Leader, Area Program

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The Leader, Area Program, ensures the overall quality of service delivery and the technical aspects of construction services in a region. This includes communicating, monitoring and meeting key performance indicators for the service line. The incumbent conducts regional audits to assess compliance as well as risk management within the geographic area, including monitoring activities and reporting on risks that will affect the regional service line. The incumbent manages the Client-Partner relationship at a regional level within the assigned program.

The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative but not all-inclusive:

  • Manage risk, communicate proposed solutions to internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist in developing service level arrangements to meet Client-Partner requirements for special or unique programs
  • Communicate, monitor and meet regional service line key performance indicators
  • Lead service line team to provide required support within the program (e.g. multiple projects and contracts involving varying complexities, values, disciplines and costs)
  • Implement risk management framework for the service line (e.g. monitor activities and report on risks)
  • Ensure dissemination and understanding of service line information within the region
  • Ensure service line compliance with corporate policies and procedures
  • Ensure the integration of security considerations into service delivery
  • Promote business development for the service line in the region
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships within DCC, and with industry, the Client-Partners and/or stakeholders
  • Ensure quality standards are met, in line with corporate and Client-Partner expectations


  • Provide support to service line initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned

General and Specific Knowledge

  • Best practices, methods, trends and legislation in construction, engineering and architecture
  • Procurement mechanisms
  • Service line policies and procedures
  • Project, contract and risk management principles
  • Health and safety management

Formal Education and/or Certification(s) and Experience

  • Minimum: college diploma in engineering, applied science or related field with eight years’ relevant experience, or the equivalent
  • Preferred: university degree in one of the above fields and/or applicable certification or licence (e.g. Certified Engineering Technologist, Association of Architectural Technologists
  • of Ontario, P.Eng)


  • Use applicable computer software and operating systems
  • Apply project, contract and risk management techniques
  • Demonstrate leadership skills


  • Provide functional oversight and leadership for service line personnel


  • Typical office environment with occasional travel
  • Some work may be located on construction sites; incumbent may occasionally be required to wear basic safety equipment

**Security Requirements**

Candidates must have no criminal record and must be eligible to obtain Top Secret security clearance. Top Secret clearance process requires the candidate to:

  • Be able to provide 10 years of verifiable background information
  • Provide proof of identity by way of valid Canadian Government issued ID

In addition, candidates will be required to consent to being subjected to an in-depth security assessment, as well as criminal record and credit checks.