The Rights-of-Way (ROW) Coordinator is responsible for development and administration of the rights-of-way utility ordinance and existing utilities including but not limited to: electrical, natural gas, cable television and telecommunications. The coordinator will be responsible to coordinate the development and implementation of work management systems and City’s ROW permit system. To ensure the City’s full compliance with Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 743, Streets & Sidewalks and the City’s Municipal Consent Requirements.
- Leads and coordinates the City’s ROW permit system – utility cut permit plan review, approval, issuance, conflict resolution inspections and closeouts.
- Oversees the work of staff members who process right-of-way utility cut permit applications and those who assist with right-of-way utility cut permit inspections. Provides training as required.
- Coordinates ROW management activities with public and private utility companies and private contractors. Schedules and facilitates meetings for major utility or contractor work in ROW.
- Coordinates ROW requirements with District ROW Management, District Road Operations, Major Capital Infrastructure Coordination, and Engineering and Construction Services as well as other City Divisions.
- Ensures all ROW work is done in accordance with the City’s Municipal Consent Requirements (MCR) and Road Works Standards. Provides technical assistance to utilities/contractors who are unfamiliar with the City’s standards.
- Assists the public and contractors with concerns or questions relating to all aspects of City ROW matters including work by utilities or contractors in the ROW
- Ensures that all ROW management policies, procedures and practices are updated, as required, to ensure the City’s full compliance with Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 743, Streets and Sidewalks.
- Responds to public, 311 and councillor calls or inquiries relating to concerns, issues, problems, or need for information related to interpretations of City requirements, property information, and utility record information
- Assists the Supervisor in the review and development of complex projects
- Oversees project team members and support staff, including students
- Conducts site visits and/or field studies as required
- Maintains computer data bases, spatial (GIS) data, and document files, and prepares reports. Drafts and invoices in accordance with City ROW policies and procedures.
- Other administrative tasks as assigned.
- Education in Engineering, Construction Management, Business Administration or related discipline from a recognized University or Technical College, or the approved equivalent in education and experience.
- Management experience in construction or technical-related field. Independent work experience in public rights-of-ways management, preferably with a public agency or a franchise utility service company, or in a similar capacity working in energy distribution or consumption services, telecommunication and/or cable television services.
- Demonstrated experience in contract management.
- Experienced in the development and implementation of complex projects.
- Considerable experience working with geographic information systems.
- Experience implementing the development of work management systems.
- Working knowledge of utility infrastructure and other utility features to support office and field staff.
- Knowledge of the planning and development control processes and the municipal administration and procedures.
- Must possess and be able to maintain a valid Province of Ontario, Class “G” Driver’s License and must have daily access to a fully insured and licensed vehicle for on the job use. Must qualify for and be able to maintain City’s equipment Operator’s permit
Must also have:
- Demonstrated communications and presentation skills with the ability to interact both orally and in writing at all levels of the organization, including the political level.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues, the public, provincial officials, consultants and other internal and external stakeholders.
- A thorough understanding of work management systems, with ability to make recommendations on related matters and in the preparation of complex transportation projects.
- Demonstrated ability to plan, oversee and direct work of staff.
- Familiarity with government legislation in the area of occupational health and safety.
- Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge of various legislative governing authorities (Municipal By-laws, Highway Traffic Act, Municipal Act, Occupational health & Safety Act) and the regulations that apply to this work.
- Ability to work in all weather conditions, as fieldwork is a component of this position
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