Manager, Engineering Programs

Requisition ID: 875
Affiliation: Exempt
Position Type: Permanent Full Time
Number of Openings: 1
Bi-weekly Working Hours: 70 hours bi-weekly
Department/ Branch: Engineering, Engineering Programs
Job Location: Fort McMurray
Salary Range: Competitive Salary
COLA: Bi-Weekly - $480
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Posting Type: Internal and External




The Manager, Engineering Programs is responsible for providing engineering, project management expertise and leadership with respect to infrastructure management principles and applicable legislative reviews and provincial/federal initiatives. This position will work within either the Buildings & Environmental Infrastructure branch or Infrastructure Rehabilitation branch.


Primary responsibilities of this position include:

Departmental Management: Assists the Director, Engineering with overall program service delivery. Manages through direct involvement in daily operations, budgeting, and strategic planning of the overall design and deployment of all department initiatives. Ensures all programs are developed according to legislation, industry standards, and best practices.

Leadership: Takes a lead role in developing and implementing innovative and practical approaches to department initiatives to ensure all employees are working proficiently and effectively in a productive environment. Recruits, trains, and mentors staff. Leads staff in the delivery of advice, recommendations, and decision support.


Implementation of Strategies: Provides leadership within the department on the appropriate adoption and use of project management and governance principles. Leads and manages the procurements and administration (tenders and contracts negotiations) of construction and engineering service contracts. Oversees construction progress on all capital projects, ensure quality control, responsible for environmental compliance and adhere to organizational policy and procedure and report on status of the program delivery.  

*May require use of a personal or municipal vehicle for business travel purposes.



Candidates need to show evidence of the following:


  • Highly developed analytical and critical thinking skills, communication and interpersonal skills, political awareness and sensitivity.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, employees, leaders, and external contacts and interacts in a manner that builds trust, credibility, and rapport.
  • Ability to empower people, strong organizational skills, and uses innovative approaches in situations involving rapid change, shifting priorities, and/or simultaneous demands. 
  • Negotiation, interpersonal, investigation, mediation, and facilitation skills.
  • High emotional intelligence capacity including the ability to deal effectively with ambiguity, remain calm and neutral in conflict situations. 
  • Proven ability to be discreet, keep all information and documentation strictly confidential, respectfully and sensitively resolve issues.
  • Proficient with computer software.




  • Ten (10) or more years experience working as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng) in the field of engineering with a minimum of five (5) years experience as a leader.
  • Experience working in a public sector environment with unionized and non-unionized employees considered an asset.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 



  • Degree in Civil Engineering. Masters degree would be considered an asset.
  • Must be a registered Professional Engineer and be a member of or eligible for registration in the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA).
  • PMP and PgMP designation would be an asset.




  • Ability to provide a Criminal Record Check for review and acceptance
  • A valid Alberta Class Five (5) Operator's Licence is required.




As an employee of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the incumbent is responsible and accountable for knowing and working in accordance with the Health and Safety Directive.  As per section 2 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the incumbent shall ensure while in the employ of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo the health and safety of employees, contractors, and the public. 


This position is employed in a supervisory capacity. As such the employee is required to obtain additional safety training in accordance with municipal procedures and directives.


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Current employees must apply through the internal careers site. 
We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, only those individuals
selected for interviews will be contacted.  Late applications will not be accepted.