Thorsby, is located 25 minutes from the City of Leduc and the Edmonton International Airport, with a population of approximately 1025. We believe in leadership, sustainability and accountability and we offer a workplace setting that promotes a positive environment, transparency, innovation and community building. If joining the Thorsby team is of interest, we are currently recruiting for a permanent, full-time Public Works Manager.
Reporting to the C.A.O. , the Public Works Manager will be an integral member of the senior management team and be responsible for the safe and efficient delivery of a range of services in the planning, organization, control, and direction of issues related to water, sewer, roads and drainage systems, and maintenance of public facilities.
If you are seeking a challenging opportunity and recognize that as a smaller community, occasional active hands on contributions may be required, this could be the opportunity you’re seeking.
Key Responsibilities Include:
The successful candidate will possess the ability and be accountable to:
Provide leadership and guidance to both internal and external stakeholders ensuring efficient utilization of resources, processes, and policies
Promote a positive work environment and ensure staff have the resources, tools and support structure required to build the knowledge, skills, and support structure required for success
Actively work with partners within other departments to ensure alignment with municipal objectives and mandatory/statutory plans and requirements
Think creatively and encourage creative thinking with regards to engineering and operation issues within tight budget constraints and be able to offer practical solutions and follow-through of projects to completion
Schedule required activities for the various areas of the department
Help develop and manage departmental operational budgets
Help develop long term capital plans/budgets for town infrastructure projects
Liaise with contractors
Manage operational risks and develop mitigation strategies
Compose and submit professional reports and the ability to respond to questions from Council and its committees; provide information on program activities; update key stakeholders on emerging issues; manage strategic priorities with significant public or Council implications
Manage the municipal Occupational Health and Safety Program
Hiring and management of Public Works staff in Union environment
The successful candidate will have a fully rounded, strong public works back ground in infrastructure, preferably with three (3) to five (5) years municipal management or senior supervisory experience.
GIS and Asset Management experience considered an asset.