Director of Operations (Public Works)

City of Mount Pearl

Director of Operations (Public Works)


Mount Pearl is a vibrant, progressive community with an exceptional quality of community life and a strong sense of home. We are home to 23,000 people who live, work and play here and our economy is dynamic and rooted in innovation and excellence. We are seeking a person who is strategically focused on the continual growth and community development of Mount Pearl. 

The role
Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Operations (Public Works) is accountable to provide strategic operational leadership for the City of Mount Pearl, to plan, coordinate and schedule personnel, materials, and equipment necessary to maintain the City streets, parking lots, water system, sewer system and parks in good working order and sound condition.

As a member of the CAO’s Senior Leadership Team, the Director contributes to the effective management of the City, leading development of longer-term policy and management planning to address Council’s strategic priorities. The Director of Operations (Public Works) also acts as a liaison with Council’s Infrastructure and Public Works Committee, providing expert advice and consultation regarding issues that arise. 

The ideal candidate
The ideal candidate has 10-15 years of senior level supervisory experience in an industrial, heavy construction or municipal industry supervising employees, contractors, etc. who operate and/or maintain mobile equipment and other municipal type services. Knowledgeable in health and safety legislation, auditing and health and safety management systems. Formal education and training in occupational health and safety an asset.  A Certificate or Degree in Civil Engineering Technology from an accredited Canadian College or University would be considered an advantage.  A journeyperson trade in heavy equipment or heavy duty mechanic would also be considered valuable. Possession of the Newfoundland and Labrador water and wastewater operator certification program would be considered beneficial.  Our team is the place for you !

The City offers a respectful, safe and exciting work environment focused on public service, competitive compensation of $120,000 - $150,000 per annum, comprehensive programs in health and wellness, and a defined benefit pension plan.

Application deadline is Wednesday, September 25, at 4:00 pm.

Interested applicants may apply, in confidence, by submitting a cover letter and resume in PDF format referencing the competition number Competition Number: PW-2019-46-Ex recruitment@mountpearl.ca.

The City thanks all interested applicants. Selected applicants will be notified if invited for an interview.   To check the status of the competition or view the detailed job description please visit our website at http://mountpearl.ca/jobs/ or contact Human Resources at 709-748-1094.

Organization: City of Mount Pearl
Location: Mount Pearl, NL
Region: Avalon
Professional Category(s): Engineering, Public Works & Operations
Posted: September 13, 2019, 1:15 pm
Expires: September 25, 2019, 4:00 pm

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