Chief Executive Officer, Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (The)

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Position title:
Chief Executive Officer
Salary range:
$188,500.00 - $221,700.00/Year
National Capital Region
Application Review Date:
September 28, 2018
Opportunity number:

The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL) is a parent Crown Corporation and agent of the Crown headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario. It is incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act and is subject to the Financial Administration Act (FAA). It has a mandate to engage in a range of activities to ensure that the international bridges and related infrastructure in its portfolio are safe, secure, efficient, environmentally sound and well-maintained, in accordance with the International Bridges and Tunnels Act.

The Federal Bridge Corporation’s portfolio currently includes Canadian interests in:

  • The Blue Water Bridge in Point Edward, Ontario;

  • The Seaway International Bridge (SIB) in Cornwall, Ontario;

  • The Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; and

  • The Thousand Islands Bridge at Lansdowne, Ontario.

The CEO is responsible for all aspects of the Corporation’s activities, including the overall operating and financial performance of the FBCL, and ensures the provision of professional advice and recommendations to FBCL’s Board of Directors regarding the effective planning, oversight, maintenance, operation and management of the international bridges in the FBCL portfolio, thereby contributing to the maintenance of a secure, safe and reliable transportation and economic network.

The CEO participates in Board decision-making processes as one of the seven members of the Board.

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 education, job-related training and/or experience;

  • Experience as a Chief Executive Officer or senior executive in a mid-size or large organization with multiple stakeholders;

  • Experience in building and maintaining productive and effective multipartite relationships with partner organizations, diverse stakeholders, and senior government officials;

  • Track record of delivering on financial, operational and strategic objectives;

  • Experience in dealing with Indigenous communities, Canadian and American municipal governments and Canadian provincial government agencies and/or authorities;

  • Decision-making experience with respect to complex and sensitive issues;

  • Demonstrated leadership of people, including motivating employees to reach corporate objectives, talent management, and organizational change;

  • Experience serving or reporting to a board;

  • Experience in the construction and/or management of large public infrastructure systems would be considered an asset;

  • Experience in the transportation sector; infrastructure revitalization; business management; economics; law; community engagement; public policy; stakeholder engagement; human-resources; trade; foreign affairs and environmental issues would be considered an asset; and

  • Successful engagement with senior political and public service officials would be considered an asset.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of FBCL’s mandate, mission, strategic priorities, and business activities;

  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Board of Directors, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited, including fundamental accountabilities to the Government of Canada as shareholder;

  • Knowledge of the public policy environment facing a Crown corporation, and a general understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates, including the Financial Administration Act, International Bridges and Tunnels Act ;

  • Knowledge of the local Indigenous context and capacity of ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with local Indigenous groups, Canadian and American municipal governments and Canadian provincial government agencies and/or authorities;

  • Knowledge of human resources management;

  • Knowledge of operational and strategic corporate planning, monitoring, and evaluation of corporate performance;

  • Knowledge of risk management, including effective systems to identify, monitor, mitigate and manage risks;

  • Knowledge of effective governance principles, both at the board and organizational levels;

  • Ability to effectively manage the development/delivery of complex IT projects;

  • Ability to foster a corporate culture that promotes safety, trust, respect, ethical practices and encourages individual integrity and social responsibility;

  • Ability to promote a leadership culture that values outstanding Corporate and Operational performance;

  • Ability to understand organizational dynamics in order to identify opportunities and recognize challenges in order to drive organizational change; and

  • Strong communications skills, both written and oral, and the ability to act as a spokesperson for the Corporation in dealing with the media, public institutions, governments and other organizations.

Language Requirements

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on the 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, conceptual/innovative thinking

  • Leadership

  • Impact/influence

  • High ethical standards and integrity

  • Superior interpersonal skills

  • Tact and diplomacy

  • 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 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 in or be willing to relocate to the National Capital Region, or to a location within a reasonable commuting distance.

  • The Chief Executive Officer is to participate in the annual public meeting to answer questions from the public.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates for this positions. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment. A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin on September 28, 2018. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. 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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