Competition # : 27062
Department: Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal
Type of Employment: Permanent
Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG
Closing Date: 10/8/2020
Building and maintaining our provincial infrastructure is no small job.
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (Department) designs, constructs and maintains provincial highways, public buildings, bridges and other related infrastructure.
With a mandate to provide the safe and efficient movement of people and goods, the maintenance and upkeep of our 23,000 kilometers of roads and highways and 4,100 bridges is paramount to our core responsibilities.
About Our Opportunity
The Construction and Operations Manager (C&OM) is accountable for the administration of a contract governing the design, construction and operation of a 63 km section of Highway 104. To ensure the highway, including bridges and other related infrastructure, is well built and maintained over the life of the contract and that all work is carried out according to contract requirements, Department policy, and federal and provincial regulations, the C&OM develops and implements management processes and directs staff as required.
As the designated Contracting Authority Representative, the C&OM is the primary Department contact with the Project Co and directs and oversees the work of the Owner’s Engineer. They also serve as a key technical resource within the Department for P3 construction, operations, and maintenance matters.
In this role, the C&OM is responsible for overseeing project controls, evaluating and approving contract submittals, evaluating performance, liaising with parties to provide interpretation and resolution to high-level issues, and for providing advice on major contract variations on behalf of the Department.
Qualifications and Experience
You must have an Engineering Degree combined with several years of leadership experience. You must be (or meet the requirements to be) actively registered as a Full Member (P.Eng) with Engineers Nova Scotia (ENS).
Frequent travel is a component of this position. As such, you must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to travel.
To succeed in this challenging role, you must draw from a high standard of engineering expertise and knowledge of innovative best practices. You must be a collaborative manager who energizes their team to strive towards achieving successful project outcomes; exemplifying the Department’s values in all aspects of work. You must also demonstrate:
direct and relevant experience;
in depth knowledge of P3 contracts;
a strong track record of collaboration and team leadership;
an understanding of environmental acts, regulations, and legislation;
a thorough technical understanding of structural, civil, highway design, and environmental engineering; and
sound project management abilities.
Leadership competencies required at this level of work are: Decisiveness, Strategic Orientation, Developing Others, Team Leadership, Self-Awareness and Personal Impact, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering and Relationship Building, and Intercultural and Diversity Proficiency.
We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.
Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.
Based on the employment status and union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as: Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs.