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Senior Asset Management Advisor, Engineering

Job Details
Open Date Jun 18 2019 - 08:30:00 AM Close Date Aug 21 2019 - 11:59:00 PM
Position Title Senior Asset Management Advisor, Engineering Posting Type Full Time
Posting Status Active Position Length Permanent
Department Group Engineering Services Hours per Week 35
Department Engineering Services Openings 1
Education Bachelor's Degree    
Location Town Hall: 150 Mary Street Milton, L9T 6Z5


As one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Canada, the Town of Milton offers the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team where you can have a direct influence on the future of the community. A place of possibility.

Position Summary

The Town of Milton’s Engineering Services Department is accepting applications for the permanent, full-time position of Senior Asset Management Advisor, Engineering. Reporting to the Manager, Infrastructure & Right of Way, this position is responsible for the development of policies, standards, best practices and technology improvements to support asset management planning for the Town’s Engineering Core Infrastructure assets including roads, structures (bridges and culverts) and stormwater infrastructure. The position is responsible for ensuring the Town adheres to all ongoing legislative requirements related to Asset Management Planning and will work with a diverse team across the organization to assess levels of service and potential risks that influence business planning and budget decisions.

Key Responsibilities

Oversees development and implementation of Engineering asset management strategies and frameworks to meet divisional and Council objectives, specifically with respect to roads, bridges and culverts, and stormwater assets:

  • Development of short and long term infrastructure asset maintenance and rehabilitation strategies to minimize life cycle costs
  • Leads condition assessment studies for the core assets (roads, bridges and culverts, and stormwater assets) including preparing and managing Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the acquisition of professional services and/or solutions for all Engineering infrastructure as required
  • Develops and maintains a level of service framework to reflect legislative requirements and community needs
  • Assesses, makes recommendations and oversees implementation of methodologies for tracking data required for asset management planning including evaluating potential software needs - this will include coordination with GIS staff and incorporating as-built information into appropriate asset data bases.
  • Ensures asset management data is consistently collected, stored and analyzed in compliance with the corporate Asset Management Policy and updated as required – this will include developing a sound process for ensuring newly assumed infrastructure data is collected and added to the appropriate asset data base(s), as well as coordinating (including issuing required RFPs) external consultants to facilitate data collection, and consulting and coordinating with internal staff
  • Provides subject matter expertise, well developed reporting and communication to key stakeholders
  • Liaises, coordinates and collaborates regularly with Senior Analyst – Asset Management (Finance)

Coordinates preparation and submission of the Division’s annual capital budget and forecast as well as external funding applications

  • Liaises with Infrastructure Manager, Project Managers and Finance staff in respect of current and long range capital requirements for budgetary purposes;
  • Actively maintains awareness of external funding opportunities and collaborates with Finance Division to ensure complete and accurate submissions to external agencies

Enhances departmental stewardship through ongoing education and building awareness of asset management planning; monitors trends and developments in asset management legislation and technology and recommend improved policies, procedures and software

  • Educates Engineering staff in concepts, principles, processes and procedures of asset management through workshops and formal and informal communications to foster an improved understanding of corporate asset management requirements within the organization
  • Provide subject matter expertise to division on capital spending priorities
  • Researches best practices and develops recommendations to be applied in asset management
  • Identifies and establishes networks and relationships with relevant associations and other municipal asset management staff (internal and external) to effectively share      knowledge and leverage work


  • Post-secondary degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited University or 3-year diploma in Civil Engineering from an accredited College is required
  • Additional professional (i.e. OGRA, AMCTO, FCM) courses or training in Asset Management preferred
  • Diploma/certificate in Asset Management or other relevant designation preferred
  • Full certification as a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) in good standing with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technologists and Technicians (OACETT) or registration as an Engineering Intern (EIT) with Professional Engineers Ontario (P.E.O) is required
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with P.E.O. preferred
  • Five (5) years  of related experience in municipal infrastructure, including preferred experience in capital planning and policy development
  • One (1) year experience in the development and implementation of municipal asset management plans
  • Expert knowledge in the principles and application of asset management concepts and practices
  • Extensive understanding of municipal infrastructure (roads, bridges and culverts, stormwater assets), engineering, operations and risk management
  • Functional understanding and application of all relevant asset management legislation and associated regulations to ensure Corporate compliance e.g. the Infrastructure for Jobs and Prosperity Act, 2015 and Ontario Regulation 588/17
  • Knowledge in developing condition assessment and inspection plans and programs, processes and protocols for data collection is preferred
  • Proficient in Windows based software including Microsoft based applications (i.e. Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of ESRI software and tools, such as ArcMap and/or ArcGIS Pro, Collector, and ArcGIS Online
  • Experience with GPS and the development of data capture methods and techniques using mobile technology is considered an asset
  • Strong time management, organization and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


Salary Range: $80,465 - $100,581

This position will remain opened until filled.


The Town of Milton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code; the Town of Milton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment process, please inform the Town’s Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require. All applicant information collected is in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and under the authority of the Municipal Act; used strictly for candidate selection.