including experience in engineering planning, design and implementation of tailored spatial databases and systems is required.
- Proficiency in computer software such as AutoCAD Civil 3D, geographic information systems (ArcGis), Microsoft Office, and related database software.
- Knowledge of and experience with global positioning systems (GPS) in data conversion, data transfer, retrieval and data acquisition;
- Knowledge and experience using a Robotic Total Station with a comprehensive working understanding of topographic survey best practices.
- Excellent presentation and graphic design skills for the creation of professional quality maps and related products.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills along with the ability to effectively explain technical job components to users of varying subject knowledge.
- Efficient multi-tasking skills along with an established ability to prioritize and adjust plans in a busy environment;
- Thorough working knowledge of Ontario Provincial Standard Specifications, Ontario Provincial Standard Drawings, Transportation Association of Canada Geometric Design Guidelines, Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Ontario Traffic Manuals.
- Strong working knowledge of engineering practices, related government legislations and standards, and municipal government best practices.
- Eligible for, or a member in good standing of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists.
Valid and satisfactory Police Records Check; and
- Valid Ontario G Driver’s License at all times during employment.
Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume by Friday October 22, 2021, at 4:00 p.m., to Lynda McKimm, Interim Human Resources Advisor, Town of Smiths Falls, P.O. Box 695, 77 Beckwith Street North, Smiths Falls, Ontario, K7A 4T6 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Town of Smiths Falls is an equal opportunity employer, committed to ensuring all candidates are able to participate in the interview process fully and equally. If contacted for employment, please let us know if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process.
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Personal information collected from applications is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used to qualifications for employment. Questions about the collection of Information should be directed to the Clerk at the address indicated above.