Public Notice: Town of Smiths Falls seeks Director of Public Works & Utilities

April 14, 2021

The Town of Smiths Falls

is seeking a


The Town of Smiths Falls is a vibrant, progressive single tier municipality with a population of 9,000 and growing. One of Eastern Ontario’s most scenic communities, we are centrally located within an hour of Ottawa, Kingston, Brockville and the US border.

The Town prides itself on delivering high quality, affordable and relevant services that contribute to an unsurpassed quality of life. Smiths Falls features beautiful heritage buildings, two theatres, a charming downtown, and world-class museums and recreational facilities. Enjoy our thriving cultural scene with live music, foodie finds, a local brewery, and dozens of community events – all at the heart of the Rideau Canal, Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage site and a gateway to the region’s abundant lakes and waterways. Smiths Falls is also home to the largest cannabis producer, Canopy Growth Corporation, on the planet.

Responsible for leadership and guidance of a dedicated team of people delivering a diverse range of services including water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, solid waste management, public works operations, active transportation, traffic, and capital projects.

A post-secondary education in a related engineering/technical discipline (preferably Civil) along with a Professional Engineer or C.E.T. designation. Considerable managerial experience and training in utility, environmental and public works services in an urban environment. A strong understanding of provincial legislation and policies as they relate to the responsibilities of the job.

Related work experience includes a minimum of five (5) years in a senior management role, preferably in a municipal public works and utilities environment. The successful candidate will be a community minded leader with excellent communications, problem-solving, financial, organizational and critical-thinking skills. An acute ability to think strategically and manage priorities while focusing on best practices and operational excellence.

If you are looking for a rewarding career in a growing community and wish to make a meaningful difference as a key member of the senior management team, we want to hear from you! Send us a confidential cover letter and resume by May 10, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. to:

Brenda Martineau
Human Resources Advisor

The Town of Smiths Falls is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Only those under consideration will be contacted. Information is collected for the purpose of job selection under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.