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Organization:    Ministry of Transportation
Division:    Contract Administration
City:    Kenora, Thunder Bay
Job Term:    1 Permanent, 4 Temporary
Job Code:    12931 - Senior Tech Transport Construction
Salary:    $937.07 - $1,134.90 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    52523
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Has your career led to the development of expertise in highway and bridge maintenance and construction? Why not take the next step and become part of our skilled and dynamic team?

What can I expect to do in this role?

Applying your technical and engineering expertise, negotiation skills and your knowledge of contracts and highway construction, you will:

• monitor contractors delivery of construction, maintenance, and repair operations
• ensure compliance with contract specifications, regulations, direct maintenance and repair operations
• provide direction to contractors and operators, making sure the required work records are maintained
• liaise with contractors, property owners, internal staff, external agencies and the general public to address issues and complaints
• provide technical advice and training to junior staff

PLEASE NOTE: This position will require that you travel, drive and fly throughout the Province and service area, work throughout the Region, walk over rough terrain, work around water and at heights, work in various environmental conditions, and under emergency situations.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirements:
• valid class G driver's licence or equivalent to travel throughout the region

Technical expertise:
• knowledge and practical experience of highway and bridge maintenance, construction, and engineering standards, specifications, practices and principles to carry out contract related activities including contract preparation and review
• ability to interpret and apply related policies, acts, and regulations for safety, and environmental protection such as Construction Lien Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Fisheries Act, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, and WHMIS
• knowledge of contract practices including material sampling and testing, surveying, inspections, and road patrolling

People skills:
• well developed communication and interpersonal skills to work with contractors and the general public

Other important skills:
• mathematical skills
• analytical, negotiation, and problem solving skills to assist with the assessment of contract related issues
• well developed organizational and planning skills
• good working knowledge of computers to perform clerical and administrative work such as correspondence, instruction notices, payment calculations, payment reports, contract payment assessment, and applicable reports and forms

Additional information:

  • 3 Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 42 weeks, 615 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region
  • 1 Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 42 weeks, 808 Robertson St, Kenora, North Region
  • 1 Permanent - Full Time, 808 Robertson St, Kenora, North Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   4
Category:   Maintenance and Trades
Posted on:   Wednesday, March 13, 2013
  • N-MT-49789/13
    The minimum salary rates identified in this posting are subject to revision as a result of the recently agreed to OPSEU collective agreement covering the period of January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014.
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 as applicable 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 being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered 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, March 27, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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