Director, Fleet Maintenance

City of Toronto

Director, Fleet Maintenance

The City of Toronto has one of the most complex fleets in North America, with over 1,000 vehicle and equipment types and models – from light to heavy duty, plus specialized vehicles and off-road equipment.  As a result, this is a significant mandate for a fleet management professional whose extensive experience managing a complex, multi-stakeholder fleet services operation is characterized by proven success in the delivery of quality results under demanding timeframes and conditions.  A skilled strategic and lateral thinker with a strong executive presence, equally comfortable interfacing with senior management and building effective relationships within a unionized environment, you’re ready to take your career to the next level as part of the City’s Fleet Services Division (FSD) senior leadership team.

Providing a full range of fleet management services for City divisions and agencies, FSD directs the management of the City’s fleet, including the acquisition, maintenance and disposal of assets based on lifecycle and operational analysis, as well as the City’s industry-leading Green Fleet Plan and fuel management infrastructure, encompassing over 13,000 assets.  FSD not only maintains and repairs 5,500 assets, and manages the City's commercial fleet safety and compliance, but also trains, tests and certifies over 11,000 employees who are required to operate City vehicles and equipment.

Reporting to the General Manager, as Director of Fleet Maintenance, you will provide strategic leadership and direction to the Maintenance Unit within the Fleet Services Division, using an innovative, forward-thinking approach in developing long-term business strategies and programs for the provision of efficient, effective and economical fleet management services.  Embracing and modelling an all-hands-on-deck attitude, you will lead the Unit through continuing business transformation efforts to ensure divisional goals, objectives and priorities align with strategic directions and Council priorities.

Your subject matter expertise and managerial strengths have a solid foundation: a post-secondary education in a job-related professional discipline and extensive, relevant senior management experience, or an equivalent educational and work history.  You are an effective decision-maker with a track record of innovation and results-oriented leadership, fiscal accountability, customer service orientation, and the ability to promote teamwork and foster an environment that builds capacity for staff excellence.
With a background as a fully accountable leader and extensive knowledge of Reliability Centered Maintenance methodology, you’re adept at developing and leading maintenance practices and strategies, planning, organizing and controlling program and departmental activities, as well as creating, managing and developing high-performing teams of both union and non-union staff.  You’re also known for your sound judgment and political acumen, with a reputation for leading change within a complex organization, managing diverse and often competing stakeholder needs and interests, and build effective relationships within a unionized environment.  

A Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) or Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP) designation, or considerable senior-level experience leading a unionized fleet environment would be a definite asset.

Work for the City you love
Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people.  Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture.  Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as Director, Fleet Maintenance within our Fleet Services Division.

How to Apply:
For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at  To apply online, submit your resume, quoting File #2268542 X, by August 20, 2018.

Accommodation:  The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce reflecting the citizens we serve.  We provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy.  You can request for accommodation related to the protected grounds at any stage of the City's hiring process, i.e., application, assessment and placement.
If you are an individual with a disability and you need accommodation in applying for this position, please email us at, quoting the job ID #2300019 X, and the job classification title.

If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, we ask that you provide your accommodation needs in advance at that time.  Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.

Organization: City of Toronto
Location: Toronto, ON
Region: Zone 4
Professional Category(s): Transportation & Highways, Executive / Administrative Management
Posted: August 3, 2018, 2:52 pm
Expires: August 20, 2018, 4:30 pm

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