New job Manager of Development - Engineering in Newfoundland and Labrador

Manager of Development - Engineering

Company : City of St. John's
Salary : $117,998 - $152,256 a year
Location : Newfoundland and Labrador

Full Description

Job Number: J0821-0729
Position Title: Manager of Development - Engineering
Department: Planning, Engineering & Regulatory Services
Appointment Status: Full-Time Permanent
Employee Group: Management
Job Category: Engineering & Engineering Technology
Compensation: $117,998.00 - $152,256.00/Year
Closing Date: September 3, 2021

Our City, Our Future

St. John's is a progressive city with a strong connection to the past and a positive outlook on the future. As one of the oldest cities in North America we have a unique history, but we are also a growing city with the needs and opportunities of a modern urban population. The City of St. John’s is committed to recruiting world-class talent and expertise to join our City staff, more than 1200 strong, who provide a vast array of valued services to the residents of St. John's and the metropolitan area. If you are an innovative thinker with a positive attitude and a commitment to quality, we want you to help us make St. John’s a city where people want to live and feel they belong.

The Opportunity

The City is currently seeking a Manager, Development Engineering. Reporting to the Deputy City Manager of Planning Engineering and Regulatory Services they will lead a team of professionals to provide customer focused Development and Engineering services to the City of St. John’s.


  • Management of Development application review process for all applications requiring a municipal engineering review.
  • Manage and guide the team of Development Engineers and Hydrological Technicians.
  • Manage the City’s rainfall collection and stormwater monitoring systems.
  • Create, modify, and implement new policies, specifications, technical design standards, procedures, manuals, and guidelines for Development.
  • Prepare, update, and manage the Development Division budget
  • Create, review and modify decision notes and information notes to Council and Committees.
  • Assignment, tracking and performance management of Development applications
  • Create, manage and update the Development Division’s Envision goals, projects, and strategies
  • Manage and address citizen concerns and complaints.
  • Preparation, tendering and administration of RFPs and RFQs for engineering services for various Development projects.
  • Remediation and conflict resolution of all Development issues with developers, engineering consultants, architects, Council, general public, and other government agencies.
  • Supervise flood investigations that are development related, or as otherwise directed, determining cause and recommending appropriate remedial action.
The successful applicant will be required to participate in all training programs applicable to this position and other related work. The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.


Applicants must have successfully graduated from a recognized university with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering. Registered Member as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (or eligible).

A minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in the area of municipal engineering which includes supervisory and project management, consulting and/or design, tendering and contract administration experience.

The ideal candidate will also have Hydrologic/Hydraulic computer modeling experience with sanitary sewer systems and/or stormwater management system.
An equivalent combination of education and experience acceptable to the City may also be considered.

Must be self-directed and results oriented with exceptional communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are required with a demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment based on a strong development engineering acumen. Must process an extensive professional background and skills in coordinating work with other departments, public agencies, and in dealing with the public.

Hours of Work

Monday - Friday
9:00 - 4:30

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The City of St. John's does not accept applications in person, by email, fax or mail. Applications will be received up to 12:00 Midnight (Newfoundland Standard Time) on closing date.

This City of St. John's is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the
employment of a qualified workforce which reflects the community's diversity.

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