Division Leader (Manager), Engineering and Infrastructure
|Open Date||Apr 23 2021 - 02:06:00 PM||Close Date||May 21 2021 - 04:30:00 PM|
|Position Title||Division Leader (Manager), Engineering and Infrastructure||Posting Type||Management|
|Posting Status||Active||Position Length||Full Time|
|Department Group||Hours per Week||35|
|Education||Bachelor's Degree||Experience||5 - 5 years|
|Salary Range||$99,687 to $116,612|
Purpose of Position:
Reporting to the Corporate Leader (Director) of Operational Services, the Division Leader (Manager) of Engineering and Infrastructure is the key position responsible for administration, performance, and management of the engineering functions of the Municipality including new infrastructure planning, servicing and land development.
This role will be responsible to support and facilitate Municipal growth from an Engineering perspective including Traffic and Transportation Planning, Water and Wastewater Master Plans, Corridor Studies and Environmental Assessments.
The Division Leader (Manager) of Engineering and Infrastructure will also assist and support Municipal engineering projects (capital) related to roads, bridges and culverts, water, sanitary and storm sewers, storm water management and pumping stations (new and existing assets) as required.
• University degree in an applicable Engineering Discipline (Civil, Environmental or Transportation) from a recognized University
• A minimum of five (5) years as a licensed Professional Civil Engineer with eligibility for licensure in Ontario
• This position requires a minimum of five (5) years progressive engineering experience in an urban, semi-urban and rural municipal engineering environment, combined with experience directly related to plan review, design, approval of municipal services and transportation engineering
• Minimum of 5 years progressive experience supervising in an unionized environment
• Demonstrated leadership, communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
• Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment, initiative and creativity to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to engineering based situations
• Practical knowledge and understanding of municipal policies, procedures and processes
• Demonstrated experience in time management and organizational skills with a keen sense for accuracy and attention to detail
• Experience demonstrating integrity; adhere to professional standards, regulations and corporate policies and procedures (e.g. Code of Conduct)
• Engaged strong leader who can lead and motivate a diverse team, balance engineering activities for the department, involved in engineering projects and supporting the division’s area of focus and growth
• Valid Class G Ontario drivers’ license
• The ideal candidate will be computer literate and proficient in the use of MS Office software applications and adaptability to program specific software, civil engineering design software (AutoCAD), and is familiar with storm, water and sanitary modelling
• Strong knowledge of computer software (Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, ArcGIS)
• Working knowledge of the Environmental Assessment Act, the Municipal Act, the Drainage Act, the Local Improvement Act, the Conservation Authorities Act, the Fisheries Act and other relevant legislation, as well as demonstrated judgement and ability to critically assess options within the context of applicable legislation and Municipal policies to guide decisions
• A thorough knowledge of the Municipalities development standards, development control functions and planning processes
• Knowledge of related legislation such as the Occupational Health & Safety Act, Highway Traffic Act, Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Design manuals and MTO Ontario Traffic Manuals.
• Leads the Engineering Division and manages the day-to-day operations to advance renewal and expansion of the municipal infrastructure in an atmosphere of innovation, collaboration, effective communication, and continuous improvement
• Provide guidance to Engineering staff related to regulatory requirements, design standards, technical expertise and contractual issues
• Ability to organize, coordinate and follow up on issues/concerns/programs and projects
• Excellent presentation, facilitation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills and demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate the sharing of ideas and information, and lead group discussions
• Establish goals and objectives for the division; set work priorities to achieve divisional goals
• Manage land development activities to ensure that development of new municipal infrastructure conforms to Area Structure Plans, Master Plans, Municipal guidelines and other relevant documents, and that engineering issues are addressed throughout the planning process
• Responsible for the review of new residential subdivisions, commercial, industrial and institutional development proposals to ensure compliance with the municipal by-laws including the Development Standards by-law, Subdivision and Site Plan Agreements.
• Ensure that engineering concerns and issues are addressed in a responsive manner
• Contribute to establishing and achieving the goals and objectives of the Municipalities
• Support the Municipality’s Asset Management Plan in terms of infrastructure assessment, renewal, establishing service levels, and project prioritization
• Coach, direct and assist staff and outside consultants and engage with various stakeholders to ensure compliance with all pertinent legislation to meet the needs of the ratepayers and developers
• This position is also responsible for building a positive culture between staff and external stakeholders, including residents, council and industry partners, as well as developing positive relationships with various stakeholder groups locally and regionally
• Lead the preparation of cost estimates for municipal infrastructure improvements and the development of off-site levies or local improvements
• Prepare correspondence, briefings and reports, and attend as the engineering subject matter expert at Council meetings, and other meetings as required
• Participate in local and regional initiatives as necessary, and continue to build regional relationships and partnerships
• Prepare and monitor expenditures of the department budget
• Review design drawings, inspect construction and establish and monitor financial security levels to ensure compliance with the Municipality of Lakeshore Development Standards for all types of subdivision and site plan developments
• Provide engineering technical information and advice to outside consultants, ratepayers, developers and co-workers in other municipal departments
• Prepare and monitor the Engineering and Infrastructure budget including ensuring cost recovery of all outside legal and consulting engineering expenses related to the review and inspection of development proposals
• Assist other divisions within engineering and technical support in all areas
• Supervise, provide technical direction and scheduled work for the Engineering and Infrastructure Services clerical staff and students.
