Project Engineer – Environmental Design

Government - Municipal
Direct Hire
Whitby, Ontario
Job ID:
Dorian Florescu

Project Engineer – Environmental Design

Reporting to the Environmental Services Design Manager, this position is responsible for managing projects including administering, coordinating, evaluating and developing an effective work plan to efficiently and economically provide water supply and sanitary sewer services. This position will focus on projects and studies required for the operation of the water supply and wastewater treatment plans and pumping stations.

Duties Include

  • Administer project management from its conception to construction of each project proposed by reviewing and approving works that are in compliance with applicable standards and in keeping with the Ministries of Environment, Natural Resources, and Labour, and Region, various utilities' and Area Municipalities' standards
  • For in-house designs, approve engineering drawings by sealing with Stamp of Professional Engineers of Ontario before the work is contracted for construction
  • Respond to inquiries from staff, various departments, external customers and politicians to resolve problems, address special needs and minimize disruption
  • Publicize and inform residents of projects by conducting public information centers and incorporate changes to the original design to accommodate residents' concerns, needs and protection requirements
  • Direct staff in the preparation of the annual capital budget and forecast
  • Prepare "Expressions of Interest" and "Requests for Proposals", evaluate proposals, hire consultants, and manage assigned projects including reviewing and approving invoices
  • Carryout or administer Municipal Class Environmental Assessments for Water Supply and Sanitary Sewerage projects
  • Manage projects to assist the Plant Operations Manager as required


  • A post-secondary degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline
  • Licence as a Professional Engineer with the Professional Engineers of Ontario
  • Extensive experience with managing projects at water supply and wastewater treatment plants
  • Extensive experience in Municipal Engineering with knowledge and understanding of the design and construction of municipal water and wastewater systems
  • Knowledge and understanding of Ministry of Environment guidelines and requirements, safe construction practices such as requirements of Hydro, Ministry of Transportation and Conservation Authorities, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Experience working with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, managerial, effective customer service, problem solving, analytical, project