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Ministry of Transportation
Provincial Highways Management
Barrie, Mississauga, North York, Whitby, Winona
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
Permanent, Temporary
Job Code:
TEN19 - Engineering & Surv Supp TM-19
$69,042.00 - $87,629.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you a dynamic leader who can inspire staff to perform in a fast-paced environment? Then come join the team at the Ministry of Transportation.

We are seeking a creative, strategic thinker to lead a team of professionals and to manager complex, multi-year ministry highways maintenance contracts.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• Manage a team of staff who are typically located in remote field offices
• Oversee contractor summer, winter and specialized maintenance activities such as traffic signal maintenance, bridge maintenance, roadside vegetation control, highway line painting, modular bridge yard management, facilities construction and maintenance, and data collection
• Direct and coordinate the ministry's response to program related emergencies and unplanned events (e.g., catastrophic accidents, major spills, severe inclement weather, etc.)
• Represent the ministry to local/municipal emergency management response teams including OPP and Emergency Service providers
• Investigate serious collisions and fatalities that occur in the contract area
• Investigate, assess, document and resolve public complaints
• Prepare ministerial letters, briefing notes, and agreements
• Review and make recommendations on the capital improvement strategy
• Manage staff including recruitment and selection, organize, allocate and direct work, set performance standards, manage performance, recommend merits, administer discipline, manage employee relations issues

How do I qualify?


• You have a valid Class G driver's licence

Leadership Skills:

• You can foster an inclusive work environment with employees and stakeholders
• You have experience managing a large team of professional staff delivering results
• You have demonstrated skills in managing financial budgets, procurement and human resources, including labour relations issues

Technical Knowledge and Skills:

• You have advanced knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of civil engineering, contract management, road maintenance, design, repair, construction standards, and corridor management
• You have the ability to interpret and apply regulations, policies, directives pertaining to infrastructure improvements, highway operations, drainage works and municipalities, safe working conditions and emergency situations
• You have working knowledge of computers and associated software including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Investigative, Negotiation and Stakeholder Relations Skills:

• You have investigative and negotiation skills to establish sound working relationships with contractors, municipalities, representatives of federal and provincial government, lawyers, engineers, police, the public and numerous other stakeholders
• You are able to negotiate resolution of claims and disputes against the ministry regarding contract and other contentious issues including those related to highway maintenance, design and construction
• You have experience building and maintaining relationship across the organization as well as external partners in order to gather input and build consensus and deliver on priorities.

Communication, Interpersonal and Consultation Skills:

• You have demonstrated written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
• You have experience preparing, briefing notes, reports, contract documentation and recommendations on contracting issues
• You are able to provide advice to the team, colleagues and senior management on contracting issues and to contribute to the development of new/revised policies and/or procedures

Additional Information:

  • English Permanent - Full Time, 95 Arrow Rd, North York, Toronto Region or 301 Bryne Dr, Unit 2 & 3, Barrie, Central Region or 440 Hopkins St, Whitby, Central Region or 5710 Timberlea Blvd, Mississauga, Central Region or 1200 South Service Rd, Winona, West Region
  • English Temporary, 95 Arrow Rd, North York, Toronto Region or 301 Bryne Dr, Unit 2 & 3, Barrie, Central Region or 440 Hopkins St, Whitby, Central Region or 5710 Timberlea Blvd, Mississauga, Central Region or 1200 South Service Rd, Winona, West Region
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Management and General
Posted on:
Monday, January 26, 2015
  • The number of positions to be filled has not been identified at this time. This competition will be used to create an eligibility list to fill upcoming opportunities within the next twelve months.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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