NOTE: The following position is for proposed new business and is contingent upon First Canada winning the contract. This is a great opportunity to be a part of operations Senior Leadership!
Join the First Canada team as a General Manager for a large fixed route operation with over 200 vehicles in York Region. The selected General Manger will initiate, develop, and maintain a successful contract relationship. First Canada General Managers are committed to safety, customer service and have hands experience in all areas of the transportation business.
First Canada ULC is a subsidiary of FirstGroup plc – the world’s leading bus and passenger rail transport operator, transporting 2.5 billion passengers per year with the help of 110,000 employees worldwide!
First Canada is proud to offer:
Tremendous Career Advancement Opportunities due to a strong presence all across North America
A comprehensive benefit package, paid holidays & vacation, medical & dental, and RRSP
A great work environment
General Manager major responsibilities:
Handling all contractual services to include administrative functions, operations, information systems, parts purchasing, and inventory control
Ensuring compliance of all company procedures and policies
Ensuring services are provided within budget and action plans developed and implemented to improve operational efficiencies
Maintaining company and contractual assets (vehicles, facilities, inventories, tools, and equipment).
Ensuring compliance of local, provincial, and federal laws and regulation
Analyzing, preparing, and developing budgets and forecasts
Assessing resource needs, problems, trends and plans accordingly
Developing action plans to ensure customer retention
Assuring a safe working environment
Providing and promotes effective communications with customers
Providing leadership and guidance to develop location and company bench strength
Establishing training goals and requirements for all personnel
Satisfying client, corporate, and contractual reporting requirements and needs
Assisting in technical sales support and develops sales leads
General Manager Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent; Bachelor's degree preferred
Valid driver's license
Ten (10) years or more of relevant direct experience managing all aspects of a public transit service
Recent experience (within ten (10) years) managing operations and maintenance services with 150 – 200 vehicles for fixed route
Frontline knowledge and experience in the areas of fixed route bus operation similar in size to that of the Region
Demonstrated experience in change management practices and implementation
Union contract negotiation, private sector and public sector interface experience
Experience with Contract start-up and implementation
Strong budgeting skills
Knowledge of human resources
Knowledge of Ontario Legislative requirements including Highway Traffic Act (HTA), Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR)
Other relevant experience
Become a part of our team - Apply today!
First Canada is an Equal Opportunity Employer
First Canada is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, persons with a disability, Aboriginal peoples and members of a visible minority.