City of Toronto – Manager, Design & Construction Major Infrastructure


Permanent, full-time position with Canada’s largest municipality – Toronto, ON
Job ID: 35413
Job Category: Engineering & Technical
Division & Section: Engineering & Construction Services, ECS Major Infrastructure
Work Location: METRO HALL, 55 John Street
Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $122,000 – $158,105.00. Wage Grade 8
Shift Information: Mon – Fri, 35 hours per week
Affiliation: Non-Union
Number of Positions Open: 1
Posting Period: 16-Feb-2023 to 16-Mar-2023 

Creating the safe, sustainable municipal infrastructure that makes Toronto so livable is the responsibility of our Engineering and Construction Services (ECS) Division, which provides specialized engineering design and construction services to Toronto Water, Transportation Services, Solid Waste Management Services and other City of Toronto divisions, Agencies, Boards and Commissions, and external clients such as the development industry, utility companies and other public agencies.

The Major Infrastructure Section is one of three sections within the Division’s Design and Construction business unit that plan, design and construct the renewal, upgrading and new construction of municipal infrastructure for internal clients and external agencies across the city. If you have a passion for municipal infrastructure construction, this is where you want to be, as Manager, Design & Construction Major Infrastructure within the Water Treatment and Solid Waste Facilities Unit.

This mandate calls for an experienced Professional Engineer with strong leadership and project management skills, excellent communication abilities, and a passion for delivering critical infrastructure projects for the City of Toronto’s residents, businesses, and visitors. As such a leader, you have a proven track record in delivering infrastructure projects and managing teams and are highly motivated to take a lead role in delivering essential services to the community.

Reporting to the Director of the Major Infrastructure Section, you’ll provide the technical, financial, and administrative oversight needed to effectively and successfully deliver capital projects at the City’s R.C. Harris, F.J. Horgan, R.L. Clark and Island water treatment plants, and at various solid waste transfer stations, organics processing and closed landfill sites within the City and within the Greater Toronto Area.

Effective Leadership of Technical Staff

As you’d expect of a managerial role like this, you’ll lead, motivate and train the Unit’s staff, ensuring effective teamwork, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, and continuous learning. Providing oversight and allocation of staff and resources, you’ll ensure effective project management with respect to scope, schedule and administrative requirements for projects undertaken by the Unit. You’ll cultivate a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the Unit, by contributing to the continuous review and relevancy of key performance indicators for the Unit and by evaluating program delivery on an ongoing basis in consultation with staff, senior management, service users, clients and partners with the goal of improving effectiveness and efficiency.

Expertise in Constructing Municipal Works

Recognized for your engineering knowledge and passion for municipal infrastructure construction, you’ll provide technical expertise and oversee the execution, planning, design and construction of multidisciplinary engineering projects associated with the City’s water treatment plants and systems, solid waste management facilities, including transfer stations, and other major infrastructure. This will see you guiding the delivery of multi-year projects and programs through various delivery models, including conventional design-bid-build, design-build and program management. We’ll count on you to oversee, and provide input and quality assurance on, project constructability, conformance with AWWA and industry acceptable standards, and City of Toronto standards, and compliance with all health and safety regulations and approvals/permits from regulatory authorities.

Exacting Financial Oversight and Management

Your responsibilities in this leadership role will range from developing, recommending and administering the annual budget for the Unit, and ensuring that expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations, to leading the negotiations of contractual terms and conditions, and the finalization of agreements with consultants and contractors. It will also be your job to authorize, and ensure the accurate preparation of, progress payments, and documentation and justification for change orders to consultants and contractors, as well as the issuance of substantial performance and completion certificates to contractors.

Polished Customer Focus, Relationship Building and Political Acuity

Comfortable operating within the City’s multi-division, multi-stakeholder environment, you’ll provide input to the development of Capital Programs for Toronto Water and the Solid Waste Management Services Division to address rehabilitation, reconstruction and expansion needs for the City’s water treatment systems, solid waste management facilities, and other major infrastructure. A polished, confident and persuasive communicator, you’ll prepare both technical and staff reports to Standing Committees and/or Council, and material for public education and/or communication purposes. Your drive for excellent customer service – internally and externally – will also prove invaluable as you represent the Division/Section/Corporation at meetings with the public, clients, stakeholders, Councillors and their staff, Standing Committees, Community Councils, City Council, court proceedings, and other committees.


The successful candidate for the position of Manager, Design & Construction Major Infrastructure within the Water Treatment and Solid Waste Facilities Unit of Engineering and Construction Services will have: 

  1. A Professional Engineering licence and be a member in good standing of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario.
  2. Extensive management experience in the area of engineering design and construction of complex, large-scale multi-disciplinary projects for water treatment systems, pumping stations, and reservoirs; solid waste management facilities, including transfer stations; and other major infrastructure.
  3. Extensive experience in project management from inception to implementation associated with the engineering design of complex, large-scale, multi-disciplinary, multi-year construction projects for major infrastructure, including water treatment and supply systems; solid waste management facilities; and other major infrastructure, including ancillary systems.
  4. Experience in the preparation of contract documents, technical reports, and reports to Council or external agencies or third parties.
  5. Experience in managing, attracting, motivating and leading a diverse workforce and establishing and operating in an environment that promotes excellence.
  6. Exceptional knowledge of the principles of civil engineering and of materials and methods of construction, rehabilitation and upgrading of water treatment and solid waste management facilities.
  7. Knowledge of the principles and practices associated with mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and SCADA systems.
  8. Knowledge of engineering principles and practices associated with water treatment plants and systems; solid waste management facilities, including transfer stations; and other major infrastructure.
  9. Awareness and knowledge of technological advances/approaches and regulatory requirements associated with the rehabilitation and upgrading of water treatment systems, pumping stations, and reservoirs; solid waste management facilities, including transfer stations; and other major infrastructure.
  10. The ability to operate as a fully accountable program leader and as a member of a management team.
  11. The ability to thrive in an environment with frequent and competing deadlines, multiple tasks and high performance expectations in a rapidly changing environment.
  12. Well-developed people management skills with proven success in achieving results in a unionized and non-unionized environment.
  13. Well-developed interpersonal, human relations, communication (written and oral), negotiation, conflict resolution, project management, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  14. The ability to interact and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization and external stakeholders.
  15. Awareness and knowledge of Federal and Provincial regulations and requirements, including, but not limited to, the Occupational Health & Safety Act, Employment Standards Act, Construction Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and Environmental Protection Act.
  16. Ability to support the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces. 

Why join the City of Toronto?

  • We’re committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and members of the public feel valued, respected and supported. 
  • We’re dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the public and the communities in which we live and serve.
  • We’re an award-winning employer, recognized multiple times as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers, Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, and Canada’s Top Family Friendly Employers.
  • We’re a large organization with many divisions and opportunities to advance, grow and succeed.

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A Qualified List of candidates will be established for the MANAGER DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE position in the Engineering and Construction Services Division, and will be in effect for 24 months from the date the list is created. Qualified candidates on the list may be considered when filling future permanent and/or temporary vacancies in this position.


Applicants are required to demonstrate in their resume that their qualifications match those specified in the job posting.

Salary Range: $122,000 – $158,105 per year

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How to Apply:

For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at To apply online, submit your resume, quoting Job ID 35413, by Thursday, March 16, 2023.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity >.


The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Learn more about the City’s Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process >.


Posted on

February 25, 2023