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New Job Supervisor, Field Operations (Water Construction) In Saskatchewan

Supervisor, Field Operations (Water Construction)
Supervisor, Field Operations (Water Construction)

Supervisor, Field Operations (Water Construction)

Company : City of Regina
Salary : $33.23–$41.34 an hour
Location : Saskatchewan

Full Description

This position is responsible for leadership and management of a work unit responsible for providing city-wide operational, preservation and maintenance programs and services related to sewer & water services. The position provides operational analysis and expertise to the sewer & water departments. The position typically reports to a manager.

Typical duties include:

  • Research, evaluate and provide expertise regarding the application of operational best practices within related industries. Operational best practices comprise of field equipment selection, suitability and allocation; field construction/maintenance practices, sequencing and practicality limitations; field/historical performance of traditional/local maintenance treatments and materials; manpower and equipment allocation; in-house manufacturing/modification to water/sewer infrastructure; field/operational considerations for new materials/equipment; equipment training priorities; etc.
  • Organize and supervise work unit(s) and contractors engaged in the performance of tasks relating to the operation, preservation & maintenance of water & sewer operation.
  • Plan, direct, manage, evaluate, and enhance the work activities, resources, quality and performance of the work unit(s), programs and services.
  • Manage capital projects and operating programs and budgets, including contract administration.
  • Identify, recommend, and implement changes and improvements to operational, preservation and maintenance plans, programs, procedures, materials, equipment, staffing, contractor operations and work schedules.
  • Maintain, analyze, and interpret operational, technical, and financial data and statistics for evaluating performance with respect to quality, productivity, efficiency, effectiveness, and safety.
  • Facilitate the resolution of Labour Relations issues in accordance with the Collective Agreements and approved policies and practices including corrective discipline.
  • Recruit staff and provide effective performance management.
  • Provide management and quality assurance to ensure work is carried out efficiently, effectively, safely and in accordance with legislation and recognized policies, practices, and standards.
  • Approve requisitions, expenditures, and other transactions within the limits of established authority.
  • Provide material and equipment specifications; evaluates and recommends for procurements.
  • Review, evaluate and provide operational recommendations on engineering designs and branch programs and initiatives.
  • Interpret and communicate specifications, blueprints, diagrams, and work orders to subordinates and contractors and ensure that work is performed in accordance with prescribed procedures and methods.
  • Conduct investigations and prepare reports, presentations, and public responses to address concerns and inquiries from both internal and external customers and carries out effective public relations and communication with a strong customer service orientation.
  • Confer and negotiate with owners, corporate managers, and senior engineers of underground utilities such as gas, power, and telephone companies as required to facilitate operational, maintenance or construction work.
  • Establish, co-ordinate and adjust work schedules and programs to meet required deadlines, targets, goals, and objectives.
  • Ensure the integrity and accuracy of time, production, and reports submitted by employees.
  • Assist Management with the preparation, monitoring and control of capital, revenue, and operating budgets.
  • Lead and mentor subordinates in dealing with human resource issues, maintaining data/inventories, allocating manpower, equipment and materials, and other duties of the subordinates.
  • Assure all operations and outcomes, including contracted services, are safe, respectful, and in accordance with City policies and procedures, Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations and other legislation.
  • Identify and resolve risk management issues related to operations, infrastructure resources, programs, schedules, and services.
  • Perform related work as required.

Candidates will be screened on the following criteria:

  • The knowledge, abilities and skills are obtained through a minimum of eight (8) years of experience in related industry, utility, environmental and/or solid waste operational/engineering field(s) with a minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience. Typically, the successful completion of a minimum of four (4) relevant post-secondary educational courses (i.e. engineering, mathematical, computer, business or administrative) (Grade 12 courses involving Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Statistics, Chemistry, Computers, Accounting or Physics will be considered as equivalent to post-secondary educational courses).
  • Must possess a valid Class 5 driver's license and a vehicle available for work usage.
  • Must have demonstrated supervisory, leadership, and project management abilities to plan and organize operational programs, projects, and resources.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of supervisory and leadership principles and effective practices.
  • Knowledge of water & sewer infrastructure planning, design, materials, and technologies.
  • Advanced knowledge of water & sewer infrastructure construction, preservation, and operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to make technical, financial, and statistical computations, compilations, estimates, analysis and evaluations.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and assure pertinent specifications, regulations, bylaws and policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to set up efficient, effective, and safe work programs, processes, plans, and schedules.
  • Demonstrated ability to prevent and resolve conflict and build relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve labour relations issues and interpret local union agreements as required to effectively and efficiently provide management of the work unit(s).
  • Advanced computer skills to prepare operational, technical, and business computations, drawings, plans, reports and presentations.
  • Skills to manage, budget, and evaluate the progress and quality of projects, programs, contracts, and operations.
  • Skilled in listening, understanding, and responding to difficult people and situations in an acceptable, sensitive, and respectful manner.
  • Knowledge of construction contracts, specifications, inspection, and legal implications of inspection work.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret, understand and manage work in accordance with the general rules and regulations of the Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act and expectations of City of Regina’s policies, standards, practices, and guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain a safe, respectful, and innovative work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate meetings and build consensus.

Working/Other Conditions

  • Must be willing to obtain Air Brake Certification (if necessary)
  • Must successfully complete progressive certification exams within 1 year of being eligible to do so under the Saskatchewan Water & Wastewater Operator Certification Standards 2002.
  • Must maintain the highest level(s) of certification possible as identified under the Saskatchewan Water & Wastewater Operator Certification Standards 2002.
  • Must be willing to participate in training as necessary and be willing & able to complete recognized certification programs and courses.
  • Must be able and willing to perform work of a physical nature in a variety of work environments & conditions.
  • Must be willing to be on call, perform overtime, work shift and/or irregular hours (including responding to emergencies and callouts as required)

✓ Note: Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities.

✓ Note: As per the City of Regina's Criminal Record Check Policy, the successful candidate is required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check.

✓ Note: Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of acquired education.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $33.23-$41.34 per hour

Additional pay:

  • Overtime pay


  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program

Flexible language requirement:

  • French not required


  • Day shift