Manager, Design and Construction

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

Resumes are being accepted for the position of Manager, Design and Construction within the Engineering and Transportation Services Department.  Reporting to the General Manager/City Engineer, this position will provide leadership and manage the work of the capital project planning, design and implementation team. Working collaboratively with staff and stakeholders, this position will ensure the successful delivery of engineering infrastructure projects. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Administrative Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

Duties

Division Management

  • Responsible for the planning and delivery of the engineering infrastructure design & construction program.
  • Provide technical guidance and leadership support to divisional staff responsible for the management and administration of engineering infrastructure projects including planning, designing, organizing, constructing, and controlling to ensure timely contract completion.
  • Liaise and negotiate with consultants, contractors and developers on engineering and related matters relative to contracts, agreements and standards, and maintain continued contact with the industry regarding standards and specifications for municipal infrastructure.
  • Prepare reports and presentations for Council, community representatives and partners.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable federal and provincial regulations/legislation and City by-laws.
  • Provide engineering technical support to other city departments.
  • Lead and inspire innovation and the adoption of best practices.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other civic employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Develop collaborative partnerships with agencies, utilities, adjacent municipalities, developers and contractors on matters relating to linear infrastructure.
  • Participate on technical committees in the development of policy, review of practices for municipal construction, etc.

Leadership

  • Provide visible and positive leadership to staff consistent with the commitments of the City’s Leadership Charter, developing and nurturing a work environment that is inclusive and respectful and motivating for staff.
  • Foster a highly engaged team environment, which promotes continuous learning, professional development and innovation.
  • Establish clear direction and annual objectives for the department and for staff and evaluate performance; monitor results and provide coaching, training and development opportunities as needed.
  • Responsible for staff supervision, including health and safety.
  • Contribute to the departmental leadership team and corporate initiatives.

Financial Management

  • Develop, coordinate and administer the Capital budget for all linear infrastructure projects.
  • Develop and monitor the Operational budget for division.

Qualifications

  • Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through completion of a Degree or Diploma in Civil Engineering or related field of study and considerable experience in municipal engineering, design and construction. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer with the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
  • Experience supervising staff and leading work teams.
  • Knowledge of federal, provincial, and municipal legislation/regulations related to municipal infrastructure planning, design and construction.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication, organization and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and customer service.
  • Able to manage multiple and changing demands and priorities.
  • Must possess a valid Class “G” driver’s licence with a good driving record. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their license is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.

Rate

$108,665.66-$135,832.07

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday September 29, 2019. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

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