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Director Infrastructure Services

Job Type: 
Management / Administration
Town of Drumheller
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Job Description : 

Director Infrastructure Services   

The Town of Drumheller www.dinosaurvalley.com, is situated within the Red Deer valley in the Badlands of east-central Alberta located about one hour northeast of Calgary. The Drumheller portion of the Red Deer River valley is often referred to as “Dinosaur Valley”. It is home to approximately 8000 residents and has been host to many well-known motion pictures and television commercials and hub of Alberta’s oil and gas sector. A few of the local attractions include; the Star Mine Suspension Bridge, Atlas Coal Mine, Horseshoe Canyon, Water Spray Park, Aquaplex with indoor and outdoor pools, the Hoodoos, Midland Provincial Park, numerous cycle and walking pathways, Homestead Museum and the Little Church which is capable of seating only six patrons. Globally recognized, the Town of Drumheller is home to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, a museum that hosts Canada's largest collection of dinosaur fossils hosting over 450,000 visitors a year, the largest of all provincial museum attractions. To meet the increasing demands of the community’s consistent growth, as well as providing their residents and visitors the very best of services, the organization is looking to attract a strategically focused senior executive as Director, Infrastructure Services.

As Director you will report to the Chief Administrative Officer and provide support to Town Council.  A key member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will assume full responsibility for strategic direction and leadership for planning, development and coordination of delivery of infrastructure services for the department and the municipality. Specifics include; engineering, GIS and project management, radio communications systems, water and sewer, solid waste and recycling, roadways, flood mitigation as well as open space and buildings.  You will lead the formulation of operations and planning strategies for the town ensuring compliance with corporate policy, relevant statues, bylaws and resolutions.  You will attend Council meetings and ensure departmental reports presented to Council meet the objectives of the organization and contain clear, concise and accurate information for Council to make sound business decisions. In addition, you will be accountable for customer service policies and procedures that guarantee best of service practices to a wide variety of Town clients both internal and external.

Ideally you are a PEng or a CET with 8 to 10 years in a senior leadership role experienced in water, sewer, roads and infrastructure design construction, operations and maintenance within a municipal or consulting firm setting. You are a big picture leader, practical problem solver, deal effectively with competing priorities and are highly respected for your ability to work well under pressure. You are an experienced strategic leader known for your ability to execute and deliver results. You have experience managing diverse teams in a unionized environment and are well respected for your professionalism, commitment and passion in your leadership role. You hold your staff accountable yet you are realistic.  Your public speaking abilities and impeccable people skills are your trademark and you deal effectively with all levels of clients and staff.

Closing Date: 
December 10, 2018
Application Return: 

Are you self-motivated and looking to take on a new challenge where you can make a difference? Do you enjoy both responsibility and accountability and ready to join one of Alberta’s most progressive and fast paced municipalities? If so, apply online by forwarding your resume quoting DDIS18 to grantsmith@waterhousesearch.com.

Waterhouse Executive Search Ltd

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