Careers

Careers in Water & Wastewater

The handling of water and wastewater is an increasingly important profession in today's environment-conscious society. Water and Wastewater Operators serve their community by providing a safe drinking water supply and reliable sanitation services. It is a stable career, with positions available in communities of all sizes.

Each job posting is posted for 30 days unless otherwise specified. Posts can be renewed for $50.00 if done prior to the closing date by contacting the SWWA office.

If you wish to cancel a posting that was sent in that has not yet been posted - Please put CANCEL POSTING in the subject, 

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All job postings sent in to the SWWA office must include the following:

  • Email to send applications
  • Word document of job posting description including the following:
    • Application due date
    • Closing date
    • Contact name
    • Application form completed and ready for processing

Please note: The SWWA office does not send a proof of the job post prior to posting. All information sent in to the SWWA office with the job post should be checked for accuracy prior to submission.

Payment is due prior to the job being posted and we only accept Visa or MasterCard payments.

The SWWA office is open Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm. Postings received outside of office hours will be posted during the next business day.

Depending on how busy the SWWA office is the posting may take up to 48 hours to post!

Job Posts

$75.00     $3.75GST            Total $78.75
(Cost is for one posting, does not include multiple postings within one job and is the cost for all groups in Saskatchewan who have current memberships, those without a SWWA member as part of their organization will be charged the $200.00 plus GST rate)

Job Posts Outside Saskatchewan Fee:

$200.00   $10.00 GST          Total $210.00
(Cost is for one posting, does not include multiple postings within one job and is the cost for all groups outside of Saskatchewan and is the cost for all postings that are outside of Saskatchewan.)

Operator Certification

Operator certification in Saskatchewan is handled by the Saskatchewan Operator Certification Board, for more information regarding operator certification contact the OCB office directly by email: info@saskocb.ca, by phone (306)789-3430 or by visiting the OCB website

Director of Works and Utilities

Reporting to the City Manager, the Director of Works and Utilities is to plan and provide safe and reliable road, water, wastewater, airport, paratransit, drainage, fleet, and waste management services. The services will meet the needs and expectations of City Council, our residents and businesses through developing and adopting appropriate policies, long-range plans, strategies, and compliance with regulatory reporting requirements. 

 

The Director participates as a member of the City’s Senior Leadership Team in the governance and delivery of all City programs and services to the community. The Director motivates and leads a team of dedicated and talented individuals to deliver a high level of service through the application of a considered and logical approach. Teamwork, both within the department and across the organization, is essential and the Director leads by example, providing support and direction on any manner of complex issues. 

 

A background in project management and the ability to manage the processes of scope definition, budgeting, tendering, construction management and project delivery are essential for the position.  

 

The Director leads the analysis of the current situation and future requirements of the department, initiating the development of specific goals and objectives and setting priorities for planning and implementing strategies. 

 

POWERS, DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE DIRECTOR OF WORKS AND UTILITIES 

  

The Director shall:  

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the Department's policies, programs, and resources to stated objectives, reviews issues and make recommendations to the City Manger. 
  • Preparation of annual departmental capital and operating budgets. Monitors, controls and authorizes spending within the limits of the approved budget and authority delegated by Council and the City Manager. Presents any expenditure in excess of budget or any new budget items, along with supporting documentation, for approval.
  • Ensures contracting goods and services by the City for the department is done in compliance with all legislative requirements and policies of the City. Reviews and recommends acceptance or rejection of properly submitted Requests for Proposals (RFP) tenders, quotations and proposals.
  • Monitor the operation of the Department, along with the performance development of its staff, to ensure consistency with City policy and statutory requirements. 
  • Ensure that fiscal management and reporting is conducted in a timely and effective manner
  • To prepare and present administrative reports for City Council, Committees of Council, appointed advisory boards, or required. 
  • Attend Council and Committee Meetings. 
  • Directs and conducts research relative to bylaws, policies, management reports, etc.
  • Ensures that relative departmental bylaws are up to date. 
  • Has a strong working knowledge of the Collective Agreement and works to ensure positive labour relations with the Union.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the CITY MANAGER. 

 

CORE COMPETENCIES  

  • Consistently demonstrates reliability and integrity by following City guidelines, standards, regulations, and principles. 
  • Working knowledge of OHS legislation and safety practices
  • Adapts to new and changing conditions, priorities, technologies, and requirements. 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, working effectively under the pressure of time limitations and constraints. 
  • Works cooperatively and effectively to reach a common goal, fostering a collaborative work environment. 
  • Communicates effectively, transmitting information consistently and clearly to citizens, Council, colleagues, and administration. 
  • Understands and operates effectively within both the political environment of the City and the community, diplomatically managing challenging situations. 
  • Knowledge of water and wastewater treatment systems and practices.
  • Knowledge of water and wastewater distribution and collection systems.
  • Knowledge of Municipal Operations or Public Works
  • Knowledge of emergency preparedness and response.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, to interact with public, staff, and external agencies.
  • Excellent conception and analytical skills, with strong facilitation and influencing skills.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft 365.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and within a team environment.
  • Ability to adapt to a demanding and dynamic work environment.

 

EDUCATION, CREDENTIALS AND EXPERIENCE  

The ideal candidate will have the following education and credentials:  

  • The successful applicant must hold a related degree or diploma.   
  • Five years of local government management experience, including an operational administrative capacity with broad based engineering and technical skills relating to the public works field. 
  • Experience with computerized enterprise systems such as Vadim, Laserfiche, Dayforce, ESRI and Maximo would be an asset. 
  • Political acuity and the ability to work well with various stakeholders including residents, Councillors, and senior management. 
  • Strong comprehension, writing and presentation skills. Experience and ability to prepare council reports, funding requests, scope of work, procurement awards, contracts, terms of reference, letters, presentations, electronic correspondence, and reports.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience; may be considered.

