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Jacobs Water and Wastewater Operator in Ontario, Canada

Water and Wastewater Operator


The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Jacobs’ Water and Wastewater Operations is searching for highly motivated, adaptable and communicative team player to join their team. This position is located in Lambton Shores, Ontario.

Reporting to the Water and Wastewater Operations Manager and/or Supervisor, the Water and Wastewater Operator is responsible for the overall day-to-day operation, maintenance and compliance for the Water and Wastewater Systems. The incumbent will work in a team environment alongside other operators and contractors to ensure proper operation of the Municipal Water and Wastewater Systems while following all applicable regulations, legislation, laws and the Drinking Quality Management Standard (DWQMS).

Must have a good working knowledge of water and wastewater treatment processes, water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems and computer software applications utilized to operate, maintain and report. The incumbent will be required to respond to after hour calls and alarms associated with the Municipality’s Water and Wastewater Systems and is required to live within a 1 hour radius of the project to be able to respond as per the contract agreement.




  • Successful completion of a three (3) year Community College Diploma in Chemical or Environmental Technology or a University degree in Environmental Studies or Sciences, or an equivalent combination of education and experience related to water and wastewater treatment

  • Minimum three years of experience in municipal drinking water and municipal or industrial wastewater operations and regulatory compliance

  • Possess the following licenses: Level 1 Water Distribution and Supply Operator Certificate of Competency (or higher), Level 1 Wastewater Treatment Operator Certificate of Competency (or higher), and Level 1 Wastewater Collection Certificate of Competency (or higher) or ability to obtain

  • Strong knowledge of water and distribution system and wastewater treatment operations and collection systems to facilitate proper operations of the facilities

  • Demonstrated experience/knowledge in the repair, replacement, installations and maintenance of water and wastewater systems

  • Strong knowledge of the relevant regulatory and legislative acts, codes, policies, guidelines and procedures related to water operations and maintenance

  • Knowledge of laboratory analytical procedures and QA/QC programs

  • Ability to read and interpret maintenance manuals, blueprints and other technical specifications, use and storage of industrial chemicals

  • Familiarity with computers, including monitoring and operating systems (SCADA) and other operational and process data collection/reporting systems

  • Analytical, problem-solving, planning and scheduling skills required to effectively inspect, operate and monitor the facilities processes and equipment

  • Ability to perform routine preventive maintenance; take samples, interpret results and make process control adjustments to resolve operating issues

  • Good oral and written communication skills to liaise with a variety of people including coworkers, clients, suppliers, while keeping accurate logs and writing reports

  • Ability to work in a team environment and take initiative, manage multiple and changing demands and priorities while working independently and with other staff

  • Possess a valid Class G driver’s license throughout the course of employment

  • Ability to work in a physically demanding environment

Job Operations & Maintenance

Primary Location Canada-Ontario-Forest-CA Forest - Brush Rd

Job Type Experienced

Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: BI 000AJF