Reporting to the CAO; the Director of Operations will be responsible to ensure the provision of Operations and Maintenance to all Town Infrastructure and fleet as per the approved business plan, budgets, policies, and procedures of the Town of Westlock and within pertinent codes and guidelines. The Employee may be required, on an ongoing basis, to attend applicable training, workshops, seminars and courses at the discretion of the Employer in order to facilitate job knowledge and performance.
Key Responsibilities Include:
The preparation of the business plan, annual budgets and expenditure control for the department (Operations and Utilities) within the parameters of the budget as approved by Town Council, under the guidance of the CAO and Director of Finance.
As part of the senior leadership team play a role in the creation of the four year Corporate Business Plan. Ensuring alignment with the Strategic Plan, specifically the goal of: The Town of Westlock asset management plan is the foundation of infrastructure investment decision making.
Provide and ensure supervision, hiring, training and direction for Operations Lead Hand, and the Utilities Supervisor, as well as ensure supervision, hiring, training and direction for all other Operations/ Utilities Employees.
Ensure Operations and Utility functions, infrastructure maintenance, and Capital Projects for the Town are completed within budget, approved standards, and to the satisfaction of the CAO.
Ensure and facilitate all applicable training programs and related policies are in place and adhered to.
Recommend and arrange for pricing of Capital Asset replacement as well as supervise capital project completions for the department.
You will be a member of the Asset Management Committee which facilitates the development of the overall Asset Management Plan; ensuring all infrastructure and as built drawings are obtained and provided to ensure accuracy of the plan.
Ensure accurate record keeping, report generation, and responsible budget control for all department functions.
Access applicable alternate funding sources and grants in a timely fashion.
Work cooperatively with the public and address their concerns promptly.
Through regular communications, maintain an effective working relationship with other key personnel, including, but not limited to: Town of Westlock Council, staff and departments, community groups, and related provincial and regional associations.
Perform other duties and/or functions as assigned by the CAO.
Certified Engineering Technologist and/or post secondary education in a related field with minimum five years in a municipal supervisory capacity
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with staff, elected officials, contractors and consultants, as well as the general public
A solid understanding of the budgeting process and the ability to work within set budget
Established leadership skills with the capability to champion a safe work environment and ensure adherence to the Town’s safety program
Proven experience in capital project planning and project oversight.
Additional Job Information:
Posted Date: Mar 31, 2021
Closing Date: May 29, 2021