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Permanent and temporary, full-time positions – Toronto, ON

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.

As an Engineer in one or more of the following sections, you’ll provide project management and engineering support in order to ensure reliable, economical and effective/efficient City-wide engineering services. This will include providing technical review of, and engineering opinions on, planning, design and operation of the Division's programs and projects.

  • Design and Construction – Roadways

Staff in the Linear Infrastructure Section provides project management, contract administration, technical and engineering expertise in the planning, design and construction of linear capital works projects, including roads, sewers, green linear infrastructure, watermains, streetscaping, cycling infrastructure, and TTC track replacement.

  • Design and Construction – Linear Underground Infrastructure

Staff in the Linear Underground Infrastructure Section provides project management, contract administration, technical and engineering expertise in the planning, design and construction of linear capital works projects. These include roads, local and trunk sewers, local and transmission watermains, stream bank erosion control/protection, green linear infrastructure, trunk sewers and transmission mains rehabilitation, basement flooding protection solutions, and environmental assessments.

  • Design and Construction – Major Infrastructure

Staff in the Major Infrastructure Section provides project management, contract administration, technical and engineering expertise in the planning, design and construction of multidisciplinary projects involving water and wastewater treatment, pumping station and storage facilities; solid waste management facilities; waste landfill sites; major environmental assessments; wet weather flow management and storage facilities; and major tunneling projects.

  • Bridges, Structures and Expressways

Staff on the Bridges, Structures and Expressways team provides data collection, asset management, project management, contract administration, technical review, and engineering expertise in the rehabilitation, design and construction of bridges, culverts and associated structures, as well as project management through the design and construction phases of the Gardiner Rehabilitation program.


  • Business Improvement & Standards

Staff on the Business Improvement & Standards team provide vital support to the entire Division so that projects are delivered efficiently and safely, and meet the City’s standards and specifications, along with supporting the planning, implementation and sustainment of a coordinated five-year municipal infrastructure capital program. To do this, staff identify best practices and emerging trends that the City of Toronto can adopt – such as new guidelines, standards, specifications, practices and procedures for the planning, design and implementation of key city-building initiatives related to municipal infrastructure.

  • Infrastructure Coordination Unit

Staff in the Infrastructure Coordination Unit (ICU) lead and facilitate a variety of projects to enhance the delivery of the City's capital works program through planning, coordination, delivery and monitoring initiatives. This includes annual detailed reviews of City divisions' long-term construction programs, together with the programs of various Agencies, Boards and Commissions (ABCs), private sector utilities, developments, and other government agencies, including Metrolinx. The ICU team works with all impacted stakeholders to identify and resolve planning and coordination issues.

Full project management accountabilities

Leading by example, as a City Engineer, you’ll manage a variety of assigned engineering projects, directing project team staff to meet deadlines and ensuring effective teamwork and communication, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, continuous learning and maintenance of related data, while seeing to it that expenditures are controlled within budget. This responsible role involves securing all required engineering permits and approvals, gathering and refining project scope, determining the financial impact of projects and proposals, preparing and inspecting drawings, engineering studies, specifications, plans and cost estimates, and assisting in preparing capital and operating budgets.

Sharing and promoting technical expertise

Recognized for keeping current with technological developments in the field of engineering, you’ll conduct research into your assigned area, ensuring that it takes into account developments within the field, corporate policies and practices, legislation and initiatives by other levels of government. Equipped with this up-to-date knowledge, you’ll provide technical advice, reviews and expertise, and utilize standard engineering principles and practices to assist in the operation, development and maintenance of the Division’s programs, facilities and equipment. The Division will also rely on you to prepare engineering analyses, as well as evaluate and recommend new systems, work procedures and technologies with the potential to improve divisional performance.

Managing stakeholder expectations and communications

An effective communicator – verbally and in writing – at all organizational levels, with excellent interpersonal skills, you’re adept at working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team, contractors, colleagues, elected officials, consultants, developers, and other internal and external clients and stakeholders. These talents will be evident as you represent the City on committees, provide input at meetings, and liaise with the media, the public, developers, consultants, stakeholders, Councillors, other divisions and government agencies about projects, programs and developments.


Among the other strengths you bring to the role of Engineer will be the following key qualifications:

  1. Registration with PEO, or licensing as a professional engineer in good standing in another Canadian engineering association with the ability to obtain a P.Eng. licence with PEO.
  2. Experience applying the principles of Engineering related to municipal public works.
  3. Project management experience from inception to implementation, including planning, design and construction of municipal public works infrastructure.
  4. Experience in client management and communicating with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  5. Experience in developing reports, RFPs/proposals and presentations.

With this professional background as a solid foundation, you bring knowledge of engineering principles and project management as it relates to public works, as well as asset management principles, including data collection, analysis, and estimating, and can apply relevant legislation, standards, Acts, By-laws and Regulations, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act. You’re also known for your ability to read, interpret, and report on engineering plans and drawings, specifications, correspondence, reports and other documents in a timely manner, conduct studies, surveys and research, develop effective solutions to engineering issues, initiate and lead technical studies and projects, and plan and prepare reports and  recommendations.

A valid Province of Ontario Class "G" Driver's Licence is also required, with an ability to drive to different sites in a timely manner. Equally important in your role as a member of our team, you have what it takes to support the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.

NOTE: All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's Mandatory Vaccination Policy >.

Salary Range:  $88,979.80- $104,540.80 per year


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How to Apply:

For more information on these and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at To apply online, submit your resume, quoting Job ID 21243, by Monday, November 8, 2021.

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.


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