Job ID: 5305
Job Category: Buildings, Property Operations & Real Estate
Division & Section: Shelter, Support & Housing Admin, SSHA Program Support
Work Location: Metro Hall, 55 John Street
Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $110,965.40 - $130,366.60 annually, wage grade 8
Shift Information: Monday - Friday 35 hours per week
Number of Positions Open: 1
Posting Period: 19-Jun-2020 to 03-Jul-2020
Are you a champion of best practices in asset management, knowledgeable about current advances and trends in regulatory requirements and technologies relating to infrastructure asset management and asset renewal? Can you lead by example and effectively balance diverse interests and priorities within the City of Toronto’s multi-stakeholder environment? If so, this key mandate as Manager, Asset Management, within our Shelter, Support & Housing Administration (SSHA) Division is a great opportunity to support the values of public service by modelling a commitment to citizen-focused service and the public interest, while providing technical support and expertise in the area of building, construction, systems and maintenance to both divisional staff and divisionally funded service providers.
Reporting to the Director, while supervising an Asset Management Consultant as well as a staff team comprising various unionized roles, you’ll manage divisional assets and activities, including strategic and infrastructure planning. This will include responsibility for the development, updating and maintenance of SSHA assets and systems, building system retrofitting, architectural building inspections, state of good repair, renewal needs, etc., infrastructure planning studies, infrastructure condition and risk assessment data, and life-cycle and infrastructure renewal costing.
Continuous improvement, innovation and adaptability to change
As Manager, Asset Management, you’ll develop, implement and maintain policy and technical guidelines related to divisional asset planning, develop and manage preventive maintenance and energy efficiency initiatives, and make recommendations on the appropriateness and effectiveness of such initiatives. Both strategically focused and tactically skilled, you’ll provide oversight and management of divisional assets, ensuring all assets are maintained in a state of good repair, as well as establish best practices for all areas of asset management within the Division. You’ll also be relied upon to participate in on-site visits to review building conditions and prepare reports related to infrastructure network, condition assessment and renewal needs, review development-related divisional needs and identify upgrading requirements.
Engaging leadership, teamwork and accountability
With your sound knowledge of management principles and practices, and demonstrated ability to coach, motivate and lead staff, you’ll manage, supervise and train all assigned staff, ensuring effective teamwork and communication, and maintaining a high standard of work ethic, organizational performance and continuous learning across the team. As a fully accountable Manager, you’ll also be expected to develop, recommend and administer the annual budget for the Unit, and ensure that expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations.
Customer focus, relationship building and political acuity
A skilled, persuasive communicator – internally and externally – as well as a savvy negotiator and problem-solver, you’ll maintain strong working relationships within the Division and with Corporate Real Estate Management, external agencies, divisionally funded service providers, and other stakeholders, to support the Division's asset planning activities. Your highly developed interpersonal skills will be evident as you represent the Division on internal and external committees, and at meetings and consultations with members of the public, Council staff, internal and external clients and consultants, while your writing talents will enable you to prepare technical reports, City Council Committee reports and content for public education and/or communication purposes.
Key Role Requirements
With a post-secondary education in Civil Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Business and/or Public Administration or a professional discipline pertinent to the job function, plus relevant management training and experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, you have a solid foundation for success in this high-impact asset management role. Project Management Certification and/or Facilities Management Certification would be an asset.
Your recognized strengths as a manager are supported by considerable experience leading, undertaking and/or managing facility condition assessments, needs assessments, infrastructure planning, design, construction and the operation of assets. In addition, you bring considerable experience in physical asset management, including developing and maintaining infrastructure inventory databases, infrastructure condition assessments, life cycle costing, risk assessment, infrastructure renewal costing and priority setting, as well as reading and interpreting architectural drawings. Your track record of accomplishments will also include considerable experience in the development of both Capital and Operating budgets, including developing, planning, costing projects and managing performance measures.
In carrying out your managerial responsibilities, you’ll draw significantly on your demonstrated ability to operate as a fully accountable program leader and as a member of a management team, and your ability to prepare technical reports and reports to Council, to respond formally to inquiries by external agencies and the public, and to plan, lead, manage and implement multi-disciplinary projects varying in scope.
Familiarity with Federal and Provincial regulations and requirements, including, but not limited to, the Environmental Protection Act, the Municipal Act, the Land Use Planning Act and the Development Charges Act, is also essential in this role, as is a working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act & Regulations, Collective Agreements and related Employee & Labour Legislation.
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