Huron County

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Manager of Public Works

The County of Huron, known as “Ontario’s West Coast,” is a mosaic of vibrant communities along the shores of Lake Huron. The County has a population of 60,000 people. Amidst pastoral and marine scenery, the County’s economic strengths are agriculture, manufacturing and tourism.
Reporting to the County Engineer – Director of Operations, the Manager of Public Works is responsible for strategic direction and leadership within Public Works and Fleet Services.

Key responsibilities Include:

  • Applying sound business principles to administer and direct department initiatives and operations efficiently at the highest level of quality and service.
  • Developing and implementing short and long term departmental goals, business plans and objectives in alignment with corporate strategies
  • Ensuring Municipal compliance with legislated requirements, and sound engineering standards and practices
  • Preparing and controlling operational and capital budgets for Public Works including Fleet Services and Bridge and Culvert projects, ensuring all services are delivered within budget
  • Developing, approving and maintaining engineering standards for all municipal assets and infrastructure
  • Participating in emergency planning and ensuring appropriate Public Works response time when dealing with issues and concerns of County residents
  • Promoting a productive work environment while working with Human Resources to provide regular feedback, performance assessments and coaching to department staff
  • Integrating Health and Safety into all aspects of the department’s operations and ensuring that all employees work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Maintaining positive working relationships with all stakeholders including members of Council, County staff, Municipalities, the media and community groups at large
  • Preparing reports and giving presentations to Council to communicate and/or recommend program changes

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Licensed Professional Engineering Designation (P.Eng.) or a CET with 5-10 years of experience will be considered
  • 5 years management level experience in engineering, preferably in the municipal environment
  • Possess a thorough understanding of legislation and policies that affect local government, including familiarity with municipal law, insurance and labour relations
  • Broad range of experience in a variety of areas including all disciplines of Civil Engineering, administration and management, finance and accounting, statute, contract and common law, fleet procurement and management, and computer applications to engineering and management
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates and promotes professionalism, respect and customer oriented behaviour
  • Promotes a team based environment within the workplace and throughout the community
  • Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written form
  • Valid Class G Ontario driver’s License

In addition to a competitive and a comprehensive benefit package, the County of Huron offers a productive team environment for personal growth and success.

Closing Date:

Friday April 3, 2015
Please reply with a compelling cover letter; Comprehensive resume and Salary history. Confidential inquires welcomed to Mr. Daniel Hughes dan@ravenhillgroup.com Toll free 1-888-447-5910 ext. 702

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Huron County is an equal opportunity employer. The county will attempt to provide reasonable accommodations in all parts of the recruitment process.

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