Lac Ste. Anne County offers a range of Municipal Services and is a growing mix of residential, agricultural, industrial, and recreational opportunities. The County has a population of 10,899 in an area of over 3,000 sq. km.
The County is seeking a qualified Manager of Public Works to manage their Public Works department. This will include overseeing transportation, fleet services, waste management, and shop units within the County. Primary responsibilities of this position consist of administering municipal services through construction, maintenance and repair of bridges, streets/roads, storm drains/culverts, and facilities.
The County provides a competitive compensation package commensurate with the successful candidate`s experience and education.
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please forward your resume to Kathryn Kerr at email@example.com. Resumes will be considered as they are received. This opportunity will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Reporting directly to the General Manager of Infrastructure and Planning, the Manager of Public Works is responsible for:
Functioning as the liaison and project manager for contractors and consultants on Public Works projects utilizing municipal forces and other projects, as assigned by the General Manager of Infrastructure and Planning
Preparing and managing the Public Works department annual capital and operating budgets
Reviewing expenditures and approving invoices for payment within the purchasing authority assigned
Proposal calls, tenders, invitational tenders and purchasing for the Public Works department
Implementation of Public Works strategies that improve municipal operations surrounding asset management, inventory management, fleet services, and utility services
Recruitment, hiring, training, management, scheduling, supervision, and professional development of all Public Works employees and various casual staff
Identifying, supporting, and providing access for professional development of department staff
Maintaining accurate files on all matters relating to the Public Works department
Developing and monitoring Public Works policies
Preparing, for the County Manager’s approval, reports for submission to Council, and other correspondence as required
Preparing applications for funding from various Governments on matters relating to the Public Works department
Preparing and filing all reports and finances required by other County departments, levels of government or other agencies
Dealing with and resolving complaints involving the Public Works department
Preparing items for Council and attending Council Meetings
Participating as a senior member of the Health & Safety Committee
Ensuring all employees adhere to the safe work practices outlined in the Health & Safety Manual
Working closely with other County departments on various special projects
The Manager of Public Works will also fulfill any other related duties important to the efficient operation of the department, as assigned by the General Manager of Infrastructure and Planning.
Our ideal candidate will possess the following:
Minimum of 5 years transportation-related experience directly supervising staff
Experience working in a union environment is considered an asset
Strong knowledge and understanding of transportation maintenance
Ability to provide strong leadership and supervision in a fast-paced and dynamic environment by prioritizing, scheduling, and budgeting based on corporate goals and strategies
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to broad audiences
Extensive experience in on-site problem solving and solution creation in the field of transportation maintenance and surface drainage
Ability to find solutions with multiple stakeholders who work from different perspectives and philosophies
Experience in a rural municipality is preferred
A Civil Engineering Technology (C.E.T.) designation would be considered an asset
Must be computer literate and have experience with Microsoft Office programs and other industry-specific applications
Must possess and maintain a valid Alberta Operators License