The position reports to the Chief Administrative Officer and is responsible for all aspects of the Town’s public works infrastructure, water and wastewater utilities and ongoing development initiatives.
1. To plan, organize and direct the design, construction, and protective inspections of streets and water and wastewater operations and maintenance services within approved budgets and tenders.
2. To manage the Works and Utility Operations including but not limited to:
- The provision of direction, leadership and guidance to Public Works and Utility Personnel,
- The provision of final authority for technical decisions and services,
- Advising Public works and Utility Personnel of their roles, responsibilities and operational expectations,
- The provision of recommendations for departmental staff requirements and the training of departmental personnel,
- The provision of advice on the selection, promotion, performance evaluation and development and as necessary undertaking disciplinary action in consultation with the CAO,
- The provision of technical services to personnel, contractors, developers and council.
- To maintain all municipal buildings and structures in order to ensure operational efficiency.
- To prepare or assist in the preparation of by-laws and policies regarding the operation of public works and utility services.
- To direct the strategic planning, policy development, goal setting, data collection and reporting activities with regard to the provision of public works and utility operations.
- To assist with the preparation of the departmental budget and control departmental expenditures as per the approved budget or as adjusted within the policies and procedures of the corporation.
- To ensure the CAO is continually informed regarding the assigned responsibilities and programs of the department plus as directed prepare such reports and presentations required for council meetings and public meetings.
- To establish for approval operating standards and create systematic sets of procedures for the achievement of approved standards plus implement follow-up performance evaluations of departmental personnel.
- To direct Departmental Lead Hand by providing departmental objectives, work assignments plus the development of position descriptions and performance evaluations for all departmental personnel.
- To administer engineering, street/utility construction and maintenance including conceptual development and programming.
- To develop and implement project plans for use by consultants and municipal staff.
- To review and approve draft plans reports and specifications with respect to the operations responsibilities of the department in the delivery of utility and public works services.
- To prepare and approve tenders and requests for proposals plus recommend contract awards and administer contracts as approved plus approve contract payments.
- To manage the municipalities oversight of private developments including plan review and approval plus construction inspections.
- To coordinate intra and interdepartmental activities by reviewing activities, disseminating information, conducting staff meetings and developing work programs.
- To respond to complaints and disseminate information relating to departmental areas of responsibility to citizens, developers, builders and special interest groups by means of over the counter contact, phone contact, email, letter or meetings.
- To develop and maintain contact with other local, regional and provincial agencies regarding programs that affect the department’s service delivery responsibilities.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Education, Knowledge and Experience
• Grade Twelve (12) Education or the equivalent
• Class 1 Drivers License with Air
• Class 5 Manitoba Driver’s License
• Competence in word processing and spreadsheet applications.
• Five (5) years office experience in transportation or utility operations preferably in a leadership position.
• Knowledge of heavy equipment operation as well as a defined knowledge of municipal infrastructure.
• Physically fit and mentally able to perform the required tasks.
• Good written and verbal communication skills are essential.
• Well developed supervisory capabilities are required.
• Ability to use computerized technology and software.
• Must be bondable.
• Successful completion of a supervisory or management training program
• Province of Manitoba Water & Wastewater Level 2 Certification or willing to obtain
• Successful completion of advanced training in Municipal Management
• Completion of the Manitoba Water and Wastewater Certification Program or willing to obtain
• A willingness to undertake advance training in all areas of public works and utility functions.
• CET designation would be considered an asset.
As a supervisory official the incumbent shall have the overall responsibility for the provision of works and utility services including administrative compliance to provincial and municipal legislation.
The incumbent shall have the authority, with the advice of the CAO, to undertake disciplinary action including the suspension of personnel for a maximum period of three (3) days.
- Comprehension and Judgment
The incumbent must possess an in-depth understanding and an ability to interpret the by-laws and policies of the Corporation and effectively communicate this information to staff citizens, clients and visitors to the community.
The incumbent will exercise a high degree of independent judgment in the provision of services within the approved by-laws, policies and procedures of the Corporations.
- Working Conditions
The incumbent will work a maximum of 40 hours/week plus such overtime as necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. This position requires the incumbent to be on call in case of an emergency.
Resumes will be accepted by the undersigned until a suitable candidate is found.
Resumes can be emailed or regular post to the addresses below: