Manager, System Control and Integration

EPCOR Utilities - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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Drainage Services provides wastewater and stormwater drainage services to customers in Edmonton. Our employees plan, build, operate and maintain the pipes, tunnels, pump stations, and stormwater management facilities that make up the city’s extensive drainage network.

Under SIRP, EPCOR is moving to a system where we predict and manage the movement of stormwater through smart sensors and technologies that integrate into the collection system. The Manager, System Control and Integration will be the technical lead as we move towards real time use of data from those smart sensors and technology to support operational decision-making, system optimization and in-time maintenance activities.

Brief Description

The Manager, System Control and Integration is responsible for delivering the monitoring and control strategy for the wastewater and stormwater drainage system in Edmonton. This responsibility includes optimizing and integrating existing and new data sources and control systems to achieve the objectives identified by the Stormwater Integrated Resource Plan (SIRP) and other operational strategies.

This role will require the ability to become familiar with the existing drainage flow control and gravity collection system, and work with a diverse, highly skilled team of skilled trades, technical and engineering professionals to improve operation of the overall drainage system.

This opportunity is accepting applications from both current EPCOR Employees and external applicants. Detailed Description

The Manager, System Control and Integration will work to optimize the current local and regional control systems, developing and implementing a strategy towards global control of the system, and ultimately integrated real time control with other facilities such as water and wastewater treatment plants. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Flow Control Facilities, the Manager, System Control and Integration key accountabilities are, but not limited to:

Providing direct support, and interface heavily with 24/7 control centre and dispatch operations, including staff supervision.
Leading a team of SCADA technologists.
Integrating flow control facility SCADA with WISKI, GeoFit, IVARA and other software platforms into an operational dashboard.
Designing, creating and improving HMI/SCADA graphics to provide operator friendly real time system information.
Providing input into development and execution of emergency response plans.
Working with a cross functional team of water and wastewater professionals to develop monitoring and controls strategies.

Working with:
Internal & external project teams to integrate controls strategies at pre-design and design phases
Drainage system operations, maintenance, engineering and project staff to research, design, construct new monitoring and controls infrastructure and strategies
Providing technical oversight and input to integration and operation of river flood control gates, advanced early flood warning systems for roadways, and other stormwater infrastructure.
Ensuring compliance with industry best practice and EPCOR cybersecurity standards for Drainage Services O/T assets.
Providing operations and engineering support, including vacation coverage for other operational managers, as required.
Job Requirements

To be successful in this role, you will possess the following qualifications, experience and behaviours:

Completion of post-secondary degree from a recognized educational institute in engineering with expertise in control systems, process control, instrumentation, hydraulics, flow monitoring and/or other skills applicable to urban sewer and stormwater controls and monitoring.
Post graduate degree is considered an asset.
P.Eng designation is required; but consideration may be given to equivalent skills, training and demonstrated past success.

Experience /Knowledge:
5+ year’s directly related work experience.
Understanding and experience with system operation and controls in a utility, industrial or advanced municipal wastewater system.
Preference given to experience with large municipal or utility sector, specifically in the area of water/wastewater management.
Experience in other urban scale monitoring and control systems (gas, power, water, traffic) will be considered.

with SCADA, automation, communications, data management technology.
in SCADA integration with other data management systems is preferred.

In addition to the above, as the successful candidate you will demonstrate the following:

Exceptional interpersonal skills: exercises influence strategies when advising business unit leadership of the impacts of operational decisions.
Excellent time management skills combined with superior planning and organizing skills.
Strong leadership ability: demonstrating an engaged, entrepreneurial spirit with a history of making sound decisions.
Ability to create supportive and collaborative relationships between team members as well as other Business Units.
Proactive thinking with a focus on optimizing opportunities, finding solutions and providing advice that supports quality business decisions.
Fully engaged in managerial work, making improvements on an ongoing basis.
Seeks opportunities to enhance personal effectiveness in both the business unit function and of operational understanding.
You possess strong problem-solving skills, a critical thinking aptitude and demonstrate exceptional written and verbal skills. You consistently take initiative to develop process improvements and customer relationships, have the ability to multi-task and function in a fast-paced setting, and above all strive to achieve a high level of operational performance. Additional Details

Jurisdiction: MGMT

Hours of work: 80 hours bi-weekly

Location: Edmonton, AB – Kennedale Site-

This position may be eligible for a $2,000 employee referral reward! Ensure you enter the EPCOR Employees name as the referral source when you are applying.

About EPCOR:
Clean water and reliable energy are at the heart of what we do. We proudly keep the lights on and the water flowing in over 100 communities across North America. With a rich 125-year history, EPCOR has ambitions to be one of North America’s premier providers of essential services, and we have the top employer and sustainability awards to prove it. If you’re looking for new opportunities, people who care and work that matters, apply today to find a career where you matter more. Check out to find out more.

Commencing with your first day of employment as a permanent EPCOR employee you will enjoy a variety of benefits, such as:

Competitive salary
Annual incentive (bonus) pay program
Paid vacation
Flexible benefits plan
Five paid personal days off each year
One Friday off per month
Access to internal and external career development programs
Financial support for personal development
EPCOR Savings Plan with company matched contributions
Pension Plan
Financial support for employee wellness
Career opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines and operational areas
Financial support for charitable organizations that employees contribute to

Please note the following information:
A requirement of working for EPCOR is that you are at least 18 years of age and legally entitled to work in Canada. (A copy of a valid work permit may be required.)
If you are considered for the position, clearance on all applicable background checks (which may include criminal, identity, educational, and/or credit) and professional reference checks is required. Some EPCOR positions require an enhanced level of background assessment, which is dictated by law. These positions require advanced criminal record checks that must also be conducted from time to time after commencement of employment.
If you are being considered for a driving position, a current 5 year commercial Driver Abstract will be required.
A technical/practical assessment may be administered during the selection process and this exercise will be used as a part of the selection criterion.
To meet the physical demands required of some positions, candidates must be in good physical condition and willing to work in all weather conditions. Clearance on pre-placement medical and drug and alcohol testing may be required.