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Manager of Construction Services EX20-353

City of Greater Sudbury

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Manager of Construction Services EX20-353

Employment Opportunity Notice:  EX20-353

Reporting Location: St. Clair Depot

Permanent Position

Start Date to Follow Selection Process

The Construction Services Section, Engineering Services Division, Growth and Infrastructure Department of the City of Greater Sudbury, requires a Manager of Construction Services.  The successful candidate must possess the qualifications and perform the duties, as set out below. The current range of pay for this position is $3,874.50 to $4,558.40 bi-weekly.

Main Function:

The position is responsible to the Director of Engineering Services to provide contract administration and co-ordinate and supervise, through technical personnel, engineering support services such as surveying, construction inspection, materials testing and a safe potable water supply for all capital works projects, in support of quality customer service outcomes and the Business Plan for the Department/Division.


Under the general direction of the Director of Engineering Services.

  1. Ensure that all contract specifications are met and ensure timely capital budget reporting is available; assist in capital budget estimates and assist with estimates to complete.
  2. Ensure that design and information surveys are completed on a timely and accurate basis.
  3. Ensure that City of Greater Sudbury (CGS) meets its obligations for prompt payment under the Construction Act, verify quantities and maintain adequate records for audit purposes.
  4. Monitor construction lien hold backs ensuring all legal issues have been addressed.
  5. Maintain a working relationship with consultants, developers, contractors and various CGS staff (e.g. Project Managers, Section Managers, Co-ordinators, Supervisors and Engineers), ensuring an accurate and current information flow (e.g. project co-ordination, design changes, construction progress, etc.).
  6. Attend site meetings for projects, including consultant handled projects providing technical engineering, contract administration and budget expertise for all capital construction projects.
  7. Oversee and authorize the physical connection of new and replacement water mains to CGS potable water supply, ensuring that water mains are tested and chlorinated in accordance with Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP), Ontario Provincial standards (OPS) and American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards and guidelines.
  8. Review water test results for both CGS and private development water main installations ensuring that the new or replaced water main is fully safe to connect to CGS potable water supply.
  9. Prepare the Operating Budget for the Section and monitor expenditures to ensure that they are within budget allocations.
  10. Authorize all overtime and the purchase of approved budget items.
  11. Resolve homeowner inquiries and complaints.  Review external claims for damages made by the public and prepare reports as required. Ensure compliance with CGS Customer Service Standards.
  12. Provide input to the updating, revising and development of new CGS engineering standards, specifications, contract general conditions and manuals.
  13. Supervise Section personnel and provide technical expertise.  Delegate and distribute workload, equipment and other resources to staff.
  14. Provide engineering expertise and advice to Senior Management in other CGS departments, Council, provincial and federal government agencies, local development and engineering professionals and the public.
  15. Ensure proper and effective staffing through adequate scheduling, training and motivational techniques.
  16. Conduct job performance appraisals, salary reviews and discipline in accordance with the respective Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  17. Act as Management’s Representative in the Grievance Procedure in accordance with the respective Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  18. Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of CGS’s Safety Manual and the applicable Provincial Legislation listed therein.
  19. Perform other related duties as required.


Education and Training:

  • University degree in a related discipline from a recognized University with Canadian accreditation.
  • Additional education initiatives to update and expand competencies.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is an asset.
  • Membership in the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) is an asset.


  • Minimum of five (5) years of directly related and responsible experience.
  • Municipal and public sector experience an asset.


Education and Training:

  • College diploma in a related discipline from a recognized Community College with Canadian accreditation.
  • Additional education initiatives to update and expand competencies.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification considered an asset.
  • Certification through OACETT as a Certified Engineering Technologist considered an asset.        


  • Minimum of seven (7) years of directly related and responsible experience.
  • Municipal and public sector experience an asset.

