Project Manager I, Engineering & Construction

At Halton Region, we treat everyone with respect, honesty, fairness and trust. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. Halton Region is committed to providing accommodation to individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.


If you are looking for a role where you can lead a team towards the delivery of municipal infrastructure projects for the residents of Halton, we want to hear from you. Over the next 10 years, the Region will be investing over $5 billion in transportation, water and wastewater infrastructure. We are committed to delivering high quality infrastructure for the residents, businesses and visitors to Halton Region, and are looking for dedicated, forward thinking and enthusiastic individuals to join our Public Works team!


As an employer of choice, Halton Region recognizes the many benefits of hybrid work arrangements including flexibility and better work-life balance for our employees. This position is eligible for our Hybrid Work Program.


Posting ID: 2844
Department: Public Works
Division: Engineering & Construction
Pay Range: $77,641 - $103,521
Job Type: Permanent
Number of Vacancies: 2
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Work Location: Halton Regional Centre - 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville 
Employee Group: OCT
Posting Date: February 7, 2024
Application Deadline: February 28, 2024



Job Summary

Reporting to the Senior Project Advisor, Capital Engineering and Construction, The Project Manager I, is responsible for planning and managing the delivery of numerous capital municipal infrastructure projects (water mains, sewers, reservoirs, pump stations, waste management or transportation), and leading projects from start of preliminary design through to construction and commissioning. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plans and manages the delivery of Capital Projects (typically State of Good Repair projects) through the various stages of the Project Lifecycle. This includes project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, control and closeout.
  • Manages the scope, budget, and schedule throughout the Project Lifecycle. Ensure provision of project deliverables as set forth in the RFP. Conducts quality assurance of deliverables through design review workshops, cost estimating, risk management and constructability reviews.
  • Development of project scope and charters, as well as the preparation of RFP and construction tender documents to be used to procure consulting and contractor services.  
  • Co-ordinates, manages and leads consultants, contractors, and various other vendors to successfully deliver capital projects.
  • Ensures all necessary regulatory approvals and permits are in place prior to construction. 
  • With the assistance of senior staff, represents Halton Region at public consultations, presentations, open houses, and face-to-face interactions with the public, contractors, and regulatory agencies.
  • Researches into and makes recommendations to adapt new technologies, techniques and materials in the design and construction of water, wastewater, stormwater and transportation infrastructure.
  • Ensures the full involvement and collaboration of client divisions/departments in the implementation of Regional projects including coordinating the participation of infrastructure planning, water/wastewater operations and maintenance and road operations staff to achieve successful project completion. 
  • Ensures that the works are designed and constructed in compliance with the RFP and contract documents.
  • Participates as a contributor in the value engineering exercises to ensure all infrastructure meets its intended functions in accordance with the project scope.
  • Ensures that any complaints received from the public during the work period are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Prepares draft reports to Regional Council.  
  • Provides input to continuous improvement of Halton’s design criteria and project delivery processes.  
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications


  • Post-secondary education in Engineering or Applied Sciences.
  • Must be eligible to obtain Certification in Ontario as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) or a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) within 4 years.
  • A minimum of one to three (1-3) years of experience supporting capital infrastructure projects in water, wastewater, waste management or transportation infrastructure.
  • Experience in applying water, wastewater, waste management or transportation industry best practices, standards and guidelines.
  • Demonstrated understanding of water, wastewater, waste management and/or transportation design and construction practices.
  • Demonstrated project management, strategic planning, organization, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate and delegate work in a project team setting.
  • Budget and schedule preparation and tracking experience. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of evolving technologies, engineering and construction methodologies, and familiarity with relevant standards, documentation, and legislation. Including but not limited to: Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Water Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Environmental Protection Act, American Water Works Association Standards, Construction Act, Ontario Provincial Standards (OPSS), Canadian Construction Documentation Committee (CCDC), Occupational Health and Safety Act, Highway Traffic Act, Species at Risk Act, Municipal Act, etc.



  • Project Management Professional (PMP) designation.
  • Eligible to obtain P.Eng. within 4 years.
  • P.Eng or CET designation.
  • Experience in infrastructure planning, Class Environmental Assessments, and Master Planning.


An equivalent combination of education and applicable experience may be considered.

Working/ Employment Conditions

Working Conditions

  • This position is eligible for Halton Region’s Hybrid Work Program. 
  • Flexibility in working hours will be required as there may be frequent trips to operational facilities and project sites.
  • Travel is required between locations within Halton Region, the incumbent must have and supply own transportation.


Employment Conditions

  • A current (obtained within the past six (6) months), original and acceptable Criminal Records Check, by the first day of employment.
  • The incumbent will be required to provide a copy of their driver’s license by their first day of employment. 

Important information about your application:

  • In accordance with requirements in Ontario Regulation 191/11 – Integrated Accessibility Standards and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Region will accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please inform the Talent Acquisition representative of the nature of the accommodation(s) you require.  
  • Please submit your application online. We will accommodate individual needs for applicants with disabilities and others who are not able to apply online. If you experience any issues with submitting your application, please contact HR Access at 905-825-6000 extension 7700.   
  • Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the deadline date specified on the posting.
  • We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
  • Personal information collected through the job application process will only be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment.
  • If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by email and/or phone. Please ensure the contact information provided on your resume is up to date and that you check your email and voicemail regularly.


Halton Region serves more than 624,000 residents throughout Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. We are committed to the delivery of high quality programs and services that make Halton a great place to live and work. We engage great people who contribute to meaningful work that makes a positive difference in our community. At Halton, you are encouraged to grow and succeed in your career and are recognized for your accomplishments and contributions. As an employee, you will be part of a progressive, service focused and award winning employer with a diverse and inclusive work environment.