Senior Project Advisor

Halton Region serves more than 595,000 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 are committed to the delivery of high quality services in support of making Halton Region a great place to live, work, raise a family, and retire.  We are a supportive, challenging and rewarding place to work where you will be recognized for your accomplishments and contributions, and encouraged to grow and succeed in your career.


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. 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: 655
Department: Public Works
Division: Water & Wastewater Treatment
Job Type: Permanent
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Work Location: Mid-Halton Wastewater Treatment Plant - 2195 North Service Road West, Oakville (Hybrid)
Employee Group: MMSG
Posting Date: May 9, 2022
Application Deadline: May 30, 2022


Job Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Plant Capital and Engineering, this role is responsible for the delivery of major water and wastewater treatment capital projects and the direct supervision and strategic leadership of project managers and technical professionals in the Water and Wastewater Treatment Division.  The Senior Project Advisor will also assist the Manager in developing a dynamic and fully engaged team of professionals, enhanced project delivery and program management. They will also develop processes and practices necessary for the successful delivery of key programs.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Implements and provides project management on large and/or complex water and wastewater treatment capital projects from preliminary design through commissioning. 
  • Oversees the delivery of key programs or projects and ensures they are delivered within expected timelines and budget.
  • Supervises staff, including but not limited to Project Managers.
  • Mentors, educates and coaches junior project managers and assists staff in achieving their professional development goals.
  • Liaises with Municipal, Provincial and Federal Agencies to obtain all necessary approvals and permits for the implementation of projects. 
  • Provides engineering support to Water and Water Treatment Division, Infrastructure Planning, Operations and Maintenance groups.
  • Key contributor to the asset management program, including identification of risks, prioritization, business case development and budgeting. 
  • Contributes to the development of the Division’s annual capital and operating budgets. 
  • Provides water and/or wastewater process design expertise and acts as a key contributor in value engineering exercises in order to ensure infrastructure meets its intended functions and effectively communicates decisions to project teams and senior management. 
  • Reviews and enhances program and project delivery processes and practices to ensure they are optimized and represent current industry best practices.     
  • Develops and cultivates strong relationships within the Department, across the Corporation and staff of appropriate provincial ministries, adjacent Upper Tier and Single Tier municipalities and the area municipalities, through demonstrated professionalism, political acuity and responsive communications.
  • Ensures that all services to the residents and businesses of Halton are delivered in keeping with Halton’s commitment to excellence in customer service by consistently demonstrating, supporting and developing these skills in sectional staff.
  • Researches, develops and implements best practices to ensure programs are delivered to the highest quality and within industry standards.  
  • Provides specific and broad advice and guidance to the Public Work’s Senior Management Team to support delivery of key strategic projects.
  • Acts for the Manager of Plant Capital and Engineering as required. 

Skills & Qualifications


  • Post-secondary education in an Engineering/Applied Science field
  • Minimum of seven (7) years progressive project management experience in delivering complex projects to scope, on time and on budget
  • Experience in water and/or wastewater process design, engineering and SCADA automation
  • Excellent Leadership skills to support the development of a quality focused culture, effectively manage staff, and oversee the delivery of programs and initiatives
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the planning, design, construction, and commissioning of water and wastewater treatment infrastructure
  • Expert project management, strategic planning, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, along with strong facilitation, negotiation and dispute resolution skills to be able to interface with multiple stakeholders including regional staff, contractors, consultants, council and the general public


  • P.Eng. or CET designation
  • Knowledge of evolving technologies, in-depth technical engineering and construction knowledge and be familiar with relevant standards, documentation and legislation (Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Water Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Environmental Protection Act, American Water Works Association Standards, Construction Lien Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, etc.). 

Working/ Employment Conditions


Working Conditions

  • Flexibility in working hours will be required as there may be frequent trips to operational facilities. The incumbent must provide their own transportation.
  • The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on condition that the Regional Municipality of Halton receives a current (obtained within the past six (6) months), original and acceptable Criminal Records Check, by the first day of employment. 

Employment Conditions

  • 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.
  • If you experience any issues with submitting your application, please contact HR Access at 905-825-6000 extension 7700.
  • Applications that are not submitted online will not be considered.
  • 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.