Project Manager II, Asset Management

 

At the Region of Halton, 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. The Region of Halton is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. 

 

Halton Region serves more than 595,000 residents throughout Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. We are committed to delivering high quality programs and services that make Halton a great place to live and work.

 

Joining Halton Region opens the door to a fulfilling career. Our comprehensive compensation, great benefits and employee recognition program are a few reasons why we are one of the GTA’s Top Employers.

 

We engage great people who contribute to meaningful work that makes a positive difference in our community. As an employee, you will be part of a progressive, service focused and award winning employer with a diverse and inclusive work environment. At Halton, you are encouraged to grow and succeed in your career and are recognized for your accomplishments and contributions. 

 

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. Where the work permits, employees will have the choice to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals. Please note, this position is eligible for our Hybrid Work Program/Work from Home Arrangement.

 

Posting ID: 585
Department: Public Works
Division: Infrastructure Planning & Policy
Job Type: Contract > 1 Year
Contract Duration: 20 
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Work Location: Halton Regional Centre - 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville (Hybrid)
Employee Group: OCT
Posting Date: May 10, 2022
Application Deadline: May 24, 2022

 

Job Summary

Reporting to the Senior Project Manager, Asset Management, this position will contribute to asset management obligations and initiatives within the Public Works department. The Project Manager II, Asset Management will be responsible for capital programming and asset management related to public works water, wastewater, and solid waste infrastructure, while maintaining good relationships with key stakeholders to ensure results are delivered on time, on budget and against a mutually agreed scope and quality.

 

The Project Manager II, Asset Management will be responsible for managing and implementing asset management data and information requirements for capital programming, asset lifecycle modelling, asset risk assessments and maintaining asset risk registers, the technical level of service, key performance measures tracking and reporting. This opportunity is suited for an individual passionate about critical thinking towards innovative solutions and who appreciates analytical work involving coordination and facilitation activities with a broad range of stakeholders. 

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage and coordinate infrastructure asset management-related consultants, reports, and analysis on tendering processes, project scheduling and budgeting requirements;
  • Planning of the 10-year State of Good Repair (SOGR) capital program, which includes the identification, prioritization and coordination of infrastructure projects (i.e. rehabilitation, service improvement and growth-related);
  • Applies asset management principles to actively review and measure performance throughout the municipal infrastructure asset base in order to define and prioritize capital budget needs;
  • Responsible for leading and implementing continuous improvement processes; contributes to divisional strategic projects related to overall asset management implementation plan;
  • Participate and assist in the development and application of the department’s project management, specifications, policies and procedures;
  • Collects and reviews operational and maintenance data to perform trend analyses used to program the State of Good Repair (SOGR) capital program, including familiarity with GIS infrastructure data and performing spatial/statistical analysis;
  • This position is required to support and provide project analysis to the entire lifecycle of PW projects to ensure meeting the required levels of services to its residents and businesses;
  • Develop and implement process improvements to project management services in collaboration with other staff. Ensures the full involvement of client divisions/departments in the implementation of Regional projects, including coordinating the participation of infrastructure planning;
  • Researches and makes recommendations to enable a risk-based approach to the SOGR program. Cultivate and maintain effective relationships with various internal stakeholders such as Water & Wastewater Operations, Infrastructure & System Improvements, Engineering and Construction, Asset Management, Purchasing and the Finance Department;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications

Essential:

  • Diploma or Degree in the field of Engineering, Applied Science, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field;
  • Asset Management Certification 
  • Minimum of five (5) years directly related experience in capital program planning and asset management; 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and prepare accurate financial and data analysis within critical timelines;
  • Advanced skills in computer programs, primarily MS Excel or similar data analysis applications;
  • Critical thinking skills to analyze, evaluate, conceptualize, and apply information gathered externally through education, research and internally through conversations with stakeholders on public works asset management and financial management programs, policies and practices at Halton;
  • Problem-solving skills to identify and resolve various dynamic issues, particularly during the biannual variance reporting and budget programming process;
  • Creative dispute resolution skills to address and resolve interdepartmental, cross-divisional, cross-departmental competing stakeholder issues.

 

Preferred:

  • Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) or Professional Engineer (P.Eng) designation; Project Management Professional (PMP);
  • Experience in capital budget programming associated with project life cycles of water/wastewater and solid waste capital projects and infrastructure planning;
  • Ability to manage large datasets in various applications, such as Excel and Access, ability to perform statistical and spatial analyses and employ critical thinking towards developing innovative solutions;
  • Asset Management certification or related coursework/ experience;
  • Possess a good understanding of Municipal Public Works infrastructure, specifically water and wastewater systems, solid waste and transportation;
  • Previous experience with information systems for financial reporting and asset management is desirable;
  • Previous experience in the development and application of an asset management policy framework(s) and/or experience in Municipal infrastructure asset management;
  • Working knowledge of SAP management systems and proficiency in information database systems and applications;

 

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Working/ Employment Conditions

Employment Conditions:

  • A current (obtained within the past six (6) months), original and acceptable Criminal Records Check.
  • In support of the Region’s commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, the Region has a vaccination requirement for all employees. The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to provide proof of vaccination. The candidate will be asked to provide the Region with proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Code, a request for accommodation can be requested and written proof satisfactory to the Region will be required.

 

Important information about your application:

  • If you require accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.
  • We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
  • Applications will be accepted up to midnight of the application deadline.
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