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Senior Program Manager, Biosolids and Resource Recovery 

Corporate Office
Division Innovations, Process Optimization and Technical Services (IPOTS)
Locations 2085 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, ON
Job Term 1 Permanent
Job Code PE0411 Bar-Eng04 Environment
Salary $87,125 - $130,681 per annum
(The above salary range is from 2022, and the minimum and maximum of the pay range will be adjusted once the new pay range for 2024 is available.)
Posting Status OPEN
File No. OCWA-72-24-IPOTS
Job ID 215093
Job Closing June 27, 2024


The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) believes in Our Communities, Our Environment and Our People. As a trusted partner to municipalities, First Nations communities, businesses, governments and institutions across Ontario, we provide our clients with total solutions in water and wastewater. We are dedicated to working closely with our clients to help them build healthy sustainable communities and organizations and provide safe and reliable drinking water to thousands of Ontarians each day.

Join our team as Senior Program Manager, Biosolids and Resource Recovery professional!

If you are an innovative, dynamic and results-driven leader with an interest in being an integral part of an agency that is committed to being an inclusive organization that is diverse, equitable and respectful, then join the agency’s Innovations, Process Optimization and Technical Services team!

What’s in it for you?

  • Flexible learning and development
  • Opportunities for career advancement and specialization with the largest provider of water and wastewater services in
  • Work with the partner of choice for more communities than any other water and wastewater service organization in Ontario for over 30
  • Work with an organization committed to innovation and advanced
  • A defined benefit pension plan; Comprehensive Health Plan; Life and Disability
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits including for adoptive

Reporting to the Director, Innovation, Process Optimization and Technical Services, in this role you will:

  • Provide subject matter expertise, technical guidance and leadership across the Province of Ontario for the planning, development, transformation, and delivery of OCWA’s residuals and biosolids, organics and resource recovery services program
  • Develop and integrate programs to align with OCWA’s growth initiatives and supports OCWA’s objective to be the “Total Solutions Provider” to the water sector in Ontario.
  • Develop and maintain program goals to comply with provincial regulation, Provincial mandates, and the objectives which are integral to the Water Opportunities Act.
  • Lead the development of relationships and linkages between OCWA and municipal water and wastewater clients, industry, service providers, consultants, and professional associations to increase the industry profile for OCWA as a thought and practice leader in the areas of residuals and biosolids, organics management and resource recovery.
  • Develop and maintain a resource portal for Agency wide review; updates regulations, best management practices, operational and compliance data.
  • Lead and oversee the planning, delivery and development of designs and project plans; establishes project objectives, cost estimates, and resource requirements and ensure project timelines and commitments are met.
  • Leads and/or conduct consultations with clients to identify and determine current and potential needs in the areas of biosolids management and resource recovery.
  • Lead and oversee an interdisciplinary team of OCWA and external engineers, process specialists, project managers, and Information managers to plan and deliver routine, emergency, on-going, and full turnkey solutions for biosolids and organics processing with an emphasis on resource recovery and sustainability.
  • Provide engineering expertise, guidance, and advice to the Vice President of Innovations and Infrastructure Solutions and OCWA’s Senior Leadership Team on changes to regulations, market drivers, costs or program issues and solutions to inform strategic planning and support the review and development of division/corporate policies and procedures.

What we are looking for


  • Licensed Professional Engineer by Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO).
  • Ability to travel throughout the province as required, including overnight trips.
  • Valid Driver’s Licence.


  • Theories, principles, and best management practices related to the management of residuals and biosolids, the management of other organics, waste diversion, and resource recovery, new and emerging technologies, methods, and systems.
  • Government legislation, regulations, and approval policies/protocols related to Residuals and biosolids management, Water and Wastewater management, environmental management, and occupational health and safety to provide leadership and program management within and outside of the agency.
  • Technical knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of Chemical, Civil or Environmental engineering discipline, wastewater and /or water related fields, engineering design and analyses of complex wastewater and water systems to lead the development, design, modelling and optimization of industrial/municipal wastewater facilities.
  • Water treatment and supply, wastewater pumping and treatment, and process optimization and energy conservation measures.
  • Maintain and improve knowledge and application of research and innovative technologies to improve wastewater treatment plant operations.

Skills and Abilities include:

  • Knowledge of client business goals and directions, economic/market environmental changes that impact on client’s long-term business plans.
  • Leadership skills to participate and provide leadership to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong skills in managing multiple projects and working both independently and in a team.
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills with strong ability relate to wide audiences including clients, contractors and operations staff.
  • Job requires good oral and writing skills to prepare technical reports, memos, business cases, briefings, submissions, executive correspondence offering subject matter expertise.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation.
  • Demonstrated analytical, consultation and problem solving skills.
  • Proficiency in strategically identifying research and development needs for the Agency.
  • Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize well and meet strict deadlines.
  • Specialist engineering advisory services to support the development, review and revision of corporate energy conservation and climate change policies, and to lead engineering programs, projects and services with OCWA and ministry management/staff.

The OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

How to Apply

  1. You must apply by e-mail and the job competition quoted in the subject line.
  2. You must show how you meet what we are looking for clearly, completely and concisely; we rely on the information you provide to us.
  3. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  4. Send application/resume with covering letter (PDF format preferred).

Send application/resume with covering letter (PDF format preferred) saved as JOB ID – First Last Name to:

Ontario Clean Water Agency

Hiring Manager: Sangeeta Chopra Attention: Nina Skwara


Posting Date: June 6, 2024

Closing Date: June 27, 2024


Ontario Clean Water Agency is an inclusive employer.

We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code

The Ontario Clean Water Agency is an agency of the Province of Ontario, reporting to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. In 2023, OCWA staff treated water and wastewater, and provided other technical services for 318 clients in the province including 169 municipalities, 16 First Nations, 108 commercial and industrial clients and 25 government and institutional clients. Municipal clients range in size from populations as large as 1.5 million in the Region of Peel to as small as 2,400 in Moose Factory. This broad scope of experience ensures OCWA has the expertise to solve any issues that may arise, in any size or type of treatment process in the province. Our Agency has grown its municipal client base every year over the past 30 years is proof of this value. We continue to focus on our people and strategies to attract and retain competent staff.

Note: Thank you for your interest, we will contact you only if we choose you for further screening or an interview.