Manager, Fleet
City of Kingston
Kingston, ON
The Manager, Fleet leads a team responsible for the provision of fleet management services for City of Kingston vehicles and equipment. The Manager will ensure effective management of resources to provide timely and customer-focused services. The Manager will plan, organize and direct all functions and activities related to the procurement, servicing, operation, maintenance and life-cycle management of vehicles and equipment.

Key Responsibilities
Lead and provide guidance and coaching to a team of fleet supervisors and employees

Prepare, monitor and evaluate the budget for fleet capital and operating resources

Maintain collaborative relationships with internal stakeholders to identify their vehicle/equipment needs and support service delivery requirements

Ensure compliance with all legislative and regulatory requirements related to City vehicles and equipment

Manage the procurement and disposal process for vehicles and equipment and all supplies/tools

Identify, report and utilize Fleet services key performance indicators to inform decision making

Conduct data analysis, create action plans, and execute action plans to improve efficiency and effectiveness

Prepare and present reports to senior management

Remain current with changes in the transportation industry and transportation technology, including changes related to reducing environmental impact in support of the City’s Green Fleet Policy

Support activities necessary to ensure compliance with the City’s CVOR (Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration)

Participate in emergency preparedness activities and assume necessary responsibility in the event of an emergency situation

Qualifications, Competencies
Diploma/degree in Business Administration, Transportation or a related field

5 years of leadership experience in a fleet, transportation or related operations setting

Direct experience in the administration of a CVOR certificate

Certificate of Qualification as a Truck and Coach Technician - 310T as outlined in the Ontario Apprenticeship and Certification Act preferred

Experience in a unionized environment is preferred

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands
Ability to communicate effectively

Strong public relations skills

Knowledge of current initiatives, policies, programs and legislation

Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Ability to research and analyze complex issues

Strong and effective problem solving and conflict resolution skills

Superior project management skills

Strong computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other software solutions related to vehicle maintenance, fuel management and vehicle tracking (AVL, GPS) systems

Ability to work outside regular business hours

Valid class “G” driver’s licence

Required to obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check at candidates’ expense.

Closing Statement
Please apply to Career Opportunities at:
Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. Please upload to your profile, any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position you are applying to. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.