Engineering Project Supervisor

Discover the charms of the Township of Woolwich, a growing community with a bright, well-managed and well-planned future in the Region of Waterloo. Woolwich is known for its unique heritage, farms and farmers markets, scenic trails, bridges, and landmarks.  Our communities provide a rural lifestyle with all the conveniences of urban centres nearby. The quality of life in Woolwich is superior, and as an employee of the Township, you'll play a key role in helping shape the next phase of our future growth and development.

Infrastructure Services is seeking one (1) Engineering Project Supervisor.

Purpose of the Position and Profile:

Reporting to the Manager of Engineering, the Engineering Project Supervisor is responsible for managing the planning, design and construction of roads, bridges, water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure projects. The position will be responsible for adhering to federal, provincial, development, technical, and financial guidelines and requirements while ensuring that the Township’s interests are protected.


  • Provides direction to multi-disciplinary teams in all phases of road, bridge, water, wastewater, and stormwater projects, including feasibility studies, environmental assessments, master planning, and capital project implementation
  • Oversees and evaluates the work performance of external service providers with respect to quality standards, construction specifications, project timelines, scheduled tasks, and budget
  • Ensures effective project management of road, bridge, water, wastewater, and stormwater capital projects, including providing for proper design and construction; approves detailed work plans, co-ordinates project start-up meetings, and project update meetings; visits project sites to assess progress and ensure quality of work
  • Provides technical advice and guidance on the overall impact of development on municipal transportation, water, and wastewater infrastructure assets
  • Co-ordinates or participates in long range infrastructure and other planning studies to identify community transportation, water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure needs, including cost estimating for inclusion in the Township’s capital budget forecast
  • Prepares proposal calls and tenders, including the preparation of terms of references, preliminary work plans, technical specifications, and reports to Council that are associated with proposal calls and tenders
  • Evaluates tender bids and makes recommendations for contract awards
  • Co-ordinates the selection of engineering consultants, reviews consultant proposals, organizes and chairs meetings for short listing and interviewing consultants, or supervises the organization of such meetings and interviews and prepares reports and makes recommendations for consultant selection to Council
  • Negotiates and resolves issues, disputes, and financial claims with funding partners, consultants, and contractors
  • Assists with obtaining approvals from regulatory agencies, including Federal and Provincial ministries, Conservation Authorities, utilities, and other approval agencies.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Work Requirements:

  • Registered with either the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) or the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)
  • Civil engineering degree or diploma from a recognized University or Community College
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience related to municipal and/or development engineering services
  • Thorough knowledge of local government, municipal engineering practices and procedures, and asset management processes
  • Advanced technical knowledge of transportation, water distribution, wastewater collection, stormwater conveyance, stormwater management, infrastructure planning, engineering design, structural design, project management, and construction, including knowledge of operational, maintenance, and financial matters as they relate to infrastructure projects
  • Thorough knowledge of all pertinent legislation, policies, design standards, and municipal governance, including provincial and federal levels, the Ontario Water Resources Act, Environmental Protection Act, and Environmental Assessment Act
  • Experience in municipal procurement processes, including the preparation of tender documents, Requests For Proposals (RFP), Request for Quotations (RFQ), technical reports, legal agreements, and evaluating responses to tenders and RFPs
  • Knowledge of local government and municipal management
  • Courtesy, diplomacy, and professionalism in dealing with the public, agencies, stake holders, Council, and staff
  • Ability to conduct field work, site, and construction inspections
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to make presentations with clarity to Council, committees, interest groups, stake holders, and the public
  • Excellent organizational skills with a strong aptitude for figures and attention to detail
  • Above average competence in computer skills, including Microsoft Office, AutoDesk, and ESRI products
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced team environment with continually changing priorities, while meeting project objectives and tight deadlines with minimal or no supervision
  • Ability to provide concise directions and able to work effectively with consultants and contractors
  • Valid Class G Driver’s License, licensed to drive in Ontario, and use of a vehicle

Working Conditions:

  • Minimum 35 hours per week during regular office working hours
  • Generally works in an office environment at a computer work station
  • Frequent site inspections and exposure to outside weather conditions in all seasons
  • Must be physically fit and able to stand for long periods at a time
  • Potential for exposure to typical construction hazards
  • Occasional attendance at Council and Committee meetings

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume via email to prior to 4:00 pm on Friday, March 17, 2023. Please quote job posting 2023-07.