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Design Projects Co-ordinator, Capital Projects & Strategic Services Division

  • 25 Apr 2016
  • 13 May 2016
  • 4:00 PM
  • Hamilton Conservation Authority


The Hamilton Conservation Authority currently has an opportunity for a

Design Projects 

Capital Projects & Strategic Services Division


Job Summary:

Reporting to the Manager of Design & Development, this position is responsible for the co-ordination of the planning, design and implementation of projects, both existing and proposed, for all lands owned and managed by the Hamilton Conservation Authority.  Projects encompass a wide range of conservation areas facilities such as fences, roads, parking lots, pedestrian bridges, utility services, landscape design/plantings etc.  The Design Projects Co-ordinator is a member of the HCA Management Team.

Job Functions & Tasks:

  • Co-ordinate design services for assigned projects identified in the Capital and Major Maintenance Budget and Program.
  • Co-ordinate master and management plan studies of HCA lands as required.
  • Undertake field surveys and develop working drawings of HCA facilities, infrastructure and services as required.
  • Provide budget estimates, project management, construction schedules, and report preparation for projects to be undertaken by the HCA.
  • Supervise and direct full-time and casual staff assigned to the Design and Development section.
  • Prepare Requests for Proposal, Requests for Quotation and Construction Tender documents as required.
  • Supervise and direct consultants and contractors as required.
  • Co-ordinate approvals required from outside agencies to undertake the development of projects on HCA lands.
  • Co-ordinate the input of the general public, stakeholder groups and staff of the other HCA Divisions, as required, to facilitate the completion of projects of the HCA.
  • Carry out any other duties and tasks as assigned to support the team effort at HCA. 


  • A graduate of a college or university program specializing in Design and/or Planning for the Built Environment with at least 3 – 5 years of practical experience.
  • Possess a good working knowledge of land planning and development process in a regional municipal setting.
  • Working knowledge of various legislations and policies including Planning Act, Niagara Escarpment Planning & Development Act, Ontario Building Code and AODA Accessibility Standards.
  • Demonstrated experience with detailed design, site surveying, construction inspection and supervision.
  • Good working knowledge of native woody and vascular plant materials as well as landscape planting and restoration techniques.
  • Possess excellent report writing, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Communicate effectively and provide excellent service to the other HCA divisions and a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Team player capable of self-directed, independent work.
  • Possess good working skills with MS Office and CAD drawing programs (Microstation and/or Autocad)
  • A valid Ontario class ‘G’ driver’s license and your own reliable vehicle are required
  • On occasion, work outside in all weather conditions.

Working Conditions:

The position will be based at Woodend, the Conservation Authority’s main office; however, considerable time will be spent in the field on HCA-owned lands and other properties.  Working hours will total 37.5 per week, Monday through Friday inclusive with the additional requirement of evening meetings and occasional work on weekends.

Income Level & Benefits:   

This is a full time position with an annual salary starting at $55,364 and based on experience. Progression through the S6 pay range band where this position has been graded will be based on merit and is considered on an annual basis.  Yearly cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) may also be considered.  HCA offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision care, health care spending account, life and disability insurance after the 3-month probation period and a defined contribution pension plan after 1 year’s service.

Application Process:

Interested applicants should email resume and covering letter, by 4:00 pm Friday May 13, 2016 to:

Hamilton Conservation Authority
838 Mineral Springs Road PO Box 81067
Ancaster, Ontario, L9G 4X1
Attention:  Director of Human Resources

Email: jobs@conservationhamilton.ca (please quote “Design Projects Coordinator” in subject line and send in MS Word or PDF format)

Although we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process; applicants are asked to inform Human Resources for any disability required accommodations in advance.

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