Senior Engineer/Senior Project Manager

Permanent, full-time positions

Please note: This job posting is being used to fill both Senior Engineer & Senior Project Manager positions in the Engineering & Construction Services Division

Creating the safe, sustainable municipal infrastructure that makes Toronto so livable is the responsibility of our Engineering & 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 a Senior Engineer/Senior Project Manager in one of the following sections, you’ll provide project management, technical expertise, and engineering input on the planning, design, construction and operation of the Division's programs, projects and infrastructure. With your extensive experience and highly developed ability to plan, organize and co-ordinate large, complex projects, you’ll also assist in the management of research and/or project operations requiring advanced engineering knowledge, as well as plan and co-ordinate City-wide assignments by ensuring technical accuracy and adequacy. Overseeing and evaluating the work performance of external service providers with respect to quality, timelines, cost and completion of required tasks will be an integral part of these senior roles.

  • Design and Construction – Roadways

Staff in the Linear Infrastructure Section provide 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 provide 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 provide 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.

  • Design and Construction – Bridges and Expressways


Staff within the Bridges and Expressways Section work in various areas, as follows:

Capital Delivery: staff provide project management, contract administration, technical and engineering expertise in the planning, design and construction of new and rehabilitated bridges, culverts, retaining walls, and associated structures.

Asset Management: staff provide data collection, asset management, project management, emergency response, technical review of third-party projects (including Metrolinx transit expansion projects), and engineering expertise related to the City's bridges, culverts, retaining walls, and associated structures. 

Gardiner Rehabilitation Project: staff provide project management, technical and engineering expertise for the planning, design and construction phases supporting the renewal of the Gardiner Expressway, utilizing alternative procurement models.

  • Business Improvement & Standards

Staff in Business Improvement & Standards 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. Staff also develop and deliver ECS-specific training programs, including both instructor-led training and the creation of virtual, user-led training modules.

  • Infrastructure Coordination

The Infrastructure Coordination Unit (ICU) creates a multi-year capital construction delivery schedule for projects delivered by City Divisions and Agencies, coordinated with projects delivered by transit authorities, utilities, and private development. Our objective is to ensure Client Division priorities are best met, while minimizing negative impacts to surrounding residents and businesses, and the safety and operations of the overall transportation network. The ICU team works with all impacted stakeholders to identify and resolve planning and coordination issues. This includes 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 Hiring Division will be offering a lunch & learn session to discuss the above sections in further detail. Please join the link below for the event on July 11, 2022 at 1:00 PM EST. WebEx link to join session:

Full project management accountabilities

Leading by example, you’ll manage a variety of assigned engineering projects, with responsibility for project management of ongoing or annual City-wide engineering programs, special projects, engineering proposals, Capital Works Program, best practices and other program development and new initiatives. This will see you directing multi-disciplinary project team staff, and mentoring other professional engineers and technical personnel, to meet deadlines and ensure effective teamwork and communication, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, and continuous learning, while controlling expenditures within budget. You’ll assist in preparing capital and operating budgets, perform site inspections and assessments of changed conditions on construction projects, ensure compliance within guidelines by acting as a signing authority, finalize contract payments and implement quality control/quality assurance for construction. As a Senior Engineer/Senior Project Manager, you may be required to facilitate complex cost-sharing arrangements for the construction of municipal infrastructure.

Driving technical innovation and continuous improvement

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 specialized design services and technical advice and expertise to support varied units, modifying established guides, devising new approaches, applying existing criteria in new ways, and drawing conclusions from comparative situations. The Division will also rely on you to formulate recommendations based on your analysis of continuous improvement and control measures for quality, efficiency and effectiveness of services, and your review of new technologies for utilization in existing or future service requirements.

Managing stakeholder expectations and communications

An effective communicator – verbally and in writing – at all organizational levels, able to effectively convey technical information in a user-friendly manner, 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 skills will enable you to represent the Division at meetings with the public, stakeholders and Councillors, and act as a technical specialist at project and organizational meetings with varied stakeholders. You’re also well prepared to establish and maintain linkages to other units in the City to co-ordinate input and ensure effective partnerships.


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

  1. Completion of post-secondary education degree or diploma in civil and/or municipal engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  2. Extensive experience applying the principles of engineering for municipal public works infrastructure.
  3. Extensive project management experience from inception to implementation, including planning, design and construction of municipal public works infrastructure.
  4. Considerable experience in developing reports, RFPs/proposals and presentations.
  5. Considerable experience in client management and communicating with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  6. To be eligible for Senior Engineer positions, registration with Professional Engineers Ontario (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.

You bring extensive knowledge of legislation, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations for construction projects, along with knowledge of asset management principles, including data collection, analysis and estimating. 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, with an ability to drive to different sites in a timely manner, is also required. 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: $104,340.60 - $122,595.20 per year

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 28378, by Friday, July 22, 2022.

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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