Director, Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (The)

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Infrastructure and Communities
Position title:
Per diem:
$200.00 - $300.00
Annual retainer:
$3,200.00 - $3,800.00
Longueuil, Québec
Closing date:
February 15, 2019
Opportunity number:

The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) operates, manages, monitors, constructs, rehabilitates, maintains and repairs the following bridges, roads, and tunnels under federal jurisdiction located in the Greater Montreal Area: the Champlain and Jacques Cartier Bridges, the federal sections of the Honoré Mercier Bridge, and the Bonaventure Expressway, as well as the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure, and the Melocheville Tunnel.

Every day, the Corporation ensures a safe drive for thousands of users by managing, maintaining and repairing this important infrastructure for Greater Montreal. The Corporation also ensures that these critical structures remain safe, fully functional and aesthetically pleasing both today and in the future. It conducts construction, rehabilitation and reinforcement projects on the infrastructure under its responsibility and oversees the operation and maintenance of these structures.

The board of directors of the JCCBI is composed of up to seven (7) members, including the Chairperson and the Chief Executive Office. The Board provides strategic guidance and oversees the organization and administration of the JCCBI as well as the management of its resources, services, property, personnel and contracts. It sets corporate objectives and strategic directions, oversees the implementation of said objectives and strategic plan, monitors corporate performance, reviews financial objectives and results, analyzes key dimensions such as security, safety, environment and risk management, ensures that the principal risks are identified, mitigated and managed for each project and maintains strong and effective stakeholder communications.

Safety and security remain top priority issues. Given that many of the infrastructure assets of the JCCBI controls were built prior to 1965, careful monitoring is required. Significant capital investments need to be carefully managed to ensure the continued safety of existing assets, and construction of new assets. The Board is working on rehabilitation programs to address these issues and exhaustive repair plans are underway for some of the structures.

In view of the significant responsibilities of the JCCBI, board members schedule numerous meetings of the Board and its committees throughout the year to manage the JCCBI’s various activities. Special meetings may be called on short notice to address specific or emergency issues. Board members are permitted to attend board and committee meetings in person or by electronic means, although they attend the majority of meetings in person.

Diversity and Official Languages

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing applicants. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority group.

To be considered, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training and/or experience;

  • A degree from a recognized university in engineering, human resources, commerce, accounting or law would be considered an asset;

  • Experience in implementing modern corporate governance principles and best practices;

  • Experience in project management;

  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a public or private sector organization or as a senior executive answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector would be considered an asset;

  • Experience in managing and planning of active transportation would be considered an asset; and

  • Experience in any of the following would be considered an asset:

    • Experience in managing human and financial resources;

    • Experience in managing legal, human resources and communications personnel; or

    • Experience in the management, construction, rehabilitation and/or maintenance of infrastructure or in the transportation sector.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the mandate, mission and activities of the JCCBI and a good understanding of the legislative framework in which it operates, including applicable labour laws;

  • Knowledge of corporate governance and best practices;

  • Knowledge of infrastructure rehabilitation and project management;

  • Financial literacy;

  • Knowledge about the Greater Montreal Area in which JCCBI operates would be an asset;

  • Knowledge of government functions and operations, including public policy areas, is a further asset;

  • Ability to facilitate information-sharing and effective working relationships with other board members, management, government officials, business partners, stakeholders and employees of the JCCBI and to demonstrate respect, ethics and extending trust in order to achieve organizational goals;

  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral; and

  • Abilities in one or more of the following areas would be considered an asset:

    • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and lead organizational change;

    • Ability to develop, review and analyze workforce reports and metrics and to lead organizational change;

    • Ability to apply human resources management principles to anticipate the short and long-term needs of the JCCBI, evaluate potential options and identify alternative solutions to problems; or

    • Negotiation and conflict management skills.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following Personal Attributes:

  • Sound judgment, proactive and solution-oriented

  • High ethical standards and integrity

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and leadership

  • Tact and diplomacy

  • Strong analytical skills and strategic thinker

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

  • Appointees must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout their appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website under the Forms and reference material.

  • All appointees are subject to the Conflicts of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must also submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

  • Appointees must uphold the highest standards of probity and are expected to demonstrate behaviours in the workplace that afford respect, equality and dignity, to everyone they interact with at work at all times. The Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector outlines the values and expected behaviours for public servants, including valuing diversity and creating workplaces free from harassment and discrimination. Governor in Council appointees are expected to uphold and respect these values and principles in a positive and active manner.

  • If you are appointed to this position, you must reside or are willing to relocate to a location within 100 km of the head office of the JCCBI.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A list of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

How to Apply

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 15, 2019 via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Instructions on how to apply for an appointment opportunity can be found on the Governor in Council Appointments website.

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