Director, Transit Services

Region of Waterloo- Transportation/Environmental

  • Date de publication: 15 novembre 2021

  • Date limite: 1 decembre 2021


Job# R78-TEN-319

Join us in making an impact in a thriving and dynamic community.

Region of Waterloo Council has a bold and compelling vision to build a world-class community, fueled by a thriving economy. We have a mandate to reimagine the future and service provision. Putting residents first, we work to ensure that our community remains a great place to live, work and play – for everyone.

We are a progressive regional government providing critical programs and services that make a difference in our residents’ lives every day. From public health, emergency services and long-term care, to community housing, the arts and environment, from transit to planning, and from infrastructure to culture, we build community in so many ways.

Committed to fostering opportunities for current and future generations, the Region of Waterloo is an inclusive, thriving and sustainable region of connected rural and urban communities with global reach. Our mission is to serve, engage and inspire, by delivering quality services to a diverse and growing population of 630,000+, while creating a healthy, collaborative environment of learning, respect and innovation.

This is a place where employees are valued and recognized for their talents and contributions to our success. Our employees take pride in making a difference in people’s lives through the work that we do. We are looking for people like you to help make it happen.

If you are an experienced leader that is passionate about growing and enhancing our transit system on our journey to building a world-class community, we want to talk with you.

Learn more about why you should work for the region – this is our “why”. < https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/regional-government/why-work-for-the-region.aspx >

To access our strategic plan, please click here: https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/regional-government/resources/StratChat/Strat_Plan_2019-2023_Long_Version_access_pdf.pdf

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Commissioner of Transportation and Environmental Services, you will lead the planning and delivery of safe, customer-focused, and reliable transit services. You will be responsible for the preparation and execution of an annual business plan covering all mandated services of the Division in concert with the budgeting process. You will make recommendations for inclusion in the Transportation Master Plan and direct strategic operational planning/implementation of the service. You will lead a diverse team of dedicated employees who make a difference every day by enhancing our world-class transit system to be inclusive and encouraging of ridership from all sectors.

As the Director, Transit Services, you will lead through effective communication, collaboration and innovative problem-solving, while ensuring corporate compliance with legislation, policies, and procedures, and related to key initiatives. Your team will include professionals in the areas of Transit Operations, Marketing, Communications, Community Engagement, Transit Development, Finance and Administration.

Bring Your Experience to the Region of Waterloo

As our ideal candidate, you will have a post-secondary education in engineering, science, business administration, or an equivalent field, plus significant, progressively responsible experience in transit management. You have strong experience leading within a unionized environment and the demonstrated ability to inspire others to work toward common goals by engaging and empowering them, and providing them direction. You have comprehensive knowledge of transportation and transit operations and administration, marketing and property management, and the ability to direct the development of engineering, operational, administrative and financial planning. You should have knowledge of current and emerging issues within the Region of Waterloo as they affect the Transit Services Division, and knowledge of applicable legislation and related regulations. You must have experience in preparing operating and capital budgets and creating business plans.