Chief Executive Officer, Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (The)

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Infrastructure and Communities
Position title:
Chief Executive Officer
Salary range:
$188,500.00 - $221,700.00/Year
Longueuil, Québec
Application Review Date:
February 14, 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 portion of the Honoré Mercier Bridge and approaches thereto, and three related infrastructure, namely a section of the Bonaventure Expressway, the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure, and the Melocheville Tunnel. Its mission is to provide a safe passage for users through the management, maintenance, and rehabilitation of its infrastructure assets by optimizing traffic flow and respecting the environment. The JCCBI strives to provide the Government of Canada with the highest level of custodianship of these infrastructure assets.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for providing strategic guidance, oversight and leadership to the JCCBI and is accountable to the board of directors. The CEO will be responsible to create vision and strategy, mobilize people, uphold integrity and respect, collaborate with partners and stakeholders, promote innovation and guide change and achieve results.

The CEO is responsible for all aspects of the Corporation’s activities, including the overall operating and financial performance of the JCCBI, and ensures the provision of professional advice and recommendations to the JCCBI’s Board of Directors regarding the effective planning, oversight, maintenance, operation and management of the infrastructure in the Corporation’s 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;

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

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

  • Experience in building and maintaining productive and effective multipartite relationships with Indigenous communities, Canadian municipal governments, Canadian provincial government agencies and/or authorities, senior civil servants as well as with diverse stakeholders;

  • Experience in decision-making with respect to complex and sensitive issues;

  • Experience in leadership, including articulating a clear strategic vision, motivating a team to meet strategic, financial and operational objectives, decision-making with respect to complex and sensitive issues, acute problem-solving capabilities, strong team orientation and effective organizational leadership skills;

  • Experience serving or reporting to a board would be considered an asset; and

  • Experience in the management of major construction engineering or rehabilitation or maintenance of large-scale public infrastructure 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 the JCCBI’s mandate, mission, strategic priorities, and business activities;

  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the board of directors, and the CEO of the JCCBI, 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;

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

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

  • 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

  • Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally, including 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 is required.

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

  • High ethical standards and integrity

  • Superior interpersonal skills

  • Leadership

  • 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 (please note that any relocation costs will not be reimbursed by the Government of Canada or the JCCBI).

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 February 14, 2019. 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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