Job opportunity: Director of Operations & Public Works Town of Carbonear in Carbonear, NL

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Director of Operations & Public Works
Town of Carbonear
Carbonear, NL
Reference #JAG-14584

Incorporated in 1948, Carbonear is one of the longest standing municipalities in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Centrally located between the North Shore of Conception Harbour and the South Shore of Trinity Bay, and its proximity to major highways and the capital city, Carbonear is an ideal place for businesses and residents to enjoy. With a large number of heritage structures found in all parts of the Town, combined with excellent recreational, medical and educational facilities, the attractions are endless! Key to the Town’s ongoing maintenance, development and planning, is the public works program. To lead such a critical program for the Town, we are currently seeking a Director of Operations and Public Works to join the team.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, The Director of Operations and Public Works will be responsible for the planning, organization, control and direction of the engineering and public works programs for the Town. The Director will manage a comprehensive technical maintenance program, including development control, municipal enforcement, water and wastewater management, public works infrastructure, and preventative maintenance programs. As well, the Director will provide technical advice to Council, develop and manage the operational and capital budget, administer all capital works projects and liaise with consulting engineers and contractors. The Director will also ensure that an annual maintenance program is in place and followed for the town’s transportation system and the town’s water and sewer systems. As well, they will provide supervision of public works activities and act as a front-line supervisor to employees working within the department.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role, preferably within a municipality, combined with post-secondary education and training in a relevant trade or as an engineering technologist. Proven experience in planning, organizing and directing engineering activities and personnel is key to success in this role. Knowledge of applicable provincial and federal codes, regulations and laws related to engineering and public works, as well as the ability to read and interpret blueprints and construction diagrams is desired. You are a natural leader with the ability to motivate your team to ensure all work is completed on time and within budget. Your communication skills are strong, allowing you to connect easily with others and build relationships with key stakeholders. You are self-driven and take pride and satisfaction in managing an essential function within the community.

To express interest in this opportunity, apply here For more information, contact Julie Gorman at 709.722.6810. If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please let us know.