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Director, Public Works

Job Type: 
Management / Administration
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Job Description : 

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is a key economic growth engine for both the province of Alberta and for Canada. Ranking among the largest municipalities in North America by area, the Municipality is a vibrant, diverse and progressive region nestled amid a wonderland of pristine waters, the expansive boreal forest and the breath-taking northern lights. Wood Buffalo is a region rich in local history and cultural diversity and is home to residents from all over the world. From new graduates to seasoned professionals, from adventure seekers to those seeking to raise their family, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is a dynamic place to work, live and play.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is looking for a strong Public Works leader who will oversee the largest portfolio under the Chief Administrative Officer.  As the Director, Pubic Works you will provide leadership to the Environmental Services, Transportation, Facilities, Parks and Roads departments. The incumbent will act as a subject matter expert to Municipal Council and Senior Leadership, responding and solving complex operational issues. With direct oversight of 3 Senior Managers, the Director, Public Works will develop and execute departmental strategic plans, including support and guidance of developing the departmental budget, policies, processes and projections.

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience in at least one of the key functional areas: Roads, Parks, Transportation, Facilities, Environment) including at least 5 years’ experience at a senior management level. Combined with experience working in a public-sector environment, this individual will have extensive knowledge in leading edge best practices in municipal public works management.  With exceptional management, interpersonal, and communication skills, this leader will have the ability to form effective working relationships between department branches, including unionized and non-unionized employees. This leader will have strong political acumen with the ability to operate within a politically sensitive environment, dealing with sensitive issues, and have the emotional intelligence to remain neutral in conflict situations.

Closing Date: 
November 30, 2019
Application Return: 

For further information and to apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to opportunities@boyden.com and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.