The Infrastructure Operations Manager is a vital member of the Public Works management structure and is accountable to the Director of Public Works, the Portfolio Liaison Officer (PLO) and Chief and Council.
The Infrastructure Operations Manager is required to develop project plans, purchase supplies, allocate resources, estimate and monitor job costs, assist subordinates in resolving work issues, and liaise with other Nation departments, developers, contractors and utility companies in the coordination of projects.
Considerable independent business and technical judgement and actions are exercised in performing the work. Complex problems and policy matters are resolved in conjunction with the Director of Public Works and PLO.
As the Nation is delivering water to public buildings such as the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex and Taza commercial development, maintaining safe consumption health standards with the Nation potable waterworks systems is of prime importance for the Infrastructure Operations Manager.
As such, this individual is required to demonstrate a high level of professionalism, get-it-done attitude, have the ability to work in an environment with competing priorities and excellent interpersonal skills to be able to deal positively with all Nation and off-
Nation members working in the Public Works building, suppliers, third party consultants, external contactors, Nation departments and fellow team members.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES
Nation Facilities Under Infrastructure Operations Manager :
Principal Accountabilities :
o Manage the Public Works Water and Wastewater systems to ensure federal and provincial public health safety standards.
o Manage the Public Works Department budget and assist with the preparation of the Annual Capital and Maintenance Budget
o Maintain Operating and Capital budgets throughout the year
o Long-term planning and forecasting of Capital Expenditures
o Oversee and motivate a staff of two full-time employees and various subcontractors for efficient and effective service delivery
o Assess staff members’ training needs and ensure training and mentoring occurs in a timely manner
o Prioritize projects and workload
o Purchase equipment within budget
o Authorize the purchase of supplies and materials for projects and general maintenance
o Communicate and interact effectively with multiple stakeholders in service delivery (i.e. Chief and Council, Chief Executive Officer, PLOs, Directors, Nation residents, other departments, and the team).
o Respond to complaints and concerns of public
o Prioritize issues raised by public
o Explain process to public
o Prepare tender documents
o Negotiate Public Works contracts and agreements
o Assist in the preparation of various government grant applications
o Prepare documents for approval
o Monitor contractor ensuring that they meet all terms and conditions of contracts
o Inspect and monitor new development sites for quality control in accordance with Nation bylaws and regulations
o Ensure all development control standards are being followed
o Conduct site inspections during progress states of development
o Chair bi-monthly safety meetings with staff
o Ensure Safety and Risk Management policies and procedures are adhered to
o Promote a culture of employee and contractor Safe Work Practices on the Nation
o Ensure that safety and health standards testing records are maintained.
o Prepare and / or review comprehensive reports, plans, contract documents and estimates
o Attend Council and Committee meetings when required
o Complete charity reporting requirements as required
o On-call availability, as required
o Oversee and manage applicable bylaws and administer permits when required.
o Certified Water Distribution Operator with a minimum of Water Distribution Level 3, Level 2 Wastewater Collection, Chlorine Handling and Level 1 Water Treatment.