The Waterfront team is responsible for developing, leading and implementing projects, programs and community engagement events in the communities found within that watershed. All projects and programs are completed in order to achieve and support the goals and objectives of watershed management plans.
Under the direction of the Waterfront Specialist, the Project Manager, Waterfront is responsible for leading, developing and implementing all aspects of waterfront and watershed projects and related studies including the planning of Authority lands, watershed strategies and regeneration projects, and community engagement initiatives in the Waterfront watersheds. This positon is responsible for leading the development of partnerships and the interaction with partner organizations including all levels of government, consultants, community organizations and other internal and external stakeholder groups. This position leads budget management tasks including the preparation of proposals for non-traditional forms of funding to help achieve watershed objectives. Additionally, this position is responsible for hiring, supervising and evaluating the performance of staff, partners, consultants and contractors. Overall, this position plays an integral role in acting as a resource to management to ensure the comprehensive implementation of watershed objectives within the Waterfront watersheds.


  • Post-graduate degree in environmental planning, resource management planning or related field;
  • 2 years’ experience in a Project Manager position and / or Supervisor or management position;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience related to major tasks;
  • Project management certification is preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and implement projects or programs, manage budgets, and control costs;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent customer service skills and technical expertise;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of municipal and provincial legislation relevant to Watershed and Waterfront planning including the Planning Act, the Conservation Authorities Act and the Environmental Assessment Act;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with public organizations, volunteer groups and government agencies;
  • Strong negotiating, influencing and advocacy skills and proven ability to influence outcomes.


  1. Develop, design and manage effective, locally tailored approaches for the implementation and evaluation of Watershed Services specific projects and programs including community engagement opportunities.
  2. Investigate and prepare proposals for non-traditional funding from multiple sources, as well as seek sponsorship opportunities in order to support Waterfront and Watershed projects and programs.
  3. Implementation and evaluation of Waterfront specific projects and programs including large scale community engagement opportunities such as the Scarborough Waterfront Project.
  4. Provide technical or management liaison with internal and external stakeholder groups and their subcommittees.
  5. Recommend policy and procedures for the management of environmental site plans and watershed-related management plans and strategies.
  6. Develop and maintain successful partnerships and act as a liaison with consultants, municipalities, developers, community members and TRCA staff.
  7. Develop and maintain relationships with current and potential funding partners.
  8. Develop terms of reference and partnership agreements in support of project implementation, comply with required procurement processes and provide ongoing management.
  9. Represent the Authority at internal and external meetings and committees.
  10. Support Project Management Office staff during public consultation processes.
  11. Hire, supervise and evaluate TRCA staff, partners, consultants and contractors in order to plan and implement projects, programs and community events.
  12. Develop and manage multiple budgets and successful funding grants in consultation with the Waterfront Specialist.
  13. Investigate and prepare funding proposals for non-traditional funding from multiple sectors including all levels of government, corporations, foundations and environmental advocacy groups.
  14. Investigate and develop sponsorship opportunities to fund Waterfront and Watershed projects, programs and community engagement events.
  15. Provide regular updates and/or reports to the supervisor on the status of all projects, initiatives and budgets.
  16. Act in the absence of the supervisor for specific duties, as required.

TRCA is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  If you require disability - related accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Watershed Strategies
Salary range: 
8S: $73,829 - $82,539
Head Office - 101 Exchange Avenue. Vaughan, Ontario
Closing date: 
Jul 28, 2017
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