Engineer, Electrical/Mechanical/Civil



Requisition ID: 10991  
Department: Infrastructure & Water Services Department  
Service: Water Facilities & Treatment Services  
Branch: Facilities Maintenance & Support Branch 
Employment Type: 1 Full-time Temporary (up to 1 year) 
Work Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Affiliation: CIPP 
Salary Information: $91,476.84 - $111,314.84  annually (2024 rates of pay)
Location: ROPEC, 800 Green's Creek  
City: Ottawa, ON 
Job Category: Engineering 
Application Close: 18/07/2024


Water Facilities & Treatment Services delivers engineering programs and support services to the Infrastructure & Water Services Department, including developing the corporate Asset Management strategy for water and wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations, reservoirs and facilities, capital project management services (facility and network), lifecycle performance optimization, energy efficiency and energy management initiatives, and efficiency improvements for water, wastewater, stormwater and solid waste programs.

You are responsible for providing reliability engineering expertise in specific areas, such as Mechanical/HVAC or Electrical/Instrumentation or Civil disciplines, relating to work involving either facilities or network assets.  You identify and resolve asset reliability risks that could adversely affect plant, facility, linear systems or equipment operations, including condition assessment, failure elimination, risk management and life cycle asset management. You also contribute to the continuous improvement of asset/equipment reliability through sourcing condition assessment and maintenance best practices, providing training, and recommending preventive, predictive and basic equipment care practices.  

Facilities may include:

  • For drinking water and waste water: Treatment plants, pumping stations, tanks, structure and force mains assets
  • For solid waste: Landfill site(s) or transfer station assets
  • Programs focus on multidiscipline predictive, preventive and corrective maintenance support.


Networks may include:

  • For drinking water and waste water: large diameter water mains, sanitary and storm sewers and collectors
  • For surface water: storm ponds, open channel drainage systems
  • Programs focus on condition assessment and maintenance program optimization provisions and system capacity management.


In addition, you: provide implementation management and coordination condition (predictive maintenance) assessment and maintenance support, and root cause analysis of equipment failures; and conduct needs analysis and assist in the development of annual and longer term rehabilitation programs for projects through the coordination of research data, compilation and analysis of information on existing infrastructure, and prioritization of rehabilitation needs.


Completion of 4 year university degree in Engineering or Applied Science in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil or Municipal Engineering (as required for specific facility or network work location) 

Minimum of 5 years of related, progressively responsible experience in a relevant municipal engineering environment applying the principles and practices of reliability engineering, including experience with Condition Based Monitoring programs, non-destructive testing and other predictive technologies, diagnosis/resolution of technically advanced problems and the management of external consultants


Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)


  • Corporate, departmental and branch policies and procedures
  • Federal, provincial and municipal legislation, and municipal engineering standards, pertaining to water quality, potable water, sanitary, wastewater, and storm water services
  • Federal and provincial government legislation and regulatory requirements governing environmental issues and assessments, building/electrical/fire codes, and safety
  • The City’s environmental services infrastructure and system components, including design, construction operations and performance
  • General theory and principles of Infrastructure Asset Management approaches pertaining to equipment level of service and criticality, root cause analysis, maintenance management strategies, and use of applicable condition assessment and predictive maintenance practices (PdM’s)
  • Electrical, Mechanical and Civil engineering  planning, design, construction/rehabilitation/maintenance related to the work 
  • Infrastructure management systems, digital inventories and schematic mapping to determine data requirements, feasibility and architecture to manage the inventory
  • Computerized Maintenance Management Software–SAP and Maximo and the integration of data information from SCADA Systems
  • CADD, GIS and Microstation
  • Principles of project management 
  • Confined Space and working-at-heights requirements
  • Research, surveying and data gathering and analysis techniques
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.


For Mechanical work:

  • Maintenance and operation of various mechanical equipment associated with drinking and waste water facilities
  • TSSA Regulations & Codes including CSA B51, Boilers & Pressure Vessel Ontario Regulations 220/01 & TSSA Owner User Programs
  • Welding & Brazing procedures, possible faults & material selection
  • ASME Piping Codes B31.1, B31.3 & B31.5
  • Failure Mechanisms of Storage Tanks & Piping Systems
  • Testing, monitoring & repair programs such as Pressure Relief Valves, noise/thermographic/vibrational/Oil Analysis, Hose Inspection Program & Lifting Devices 
  • TSSA Boilers and Pressure Vessels (BPV) Safety Program & the City of Ottawa Design Standards 
  • Mechanical assembly diagrams


For Electrical work:

  • Energy management issues to advise on energy savings and forecast energy needs
  • High and low power distribution, generation, motor control and process, switchgear motor starters, instrumentation systems and related maintenance, installation, testing and repair procedures
  • National and local electrical codes and standards
  • Information systems techniques and practices
  • Maintenance and operation of electrical, instrumentation, and SCADA systems
  • Electrical and electronic wiring diagrams


For Civil (Facilities/Structural) disciplines:

  • Failure mechanisms of concrete structures and structural steel tanks including API 650 designated tanks
  • Failure mode analysis and remaining service life of concrete structures and knowledge of various repair methods
  • Maintenance and operation of water distribution and wastewater systems
  • Condition assessment theory, practices and technologies associated with water distribution and wastewater systems
  • Repair, rehabilitation and replacement approaches and methodologies
  • Various coating systems, membrane technology and expansion joint sealing technology
  • Mechanical design to include pump base and pipe support design


  • Work independently, with minimal direction, and collaboratively with all staff as part of a team
  • Able to identify and analyze complex engineering problems and manage multi-disciplinary assignments to develop realistic solutions problems involving design, resources, scheduling, technical and other difficulties
  • Able to provide technical leadership to plan, lead, coordinate, implement and manage projects to completion, provide functional supervision to others, and to manage work quality, scheduling and completion 
  • Possess organizational skills and flexibility to plan, initiate, organize and prioritize own work, to manage a high volume of projects and to deal effectively with multiple demands, conflicting priorities, pressures and deadlines
  • Able to manage contracted work, and foster good working relationships with external contractors in order to achieve Branch objectives 
  • Possess computer literacy in applications such as MS Office Suite, ArcMap
  • Able to perform data analysis, formulate recommendations, and create and maintain reports 
  • Possess strong documentation, report writing and presentation skills
  • Able to apply facilitation, negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Demonstrate leadership and initiative
  • Able to think analytically, and be attentive to accuracy and detail 
  • Able to demonstrate sound judgement
  • Flexible adaptable and resourceful
  • Team oriented  
  • Diplomatic, discreet and tactful when dealing with sensitive matters , and contentious issues and situations


  • Language Requirement: English oral, reading, writing       
  • Police Record Check: The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Records and Judicial Matters Check with the Police Services detachment in their jurisdiction to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction.; Police record checks completed by a third-party company will not be accepted.  
  • Driver’s License Requirement:  A valid Ontario unrestricted G class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated 
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available. 


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 


The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from members of Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and non-binary persons, persons of all ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, classes, gender identities and expressions. 
Candidates are encouraged to self-identify as a member of one or more designated employment equity groups in the self-identification questionnaire.


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