An Engineer in Development Engineering acts as a case manager in the review of development applications made under the Planning Act including official plan amendments, secondary plans, subdivisions, re-zonings, land divisions, site plans and condominium proposals.
As case manager, the Engineer is responsible for: coordinating all City infrastructure related comments and correspondence to Community Planning, Legal and Finance; reviewing engineering studies and plans (including servicing, stormwater management and geotechnical reports) submitted in support of development applications; determining the scope and cost of all new City infrastructure required to support proposed developments; discussing, negotiating and reviewing development agreements to ensure that all infrastructure related matters are properly addressed; and overseeing the construction of the development related municipal infrastructure including providing direction to inspection staff to ensure compliance with the accepted design, City policies and by-laws and the management of associated financial securities.
- Develops, reviews and implements detailed plans and recommends policies regarding program specific requirements.
- Manages assigned projects, ensuring effective teamwork and communication, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, continuous learning and maintenance of all related data.
- Conducts research into assigned area ensuring that such research/analysis takes into account developments within the field, corporate policies and practices, legislation and initiatives by other levels of government.
- Ensures that the project expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations. Assists in preparation of capital and operating budget.
- Projects scope and financial impact of projects/proposals.
- Provides technical advice, review and expertise and utilizes standard engineering principles and practices to assist in the operation, development and maintenance of the division’s programs, facilities and equipment.
- Prepares engineering analysis and evaluates and recommends new systems, work procedures and technologies with the potential to improve performance of the division.
- Responsible for carrying out varied engineering assignments within a broad field of engineering.
- Plans, investigates and prepares reports and recommendations concerning engineering problems of moderate complexity and/or assists senior engineers to resolve more complex problems.
- Ensures problem solving by use of combination of standard procedures, modification of standard procedures or methods developed in previous assignments.
- Formulates design concepts for engineering problems and sets scope and parameters of design projects.
- Undertakes the testing and implementation of design concepts to meet functional requirements.
- Prepares and/or reviews drawings, engineering studies, specifications, plans and cost estimates as they pertain to construction of City infrastructure.
- Conducts studies, surveys, research and development for the effective solution of engineering issues. Initiates and leads technical studies and projects.
- Directs project team staff to ensure timelines are met.
- Secures all engineering permits and approvals as may be required from external agencies.
- Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of technological developments in the field of engineering.
- Represents City on committees, attends meetings and provides input.
- Liaises with the media, public, developers, consultants, stakeholders, councillors, other divisions and government agencies about projects, programs and developments.
- Assists in the preparation and or provision of expert witness testimonies.
- Prepares Request for Proposals, evaluates bids and arranges for purchases, monitors outcome regarding same.
- Must be registered as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), preferably in the discipline of Civil Engineering.
- Experience applying the principles of engineering related to the design and/or engineering review of design submissions for municipal infrastructure, preferably in conjunction with land development projects.
- Project management experience in a municipal engineering environment, preferably in the management of land development projects and/or applications.
- Experience in preparing and/or reviewing servicing and stormwater management reports, in support of development projects.
- Knowledge of Safe Water Drinking Act, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Planning Act and the Occupational Health & Safety Act.
- Ability to understand, interpret and apply relevant federal, provincial and engineering legislation, regulations, standards, codes and by-laws, pertinent to development related municipal infrastructure.
- Ability to read, interpret and report on engineering plans and drawings, specifications, correspondence, reports and other documents in a timely manner.
- Ability to plan, organize and coordinate projects and meet required timelines.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability communicate effectively both verbally and in writing at all organizational levels.
- Knowledge of corporate core competencies (i.e. accountability, adaptability & change, continuous improvement & innovation, customer service, teamwork and Toronto Public Service Commitment).
- Ability to effectively communicate technical information to a variety of audiences.
- Ability collaborate and work effectively with a multidisciplinary team (i.e. contractors, colleagues, elected officials, consultants, developers, and other internal and external clients and stakeholders).
- Ability to plan, supervise and direct the work of staff and have an understanding of modern principles and practices of management and management controls.
- Well-developed technical, problem-solving and analytical skills.
- Proficient in the use of general computer software (i.e Microsoft Windows XP, Excel and Word).
- Must have a valid Province of Ontario Class “G” Driver’s Licence and may require access to a vehicle to travel to various work locations and construction sites in a timely manner.
- Etobicoke Civic Centre, 2 Civic Centre
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- Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.
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