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Head, Corridor Management

Ministry of Transportation
Operations Division / Northwest Operations Branch
Thunder Bay
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
PME10 - Management Engineering PM-10
$88,908.00 - $138,290.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
***Note: The deadline for submission has been extended until March 17th at 23:59.

Attention Engineering Professionals!

The Ministry of Transportation seeks an enthusiastic, results oriented leader with civil engineering expertise to deliver regional Corridor Management Services in the Northwest Operations Branch, Operations Division.

About Us:
The Corridor Management Section ensures the equitable administration of the ministry's corridor management legislation, policies, standards and procedures. The section administers activities required to determine, convey, and promote the ministry's position with respect to One Window and Municipal Plan Review planning applications, developer and property owner land use and development proposals, requests for access onto or in the vicinity of the highway and related inquiries and their potential impacts to the provincial highway corridor. The section also reviews entrance, building and land use, encroachment and sign permit applications and issues applicable permits that are in compliance with the ministry's policies and standards.

For more information, visit us at: Ministry of Transportation

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What can I expect to do in this role?

Reporting to the Manager, Highway Operations, you will:

• Manage and coordinate the activities of the Corridor Management section staff.
• Plan, organize and manage regional corridor management functions and activities.
• Provide land use planning and engineering expertise and resources to regional senior management.
• Provide technical advice on permit applications, development proposals, land use proposals and other related issues.
• Protect the long-term safety, viability and integrity of the highway network within the region.

How do I qualify?


• You must be licensed by the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) or have the ability to obtain a license within the first six months of employment.
• You have a valid class G driver's license or equivalent as recognized by the Province of Ontario.
• You are able and willing to travel occasionally across the region and within Ontario.

Leadership and Management Skills:

• You have strategic leadership and management skills to provide leadership to a diverse, multi-disciplined team and oversee and schedule work in accordance with corporate and divisional priorities.
• You have a dedication 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.
• You have demonstrated the leadership behaviors, attributes and mindsets to lead the OPS into the future.

Technical Skills and Knowledge:

• You have advanced knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of civil engineering with emphasis on transportation planning, corridor management and highway design.
• You have thorough knowledge of related acts and regulations (i.e. Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act, Drainage Act, Planning Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Highway Traffic Act, etc.), the ministry's engineering policies and procedures, design and construction standards and specifications.
• You have the ability to identify deficiencies in corridor management projects and to establish the framework for the creation of new business opportunities to finance highway operations.

Program Management Skills:

• You are able to plan, develop and implement new or modified, policies, contract documents and contract specifications, processes, procedures and performance requirements for the delivery of quality highway maintenance, operations and contract administration.
• You have management techniques to manage the review, analysis and approval of regional building and land use, encroachment and signs and permits, provide authoritative advice on pending issues impacting on the highway system.
• You have prior knowledge with budgetary and financial processes to prepare, implement fiscal and performance budgets, multi-year and annual work plans, and monitor/report on budget allocations.
• You have excellent planning, organizational and project management skills to plan and coordinate work plans and resources, establish performance measures and assess effectiveness.
• You have proven analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills to assess requests for deviations from ministry policies, provide thorough review for approval or refusal of permits and correct infractions using progressive measures.

Communication, Negotiation and Relationship-Building Skills:

• You have excellent consultation, negotiation, communication and presentation skills to promote consensus, negotiate agreements, provide advice and information as well as make presentations and prepare reports.
• You have the ability to establish effective working relationships with colleagues, associates, senior officials, developers and the public.
• You have advanced knowledge and techniques for managing stakeholders, including communicating with senior government officials, managers, industry representatives, field staff, contractors staff and other ministries.

*Be sure to check out the Manager Recruitment Unit's Application Preparation Guide for Aspiring Managers for tips on creating an impactful application!

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 615 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Management and General
Posted on:
Friday, February 24, 2023
  • N-MT-195332/23
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