Position: Operations Superintendent 

Division: Utilities and Environment 

Department: Water and Waste Operations

Term: 1  Permanent Full Time position(s) available.

Closing Date: 03/24/2023 

Labour Group: SCMMA 

Posting:  2008 

Job Summary

This position is responsible and accountable for managing the staff, materials and equipment required to preserve and operate water and sewer infrastructure.

Duties & Responsibilities

1.    Plans, schedules, supervises, and evaluates the work done by civic staff related to the preservation and operation of the City’s water and sewer systems.
2.    Ensures that work performed meets documented level of service standards, operational procedures, and occupational health and safety procedures.
3.    Manages assigned staff; hires, assigns work schedules, assesses staffing needs, identifies and pursues other resources if necessary. Conducts performance management, disciplinary action, layoff and recall as required.
4.    Assists with the development of operational policies and is responsible for the implementation of these policies.
5.    Acts as a Section liaison with various internal and external groups.
6.    Reviews and analyzes maintenance and rehabilitation activities and procedures, and recommends improvements if required.
7.    Assists with the preparation of the yearly operating budgets to meet approved levels of service, and ensures that programs are delivered within budget.  Prepares regular status reports.
8.    Identifies training requirements and assists with the training, coaching and development of Section employees.
9.    Prepares written reports concerning policy, procedure, staffing, equipment and materials used in water and sewer preservation and operations. Compiles policy, procedure and quality standards manuals.
10.    Performs other related duties as assigned.


•    Graduation from a recognized, two-year, post-secondary program in a related discipline.
•    Four to six years’ progressively responsible supervisory work. Ten to fifteen years of field experience in the Water and Sewer section would be considered an asset. 
•    Possession of valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Driver’s Licence
•    Current driver’s abstract from SGI demonstrating a safe driving record.
•    Considerable knowledge of the Corporate safety policy, collective agreement, letters of understanding, Provincial Occupational Health and Safety regulations, applicable bylaws, standards and specifications, regulations and annual budget process pertaining to the work.
•    Considerable knowledge of materials, methods, techniques, and equipment used in water and sewer maintenance, rehabilitation, and operation programs.
•    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, contractors and civic employees.
•    Ability to identify, analyze and resolve operational problems creatively with minimal supervision.
•    Ability to implement policy and procedural changes within a large work group.
•    Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
•    Ability to work with various administrative software packages (e.g. word-processing, spreadsheets and databases) and custom software packages such as maintenance management software.

Additional Requirements

Required hours of work include weekends.

Weekly Hours: 36.67 

Salary Range: $86,211.84 to $101,175.60 CAD per annum (2022 rates)


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The City of Saskatoon offers an inclusive workplace that embraces diverse backgrounds. As an equity partner with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC), the City commits to diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplaces. By having our workforce reflect the community we serve, we support the realization of miyo-pimatisiwin, (me-o-pi-ma-ti-si-win) “the good life”, for all residents. To learn more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the City, please visit Saskatoon.ca/diversity 


The City of Saskatoon strives to provide an accessible and inclusive workplace for all, including throughout the application and selection process through reasonable access and accommodations. Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please email talentacquisition@saskatoon.ca.