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City of Oshawa

Director of Engineering Services



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Director of Engineering Services- City of Oshawa


The City of Oshawa is a thriving metropolis east of Toronto, in Durham Region, on the Lake Ontario shoreline. It has a strong local economy traditionally based in the Automotive Industry. Oshawa’s plan going forward is to continue to develop an intellectual economy, and its commercial and residential real estate areas. These are all expected to grow significantly making Oshawa one of the fastest growing cities in Canada and the third-fastest growing city in Ontario. Oshawa has been designated a Smart21 Community 2016 by the Intelligent Community Forum, recognizing the city’s position on a global level.


City of Oshawa is seeking a new Director, Engineering Services who would be responsible for leading the activities of the Engineering Services Branch and ensure that the division’s activities are carried out in an effective and efficient manner.


Reporting to the Commissioner of Development Services, this role is responsible for the management and leadership of the Engineering Services branch. This role is responsible for the development and implementation of the Civil Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan. This position provides advice and guidance on municipal issues affecting the City of Oshawa to the Commissioner, the Corporate Leadership Team (CLT) and Council as necessary. 


Having completed your University Education, preferably in Civil or Municipal Engineering and ideally a Master’s Degree, in Public/ Business Administration or related discipline, you will also have a professional Engineering designation from the Province of Ontario. You have a minimum of 12 years of relevant professional work experience (preferably at the municipal level) with at least 5-10 years in a Senior Management level. You possess a rare combination of political, consensus based leadership and conflict resolution skills that positions you as a key liaison between the Council, City Manager and the Commissioner of Development services internally and the Business Owners, Real Estate Industry, Marketing Firms, Institutional Stakeholders and Other levels of Government externally.


It is anticipated that shortlisting of candidates for interviews will take place around Mid-May and interviews will be held during the end of May. The application deadline is May 5th, 2017.


If interested in exploring this further and for a complete Position Profile, Please contact Kartik Kumar, Managing Director at Legacy Executive Search Partners at 416-271-4397 or

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City of Oshawa
Kartik Kumar
Posting Date: 31-Mar-2017Engineering Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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