(Contract up to 12 months)
- Provides strategic direction and oversight to a multi-disciplinary team of professionals working on the design and construction of Rapid Transit (RT) and GO Expansion (GE) projects specific to the third party agreements requirements.
- Develops strategies and systems for identifying, preparing, tracking and reporting on required third party agreements across all Metrolinx projects.
- Coordinates to ensure that third party agreements are being executed for required purposes and in a timely manner, and that there is consistency in the approaches to these agreements.
- Develops and report to management on key performance indicators relating to third party agreements.
- Builds, develops and maintains excellent relationships with all key internal and external stakeholders critical to the successful delivery of program-wide third party agreement requirements.
- Develops and manages plans, for a one to three year horizon for the third party agreements requirements that align with overall long term RT and GE strategies
- Responsible for managing the development, negotiation and internal and external stakeholder endorsement of terms for template agreements, advancing the development of RT and GE projects.
- Enable the discussion and resolution of key technical and stakeholder issues and foster collaboration between Metrolinx and third-party stakeholders to mitigate risks, ensure communication and assist in major infrastructure and investment decisions
- Manages the multiple consulting contracts dedicated to the delivery of a variety of projects; allocation of provincial funds dedicated to the delivery of the assigned project; negotiates amendments to contractual obligations with vendors.
- Develops risk mitigation strategies to ensure compliance with Metrolinx policies and procedures, design and schedule requirements and to manage Metrolinx’ liability throughout the lifecycle of projects.
Location: 10 Bay Street, Toronto
- Completion of a degree in engineering, applied science, business, or a related discipline (such as Architecture or Planning) – or a combination of education, training, and experience deemed equivalent
- Minimum ten (10) years of experience in progressively more responsible roles within a municipal planning, building, construction and/or engineering environment. Deep knowledge of third party agreement requirements for transit infrastructure projects. Experience with Public/Private Sector Partnership (P3) projects would be highly beneficial
- Knowledge of railway corridor infrastructure and related construction projects
- Demonstrated political acuity, excellent interpersonal, negotiation, collaboration and communications skills, with experience in successful multi-stakeholder engagements are essential
- Excellent risk analysis and mitigation experience to identify agreements-related planning and timelines issues across all projects in order to avoid punitive (e.g. financial, time, reputation) damages
- Possession of a related designation, such as P.Eng. and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) is an asset
- Exceptional leadership, tact, judgment and decision-making skills are essential.