Knowledge of:

  • Road, drainage, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, water main and treatment plant construction techniques, contract administration, inspection, testing, surveying and related engineering support services.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office and Enterprise GIS Systems.
  • Applicable legislation and related regulations.
  • Ontario Provincial Standards (OPS) and Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) guidelines.
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA) standards and guidelines.
  • Current and emerging management issues within CGS as they affect Engineering Services.
  • Best practices within areas of responsibility.
  • Horizontal linkages to other relevant governmental levels and services as well as the private sector.

Abilities to:

  • Demonstrate supervisory and administrative abilities and human relations skills.
  • Understand and meet the needs of customers.
  • Balance conflicting demands from stakeholders.
  • Abilities to Continued:
  • Anticipate and manage the impact of change on the Section’s activities.
  • Manage the financial, human and physical resources of the Section in a collaborative manner.
  • Manage conflict; mediate disputes; assist in reaching consensus.
  • Respond quickly to emerging opportunities or risks.
  • Provide a stabilizing influence within the Section.

Personal Suitability:

  • Mental and physical fitness to perform essential job functions.


  • Excellent use of English; verbally and in writing.
  • French verbal skills highly desirable.


May require the use of a personal or CGS vehicle on CGS business.  Must be physically capable of operating a vehicle safely, possess a valid driver's licence, have an acceptable driving record, and personal insurance coverage.

Leadership Competencies:

Tactical Implementation (II)

Competency Competency Definition Level Definition


Take a creative approach to problems or issues, “think outside the box”, go beyond the conventional, and explore creative uses of resources. Level 4: Takes action to innovate

Judgment and Decision Making

Make sound decisions involving varied levels of complexity, ambiguity and risk.

Level 3: Develops alternatives before making complex decisions


Work and communicate collaboratively within City of Greater Sudbury to create alignment within and across teams and groups.

Level 3: Collaborates beyond one’s area

Customer/Citizen Focus

The desire to work closely with internal and external customers to meet and exceed their expectations.

Level 3: Monitors and improves quality of customer service

Organizational Awareness

Learn and understand the key relationships, diverse interest groups and power bases within one’s own and other organizations.

Level 3: Understands climate and culture

Planning, Coordination & Execution

Plan and coordinate work to achieve desired results on a consistent basis.

Level 4: Plans and executes broad implementation efforts

Developing Others

The genuine intent to foster the long-term learning or development of others by recognizing and supporting their developmental interests and needs, and encouraging opportunities for learning.

Level 3: Provides feedback to encourage ongoing development

Holding Self & Others Accountable

Hold others accountable to execute to high standards of excellence and hold themselves accountable to the same or higher standard.

Level 4: Acts to address performance issues


Inspire others to work toward common goals by engaging and empowering them, and providing clarity and direction.

Level 3: Obtains resources and takes care of the team


Adapt and work effectively within a variety of situations, and with various individuals or groups.

Level 3: Adapts approach

Interpersonal Communication

Communicate effectively by reflecting on verbal and non-verbal behaviour, being attuned to the needs, perspectives and sensitivities of others and acting with them in mind.

Level 4: Makes insightful assessments

Managerial Courage/Integrity

Acting with integrity, ensuring one’s actions are consistent with City of Greater Sudbury’s values and expectations.

Level 3: Is honest and candid with managers, peers or external parties

Leadership Presence

Develop and maintain a sense of presence and emotional maturity and have an inner confidence that one can succeed and overcome obstacles.

Level 4: Demonstrates resilience

For more information on leadership competencies, please see our Leadership Competency Dictionary.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit their résumé in confidence by Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 4:30 PM by: e-mail to: or facsimile number: 705-688-3979.  Any application received after this deadline will not be considered. Please reference the Employment Opportunity number (EX20-353) on your resume.

For further instructions on how to apply to this position, please visit our How to Apply section.

The City of Greater Sudbury is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment, and welcomes submissions from all qualified applicants.

Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of determining suitability for this competition only in accordance with The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 

All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted, and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, you must advise the Hiring Manager.

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