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Senior Project Manager, Municipal - Niagara

43 Church St Suite 104, St. Catharines, ON L2R 7E1, Canada Req #565
Monday, April 22, 2024

Your difference is the difference

Do you love to develop and share great ideas? Do you believe your insights can drive people forward? Do you appreciate working with others and building on mutual successes? Perfect. We do, too.

As an employee-owned company, we foster a culture where our people can thrive – and by thrive, we mean a place where you can share your ingenuity, express your difference, and grow in your very own way. Whatever your area, no matter your grade, your unique skills and perspective will help drive change from operations to the C-suite, across a wide of range of projects and channels.

Are you ready to build a future that’s uniquely yours? Join our award-winning team and make a difference that defines you.

RVA’ S Niagara office is looking for an experienced municipal engineer who is interested in leading projects varying in scope and size related to roads, water distribution systems, sanitary sewage collection systems, flood protection, stormwater management, and storm drainage systems, including planning and design of new facilities, as well as optimization and rehabilitation of existing systems.




Your initial primary duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Build, manage and lead the corporate Municipal practice in Niagara, developing, tracking, and contributing to the annual business plan and multi-year strategy for growth. 
  • Lead and participate in Business Development initiatives and operational growth for RVA Municipal within the Niagara and Hamilton area, and support other geographic areas as required.
  • Liaise with existing and develop future clients, support pursuits and proposals, and monitor budgets and schedules.
  • Manage tasks, team, schedules, budgets, cost control processes and project work procedures. Identify and manage project issues and risks and, if needed, enhance resolution or actions; collaborate with other offices across Canada.
  • Project manage and/or technically support the design team and oversee projects / project performance.  
  • Prepare and/or review detail design calculations, reports, technical specifications, and proposals.
  • Provide input to the development of engineering budgets and schedules to meet requirements.
  • Ensure projects meet the professional needs of RVA and Quality standards and participate in interdisciplinary review of project deliverables.
  • Liaise with client, suppliers, regulatory agencies, utility companies and contractors; represent RVA in professional associations and agencies.
  • Mentoring and coaching project teams including technical and field staff.
  • Other duties as assigned and appropriate for this position.




  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.
  • 15 plus years progressive experience in municipal engineering with at least 10 years working in a consultancy.
  • P.Eng., or eligibility for registration in Ontario.
  • Project management (PMP) designation is an asset.
  • Possess a strong ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with staff and clients.
  • Experience or aptitude for meeting timelines and budgets, proposal writing, client development and other skills appropriate to consulting.
  • Proven capabilities in writing reports and other technical documents.
  • Familiar with local design and construction standards and requirements for permits and approvals.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative, team environment.
  • Extensive experience providing strategic advisory services related to municipal engineering projects and clients is required.


Your better starts here

We don’t settle for less, and neither should you. As it happens, offering great benefits to our people is entirely possible: the numbers work out. Happy teams mean happy clients. It’s just that simple. From recruitment to flexibility, learning to leadership, wellness to inclusion, we give our people the tools they need to outperform in their careers and build lasting connections with our clients, our culture, and each other.

  • Competitive compensation packages and performance-based bonuses
  • Health, paramedical, vision, and dental coverage
  • A flexible vacation policy that lets you determine your time off based on your other responsibilities and needs
  • Top-up plans for new and expecting parents
  • Firm-paid holidays, summer and winter breaks, and other leaves of absence that cover everything from extra family time, jury duty, or even completing a degree
  • RVA Group Pension Plan with match
  • Global Travel Assist Program that provides emergency out-of-country medical protection for you and your eligible family members on personal and business trips
  • Access to a variety of free services (e.g., employee and family assistance programs, nutrition advice, caregiver support) and employee discounts (e.g., sports and entertainment tickets, major brands, insurance plans)
  • Flexible and alternative work arrangements around core hours, including telecommuting and work-from-home options

Diversity, Inclusion, and Accommodations:  

At RVA, we are committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. RVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you require any special accommodations, please advise Human Resources. Any information received relating to accommodations will be treated as confidential.

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  • 43 Church St Suite 104, St. Catharines, ON L2R 7E1, Canada