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AREA CONTRACTS ENGINEER
Organization:    Ministry of Transportation
Division:    Provincial Highways Management
City:    Kenora, Thunder Bay
Job Term:    1 Permanent
Job Code:    PME09 - Management Engineering PM-09
Salary:    $83,387.00 - $109,504.00 Per Year
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    58141
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Would you like to work for an award winning organization?

Recently our NorthWest region won two awards at the 2013 Bridge Design Awards, and we are now looking for you to join our team and help us continue with our success.

As an innovative member of our team, you will contribute to ground breaking success as you ensure the safety of Ontario's highways.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Under the direction of the Regional Contracts Engineer, you will:
• manage a number of construction contracts and manage an Area Maintenance Contract
• direct activities of consultants, contractors and technical supervisory staff engaged in construction and maintenance of highways structures and services
• ensure material and staff resources are utilized efficiently
• provide technical and managerial guidance and advice to resolve engineering, maintenance and construction issues
• represent the ministry at committee meetings, contractor meetings, consultant meetings and meetings with maintenance providers
• carry out special projects and assignments related to Operations Office activities

Notes:
• There is one position available to work out of either the Kenora office or the Thunder Bay Office.
• This position requires frequent over night travel throughout the region.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirement:
• Current licence with the Professional Engineers of Ontario

Leadership skills:
• You have proven leadership and managerial skills to effectively supervise and develop professional, technical and support staff.
• You can provide contracts engineering guidance and resolve disputes with consultants and contractors.
• You have demonstrated ability to identify and provide direction in the resolution of complex and contentious issues.
• You have demonstrated ability to build and lead effective teams and the ability to recognize and use the full team potential.

Civil engineering and construction knowledge:
• You have knowledge of civil engineering theories, principles and practices related to construction, and maintenance of highway facilities.
• You have experience in the design, maintenance and construction of transportation corridors and structures.
• You have knowledge of administrative and engineering policies, procedures and standards governing contract administration.

Communication skills and stakeholder relations:
• You have effective communication skills to deal with ministry staff, contractors, utility companies, consultants, municipal officials, other agencies and the public.
• You have tact and diplomacy to discuss controversial or sensitive issues with the public, media, politicians and other stakeholders.
• You are able to establish and maintain sound effective stakeholder relationships.

Financial and project management skills:
• You are well organized and can coordinate multiple activities in relation to construction projects and maintenance operations.
• You are able to work under pressure to meet deadlines and to make decisions independently with minimal supervision.
• You can negotiate financial commitments with consultants and contractors.

Analytical skills:
• You use your strong analytical skills to assess recommendations for technical adequacy and consistency with government policies.
• You use your initiative and sound judgement to assess and solve complex engineering problems.

Additional information:

Address:  
  • 1 Permanent, 615 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region or 808 Robertson St, Kenora, North Region
Compensation Group:   Management Compensation Plan
Schedule:   6
Category:   Science and Engineering
Posted on:   Tuesday, November 5, 2013
 
Note:
  • W-MT-58141/13
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from applying and/or accepting a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from applying and/or accepting a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
 
Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, November 20, 2013 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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