Manager, AFP Early Works

Metrolinx - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Manager, AFP Early Works - (AFP001N)
Employee Status: Regular
Office Name: 10 Bay Street

Manager, RER AFP Early Works

($107,540 - $140,610 per annum)

Metrolinx is connecting communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Metrolinx operates GO Transit and UP Express, as well as the PRESTO fare payment system. We are also building new and improved rapid transit, including GO Expansion, Light Rail Transit routes, and major expansions to Toronto’s subway system, to get people where they need to go, better, faster and easier. Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Our Capital Projects Group, RER AFP Early Works Business Unit is seeking a Manager. This position manages a team of staff, consultants and contractors/service providers to deliver capital railway transit infrastructure projects encompassing the planning, design, procurement, construction and commissioning phases, and in accordance with approved timelines, budget and safety and quality standards.

Key Responsibilities

Manages capital corridor infrastructure projects through all stages of scope definition, design, construction, and close-out; coordinates project management responsibilities, reviews project progress, identifies deficiencies and opportunities, and recommends solutions.

Integrates corporate requirements, commitments and initiatives into projects, including design requirements, environmental assessment conditions, Railway requirements, municipal commitments, Passenger Charter, Community Charter, design excellence, and property acquisition conditions.

Collaborates with the applicable Centre(s) of Excellence and other Metrolinx, Regional, and Railway stakeholders to incorporate requirements, and ensure projects are implemented consistently, efficiently, safely, and in a coordinated manner.

Reviews consultant and service provider proposals and makes recommendations for proposed projects consistent with strategic plans and business objectives.

Oversees consultants, service providers and contractors in the delivery of scope of work, as defined in respective contracts, ensuring that corrective action and escalation is initiated when necessary.

Manages project scope/requirements changes; handles change orders with contractors, including negotiating, processing and assessing cost and schedule impacts; ensures all are clearly identified and approved before progressing, and ensuring agreements reflect addendums issued.

Manages and monitors capital budgets and forecasts, approves invoice payments, analyzes expenditures, and monitors adherence to budget constraints; takes corrective action to address issues and ensures that explanations are provided for off-plan overages and exceptions.

Manages relationships with Railways, external consultants, contractors, service providers and vendors to ensure performance and products/services meet contractual agreements; Develops, fosters and maintains relationships with internal stakeholders to incorporate project requirements at the beginning of the project, and when scope changes are requested.

Develops, fosters and maintains relationships with internal stakeholders to incorporate project requirements at the beginning of the project, and when scope changes are requested.

Provides leadership, direction, and coaching to staff and multiple project team members

Location: 10 Bay St, Toronto, ON

File number: AFP001N


Completion of a degree in Engineering, or a related discipline – or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent.

Project Management Professional (PMP), Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designations are considered assets. A valid Ontario Class G driver’s license is required to travel to various site locations, meetings, operational facilities, etc. Must meet and maintain the corporate standard for a good driving record.

Minimum eight (8) years’ experience in planning, design, and construction, and commissioning of transit facilities, station building & parking infrastructure, and/or Railway track & structures, including direct experience managing railway corridor infrastructure projects, and Railway service planning deliverables.

Strong project and business management skills to manage construction projects from start to completion; knowledge of procurement processes in order to identify opportunities for improvements and cost savings, and budget management skills to pan and monitor departmental budgets.

First hand knowledge of P3/AFP Procurement Delivery, Contract Law, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Environmental Assessment Act, and the requirements of the transit/Railway construction standards and procedures.

Knowledge of Human Resources legislation to monitor and manage employees and contractors, including experience in the application of collective agreement provisions. Demonstrated successful experience in firsthand application of supervisory principles and practices to supervise staff.

Demonstrated understanding, and application of the theories, principles and practices of civil engineering applicable to a rail transit environment, including relevant design & construction standards and standard procedures. Working on a rail project with tunneling expertise would be considered an asset.

Problem solving and analytical skills to evaluate and address contractor and supplier performance issues and recommend plans for improvement; to evaluate and address program impediments with the potential to disrupt or jeopardize the project and/or corporate objectives

Excellent oral, written/presentation, and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated success working effectively and collaboratively in a large, matrix team environment

Strong problem solving and influencing skills to establish effective working relationships, negotiate, and deal with a variety of contacts, both internal and external to the organization; along with the ability to gain cooperation from individuals not under direct authority.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume online, no later than May 03, 2020

Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process, as required. Applicants must make their needs known in advance.

Please be advised, Metrolinx uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition. Please be advised that a Criminal Record Search may be required of the successful candidate. Should it be determined that any background information provided be misleading, inaccurate or incorrect, Metrolinx reserves the right to discontinue with the consideration of your application.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: 03-May-2020