Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Employee Status:
$140,592 - $197,831
20 Bay Street, Toronto, ON
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.
We embody our values in everything that we do. We Serve with Passion, Think Forward, and Play as a Team. If you can relate, we want to hear from you!
Our GO Expansion Project Delivery group is seeking a Director to provide strategic leadership and direction for the design, development, and execution of capital infrastructure encompassing the GO rail corridors and stations. The objective of this position is to build a comprehensive regional rapid transit network to meet the corporate mandate and business objectives while adhering to Metrolinx’s highest standards for safety, efficiency, and legal/regulatory/policy compliance, while delivering excellent customer experience
What will I be doing?
Provides strategic and tactical leadership and direction to deliver large-scale, multi stakeholder capital infrastructure projects.
Leads execution of project planning, design, staging, and tendering 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.
Coordinates the delivery of infrastructure projects on behalf of the VP, encompassing construction, commissioning, and deployment into operational service (e.g. tracks, grade separations, stations, platforms, parking, train support facilities) in accordance with corporate project management standards, procedures, controls and environmental requirements to minimize the impact on service and to maintain a high level of customer service.
Ensures strategic management of third party project requirements and dependencies including property, utility and stakeholder agreements.
Provides senior leadership oversight and direction to employees and vendors engaged in interdependent project teams (e.g. defines team member roles, responsibilities, and expectations); delivers timely feedback to ensure a cohesive operational unit and the optimum use of team skills; manages staff and monitors work assignments for adherence to timelines; monitors the achievement of performance objectives; develops and implements action plans to address performance gaps
What skills & qualifications do I need?
Completion of a degree in Transportation or Civil Engineering, or a related discipline – or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent. Valid Professional Engineering (P.Eng.) license recognized by the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) would be considered an asset.
Minimum 10 years’ progressively senior project management experience with direct involvement in providing senior leadership and direction in the design, project management, development, and execution of infrastructure projects .
Knowledge of principles and practices of architecture, urban planning, engineering design and their application to the construction of infrastructure, facilities, and related works.
Understanding of relevant legislation and codes (e.g. Metrolinx Act, Places to Grow Act, Planning Act, Revised Statutes of Ontario (RSO), Municipal Act, Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act, etc. ).
Knowledge of legal/regulatory requirements, standards and operating rules governing passenger rail services,).
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.
Strong Project Management and communication skills required. Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) an asset.
Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral/written/presentation) and negotiation skills are required to negotiate contracts, monitor legal, regulatory, and procedural compliance, direct construction activities, manage stakeholders and build internal and external relationships and participate in committees
Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process, as required. Applicants must make their needs known in advance.
All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Metrolinx will be using email to communicate with you for all job competitions. It is your responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence, we recommend that you check your email regularly. If no response is received, we will assume you are no longer interested in pursuing the opportunity. Please be advised that a Criminal Record Check 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.
To apply for this position, please submit your resume online through the Current Opportunities page http://www.metrolinx.com/en/aboutus/careers/current_opportunities.aspx
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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