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WESTERN MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS OF ONTARIO

Commissioner, Public Works and Engineering

Canada-Ontario-Brampton

Posted 21 Days Ago1570862

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We serve one of the youngest, fastest growing, and most diverse cities in the country. We are a future ready organization with a sharp focus that is aiming high and thinking bigger.  We sit at the centre of Canada’s innovation super corridor, encouraging investment and growing our global success. We are building a vibrant community that ignites opportunity and instills pride in the people who live and work here. 


Brampton is in the midst of transforming, out in front, as a pioneer of suburban excellence.


The six ‘game changers’ defined in in our Strategic Plan include thinking bigger - Vision 2040; welcoming a University campus and establishing a centre for education, innovation and collaboration; developing a Riverwalk; expanding on multi-modal transportation networks that connect with the Greater Toronto Area and beyond; and building on health partnerships. 


 Leaders in our organization understand success requires passion, creativity and agility. We value progress over process. We hold each other accountable. We are a team who is engaged, excited and empowered to deliver results for Brampton, and beyond.


Job Description

The City of Brampton

Commissioner, Public Works and Engineering

          

WE’RE BUILDING CHANGE IN BRAMPTON

 

We serve one of the youngest, fastest growing, and most diverse cities in the country. We are a future ready organization with a sharp focus that is aiming high and thinking bigger.  We sit at the centre of Canada’s innovation super corridor, encouraging investment and growing our global success. We are building a vibrant community that ignites opportunity and instills pride in the people who live and work here. 

 

Brampton is in the midst of transforming, out in front, as a pioneer of suburban excellence.

The six ‘game changers’ defined in in our Strategic Plan include thinking bigger - Vision 2040; welcoming a University campus and establishing a centre for education, innovation and collaboration; developing a Riverwalk; expanding on multi-modal transportation networks that connect with the Greater Toronto Area and beyond; and building on health partnerships. 

 

Leaders in our organization understand success requires passion, creativity and agility. We value progress over process. We hold each other accountable. We are a team who is engaged, excited and empowered to deliver results for Brampton, and beyond.

 This corporate leadership role is responsible for providing strategic direction and advice to Council and the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) on the City’s portfolio of Public Works and Engineering. This visionary leader will help shape the strategic direction of the organization to make Brampton a Future Ready city.  With a mandate to be a culture-shaper, this leader will transform programs and services in Public Works and Engineering to enhance the City.

 The Commissioner is a corporate executive who works closely with the CAO and senior leaders across the organization. This leader will develop and implement appropriate business strategies to respond to internal and external drivers and community needs. The leader will achieve strategic outcomes by challenging existing practices and programs and identifying innovative and cost-effective ways to accelerate progress.

 The Commissioner will lead transformational change by pushing boundaries, thinking bigger and making courageous decisions to develop a culture of continuous improvement and leading practices. Guided by clear values, ethics and strong partnerships – both within the corporation and externally with government, industry and community stakeholders -- this leader will ensure sustainable infrastructure through the “right” investments in transportation planning, public works engineering, road operations and parks maintenance. The Commissioner will foster a workplace culture of outstanding customer service through multi-discipline teamwork, operational excellence and accountability.

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES INCLUDE:

 1.     Strategic Leadership. Participate as a member of the leadership team in the formulation of philosophy, mission, corporate goals and objectives and strategic planning related to the provision of excellent services and programs. Attend Council and Committee meetings to represent the department, make recommendations as appropriate, respond to inquiries and provide professional advice. Recommend innovative strategies and approaches based on current industry trends and a strong network of information. Lead the development of high quality and inspirational leadership development initiatives, including coaching and mentoring, that will enhance current and potential capability throughout the business. Inspire staff to be their best, maximize internal talent, reward performance and nurture talent through succession planning.

 2.     Vision for the Future. Collaborate with internal stakeholders to enable transformation and drive positive change in order to ensure an enduring culture of innovation. Establish goals, objectives, and financial and human resource requirements in partnership with senior staff of the department. Communicate, exemplify and nourish sound public service values, ethics and leadership skills in all actions and decisions and ensure implementation of appropriate policies, practices and procedures. Maintain an awareness of developments within the disciplines of the department to promote innovative management. Through connective partnerships, uses broader vision to align departmental goals with corporate business objectives. Provide expert leadership to bring about lasting improvements in service delivery in all business areas. Expertise in transportation is vital. Regional transit connections are a priority with support from other City departments and government partners. We are an important part of Metrolinx’s Regional “Big Move” Transportation Plan and Regional Express Rail (RER) Plans. Significant investments are being made in the Hurontario LRT ($1.4B), Züm bus rapid transit and active transportation networks.

 3.     Fiscal Management. Develop a comprehensive, inclusive, and transparent process of business planning and annual budgeting. Provide the appropriate level of risk management. Ensure budget requests and budget deviance are consistent with operating objectives, while maintaining optimum cost-benefit relationships and efficiency for taxpayers. Ensure the development, presentation and implementation of appropriate divisional policies, programs, practices and procedures are aligned with the City’s strategic vision while preserving high quality service.

4.     Stakeholder Relationships. Develop and maintain effective relationships based on respect, trust, and integrity with business leaders, community members and other levels of government. Ensure appropriate interaction with and support to all City departments and external clients. Interact with other agencies, departments and elected officials to best achieve the objectives of Brampton Council. Ensure appropriate mechanisms are in place to facilitate community input and engage the public. Develop effective relationships with province, particularly Metrolinx, federal, regional and neighbouring municipal governments.

 

5.     Champion of Change. Collaborate with senior leaders, establish practices other municipalities would want to aspire to, and inspire teams to be innovative to support the mandate of organization-wide accountability. Lead customer service excellence to deliver optimal results in strategic planning, human resources, technology, and continuous improvement for increased efficiencies across all the departments.

 

  Portfolios:

 Leads a large and diversified department consisting of:

·        Transportation Planning

·        Environmental Engineering

·        Parks and Facility Planning

·        Capital Parks Construction

·        Road Maintenance, Operations and Fleet

 

Selection Criteria:

 

·          Minimum 7-10 years experience as a proven leader in an engineering environment.

·          Post-secondary education in Engineering, or equivalent and a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation.

·          Additional Master’s degree is an asset.

·          Demonstrated success developing and implementing multi-faceted strategic plans for diverse stakeholders with wide-ranging impacts.

·          Strong leadership and strategic planning skills in infrastructure/transportation portfolios.

·          Demonstrated business and political acumen, as well as influencing and motivational skills.

·          Visionary and transformational leader.

·          Demonstrated integrity and fiscal responsibility.

·          Excellent communication skills and relationship management skills.

·          Excellent stakeholder relationship management skills with multi-level governments, industries and community

 THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE:

 ·        Is a well-respected colleague who collaborates with individuals across the corporation to develop innovative solutions that advance corporate objectives.

·        Has a proven track record of building and maintaining high-performing teams who are engaged in their work and the corporation as a whole.

 

The City of Brampton is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. Please advise WMC of accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.  The City of Brampton offers competitive compensation along with a benefits plan, pension plan and professional development.

 ARE YOU FUTURE READY?

 We look forward to meeting you. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact WMC directly. Any communication and information received will be treated confidentially. Please call or email your resume to David Howes at WMC: davidh@wmc.on.ca or 416362-6863 x 230.


Contact Information

WESTERN MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS OF ONTARIO
Debra Clinton
debra@wmc.on.ca
http://www.wmc.ca