Director, Public Works, Engineering and Environmental Services (Full-Time)
Hours of work:
35 per week, usually Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; flexibility in scheduling is necessary with required attendance at Council, Committee and special meetings, availability to respond to urgent situations, attend to functions outside of normal work hours, and work overtime as necessary
Reporting to the CAO, the Director of Public Works, Engineering and Environmental Services is responsible for the planning, development and general/financial management of services and programs for the Town’s roads, water, wastewater, engineering, transit, and transportation portfolios comprising infrastructure maintenance and operations, capital works, budgeting, design services, and development engineering. The position is responsible for department: infrastructure needs assessment and long-range infrastructure planning, development facilitation and liaison duties; material and equipment acquisition, project coordination, and service level definition; preparing and presenting budgets, monitoring and approving expenditures, and writing and implementing policy; administering, directing and implementing health and safety policies; and, for recruitment, development and evolution of staff; The main duties and responsibilities for this position are in the areas of: roads and storm maintenance and construction; water and wastewater services; department administration and management of staff; reports/recommendations to Council/Committee and public relations; department budgets; traffic signals, regulatory & information signage, and street lighting; and, transit operations.
Experience and Qualifications:
- Degree/diploma in Civil or Environmental Engineering plus a, P.Eng. designation from APEO or C.E.T. designation from OACETT.
- Minimum ten (10) years’ of comprehensive related experience with a minimum of seven (7) years at a senior management level with a municipality in the engineering, public works, or water/wastewater field and experience in a unionized environment.
- Thorough knowledge of applicable legislation such as TSSA Liquid Fuels Handing Code, MEA Municipal Class EA Guidelines, Ontario Structural Inspection Manual, NVCA Regulatory Area Mapping, Municipal Act, OPSS Standards & Specifications, Ontario Highway Traffic Act, MTO Highway Design, MOE regulations, MOT regulations, Ontario Health & Safety Act, Ontario Clean Water Act, Development Charges Act, Planning Act, etc.
- Thorough working knowledge of roads/structures/water/wastewater construction and maintenance management, budget formulation, government grant programmes, applicable legislative/regulatory standards, labour relations principles and practices, municipal government functions/responsibilities, and health and safety practices.
- Proven leadership ability, utilizing visionary and strategic thinking to motivate and bring stakeholders together including business, industry, all levels government and community groups.
- Thorough knowledge and understanding of the role of local government and the context in which the Town operates and the roles of Council and staff in this environment.
- Demonstrated sound political sensitivity and judgement. Strong customer service focus.
- Knowledge of project management techniques. Ability to meet critical deadlines.
- Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism and integrity.
- Ability to demonstrate tact and discretion in handling matters of a confidential nature and maintain confidentiality. Familiarity with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Ability to cope with interruptions and exercise good judgement.
- Demonstrated superior oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate strategically and in a manner that builds understanding and commitment.
- Ability to establish and maintain co-operative and constructive relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization and representatives of external agencies, community groups and partnerships
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), CADD and GIS.
- Class “G” Driver’s License in good standing and reliable vehicle to use on corporate business. Ability and willingness to travel within the community and out of town as required.
- Possess Criminal Records & Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) with results satisfactory to the Town, and valid standard first aid and CPR/AED Level C certificate (or willing to obtain).