Manager, Construction (Closes Feb 13, 2023)

  • 07 Feb 2023 8:41 PM
    Message # 13088890
    Hina Brinkworth (Administrator)

    Requisition ID: 7084 
    Number of Vacancies: 1 
    Department: Signal/Electrical/Communication (20000051) - Head & Staff- S/E/C (30000547) 
    Salary Information:  $120,957.20  -  $151,260.20
    Pay Scale Group:  12SA
    Employment Type:  Regular
    Weekly Hours:  35, Off Days:  Sat/Sun   Shift:  Various
    Posted On:  February 7, 2023
    Last Day to Apply:  February 13, 2023
    Reports to: Department Head - S/E/C 

    The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is North America's third largest transit system and has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the GTA. Guided by a forward-thinking strategic plan, the TTC's vision is to be a transit system that makes Toronto proud. The TTC's recruitment efforts are directly aligned to its mission of providing "a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service and courtesy."

    General Accountability

    Provides expertise in implementing the Signals/Electrical/Communications (S/E/C) projects in a brown/green field site; oversees the execution and integration of construction elements, including track, electrical, communications and signaling construction for the S/E/C project, from inception, planning, procurement and construction through commissioning to completion in accordance with the TTC's budget, schedule, and quality assurance requirements; implements all scope and other changes to contracts, projects and programs; Acts as a Project Construction Supervisor fulfilling all responsibilities and duties as defined by the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

    Key Job Functions

    • Provide extensive project management expertise and leadership to relevant project teams in all phases and activities for the multi-year, multi-million-dollar S/E/C capital program, from inception through planning, design, construction and commissioning.
    • Ensure agreement of project objectives, monitor client participation on the project team and integrate client group in the commissioning process; ensure that the resolution of all deficiencies is reviewed with the client before the work is accepted.
    • Control delivery of construction projects for the multi-year Capital Program in accordance with TTC's budget, scope, schedule and quality assurance requirements.
    • Oversee, direct and manage on-site construction, construction testing and commissioning work to ensure that project requirements are met.
    • Ensure timely reporting of financial and performance results, including any significant cost, security, safety, human resources and other engineering issues; prepare and present reports and recommendations to senior management.
    • Provide leadership for the section to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of the team with an emphasis on planning, coordinating, and delegating the activities to meet section requirements, employee performance, development, and employee health and safety.
    • Maintain an effective working relationship with various and diverse contacts both internal and external to the TTC to identify project requirements, schedules, impacts and other interrelated matters.
    • Supervise and coordinate activities of the construction section and perform a variety of related administrative functions.
    • Participate in leading the development of annual goals and objectives, prepare appropriate operating and capital budgets and maintain an efficient organizational structure.
    • Ensure construction projects are delivered safely and in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and TTC's Safety Policies and Procedures.
    • Participate in the TTC's Customer Service Ambassador Program
    • Promotes a respectful work and service environment that supports diversity, inclusion, and is free from harassment and discrimination. Provides leadership in the development and implementation of inclusive and accessible policies, programs and/or services for employees and customers in accordance with TTC’s commitments and obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and Related Orders, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and TTC’s policies.


    • Apply analytical skills
    • Apply the principles and practices of quality assurance
    • Audit systems, processes, and products
    • Manage projects
    • Communicate in a variety of mediums
    • Understand and apply administrative policies, processes, and procedures
    • Secure and manage fiscal resources
    • Demonstrate specialized expertise and knowledge in the assigned field
    • Manage human resources
    • Identify and minimize risk of Health and Safety issues

    Education and Experience

    Completion of a post-secondary college diploma or university degree in a related discipline (i.e. Construction, Engineering) or a combination of education, training and experience deemed to be equivalent.

    Additional Requirements

    • In depth knowledge of current rail engineering principles and practices.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of project management principles and practices, including familiarity in conceptual planning with current scheduling and expenditure analysis systems.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of construction management principles and practices; construction contract law; construction methods and processes; contract administration and construction inspection; knowledge of the Construction Lien Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of business administration, fiscal and human resources policies and legislation/regulations regarding safety, human rights, employment, etc.
    • Sound judgement, highly developed management, organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage and work with multi-disciplined teams, deal with complex issues and maintain effective working relationship.
    • Ability to prepare and interpret complex reports, recognize problems and evaluate solutions.
    • Demonstrated negotiation and mediation skills are required for the successful resolution of contract claims.
    • Proficiency in the use of office technology and applications related to the work.
    • Ability to direct, supervise, motivate and evaluate professional staff.
    • Ability to plan, allocate and manage resources within budget and schedule constraints in a multi-project environment.
    • Will be required to obtain Subway/SRT Rule Book, WHIMIS certification and OH&SA training.
    • Routinely required to work in excess of normal working hours to meet established deadlines, project/operational needs, and/or respond to emergency calls. 


    The TTC is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, anti-racism and inclusion in the delivery of its services and in its workplaces. The TTC is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities it serves at all levels of the organization, and supports an inclusive environment where diverse employee and community perspectives and experiences bring value to the organization. The TTC encourages applications from all applicants, including members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including but not limited to, Indigenous, Black and racialized groups, people with disabilities, women and people from the LGBTQ(IA+) community. The TTC values and supports an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Accommodations for applicants are available upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process, including for those who identify as having a disability. Please contact Talent Management at (416) 393-4570.  Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

    The TTC’s policy prohibits relatives of current TTC employees from being hired, assigned, transferred or promoted into positions, where there is a conflict of interest due to a relationship. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be required to disclose the name, relationship and position of any relative who is a current TTC employee. 

    We thank all applicants for their interest but advise only those selected for an interview will be contacted.