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Manager of Operations

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The MANAGER of OPERATIONS is responsible for the development, coordination and delivery of the maintenance programs.



REPORTS TO:           Director of Public Works and Engineering


FUNCTION:                The MANAGER of OPERATIONS is responsible for the development, coordination and delivery of the maintenance programs for Leduc County rural and paved roadways, ditches, signage, road right-of-ways; and manages the Public Works fleet programs, material supply and operations facilities.




  1. Provides oversight, supervision and technical support in Operations programs, including, road and infrastructure maintenance, fleet management, material supply and facility management:
    • Ensures that Area Foremen, Mechanics, and Shop Coordinators are completing work plan schedules to meet service levels, standards, and policy pertaining to the department.
    • Recruits and ensures implementation of training, performance and recognition programs for the foremen, equipment operators and mechanical staff including development and implementation of succession planning.
    • Provides and coordinates technical assistance and operational or mechanical support to Public Works and Engineering sections and other County departments.
    • Prepares business cases, cost benefit analyses and specifications, negotiates purchase conditions and agreements for all equipment/services/materials, and provides budget requirements.
    • Ensures a timely and consistent response to ratepayer maintenance concerns.
    • Participates in the development and drafting of Public Works & Engineering policy, programs, and procedures.
    • Develops Standard Operating Agreements for technical services, equipment repairs and supplies.
  2. Oversees and supervises the development, implementation, maintenance, and delivery of the annual and long-term maintenance programs for Leduc County’s East, Central & West areas.
    • Develops and provides program management for an annual and long-term maintenance plan for Leduc County roadway system, signage, road right-of-ways, and ditches.
      1. Develops and implements the winter and summer operations plans.
      2. In consultation with department heads and/or Council, develops a list of priority maintenance areas which are to be used to develop the annual business plan and budget.
    • Develops, documents and presents, as required, the section’s budget, job cost tracking control processes, variance reports, status reports and other related reports.
  3. Manages the Public Works and Engineering fleet (vehicle and equipment) management and maintenance programs and shop personnel and resources:
    • Participates in the development of life-cycle management plans/programs for maintenance of vehicles and equipment.
    • Develops a long-term capital plan for vehicles and equipment.
    • Establishes preventative maintenance program for vehicles and equipment and ensures maintenance of records.
    • Plans, schedules, and arranges vehicle and equipment dispersals and replacement.
    • Develops tender and specifications documents for acquisition of vehicles and equipment.
  4. Manages the control of inventories and ordering, procurement, and the quality and quantity; of parts, supplies and materials for all aspects of the Public Works department.
    • Works with the Engineering section to develop tender and RFQ documents for maintenance operations, including dust control, line painting, crack sealing and aggregate crushing and aggregate supply.
    • Manages gravel and salt supplies and truck haul agreements.
    • Manages and monitors the annual graveling program, including the program development (supply of aggregate, retention of trucking services) and program execution (monitoring gravel quality, tracking of gravel quantity) in a timely and efficient manner.
    • Monitors the Federal Salt Management Plan and ensures annual participation and reporting requirements are met.
  5. Leads the development of life-cycle management and annual / long term capital plans/programs for maintenance of the Nisku and Thorsby facilities.
  6. Leads and ensures the development, implementation, and reporting protocols for the department’s Safety Program; and purchases and controls all County supplied personal protective equipment.
  7. Participates in on-call rotation with Area Foremen.
  8. Adheres to guidelines as set out in the Human Resource Policy Manual.
  9. Participates in the County Health, Safety, and Wellness Program as required.
  10. Performs related duties as required.




A high school diploma and a journeyman certificate in vehicle or heavy equipment mechanics or a C.E.T. with relevant experience is required.  Proven knowledge of project management and cost control techniques, strong computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); and previous management-level supervisory experience are required. In addition, effective leadership, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, and the commitment to the provision of high-quality service to the public is required. Familiarity with County structure, operations, and knowledge of rural communities would be an asset.

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