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Group Manager, Transportation At Associated Engineering Group of Companies

Location: Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario

Job Description

Job Description:
Associated Engineering provides a broad base of
consulting engineering services in the infrastructure,
water, transportation, environmental, building, energy,
and asset management sectors. AE brings extensive
relevant experience in the Transportation market
including bridges, highways, roads, airports and
planning. Our plan is to remain a viable, stable,
independent, employee-owned Canadian company that excels
in our fields of practice, satisfies our clients and
offers our staff growth and challenge, all the while
retaining our corporate culture. We have been recognized
for the tenth consecutive year as one of Canada’s Best
Managed Companies and a Platinum member of this
prestigious award program. This award recognizes our
technical excellence, business performance, innovation,
dedication to our staff and involvement in the
community.

Opportunity:
We currently have an opening for a Transportation
Manager in our Niagara-on-the-Lake office. The
successful individual is expected to be well-connected
within the Ontario - particularly the larger GTA –
municipal transportation market- technically competent,
business savvy, entrepreneurial in nature, and eager to
embrace the exciting challenge of raising the profile
and success of our Transportation Group in the fiercely
competitive Ontario and Canadian markets.

Position Description:
Working with a dynamic team in a collaborative work
environment, the Transportation Manager will be based
primarily out of Niagara-on-the-Lake office but will be
required to engage, collaborate and share resources with
our other Ontario offices in Markham and Kitchener. The
successful individual will be responsible for the
leadership and management of this group and interface

across Ontario, delivering services in the areas of:
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Transportation Planning
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Transportation Master Plans
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Active Transportation Plans and Studies
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Traffic Engineering
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Traffic Impact Studies and route assessments
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Environmental Assessments
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Road Safety assessments, analysis and Impact Studies
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Conceptual, Functional and preliminary geometric
design
This individual will seek to improve AE Ontario’s
position as a growing service provider in the
Transportation market locally by working with the other
groups, divisions and offices. The successful candidate
will promote the firm’s vision and culture, meeting the
strategic goals and objectives established in
collaboration with the Management Team and VP & General
Manager. The transition from our current interim
management arrangement will be coordinated over the
first few weeks.
The successful candidate is recognized as a motivating
leader, effective communicator, and critical thinker.
You will have a proven ability to build and manage a
competent team; mentor project managers and staff;
achieve project and organizational targets; respond to
the challenges and risks of the market; optimize
financial, commercial and project delivery performance;
develop business plans, programs and organization
objectives to enhance margins, resource coordination and
utilization. You will also demonstrate a genuine
commitment to the firm’s values, including exceeding
client expectations, to build upon the solid foundation
and aspirations for future growth.

Responsibilities include the following:
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Ensuring financial success of the Group within the
Ontario operation through proactive project
management, quality management, hands-on delivery,
and coaching of project managers and project team.
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Managing all administration, project delivery,
business development, and strategic planning duties
for the Group within the Ontario operation.
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Participating as a member of the senior leadership
team in the Ontario operation and contributing to
discussions to the Transportation market across the
Company.
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Participating as a technical specialist in the field
of Transportation across the Company.
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Monitoring and identifying emerging trends and
technologies in the Transportation field.
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Supporting project and proposal delivery across the
Company as required.
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Responsible for day-to-day management of projects
and a diverse team.
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Liaising with Group Managers and Project Managers in
our other Operations across the Company.
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Attending and contributing to technical symposia,
conferences and seminars.
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Managing, guiding, mentoring and coordinating staff.
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Assigning resources to projects, projects and
administrative tasks.
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Assigning tasks to engineers and technologists, and
supervising delegated tasks for content, quality and
completion in assigned hours.
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Executing business development and marketing
initiatives.
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Identifying and securing the necessary work for the
Group including pre-positioning efforts and
strategic partnering discussions.
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Leading the Group pursuit process including critical
Go/No-Go review evaluation, proposal preparation
effort, technical content and time-task fee
development, as well as pursuit approval from
Division Manager, VP and General Manager and Board,
as required.
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Ensuring that all technical and administrative
aspects of our services are being performed in a
manner consistent with the Company’s goals,
standards, and performance objectives.
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Ensuring quality and accuracy of designs, reports,
and studies.
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Ensuring project needs are met in an effective and
timely matter.
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Developing staffing requirements along with Project
Managers, the Division Manager, the VP and General
Manager, and the Human Resources Coordinator.
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Assisting with recruitment, career planning, and
salary reviews.
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Managing Client, Contractor, and other
consultant/partner relationships.
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Leading the delivery of Municipal Transportation
infrastructure projects.
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Managing the team in the planning, analysis,
assessment, engineering and design activities of
municipal transportation projects in collaboration
with other Groups.
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Assisting in the development of engineering
concepts, concept reports, and construction budgets.
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Preparing technical reports, proposals, design
briefs, and outline design drawings and
specifications.
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Attending client meetings and coordinating meetings
with design teams.

Health & Safety Responsibilities:
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Ensure adherence to established policies and
procedures within a COR registered environment.
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Ensure all safety and non-safety rules and
regulations are followed.
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Review and adhere to AE’s health and safety,
environmental, and quality standards, operating
procedures and policies.
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Understand and uphold the policies that prohibit
workplace violence and harassment.
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Perform regular formal or informal workplace
inspections.
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Enforce safety rules and correct unsafe acts or
conditions.
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Manage all accident and / or incident procedures and
unsafe conditions and / or behavior.
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Respond or delegate responsibility immediately to
items brought to his / her attention with respect to
hazards, defects or non-compliance issues.
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In addition to the above, the duties include those
specified under the Occupational Health & Safety
Act.

Job Requirements:What you will bring to the table:
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Undergraduate degree in Engineering (Civil,
Transportation preferred) from an accredited
university with preference for a post-graduate
degree in a technical or business-related field.
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Registered as a professional engineer with
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) or equivalent.
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10+ years of planning, design, project management,
and group management experience in the
transportation sector.
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5+ years in a consulting capacity in Ontario.
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5+ years experience managing, coaching and mentoring
a team.
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Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills,
including strong negotiation, mediation, and
persuasion skills.
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Proven experience in business development and growth
by acting proactively in identifying and
capitalizing on opportunities.
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Proven ability to successfully deliver complex
multi-discipline transportation assignments using
recognized project management and quality management
systems.
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Proven integrity to deal with sensitive, privileged
and confidential employee or client matters.
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Proven ability to liaise and manage clients,
contractors, and other consultants’ relationships.
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Demonstrated ability to be creative and flexible.
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Results oriented and ability to work under pressure.
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Excellent prioritization, problem-solving,
analytical, and decision-making skills.
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Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
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Strong organizational skills.
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Proficient in use of MS Office Suite of products
including collaborative software such as OneNote and
SharePoint.
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Valid driver’s license.
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Ability to travel within Ontario and Canada.