General Manager - Public Works

public works engineering
Location: City of Brantford, ON
Website: http://www.brantford.ca
Type: full-time
Posted On: Sep 26, 2019
Closing Date: Oct 17, 2019
     
 
A growing community of over 100,000 residents, the City of Brantford is located on the picturesque waters of the Grand River, a designated Canadian heritage river. Brantford is a single-tier municipality with a full range of services and a gross expenditure budget of $340 million in 2019. Our mission is to deliver quality programs and services to the citizens of Brantford through a commitment to responsible leadership and sound fiscal management.
 
General Manager - Public Works
 
Reporting to the Chief Administration Officer, the General Manager must be an excellent leader with outstanding organizational skills to oversee the Public Works Commission which currently includes the departments of: Continuous Improvement, Downtown Revitalization, Operational Services, Environmental Services, Engineering Services, Fleet & Transit and Facilities & Asset Management. The role requires an in-depth understanding of municipal operations, asset management and financial planning, and is responsible for directing the development of departmental work plans and associated operating and capital budget forecasts. Facilitating the development of key departmental initiatives including policy creation, best practices and standards, divisional organization, and strategic optimization planning are also key functions of this position.
 
The ideal candidate must be able to create and sustain an organizational climate that promotes quality customer service and continuous improvement in all departmental operations. The role requires a strategic planner who is able to build positive relationships and earn the confidence of City leaders and staff as well as external stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of collaboration with public and private agencies and staff; the ability to see the big picture; and a strong knowledge of municipal sector services.
 
Applicants shall possess a degree in Engineering or equivalent, combined with a relevant post graduate degree and a minimum of 10 years senior management experience in a municipality or equivalent experience in a role that is similar in both size and scope in the private sector.
 

 
Salary Range: $146,669 to $183,336 per annum (based on a 35 hour work week) plus benefits Qualified candidate are invited to apply on-line by visiting the City of Brantford’s website at: brantford.ca
 
Closing date for applications: Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 4:30 p.m.
 
Information gathered relative to this position will only be used for candidate selection.
 
We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.
 
The City of Brantford is committed to diversity and inclusivity in our employment practices. We promote the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity with persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations, including alternative formats, are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. For more information or to request an accommodation please contact the Human Resources Department at 519-759-4150.