Director, Third Party Projects Review

planning engineering
Location: City of Toronto, ON
Website: http://www.metrolinx.com
Type: full-time
Posted On: Jul 23, 2020
Closing Date: Aug 7, 2020

 
Director, Third Party Projects Review  
$140,592 - $197,831 per annum
 
Metrolinx is connecting communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Metrolinx operates GO Transit and UP Express, as well as the PRESTO fare payment system. We are also building new and improved rapid transit, including GO Expansion, Light Rail Transit routes, and major expansions to Toronto’s subway system, to get people where they need to go, better, faster and easier. Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario.
 
Our Stations Capital Delivery and Third Party Projects Review office is seeking a Director to provide strategic leadership and direction. This position will ensure operational goals and objectives are delivered in a manner that is consistent with the Third Party Projects Review mandate, corporation’s strategic plan, policies and procedures along with federal and provincial regulations, standards, and policies.
 
This position will also support the vision and values of the management team by the identification of opportunities and roadblocks; critical thinking and relationship management to ensure risks are detected, assessed, managed and/or resolved.  
 
Key Responsibilities:
 
  • Provide operational leadership and direction to support the delivery of third party projects which include developers, utility companies, and municipalities
  • Provide senior leadership oversight of strategic plans and design and construction activities for adherence to regulatory codes, processes, and protocols
  • Provide strategic and tactical leadership and direction to ensure the successful delivery of large-scale capital infrastructure projects with multiple internal and external stakeholders.
  • Lead the execution of asset protection planning, negotiation, municipal consent review, and of commuter rail infrastructure that integrates and expands upon existing GO Transit and municipal services and operations; directs the creation of a phasing plan to identify optimal sequencing of infrastructure and service construction and deployment
  • Plan, set objectives and control activities during all phases of the program, which includes leading and working closely with assigned project team members in a matrix environment
  • Develop and maintain an environment of positive collaboration through strong working relationships and communication linkages between business units and departments
  • Work with provincial and municipal government offices (e.g. Ministry of Environment (MOE), MTO, railways, utilities, suppliers, contractors, and facility tenants)  in the management and issue resolution of third party projects
  • Lead the identification of innovative and best practices for functional excellence; determine which options are feasible; submit business cases for change, and initiate changes to structure or operating practices upon approval.
  • Monitor project and program progress to deliver program objectives on time and within budget, and achieve anticipated business results.
  • Support employee engagement and create an environment of diversity and inclusivity aligned with Metrolinx values to serve with passion, play as a team, and think forward.
  • Direct and manage a large department of staff through subordinate supervisors.
  • Demonstrate leadership and core competencies at a high level of development and is an exemplary model of living the corporate Values and Code of Ethics.
 
Location: 30 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON
 
File Number: STA00QX
 
Qualifications:
        
  • Completion of a degree in Municipal Planning or Transportation or Civil Engineering, or Construction – or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent
  • Minimum 10 years’ progressively senior-level management experience in the rail transportation, planning, municipal, or construction industry with direct involvement in providing team leadership and direction. Valid Professional Planning or Engineering (P.Eng.) license is an asset. Familiarity with relevant legislation (e.g. Metrolinx Act, Places to Grow Act, Planning Act, Revised Statutes of Ontario (RSO), Municipal Act) is an asset.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of architecture, urban planning, engineering design and their application to the construction of infrastructure, facilities, and related works. Knowledge of principles and practices of architecture, urban planning, engineering design and their application to the construction of infrastructure, facilities, and related works.
  • Health, safety, and environmental legislation and codes effecting the public, employees, contractors and facilities (e.g. Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health & Safety ActEnvironmental Protection ActWeeds & Pesticides Act, associated regulations, building codes, fire codes, electrical safety codes) to monitor and manage employees and contractors, including experience in the application of collective agreement provisions
  • Principles and practices of architecture, urban planning, engineering design and their application to the construction of infrastructure, facilities, and related works. Project management principles and practices, including budget and schedule controls, to lead and direct cross functional teams and consultants engaged in simultaneous projects (i.e. development, project progress, related staff, and project resources) and monitor project activities for adherence to timelines, budgets, and project performance objectives
  • Service-focused management, leadership, and influencing skills to provide senior technical and administrative leadership to an operating or functional unit
  • Knowledge of operational plans and budget development and monitoring processes
  • Interpersonal and oral/written/presentation and negotiation skills to negotiate contracts, monitor legal, regulatory, and procedural compliance, direct construction activities, and participate in committees. Knowledge of legal/regulatory requirements governing passenger rail services, including qualification (or ability to become qualified) under Canadian Railway Operating Rules (CROR).
  • Service-focused management, leadership, and influencing skills to provide senior technical and administrative leadership to an operating or functional unit is essential. Strong analytical and negotiation skills and experience with vendor management to manage development and delivery of externally provided products and services (e.g. negotiate contracts, interpret, compile, and administer contracts and memoranda of understanding (MOUs).
  • Proficiency in MS Office (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) is required. Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral/written/presentation) and negotiation skills are required to negotiate contracts, monitor legal, regulatory, and procedural compliance, direct construction activities, and participate in committees.
 
To apply for this position, please submit your resume online no later than August 07, 2020.
 
Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
 
Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process, as required.  Applicants must make their needs known in advance.
 
Please be advised, Metrolinx uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition. Please be advised that a Criminal Record Search may be required of the successful candidate. Should it be determined that any background information provided be misleading, inaccurate or incorrect, Metrolinx reserves the right to discontinue with the consideration of your application.
 
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. 
 
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