Lead Hand, Soil Management - Full-Time Contract Position (TRCA-206-19)


Contract Duration: Two (2) years

Reporting to the Manager, Soil Management, and in coordination with the Senior Coordinator, Soil Management, the Lead Hand, Soil Management position is responsible for conducting daily field level inspections, monitoring and testing of multiple soil and concrete generating sites.  Additonally, this position is responsible for monitoring and inspecting soil and concrete arriving at TRCA receiving sites to ensure adherance to municipal policies, procedures and by-laws, and compliance with provincial and federal legislation.  Overall, this position plays an intergral role in ensuring quality standards associated with the TRCA fill management program is operating in a manner that protects human health and the enviorment.


  • Perform site inspections at all active fill generating sites during soil excavation and delivery to TRCA receiving sites.
  • Communicate with one or more of the excavation contractors, consultants, general contractors at each site to discuss daily work plan as it relates to types and quantities of soil to be excavated and delivery to TRCA receiving sites.
  • Inspect soils delivered to TRCA generating sites for visual and olfactory signs of contamination. Perform on site testing for volatile organic compounds using PID (photo-ionization detector).
  • Assist TRCA gate staff/crew leaders with on-site tasks.
  • Supervise contractors on site work, soil placement, health and safety.
  • Prioritize and direct daily tasks for assigned staff and contractors.
  • Interpret technical drawings and plans, and then use basic surveying skills to lay out site and ensure that deliverables meet specification to the required level of accuracy.
  • Perform site inspections for quality control and compliance with all relevant policies and procedures including standard and safe operating procedures, appropriate environmental controls, hazard assessment and mitigation, emergency plans, training and competency, documentation, maintenance of vehicles and equipment, communication, and the proactive establishment of a positive and respectful work environment.
  • Perform hazard assessments and daily ‘tailgate safety talks’ relevant to changes in type of work and site conditions and take required action to mitigate identified hazards.
  • Perform soil sampling for laboratory analysis at TRCA receiving sites meeting MOECC sampling standards. 


  • Post-secondary education in resource management, environmental or engineering science, landscape design, forestry, construction or related field.
  • Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) an asset.
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in site remediation work and an understanding of the excavation industry.
  • Valid Chainsaw Operator and First Aid / CPR certificates.
  • Valid Ontario G Class Driver’s license.


  • Demonstrated daily worksite coordination, site supervision, and associated responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated high level of technical expertise and knowledge of best practices in all Resource Management Projects programs.
  • Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge and understanding of all relevant federal, provincial and municipal  laws, acts and regulations, TRCA Policies and Procedures, and industry standards and their application to major task areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, interpret and apply forestry, engineering and landscape architectural plans, drawings, details and specifications.
  • Competence with laser level and basic surveying skills.
  • Proven problem solving skills in dynamic site conditions.
  • Demonstrated high level of technical ability in the safe operation and maintenance of any and all vehicles and equipment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with proven leadership and ability to train and coach staff.
  • Basic GPS and computer literacy skills including word processing, spreadsheet and database functions.

To apply to this posting, please click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting # TRCA-206-19 prior to midnight on July 29, 2019.

While TRCA thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) who are not presently permanent TRCA employees may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector and/or drivers abstract check.

TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA’s Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the Authority. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.

Restoration and Infrastructure
Full-time contract
Salary range: 
$67,821 - $73,530 (Target hiring rate is $67,821- $70,629), 40 hours per week
Restoration Services Centre - 9741 Canada Company Ave, Woodbridge, Ontario
Closing date: 
Jul 29, 2019
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