Key Responsibilities Include:
Project Management: Oversee the implementation of infrastructure projects, including the construction, renovation, or maintenance of roads, bridges, county buildings, utilities, and other essential facilities. Oversee the County’s gravel program through the management of current gravel pits and inventory. Lead in the development of future gravels sources through coordinating crushing programs and/or developing new gravel sources.
Budgeting and Resource Allocation: Prepare and manage the department's budget, ensuring that allocated funds are utilized effectively and in accordance with regulatory requirements. Allocate resources appropriately to various projects and initiatives. Anticipate municipal needs in the short, medium, and long term and plan, budget and supervise activities in a timely and efficient manner.
Team Leadership: Supervise and provide guidance to personnel involved in infrastructure development and maintenance.
Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate with other government departments, community organizations, contractors, and consultants to ensure alignment and coordination of infrastructure projects. Engage with the public, addressing their concerns and gathering feedback. Ensure that all work within the responsible delivery areas is carried out in a safe manner as required by Municipal Safety Policy and legislation and is responsible to stop work not in compliance.
Regulatory Compliance: Stay updated on relevant regulations, codes, and standards related to infrastructure development. Ensure that projects adhere to legal and safety requirements. Ensure that all services being offered by the department are in accordance with the policies and direction established by Council. This is to include public awareness, particularly on projects or changes in policy that will directly affect on-site residents or different user groups.
Maintenance and Asset Management: Develop and implement maintenance programs to ensure the longevity and optimal performance of infrastructure assets. Monitor the condition of facilities, address maintenance issues promptly, and plan for future upgrades or replacements. Manage the interface with Engineers and Consultants working on behalf of the County.
Sustainability and Resilience: Integrate sustainable and resilient practices into infrastructure planning and development, considering environmental impact, energy efficiency, and climate change adaptation. Provide ongoing leadership and supervision to all full-time and casual staff in the Public Works department, including performance management, staffing, and development.
Data Analysis and Reporting: Utilize data and metrics to assess the performance and effectiveness of infrastructure projects. Prepare comprehensive reports for government officials, highlighting achievements, challenges, and recommendations. Participate in strategic planning, annual and long term operational or capital planning, budget planning and coordinate specific service delivery planning processes.
Other duties as assigned by the Chief Administrative Officer.