Manager of Public Works

public works engineering
Posted On: May 21, 2020
Closing Date: Jun 19, 2020
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Municipality of Whitestone
Located in the beautiful District of West Parry Sound, the Municipality of Whitestone is a geographically large, rural municipality with a year-round population of approximately 1100 and a significant seasonal population.  Whitestone offers many beautiful lakes and recreational opportunities and is considered a ‘Perfect Place to Live, Work and Play’
Position Summary:
Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Manager of Public Works is responsible for the management of roads, facilities, small water systems, open spaces and landfill operations in a unionized environment. Key responsibilities include oversight of these services, associated staff and contracted services as well as the preparation and monitoring of an annual budget that reflects the long-term asset management plan. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Directs, monitors and oversees the activities of the Public Works Department
  • Plans, prioritizes and ensures the implementation of Public Works maintenance and construction programs
  • Provides recommendations and advice to Council
  • Evaluates and responds to operational challenges and opportunities for improvement
  • Prepares tenders and contracts for various Public Works activities
  • Develops departmental standards, policies and procedures as well as the Asset Management Plan
  • Ensures the Municipality's compliance with all necessary Provincial policies and regulations
  • Responds to inquiries and investigates complaints from the public and public agencies
  • Prepares and Monitors Budgets
Education and Experience:
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience
  • Post -secondary education in a related discipline; a C.E.T. or CTech designation in good standing would be considered an asset
Required Skills/Knowledge:
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in operations and Public Works related municipal matters including roads, facilities maintenance, open spaces, Landfill and water systems
  • Knowledge of Asset Management Planning
  • Strong project management skills and a solution based positive attitude
  • Proven written and oral communication and report writing skills
  • Proficient in Windows based software including Word, Excel and Outlook
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The Municipality of Whitestone is prepared to offer a competitive salary and benefit package commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume in confidence by Friday, June 19, 2020 12:00 p.m. to:
Michelle Hendry, CAO/Clerk
Municipality of Whitestone