General Manager, Public Works - City of Hamilton

City of Hamilton

City of Hamilton 
General Manager, Public Works

Contribute to the City of Hamilton, one of Canada’s largest cities – home to a diverse and strong economy, an active and inclusive community, a robust cultural and dining scene, hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails and natural beauty just minutes from the downtown core, and so much more. Join a diverse team of talented and motivated staff who embody values of sensational service, courageous change, steadfast integrity, collective ownership and being engaged, empowered employees. Help #BeTheReason the entire country is talking about Hamilton and achieve the City’s vision of being “the best place to raise a child and age successfully.”

Reporting to the City Manager, the General Manager, Public Works (General Manager) is a member of the Senior Manager Team and leads the portfolios of Engineering Services, Transit, Transportation Operations & Maintenance,  Hamilton Water, Environmental Services, Waste Management, Energy, Fleet and Facilities and Corporate Asset Management. The General Manager is focused on improving efficiencies, internal and external customer service, administrative streamlining, establishing long term continuous improvement principles, and best practices. A visible and participative leader, they collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders. Working with Council, this leader will provide both strategic and operational leadership to their teams as they work collaboratively and responsively creating a better environment through continuous improvement.

The ideal candidate is a seasoned executive who has led a diverse portfolio and unionized workforce. A clear communicator with a collaborative nature, you have led infrastructure builds and demonstrated excellence in project management. You bring over ten years of senior leadership experience, have a broad range of business exposure in a municipal or government setting and strong senior leadership skills. You have demonstrated the leadership capability to develop and convey a compelling vision, inspire confidence, and advance a strategic and operational agenda across a complex organization. You have proven your superior political awareness, business acumen and track record of achieving measurable results when executing complex and transformational initiatives.

To explore this opportunity further in confidence, please contact or submit your resume and letter of interest online by November 12, 2021, at:

The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Consistent with our Values and Corporate Culture Pillars, the City of Hamilton is committed to providing equitable treatment to all with respect to barrier-free employment and accommodation without discrimination. The City will provide accommodation for applicants in all aspects of the hiring process, up to the point of undue hardship.  If you have an accommodation need, please contact Odgers Berndtson or Human Resources as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements. 

Organization: City of Hamilton
Location: Hamilton, ON
Region: Zone 3
Professional Category(s): Public Works & Operations, Executive / Administrative Management
Posted: October 12, 2021, 1:25 pm
Expires: November 12, 2021, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
Job Experience: 5 years or more

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