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Manager, Construction & Engineering
Local Authority: MD Greenview
Location: Valleyview, Alberta
Closing Date: 12/20/2018

DEPARTMENT: Infrastructure & Planning

LOCATION: Administration Offices – Valleyview, Alberta

STATUS: Vacant

Located in Northwest Alberta, the Municipal District of Greenview is a vast and diverse area rich in oil and gas, fertile farm­land, and mixed wood forests. As the third-largest rural municipality in Alberta, Greenview boasts diversity in economic activities and an extraordinary landscape. Greenview’s economy is strengthened by its diversity, a talented workforce and an entrepreneurial spirit that is second to none. Our residents experience adventure right in their backyards with lakes, rivers, Rocky Mountain peaks and vast prairie offering a year-round outdoor playground for all ages.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Manager, Construction & Engineering is responsible for the planning and monitoring of road, bridge, pavement and municipal construction projects in conjunction with the General Manager and the Assistant General Manager, Infrastructure & Planning.  While contributing as a Manager to the Municipal District’s strategic direction, values and vision the Manager, Construction & Engineering will perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed below.

 MAJOR

  • Oversees Capital Roads Construction Projects, Bridge installation and Road Surfacing Projects.
  • Supervise Municipal Engineer, Liaison’s with various Consultants and Contractors.
  • Supervisory duties include training, budgeting, performance appraisals, coaching, mentoring and monitoring tasks.
  • Planning of capital construction projects and prepare construction schedules in conjunction with the General Manager, Infrastructure & Planning.
  • Read, interpret, analyze and forecast a project’s cost reports and determine the status of the job in terms of scheduling and costing.
  • Conduct project meetings as required.
  • Coordinate, manage and communicate with Contractors and Consultants and effectively deal with problems such as delivery, labour, scheduling, land negotiations, utility approvals and payment disputes, and to enforce safe work procedures.
  • Provide engineering / design / survey support for various projects.
  • Carry out pre and post inspections of road crossings and approaches including but not limited to subdivision and oilfield, to ensure compliance with conditions.
  • Maintain inventories of approvals.
MINOR

  •  Assist with land acquisitions when required.
  • Assist with the provision of subdivision referrals to the Municipal Planning Commission related to infrastructure requirements.
  • Oversee Engineers and Contractors on construction projects.

OCCASIONAL

  • Recommend changes to Municipal policies as required.

 QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

  • To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform the duties listed above to a high degree of quality, timeliness and precision.
  •  Post-secondary education in Civil / Construction Engineering, or a combination of equivalent education and experience.
  • A minimum 3 years’ experience / knowledge of construction, design, finance and management experience required. 

  • Level 1 Bridge Inspection certification would be an asset.
  • Project Management Certificate would be an asset.
  • Class 5 driver’s license.

 SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal (tact, diplomacy, influence, etc.) skills essential.
  •  Ability to interact well with, and respond to inquiries from all levels of employees, including Management, Council and Ratepayers.
  •  Must be self-motivated, and able to work with little or no supervision.
  •   Must be able to apply innovative and effective management techniques to maximize employee and Contractor performance.
  • Demonstrated leadership capability.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  •  Familiarity with AutoCAD.
  •  Ability to understand surveying information and to read plans.
  • Familiarity with Alberta and ability to carry out field inspections.
  •  Familiarity with construction standards.
  • Ability to interpret, implement and adhere to organizational policies and procedures.

 WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT:

  •  Extensive use of computer and telephone.
  • Long periods of sitting, good lighting, temperature and noise control.
  •  Minimal physical effort; occasional light lifting.
  • Subject to working in an outdoor environment – heat, cold, dry, dusty and / or wet conditions as well as exposure to insects, bees and wildlife.
  • Use and operation of a vehicle.
  • May be exposed to construction sites.
  • Normal working day consists of 7.5 hours; however occasional overtime may be required.
  • Some travel may be required.

        HEALTH & SAFETY:

  •  All personnel working at the Municipal District of Greenview are governed by the Municipal District Health & Safety Policy.
  • Ensures all operations are conducted in a safe manner and in accordance with Municipal District Policies and Occupational Health & Safety Regulations.
  • Ensure proper ergonomic requirements are met and good ergonomic procedures are practiced.
  • Adhere to construction safety procedures.
  • Required to wear correct Personal Protective Equipment as per safe job procedures.
  • Must follow all safe job procedures.

 JOB POSTING INFORMATION:

 Interested candidates may submit cover letter and resume by 20th December 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in one of the following ways:

 

Mail or Drop Off:   Municipal District of Greenview No. 16

     4806 – 36 Ave., Box 1079, Valleyview, Alberta T0H 3N0

 Fax:                       780-524-4307

 By E-mail:              careers@mdgreenview.ab.ca

 Website:                www.mdgreenview.ab.ca

This employment opportunity has been circulated by the Society of Local Government Managers of Alberta. The Society has been providing this service to all municipalities and its members since 1993.

The cost for a single job posting is $157.50. If multiple postings are submitted within 24 hours then the cost structure would be:

  • First Post: $157.50
  • Second Post: $141.75
  • Third, Fouth, Fifth, etc. Post(s): $131.25