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  • Airdrie
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City of Airdrie


Position ID:  J1218-0218

Job Type:  Full Time

Department:  Engineering

Number Of Positions:  1

Closing Date:  January 8, 2019

Min Salary:  $106,000.00/Year

Max Salary:  $132,500.00/Year



The City of Airdrie fosters a culture of accountability and values open dialogue, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, collaborative relationships, learning, ownership, and encouraging the heart. We are searching for another team member who will help us get to the next level.

We Are:

We’re a place where you can grow. We’re a place where you’re encouraged to learn and be innovative. We’re a place where people take ownership and do what they say they’ll do. We’re a place where colleagues are friends and neighbours are customers. We’re a place where health, wellness and safety are top of mind. We’re a place where you just might be a perfect fit.

Our Team:

The Engineering Services department evaluates development proposals and manages municipal projects to ensure the orderly development of a high quality transportation, water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure for the citizens of the City of Airdrie. Our purpose is to ensure that new development and future infrastructure is appropriate, safe, and sustainable.

The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Capital Projects and Infrastructure Manager, the team leader is responsible for supervising and coaching a team of technical reviewer, shallow utilities reviewer, municipal inspectors and administrative staff responsible for subdivision approval.
The team leader works with Council, Senior Leadership Team, city staff, and industry stakeholders to ensure all key issues and their impacts in the community and municipal corporate interests are addressed in the finalization of plans, policies and development applications.

Primary Tasks:
Developing project-specific and client driven goals, schedules, budgets and detailed assumptions
Ensuring that project scope, client expectations, performance metrics and specific deliverables are documented and appropriately actioned, including regular progress reporting
Ensuring that developer-provided infrastructure is reviewed for consistency/alignment with City servicing plans/standards, constructed in accordance with City standards and industry best practices and adequately commissioned/tested prior to transferring to City ownership
Ensuring that new infrastructure is compliant with Federal, Provincial and Municipal regulations and legislation
Coaching, mentoring and leading assigned staff
Being actively involved with existing City infrastructure needs and operational issues
Coordinating a multi-disciplinary approach to civic infrastructure and development issues
Building and maintaining positive and effective working relationships with internal departments, elected officials, industry associations, developers, contractors, regulatory boards and agencies
Assigning work to engineering services staff while ensuring appropriate direction, training and mentoring is provided
Participate in budget and business plan preparation and administration

You Bring:

Diploma or degree in Civil Engineering and currently hold the applicable designation as either a P.Eng., C.E.T., or P.Tech. (Eng.)
A minimum of 7 years of leadership responsibilities and related experience is required (equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
Budget management experience is required
Practical knowledge and understanding of Federal, Provincial, and Municipal regulations and legislation
Experience with supervising staff
A valid Class 5 driver’s license is required
Proven track record of demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to positively influence others
Strong observation, problem solving and decision making skills
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including policy development, report preparation and public presentation skills
Excellent communication and presentations skills with experience in community engagement processes
Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to form collaborative relationships
Ability to think strategically and see the big picture
Political sensitivity, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills
Ability to remain innovative and positive in times of imposed constraints and challenges
Demonstrated ability to handle a variety of complex projects/tasks with competing priorities in a result based environment
Ability to quickly align with shifting priorities, work assignments and timelines
Genuine desire to mentor and support staff
Good customer service, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-disciplinary environment
Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment and good-decision making to lead projects to successful completion

We Offer:

Along with a competitive compensation program and City paid health and dental premiums, our employees also enjoy:

• Excellent health, dental, paramedical, and benefits plan
• First-in-class pension plan
• Career development and tuition reimbursement
• Employee discounts, annual adult Genesis Place pass, social events, and health & wellness initiatives

Continuous learning through training and development is encouraged as are flexible work arrangements, when possible. We recognize that our people work best when they feel engaged in their environment and appreciated for their efforts and our overall benefits package reflects that.

Additional Information:

This is a permanent full-time (37.5 hours/week) position. A comprehensive benefits and pension package is included.

Candidates are required to provide a cover letter which addresses the qualifications listed above, along with a resume.

Please note: Interviewing and hiring may commence prior to the posted closing date.

Next Steps:

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.airdrie.ca.