Director, Rapid Transit and Transit Oriented-Development

Durham Region

Region of Durham

Director, Rapid Transit and Transit Oriented-Development


The Region of Durham is dedicated to maintaining outstanding standards of service and relies on the expertise and commitment of its employees. Durham is one of Ontario’s fastest growing areas with a population of over 685,000 people in some of Ontario’s most beautiful settings. Durham has it all: major infrastructure investments, an accessible and specialized talent pool, world-class education institutions, and a well-established enterprise-driven business community.

The Director, Rapid Transit and Transit Oriented-Development, a newly created position, reports to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and is responsible for the delivery of Rapid Transit (RT) and Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) initiatives in the Region.  The Director will lead, coordinate, facilitate and direct all Regional activities aimed at achieving and sustaining the Region’s Official Plan and the Transportation Master Plan. As a positive and highly motivated leader, the Director provides strategic support to the CAO and consults with the Regional Rapid Transit Steering Committee while collaborating with Regional Departments. The Director plays a lead role in facilitating proactive planning and design around proposed stations along the Lakeshore GO East Extension and rapid transit corridors. With your business planning and stakeholder negotiations experience, you will leverage funding opportunities for rapid transit opportunities.

The ideal candidate possesses a relevant university degree in Planning, Engineering, Business or Finance.  With your exceptional leadership skills attained through progressive senior-level experience, you have developed and engaged a diverse high-performing, cross-functional team.  Additionally, extensive project management experience within a municipal environment dealing with complex rapid transit projects is strongly valued, as well as background in providing financial oversight to ensure teams are meeting objectives while ensuring cost effectiveness along with a real estate/development focus.

The Region of Durham is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and the Region of Durham throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

To explore this opportunity further, please contact Sarah Adams at Odgers Berndtson at 1 866-962-1990 or submit your resume online to https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/16588 by April 17, 2020.


Organization: Durham Region
Location: Whitby, ON
Region: Zone 4
Professional Category(s): Engineering, Transit/Rail Services, Strategic Initiatives/Planning
Posted: March 17, 2020, 10:08 am
Expires: April 17, 2020, 4:30 pm

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