British Columbia Rapid Transit Company Ltd. (BCRTC) maintains and operates two of Metro Vancouver’s three SkyTrain lines on behalf of TransLink, the regional transportation authority. Launched in 1986, SkyTrain is the first and one of the longest, fully-automated, driverless, rapid transit systems in the world. It boasts an average on-time service performance rating of 95 per cent and moves on average 250,000 passengers per weekday.
For nearly 35 years, SkyTrain has become an iconic brand and symbol of our vibrant region. Not simply a transit option, SkyTrain has had a transformative effect on the way residents of this region live, work and play. The rail services we provide have been described as the backbone of Metro Vancouver’s transportation network, a distinction we wear with great pride.
As a Rail Group we are approaching an exciting time in our history with expansion and renewal on the horizon. With dozens of capital projects in development or in progress; the Director, Capital and Major Business Projects will be at the forefront of guiding our company through this change and transformation.
Are you a dynamic change agent with a proven track record in delivering major capital projects? Do you have fresh and innovative ideas on how transform organizations?
Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity to work with one of BC’s Top Employer’s?
If so – we would love to have you on our team, leading us during this exciting time in our history.
Provides strategic direction, overall leadership and project expert advice to ensure the successful management and delivery of BCRTC’s Capital and Major Business Projects in support of BCRTC’s business plan and Mayor’s Vision.
As a member of BCRTC’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT), engages in the development of the business strategies and shares accountability for overall achievement of the business objectives of the rail company. Working closely with the other members of the ELT, translates business strategies into plans and programs and oversees achievement of departmental and projects goals.
Under the direction of the President, participates in the strategic planning of business transformation and directs & manages business transformation activities. Leads the integration of all business activities, ensures the strategic alignment and operational integration.
Provides overall leadership and project expert advice in the delivery of all BCRTCs capital & major business projects, including business transformation initiatives. Directs and ensures effective governance across every project relating to or affecting Rail’s service delivery objectives. Accountable for BCRTC’s effectiveness and efficiency of project delivery according to agreed financial and service targets, and complying with enterprise project management practices and quality expectations. Works closely with the VP Engineering & Maintenance, directs BCRTC’s development and implementation of strategies to address project risks’ mitigation. Works also very closely with the Director of Finance regarding all financial aspects of the capital and major projects, including determination of capital requirements.
Directs the delivery and outcomes of the Asset Integration Office and provides expert advice to BCTRC project Sponsors while working closely with Translink’s VP of Infrastructure Management & Engineering and CIO to ensure allocation of appropriate project managers.
Facilitate and advise president of BCRTC re implementation/development of agreements on highly sensitive agreements and contracts. Directs the identification and selection of contract engineering services or other specialist resources involving projects with significant budget and/or risks, developing procurement strategies in collaboration with Procurement and evaluating proposals/bids based on best value.
Develops and monitors capital project dashboards and metrics. Presents and reports to the BCRTC ELT and the BCRTC Board on key projects/initiatives progress, strategic impact, political sensitivity and high risks. Advises the BCRTC ELT and the BCRTC Board on critical risk management strategies as they relate to the delivery of BCRTC’s capital program and business improvement initiative programs.
Provides broad direction and strategy to the development of the policies, standards, procedures for BCRTC’s Capital & Major Business Projects. Ensures the PMO (within IME and BTS) comply with compliance with codes, legislations and regulations affecting the delivery of infrastructure and engineering projects.
Forms strong partnerships and develops the trusted, productive relationships and highly responsive interaction with key stakeholders, including TransLink, CMBC, government, public, customers, contractors at large and others.
Provides broad direction for reporting managers, including selection, training, coaching, development, performance management and all other people management practices.
Education and Experience
The competencies for this position would be acquired through completion of University degree in Engineering and/or Business a Professional Engineering designation or eligible to register as a P.Eng and high level PMP certification. Requires 10 years of project management experience with a proven track record on major business improvement, and infrastructure & engineering projects design and delivery.
Expert knowledge of the principles, theories, concepts and practices of civil & structural engineering in addition to experience with technology improvement and project delivery, as well as experience with change management
Expert leadership skills to establish strategy and objectives, to drive change and promote a culture of responsibility and quality throughout the organization.
Expert interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholders, including negotiation skills as they relate to contracts and resolution of contractual issues.
Expert analytical thinking and problem solving skills to breakdown complex business problems and develop recommendations
Expert financial acumen to allow for effective planning, management, and expenditure of operational and capital costs in addition to excellent reporting writing skills.
Expert time management and organizational skills to balance and coordinate effort across multiple, concurrent activities.
Excellent executive presence, business partnering, and interpersonal communication skills.
Solid technical skills in business and project management computer applications and databases.
Recruitment Process: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process. A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.
Comprehensive and competitive benefits plan, including participation in BC Public Service Pension Plan is included.
Medical Assessments of Fitness for Duty
In accordance with the Canadian Railway Safety Act – Railway Medical Rules: Section 3.2, employees who work in or transfer into safety sensitive or safety critical positions are required to undergo pre-placement and periodic medical assessments that evaluate the impact, if any, of medical conditions on fitness for work.
British Columbia Rapid Transit Company is an equal opportunity employer.
Internal Number: (20170890)
About British Columbia Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC)
The South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) is one of Canada’s most innovative transportation authorities, founded in 1999 to plan and manage transportation within Metro Vancouver. We’ve achieved success not only in improving the transportation network of the region, but helping maintain the enviable lifestyle of residents and the viability of local businesses. TransLink and our family of companies (Coast Mountain Bus Company, B.C. Rapid Transit Company and Transit Police) are proud to be one of BC’s Top Employers.