Program Engineer, Asset Reliability-Facilities and Network



Requisition ID: 10003  
Department: Infrastructure & Water Services Department  
Service: Water Facilities & Treatment Services  
Branch: Facilities Maintenance & Support Branch 
Employment Type: 1 Full-time Permanent 
Work Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Affiliation: CIPP 
Salary Information: $99,812.44 - $121,444.96  annually (2024 rates of pay)
Location: ROPEC, 800 Green's Creek  
City: Ottawa, ON 
Job Category: Planning and Infrastructure 
Application Close: 18/07/2024


Engineering Support 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 and stormwater programs.

You are responsible for: planning, developing and overseeing section programs in the provision of reliability engineering expertise in Mechanical/HVAC, or Electrical/Instrumentation or Civil disciplines, relating to work involving either facilities or network assets; overseeing the management of asset reliability risks that could adversely affect plant facility, linear systems or equipment operations, including condition assessment and failure elimination, as part of a corporately driven comprehensive life cycle asset management (LCAM) strategy.

Section activities also include initiatives that increase equipment reliability through research and sourcing maintenance best practices, making recommendations to plant/operations managers on preventive, predictive program requirements and basic equipment care practices, and facilitating asset management skills training. 

Facilities may include:

  • For drinking water and waste water: Treatment plants, pumping stations, tanks, structures and force mains assets


The Program Engineer for facilities oversees focused programs relating to condition assessment equipment trouble shooting and failure analysis, maintenance program optimization, and manages the provision of CADD and GIS services in support of branch activities.

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


The Program Engineer for networks oversees focused programs relating to condition assessment, failure mitigation, maintenance program optimization provisions and system capacity management.

You also: consult/liaise with internal operational clients, other city departments such as Infrastructure Services and Planning and Growth Management, as well as external agencies to ensure the incorporation of asset management strategies on significant Environmental Services asset/infrastructure initiatives and projects; contribute to the management of financial resources for the section; supervise section staff; retain/manage consulting and contracted services to assist with program and project delivery; and contribute to ongoing service delivery and service improvement initiatives in the branch. 

In addition to performing Program Engineer functions, you are a working supervisor, performing duties similar to those supervised.


Completion of 4 year university degree in Engineering or Applied Science from a recognized university, with coursework specializing in one of the following disciplines: Electrical, Civil or Municipal Engineering as required for a specific facility or network work location

Minimum of 6 years of related and progressively responsible experience applying the principles and practices of reliability engineering.  The incumbent should possess experience with Condition Based Monitoring programs, non-destructive testing and other predictive technologies and experience in diagnosis and resolution of technically advanced problems. Incumbents will possess directly related experience supervising staff, managing external consultants, and working with project budgets/financial processes.


Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification


  • Corporate, departmental and branch policies and procedures
  • Federal, provincial and municipal legislation, and municipal engineering standards, including regulations and guidelines pertaining to water quality, potable water, sanitary, wastewater, storm water, and solid waste services
  • Federal and provincial government legislation and regulatory requirements governing environmental issues and assessments, building/electrical/fire codes, and safety
  • Planning, design, construction/rehabilitation processes pertaining to asset equipment and systems 
  • General theory and principles of Infrastructure Asset Management approaches pertaining to equipment level of service and criticality, maintenance management strategies, & use of applicable condition assessment and predictive maintenance practices (PdM’s);
  • Infrastructure management application systems, digital inventories and schematic mapping
  • Work activity management with an ability to determine data requirements, feasibility and architecture to manage the inventory and associated performance data
  • Maintenance Management practices and processes associated with Risk based and Reliability centered maintenance strategies
  • Condition Assessment and Predictive Maintenance technology to prevent failures & collect performance data for Root Cause analysis 
  • Scientific principles and practice application of Failure mode identification and Root cause Analysis
  • Knowledge of CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Software – SAP and Maximo) and the integration of data information from SCADA Systems
  • Confined Space and “working-at-heights” requirements)
  • Technical Safety Standards Association (TSSA) standards/regulatory codes 
  • Corporate Purchasing by-law, and tendering processes
  • Project management techniques, methods and procedures
  • Research, surveying and data gathering and analysis techniques
  • Working knowledge of Corporate Human Resource policies and the principles of supervision in a unionized environment
  • Specific to overseeing facilities work: knowledge of CADD, GIS and Microstation, and knowledge of the maintenance, installation, operation, testing and repair procedures for power distribution, generation, motor control, process, and instrumentation systems and equipment
  • Must be familiar with all applicable health and safety legislation, have knowledge of any potential or actual danger to health or safety in the work place, and have knowledge of appropriate actions to be taken in order to ensure the health and safety of staff in accordance with applicable legislation and City policies and procedures.


Leadership Competencies:

The key competencies that describe the skills and behaviours expected to be demonstrated by managers and supervisors at the City of Ottawa are available on Ozone.

The seven Leadership Competencies, which align with Servant Leadership, are:

  • Strategic Leadership - Sets/implements the strategic direction, understands internal and external trends, the political sensitivities of the organization and applies this knowledge to support the long-term vision and success of the City
  • Demonstrates Business Sense - Understands the impact of decisions on the business and the ability to strive to improve business performance; requires an awareness of business issues, processes and outcomes as they impact the community, the City’s reputation and strategic direction
  • Builds Collaborative Relationships - Proactively communicates, builds and utilizes professional relationships and partnerships with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Fosters Innovation and Change - Develops an environment that embraces innovation and efficiently integrates change into the organization
  • Engages Employees - Leads, coaches, mentors and develops an engaged, diverse workforce of individuals and teams, where work is performed in a safe, respectful environment and successes are recognized and celebrated regularly
  • Delivers Results - Creates effective plans and performance measures, holds themselves and others accountable for measurable, high quality, timely and cost-effective results
  • Client-centric Focus - Serves the client interest through focusing individual, team and organization effort on identifying and meeting key and diverse client needs (the term “client” includes both internal and external clients)


  • 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. 
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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.


The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.


Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.