|Open Date||Mar 09 2018||Close Date||Mar 23 2018|
|Position Title||Director, Engineering||Posting Type||Full-Time|
|Posting Status||Active||Position Length||Continuing|
|Department Group||Engineering||Hours per Week||N/A|
|Department||Planning & Engineering||Openings||1|
|Education||Bachelor's Degree||Experience||5 years|
|Location||Operations Centre, 6623 52 Street|
The Engineering department oversees complex development and capital engineering projects. The department evaluates development proposals and manages municipal projects to ensure the orderly development of a high-quality road, water, wastewater and storm water infrastucture for the citizens of the City of Lloydminster. Our purpose is to ensure that new development and future infrastucture is appropriate, safe, and sustainable. Reporting to the Executive Manager, Community Development Services, the Director, Engineering will lead a team of 20 professional and technical staff that provide engineering services covering a wide variety of areas of specialization including the City's transportation network, infrastructure and asset management, servicing and urban development, and corporate project management.
Key Roles & Responsibilities:
FIRST YEAR MEASURES OF SUCCESS
• Develop a good working relationship and rapport with Mayor & Council, stakeholders, consultants, and other
leaders in the organization. Build and maintain positive and effective working relationships with internal
departments, elected officials, industry associations, developers, contractors, regulatory boards, and agencies.
• Participation in the planning and development of a new waste water treatment plant.
• Review and develop the 10-year capital plan for the City.
• Review and optimize the performance of the Engineering Department.
Knowledge of municipal infrastructure design, construction, inspection and asset management.
Knowledge of Municipal Government Act of Alberta.
Must possess and maintain a working knowledge of professional engineering practices, related government legislations, and local government practices.
Proficient with computers and specific knowledge of computer programs for engineering applications.
Relationship Management - Effectively builds relationships with a wide variety of both internal and external stakeholders. Flexible, adaptable, collaborative, and demonstrates a positive attitude. Diplomatic with well-developed negotiation skills. Able to influence without relying on authority.
Communication - Strong communicator. Open, honest, and tactful with all audiences. Demonstrates respect to all in a clear and straightforward style. Excellent verbal and written communication skills that are adaptive to diverse stakeholders, including senior management, staff at all levels, City Council, contractors, and residents. Encourages others to contribute and communicate openly.
Customer and Provider Relations – Works to understand needs and expectations; solicits feedback and responds in accordance with the City’s image and mandate; Represents the City professionally at all times. Searches for theoptimal solution to help satisfy client and organizational needs.
Leadership Skills − Forward thinking; proactive. Creates, supports, and leads by example to build a high-performance team and a positive work environment. Develops and mentors others to be leaders. Identifies opportunities, inspires action, and achieves results. Responsive in implementing strategies that address business requirements and align to the city’s overarching strategic plan. Confident and credible.
Decision Making - Seeks and considers input of others. Intuitive judgment abilities, excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills. Demonstrates a thorough, accurate, and common-sense approach. Ability to formulate strategies, develop action plans, and implement solutions. Able to make decisions, provide direction, and problem solve engineering issues.
Integrity and Trust - Honest, sincere, dependable, authentic, and straightforward. High ethical standards and an honest, open-minded, and consistent approach to working with staff and stakeholders.
Proactive & Progressive – An innovator with an assertive, friendly nature, and approachable attitude. An independent self-starter who is diplomatic, has strong negotiating skills and can adapt easily in a changing environment.
Management Skills - Encourages and inspires new ideas and approaches. Ensures timely and efficient reporting. Strong attention to detail. Sets clear expectations and ensures accountability through developing a performance management system. Knows how to build capacity and encourages staff to develop and achieve results.
Strong Business Acumen – Able to recognize opportunities and anticipate challenges. Innovative. Has a broad business perspective and can identify issues and their impact on the organization. Well-grounded in financial aspects of running a business. Demonstrated success in preparing, negotiating, and administering agreements as well as evaluating and delivering on project plans.
Team Player –Promotes cohesion and teamwork in seeking solutions and moving forward; positively affects morale;facilitates/builds understanding, acceptance, and support for city operations and initiatives; understands and appreciates the effectiveness of working synergistically with others at all levels within the organization, and creates a
“team” culture. Has a willingness to listen and learn from others.
Process Orientation – Understands the big-picture perspective while recognizing the value of strong and consistent internal processes. Can easily map out and identify areas for process improvement that can increase accountability, save time and resources, increase ROI, and reduce project risk. Seeks opportunities to challenge the status quo and