Senior Project Manager at Ministry of Transportation, Canada

Application ends: March 31, 2023
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Job Description

We are looking for a strong leader who is has technical expertise in land use planning processes and understanding of highway planning/design and can provide direction to a team of Planner and Officers. If this is you, then bring your knowledge and experience to the Eastern Region, Corridor Management Section.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the “How to apply” section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this exciting role, you will:

  • lead and supervise a team of Corridor Management Officers, providing technical expertise, advice and guidance to Corridor Management Officers, internal and external stakeholders.
  • support and provide guidance in the ministry’s review of politically sensitive and/or complex development proposals.
  • provide specialized advice to internal/external stakeholders and senior ministry officials related to planning and development proposals;
  • participate on committees and the development of policy/procedures;
  • develop and maintain relationships with internal/external stakeholders

How do I qualify?


  • This position requires regular travel throughout the province in remote locations with limited access to public transportation

Leadership Skills and Abilities:

  • You have project management, leadership and organizational techniques to lead/coordinate corridor management projects and provide technical direction to project staff

Interpersonal, Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Skills:

  • You have advanced interpersonal and communication skills to establish, maintain and negotiate effective relationships with senior staff, colleagues and stakeholders, and to prepare reports, briefing materials and recommendations.
  • You have the demonstrated conflict resolution skills to interact with stakeholders with opposing interests and positions.
  • You have proven strong negotiation skills to resolve contentious issues.
  • You have demonstrated consultation and facilitation skills to provide technical advice.

Analytical, Problem – Solving and Researching Skills:

  • You have proven analytical and problem – solving skills to determine compliance, identify and recommend solutions;
  • You have research and investigation skills to assess information, prioritize and develop alternative solutions.

Technical Expertise:

  • You have demonstrated knowledge of civil engineering theories, principles and practices with emphasis on: transportation planning; highway design and construction; and stormwater management.
  • You have proven ability to interpret and apply relevant municipal, provincial and federal legislation, policies, procedures, and standards to review and evaluate land planning and development proposals.
  • You have knowledge of common office software for word processing, data analysis and making presentations to prepare technical reports, briefing and other materials (e.g., Ministers’s letters, correspondence).

Additional Information:


  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 1355 John Counter Blvd, Kingston, East Region

Compensation Group:

Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario

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Posted on:

Monday, March 13, 2023


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  • W-MT-196154/23