• Attend Pre-consultation meetings to provide engineering advice/input on development proposals including coordinating the engineering comments to the Community and Development Services Department and Committee of Adjustment
• Report to Council on various engineering/development related matters and attend Council meetings as necessary
• Review and approve the location of all requests to install utilities such as hydro, gas, and communication cables within the municipal/public right of ways
• Respond to requests for information from lawyers/realtors on proposed land transactions
• Manage/Coordinate/Participate in the preparation of various master plans, business plans, community improvement plans, Technical Studies, Environmental Study Reports, Official Plans, Zoning By-laws, Right-of-Way Agreements, Subdivision/Development Agreements etc.
• Assist with the establishment and planning of present and future infrastructure needs for the Municipality including reviewing the need to oversize and other development costs
• Oversee, lead, and manage staff and project consultants involved in the planning, design, and construction of the Municipality’s water, wastewater, stormwater, road, and bridge/culvert infrastructure as required
• Ensure effective internal & external communications with staff, other agencies and the public
• Participate as the Municipality of Lakeshore’s liaison on County and Ministry of Transportation initiated road repairs, reconstruction and improvement projects
• Liaison with external government agencies, neighbouring municipalities, neighbouring municipalities, local organizations and other agencies on engineering and development matters.
• Other duties as assigned
Decision Making and Judgement:
• Proven analytical skills with strong communication skills both verbal and written.
• Establishing priorities and work programs for departmental staff and purchased professional services to meet Council’s established service levels and deadlines
• Formulating and preparing professional engineering opinions and recommendations with respect to all aspects of the department’s policies and development control functions and responsibilities
• Formulating preparing and revising procedures, policies, administrative fee structures, application forms and other documentation required to effectively deliver the Municipality’s development control responsibilities.
• Interpreting and applying Council’s established policies pertaining to all aspects of the Municipality’s development control functions
• Assist with establishment and growth of the Engineering and Infrastructure Division
• Directly supervise Administrative Assistant, Coordinator, Engineering Tech and Technologists and Engineering Coop students as required and others as required through the growth of the department
• Indirectly oversees contractors and external consultants
• Assist in establishing goals and objectives for the department
• Plan, prioritize and assign work
• Accountable for health and safety responsibilities of staff; must ensure compliance with OHSA as well as Municipality of Lakeshore’s Health and Safety policies and procedures including WHMIS
• Assist in recruitment, training, setting objectives, performance management, vacation scheduling, lieu and flex time approval, etc.
• Identify and assist in addressing the professional needs of staff
• Approves expenditures in accordance with approved budgetary guidelines. Expenditures beyond established budget limit must be approved by the CAO and Council.
• Assists with the development of the budget for the department
• Monitors financial variances as part of the monthly or quarterly review; monitor and control budgets in conjunction with finance staff
Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with members of Council, staff and the public. Must have proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders and must be able to effectively manage multiple projects concurrently.
Innovative and energetic individual must possess excellent communication and computer skills.
• Daily contacts with Engineering and Infrastructure Services staff, Corporate Leader (Director) of Operational Services and departmental and other municipal staff on an as needed basis to administer, manage and coordinate all aspects of Engineering and Infrastructure
• With Provincial Ministries to discuss program opportunities and funding matters. With external consultants regarding professional Engineering Services for the Municipality
• With associates in other municipalities to exchange information on related programs and services
• With commercial and private sector stakeholders in an effort to meet or exceed the Municipality’s Development Standards
• Works within an office environment.
• May be required to visit construction sites
• Some travel may be required.
Control over Work Schedule
• Office hours being 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (35 hours per week)
• May be required to attend Council and Committee meetings.
• Work is subject to deadlines and may be required to work overtime to handle workload.
• Lieu time is capped at 35 hours per year
As an inclusive employer, the Municipality of Lakeshore is committed to providing a fully accessible recruitment process. Please contact us at any time during the recruitment process and let us know what accessible supports you may need. The Municipality is also committed to ensuring that personal information will remain confidential under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
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