We are looking for a strong leader who is a technical expert and can provide overall direction to in-house design staff and teams of engineering consultants. Bring your knowledge and experience to this exciting and challenging opportunity.
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.
We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
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In this position, you will:
- Initiate and manage a variety of medium to complex preliminary and detailed design highway improvement projects;
- Acquire and administer engineering consultants;
- Direct the activities of multi-disciplinary staff on transportation projects, monitoring work outputs and technical soundness to ensure project goals are obtained;
- Liaise and work with ministry staff, senior management, stakeholders, agencies, municipalities, developers, consultants and the public; and
- Resolve planning and engineering issues.
Note: The successful incumbent will be required to conduct field reviews in highway right-of-ways and drive for long periods to travel to areas not accessible by public transit to make site visits/attend meetings.
- You have knowledge of civil engineering theories, principles, and practices related to transportation planning, highway engineering design, and construction.
- You have knowledge of geotechnical and structural design, to develop, analyze and recommend engineering designs for complex transportation projects.
- You can interpret and apply functionally-related provincial and federal legislation, ministry policies, procedures and standards to assess the accuracy and completion of proposals and designs, contract drawings and documents.
- You have well-developed leadership skills to assign and schedule work and to lead multi-disciplinary teams to successful results.
- You have proven oral and written communications skills to write reports and present proposals, recommendations and provide evidence.
- You have proven effective interpersonal and relationship management skills to resolve problems, formulate agreements and maintain effective working relationships with engineering consultants, external agencies, senior government officials, and the public.
- You have project management skills and experience to manage medium to complex projects, including acquisition and management of consultants.
- You have sound analytical skills and good judgement to assess and recommend solutions to problems in terms of applicable legislation, engineering quality, economic benefit and environmental impact
- You have demonstrated problem solving and decision-making skills.