 

Salary Range: $93,418 to $116,772

To explore this opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter by November 28, 2022, marked "Director of Works and Utilities Confidential," to employment@melfort.ca

The City of Melfort thanks all prospective applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The competition will remain open until the position is filled.

Posted Oct. 31, 2022

Environmental Project Officer

Division:                     Science and Licensing

Hourly Rate:              $37.44- $46.79 (Classification 9)

Locations:                  Moose Jaw, Regina or Swift Current

Competition #:          WSA-87-2022/23

 

WSA is searching for two enthusiastic individuals to join the Compliance Promotion team of technical and professional staff performing this important work.

As a member of the team some of the duties you will be responsible for are to provide technical advice and expertise to stakeholders’ specific to the operation, maintenance and monitoring of water and wastewater treatment facilities with a primary focus on ensuring safe drinking water supplies for Saskatchewan residents.

This employee will undertake facility inspections and conducts water quality tests, providing guidance and expertise to plant operators to ensure compliant operations and to help diagnose problems and find suitable solutions. You will also respond to and provide advice in the event of water and/or wastewater works related upsets, emergencies or disease outbreaks and conducts formal investigations, contributes to the development of drinking water and wastewater related external policies and internal and external operational protocols.

The successful candidate should possess a degree in natural or physical sciences, environmental or civil engineering, integrated environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, or physics; or an equivalent combination of experience and training. 

This candidate is to have 3 years’ experience and must possess or be eligible to obtain a Level 2 Water Treatment and Level 2 Water Distribution Operators Certificate or have successfully completed a Level 2 Water Treatment and Level 2 Water Distribution Course and Exam.

At the Water Security Agency, you’ll have more than just a job - you’ll build a rewarding career. Whether you’re managing water supply, protecting water quality or ensuring safe drinking water, you can be confident that the work you do will help to support a strong and growing Saskatchewan. Become a member of the team that is committed to being the best water management agency in North America.”

We offer rewarding career opportunities, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

To learn more about the work we do and for a full scope of duties for this position, visit wsask.ca.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, quoting the competition number WSA-87-2022/23 and detailed a resume, by 5:00 pm November 28, 2022 to:

Human Resources

Water Security Agency

Moose Jaw, SK S6H 7X9

Email: hr@wsask.ca (Preferred Method)

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Posted Nov. 15, 2022

Manager, Instrumentation & Electrical Systems

Job Title:                      Manager, Instrumentation & Electrical Systems

Organizational Unit:   Operations

Division:                        Operations & Engineering

Location:                       Saskatoon

Salary:                           $8,669 to $11,270 per month

Short Description

As the Manager, Instrumentation & Electrical Systems you will manage a group of technical staff and will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of instrumentation and electrical equipment associated with corporate and customer owned and operated facilities across the province. You will oversee the instrumentation and electrical portion of all new SaskWater projects ensuring efficient and effective use of systems and compliance with corporate and industry standards.

Job Duties

Manage staff and oversee the operation of instrumentation and electrical work in accordance with corporate, regulatory and industry standards. Train staff on technological changes for equipment and operating systems; ensure compliance of established guidelines and regulations.

Oversee the execution of maintenance work for instrumentation and electrical equipment at all SaskWater facilities. Evaluate the performance of electrical and industrial equipment procedures, and oversee the enhancements, replacements and installations of new components as required. Prepare technical reports and specifications as required; standardize all equipment and processes, where possible, to eliminate unnecessary software, equipment and cost; ensure effective use of asset management for all instrumentation and electrical work.

Lead instrumentation and electrical initiatives of SaskWater projects, upgrades, maintenance and new systems; oversee all electrical designs and proposed modifications to new and existing water and wastewater systems; identify problems and recommend solutions as required. Ensure data for SaskWater control systems is secure, and maintain a database of current control system files in the event of equipment failure.

Oversee the provision of quality control on new and upgrade projects; ensure safety procedures are enforced.

Develop, recommend, track and control unit operational budget including authorizations, forecasts, and agreement verifications.

Qualifications

To qualify, you will have a Degree in Electrical Engineering or a Diploma in Electrical or Instrumentation Engineering Technology; P.Eng. status or an A.Sc.T (preferred); along with 8 years of progressively more responsible related experience including:

  • Design, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical and industrial control equipment used in water and wastewater systems including general control, PLC, VFD and SCADA
  • Supervisory and People Leadership
  • Project and Construction Management
  • Working knowledge of Asset Management practices and software
  • Budget preparation and management
  • OH&S Regulations

Special Requirements:  The position requires the incumbent to undergo a Criminal Record Check and Drug and Alcohol test.  You must be legally entitled to work in Canada.  A valid Saskatchewan driver’s license is required.

Application Deadline

December 5, 2022

 To Apply

Please indicate where you learned of this opportunity and send a resume and cover letter to:

SaskWater

People & Culture

200 - 111 Fairford Street East

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan  S6H 1C8

Email: hr@saskwater.com

 

SaskWater offers competitive wages and an attractive benefits package.  We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

SaskWater values workplace diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive and respectful workplace.

                                    

Posted Nov. 21, 2022