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Head, Maintenance

Ministry of Transportation
Maintenance Central - Operations Division
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
PME10 - Management Engineering PM-10
$88,908.00 - $138,290.00 Per Year
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Job ID:

The Ministry of Transportation, Central Operations seeks an enthusiastic, results-oriented leader to direct staff involved in the delivery of the region's maintenance and construction program by administrating construction and maintenance contracts.

Your construction, engineering and leadership expertise, as well as your diverse and broad experience in management, civil engineering and contract management, will assist you in delivering a multi-year maintenance and construction program through in-house staff and external consultants.


The Operations Division provides leadership related to ministry transportation activities by developing operational policies, providing end-user focused services for the transportation network, and maintaining and operating assets, infrastructure and services. Our division manages regional corridors, emergency management, maintenance and operations. We also play a pivotal role in building and managing transportation related stakeholder relationships and partnerships in the province and advocate for regional needs.

For more information visit us at: Ministry of Transportation

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment. We offer:

· A defined benefit pension plan
· Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
· Comprehensive Health Plan
· Life and Disability insurance
· Flexible work arrangements
· Collegial and professional work culture
· Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
· We provide on-the-job training to support your success in the role.

*Note: this position requires occasional travel to sites within the region.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Reporting to the Manager of Highway Operations, you will:
• Lead the delivery of effective highway maintenance across central Ontario, through staff oversight of large-scale maintenance contracts.
• Provide expertise on contract matters and ensure consistent management of contracts
• Provide advice and support on a range of managerial, technical, and contractual matters related to construction and maintenance contracts
• Handle complex issues related to contract administration, interpretation, performance and disputes
• Undertake special assignments or studies involving such issues as service delivery methods and related staffing and organization
• Review contract standards
• Implement new technologies related to construction and maintenance

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) Leadership Behaviours defines what it means to be a leader by the following expected attributes and behavioural competencies:
• We are responsible for being a leader by demonstrating authenticity, accountability and courage.
• We are innovative for the future by embracing positive disruption, a future mindset and by developing each other, every day.
• We are collaborative by leading with a common purpose, being inclusive and driving people centered outcomes.

How do I qualify?


• You are a current member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO).
• You possess a valid class G driver's license or equivalent as recognized by the Province of Ontario.

Leadership Skills:

• You have proven leadership and managerial skills to effectively supervise and develop professional, technical and support staff and resolve personnel problems and staff relations issues.
• You have demonstrated negotiation skills and can provide contracts engineering guidance to 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 a passion for developing, building and leading organizational capacity through inclusive, positive, and values based leadership in areas of organizational design, recruitment, talent and performance management and labour relations matters.
• You have the ability to be responsible for the overall compliance with legislative statutes, collective agreements, government and ministry policies, directives, guidelines and commitments related services.
• You have sound judgement and political acuity skills to provide authoritative advice and guidance to senior management.

Technical Knowledge:

• You have advanced 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 construction, maintenance, and contract administration.
• You have strong analytical skills to assess recommendations for technical adequacy and consistency with government policies.

Project Management Skills:

• You have the ability to gain knowledge of Ministry policies, directives and standards governing administrative and financial procedures and processes, specifically related to monitoring construction and maintenance contracts and operations expenditures and invoicing and to negotiate payments.
• You are able to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
• You have initiative and problem solving skills to assess and solve complex engineering problems.
• You have well-developed organizational, management and interpersonal skills to supervise a diverse construction and maintenance staff, and represent the Ministry in a geographic area with respect to construction and maintenance matters.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

• You have demonstrated ability to develop and maintain respectful, ethical and trusting relationships with internal and external stakeholders, with a high level of integrity.
• You have demonstrated ability to identify and provide direction in the resolution of complex and contentious issues with tact and diplomacy.
• You have strong written communication skills to oversee the preparation of project reports and recommendations, briefing documents, and executive correspondence on operational issues, and leads presentations and briefs to senior management.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Permanent, 159 Sir William Hearst Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Posted on:
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 21, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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