• Director, Design and Construction Services

    Job ID
    # Positions
    External Closing Date
    Environment and Infrastructure Services
    Internal Closing Date
    Design and Construction
    Closing Time
    4:30 pm EST.
    CAD $149,619.00/Yr.
    Posting Type
    CAD $173,548.00/Yr.
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Commissioner, Environment and Infrastructure Services (EIS), the Director of Design and Construction Services will establish the strategic vision and direction to be taken, and will provide leadership, communication, expert guidance, and financial direction for the daily functions of the division.  You will provide creative, problem solving leadership in dealing with complex issues and be responsive to changing needs in a dynamic work environment.  The successful candidate will:

    • Lead the divisional priorities, development and management of staff to ensure effective and efficient delivery of services while promoting innovative thinking and collaborative working relationships;
    • Establish levels of service, strategic direction, standards and processes for the delivery of Capital infrastructure projects including all linear and parks assets 
    • Approve and prioritize all projects recommended to be undertaken by the division and determine the extent of projects to be delivered in-house versus outsourced
    • Establish expected schedules for project delivery
    • Develop solutions and mediate variances between sections within the division, department contractors or consultant clients relating to project scope and delivery
    • Manage expectations and issues that arise on projects with members of the public and Council
    • Act as a project lead or sponsor on various division, department, or corporate initiatives 
    • Review and edit staff reports prepared for Council
    • Attend committee and Council meetings as required
    • Respond to enquiries from and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders
    • Liaise with other government bodies or external agencies
    • Provide direction on the development and enhancement of division programs
    • Lead the development of a Project Management Office system for the EIS department
    • Provide advice to the EIS senior team on departmental strategic direction and service delivery standards
    • Act as a Executive team member of Environmental Management ISO 14001
    • Chair the Town's Materials and Standards Executive committee
    • Determine staffing requirements for the division and succession planning
    • Provide direction regarding performance management and discipline
    • Approve training opportunities for staff 



    The ideal candidate will possess a University Degree in Civil Engineering complemented by ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience within the civil engineering field and be licensed as a Professional Engineer by the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).  Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification is a definite asset. Other key attributes will include:

    • Understanding of applicable standards, codes, and industry practices in government or regulatory environment
    • Strong public speaking skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project)
    • Previous experience in the civil engineering field, including planning, detailed design, design development, construction inspection, and contract administration of municipal infrastructure
    • Proven communication skills which bring an exceptional ability to influence internal and external stakeholders
    • Excellent project management skills with a demonstrated ability to deal with changing issues/priorities
    • Relationship building skills including team building, conflict resolution, negotiation, mediation, and facilitation
    • Demonstrated ability to oversee and manage budgets including establishing, forecasting and controlling budgets
    • Accomplished in strategic and analytical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making
    • Ability to lead organizational change through strong leadership and people development skills
    • Aptitude to model leadership through passion, courage and integrity
    • Strength in creating a work environment of curiosity, risk taking and challenging the status quo
    • Proven ability to lead the organization  in a way that builds and protects a culture of honesty, openness, respect and trust through open communication
    • Demonstration of the Town’s corporate values of service, collaboration, care, and courage
    • Experience supervising in an unionized environment
    • Must possess a valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's License, and have access to a vehicle for use on corporate business (mileage compensated) and will be required to provide proof of vehicle insurance upon hire.


    We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


    The Town of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.



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