Director, Investment Planning
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January 22, 2014
Senior Manager, Zone 2
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Reporting to the Executive Director, Investment Strategies Branch, the Director, Investment Planning, provides leadership, strategic analysis and decision making relating to the development of transportation investment needs for capital programs to support the Ministry of Transportation's mandate and goals. Duties include:
- Developing and maintaining effective relationships with key representatives from the Treasury Board, Infrastructure, and other ministries with respect to long-term investment/capital planning initiatives
- Ensuring positive and collegial relationships with other key stakeholder groups both internal and external to government
- Developing and updating long-term strategic transportation plans (20+ years) that support the government's and the ministry's goals
- Developing open and transparent ministry processes and procedures for investment and capital planning, along with performance measures that ensure a comprehensive ministry-wide perspective
- Providing sound recommendations regarding the ministry's future transportation needs and plans
- Providing ongoing and effective direction to a team of economists, technical staff and specialized professionals
- Leading and/or participating in external and internal committees
- Providing accurate and timely information to support effective communications (i.e. reports, plans, briefings, presentations, etc.)
- Participating in strategic and operational planning initiatives for the branch, division and ministry
This position leads a team of professionals with a mandate to develop innovative and timely strategies and solutions to complex transportation investment needs. The incumbent will provide ongoing direction on all aspects of investment needs prioritization, economic analysis, impacts from resource developments and economic and population growth, results-based budgeting integration, and network performance measures analysis that will be used for long-term transportation planning and investments in the transportation network for Alberta. The Director will ensure all potential solutions are considered including all modes (rail, transit, air, and highways) and will develop sound investment plans and recommendations to ensure that value for taxpayer dollars is achieved.
Key skills/abilities that the ideal candidate will possess:
- Ability to develop innovative solutions to complex problems
- Ability to develop partnerships and networks at a senior level
- Strong communications skills
- Strategic thinking skills to effectively participate in achieving development and the ministry's and branch's goals and objectives.
- Organization skills to manage work priorities of team
- Analytical thinking skills to arrive at innovative solutions
- Technical problem solving and decision-making skills
- Strong human relations skills including coaching, team building and motivation skills
- Communication abilities with professionals across diverse functional areas, including technical specialists, senior and executive management staff both internally and in other ministries and organizations
University graduation in a field related to the position assignment, supplemented by seven years progressively responsible experience. Related experience or education may be considered as an equivalency on a one-for-one basis.
- Knowledge of the theories and principles of traffic management and modeling (both economic modeling as well as traffic forecasting).
- Comprehensive experience with economic theories and practices as well as financial analysis
- Thorough knowledge of transportation network planning and investment planning
- Broad knowledge of transportation business practices and processes, including capital programming, budgeting, construction, and preservation
- Broad knowledge of standards and best practices in traffic management;
- Knowledge of land use planning, environmental impacts and analysis as practised by Stakeholders in Alberta including the Government of Alberta
- Knowledge of ministry legislation and regulations
$3,871.67 to $4,916.45 bi-weekly ($101,050 to $128,319 annually)
NOTE: This position may be used to fill future vacancies at equal or lesser classifications. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at lower classification and salary.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Alberta Transportation, Human Resources, 3 Flr., 6950 - 133 Street, Edmonton, AB T6H 5V7. Phone: (780) 427-8312 Fax: (780) 422-5138
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) -
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Chris Churchill at (780) 427-8312.
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