Job Req ID:  1007
Department:  Technical Services

Municipal Infrastructure Designer

Job Number: 1007 
Job Type: Full-Time 
 Location: 150 Frederick St - Regional Admin Headquarters 
Job Category: Other 
Number of Positions: 1
Department: Technical Services 
Division: Engineering and Environmental Services 
Hours of Work: 35 
Union: CUPE 1883 
Grade: CUPE 1883 Grade 012 
Salary Range: $38.34 - $43.54 per hour 

Posting Date: May 9, 2024


Our Story:

Committed to fostering opportunities for current and future generations, the Region of Waterloo is an inclusive, thriving and sustainable region of connected rural and urban communities with global reach. Our mission is to serve, engage and inspire, by delivering quality services to a diverse population of 630,000+, while creating a healthy, collaborative environment of learning, respect and innovation.

This is a place where employees are valued and recognized for their talents and contributions to our success. Our employees take pride in making a difference in people's lives through the work that we do. We are looking for people like you to help make it happen.

The Role

Designs roads, sewers, watermains, and related municipal infrastructure for construction located on Regional roads, at landfill sites, and at the airport. Prepares detailed design drawing and quantity calculations for contract documents. 



  • Assesses new infrastructure projects and plans pre-engineering, functional, and final contract drawing requirements, in consultation with management/Project Manager. 
  • Reviews, processes, and modifies raw survey data from total station and GPS to produce topographic base plans. Visits sites and takes existing condition photographs to verify topographic base plan data.
  • Interprets and integrates information from legal survey plans, historical documents, utility locates, GIS datasets, and engineering drawings form area municipalities and utility companies, with topographic base plan.
  • Develops functional engineering design alternatives for infrastructure projects, project team assessment, and public review. Participates in project team meetings to discuss project alternatives.
  • Designs roads and intersections including roundabouts, bike lanes, sidewalks, multi-use trails, watermains, sanitary and storm sewer pipe systems. Creates computerized 3D surface models to design elevations/grades, for quantifying material volumes; and produces final quantity calculations for inclusion in tender documents. Creates detailed engineering contract drawings using corporate CADD styles and standards.
  • Creates presentation materials (e.g., display plans, maps, charts, signs, visual aids, 3D graphics) for project team meetings and public consultation centres. Assists Project Manager with presentation set up and evaluates effectiveness of display and presentation.
  • Prepares pavement marking plans and produces related 3D reports. Prepares traffic signal control plans for signal installation and upgrades.    
  • Produces control data to establish survey control used for contractor’s layout and Construction Technician’s quality assurance during construction. 
  • Conducts technical/design reviews of Ministry applications for approval of new/modified infrastructure projects. Verifies calculations and design compliance with guidelines.
  • Calculates and monitors landfill capacity volumes. Prepares presentation graphics for annual Ministry progress report, solid waste master plan update, and public presentations.
  • Orders and processes large scale print/scan requests for Division and other departments. Implements updates for plotter machine.
  • Assists management to develop/maintain corporate design styles and drawing standards. 
  • Revises drawings in collaboration with the Construction Technician and inspection notes for project records. Maintains project records and files.
  • Responds to and fulfils requests from contractors, consultants, municipalities, and utility companies for information and record drawings. 
  • Performs construction surveying and inspection duties, as required (as back-up).
  • Performs related duties, as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of civil engineering technology, road design, watermains, sanitary/storm sewer system design, construction procedures, estimating principles, technical drawing layout/design, math/reading/writing skills, and the interpretation of legal survey plans acquired through a 2-year college diploma in Civil Engineering plus 3 years of related experience or equivalent (e.g., a 3-year diploma in Civil Engineering plus 2 years of related experience).
  • Eligibility for membership in the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) in Civil Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow corporate policies and procedures; transportation association’s policies, procedures, guidelines; highway/urban road design principles; international airport regulations and related standards/legislation (e.g., Ontario Provincial Standards, design guides, Highway Traffic Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act, Environmental Assessment Act, AODA).
  • Communication skills to discuss project design information with other staff/management; review engineering drawings/designs submitted for Ministry approval; discuss omissions and infractions with other staff and contractors; respond to requests for information from internal/external contacts; and participate as an effective team member. 
  • Ability to read and interpret correspondence, technical reports, journals, topographic maps, legal documents/survey plans, and policy/procedure manuals. Ability to translate design requests and specifications into design drawings and presentation materials for varied audiences; interpret design requests/specifications; produce engineering designs/drawings (including related alternatives and impacts); and document work processes.
  • Computer skills using software such as computer aided design software (e.g., AutoCAD—Civil 3D), graphics design applications, database management software, Microsoft Office, and GIS to produce civil engineering designs/3D modeling/drawings and design/manipulate spreadsheets for customized design calculations.
  • May be required to alter working hours to attend public consultation meetings. Is requested to work evenings and weekend hours to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to travel to locations within Waterloo Region.
  • Ability to project and demonstrate the Region’s values.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process.  At the Region, we respect, encourage and celebrate our diversity.  The Region of Waterloo is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process.  If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those candidates selected for an interview with be contacted through email.  Please check your spam or junk folder occasionally as some candidates have noticed our emails in those folders (Gmail and Hotmail in particular).