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Senior Water Engineer

  • Advance your engineering career while making a difference in the well-being of our community!
  • Receive a generous salary, plus a great range of employee benefits!
  • Join a fast-paced, dynamic organization invested in your professional development!
About the City of Abbotsford

At the City of Abbotsford, our people are our greatest asset. We offer a wide range of diverse, stimulating and rewarding career opportunities that support and recognize high levels of performance. In Abbotsford, we work strongly to create a challenging and rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We invite you to become part of a place that has strong corporate and organizational values, rewarding career paths, challenging opportunities and an engaging and dynamic team to work with.

The Utilities Infrastructure Division of the Engineering and Regional Utilities Department helps shape the future of Abbotsford by developing long-term capital plans, policies, and master plans according to our latest Official Community Plan. This Division helps shape the future of the City and is viewed as a builder of community that will attract and retain people to live, work and play in this great city!

Be part of the story. Join our team today.

To learn more about the City of Abbotsford, please visit our website.

About the Opportunity

The City of Abbotsford is currently looking for a talented Senior Water Engineer for a full-time, permanent position, based out of Abbotsford City Hall.

Reporting to the Director of Utilities Infrastructure, the Senior Water Engineer will lead, coach, and support a group of engineering professionals, while managing both Regional water supply and City distribution programs. As the City’s technical expert, you will work closely with external consultants, as well as respond to enquiries from the public and outside agencies.

In this role, your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Participating in the creation of budgets and engineering projects for both the Regional water supply and the City distribution programs
  • Supervising and mentoring a group of engineering professionals, with five direct reports
  • Leading the team to complete priority projects and planning long-range projects
  • Responsible for concept plans and development applications
  • Implementing and updating City and Regional master plans
  • Applying, developing, and updating policies and bylaws, on both the City and Regional systems
  • Preparing and delivering presentations at public, municipal, and regional meetings
More About You

In order to qualify for this role, you will have a Degree in Civil Engineering or other related discipline. You will also have a designation as a Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia, or be eligible to obtain one. Your previous work experience will include a minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in the field, with working knowledge of water resources engineering or water management. You must be proficient in Microsoft 365 for this role.

Our ideal candidate will also have worked in a leadership or mentorship capacity, as well as have experience working in or with local governments. Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute academic/experience requirements.

To succeed in this role, you must be a team player with impeccable interpersonal skills and the ability to create and nurture relationships with different stakeholders. Your professionalism and superior communication skills will serve you well, as you will be called upon to prepare and present reports to Committees, Council, and Strategic Leadership Team (SLT). You must also have the technical knowledge to be able to come up to solutions to issues as they arise in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. 

More importantly, we are looking for someone with a passion for what they do, and a genuine desire to improve the community we live in!

About the Benefits

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary and paid vacation time, negotiable on skills and experience, along with great employee benefits, including: 

  • Comprehensive health care, dental and vision
  • Life insurance, and disability and accident coverage
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Municipal Pension Plan (MPP)
  • Training & Development opportunities with educational reimbursement
  • Recognition programs at all levels of the organization
  • Wellness program and Fitt4U Pass

At the City of Abbotsford, we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. This is an opportunity to make your mark in the community, using your experience and skills to inspire a direct and positive impact!