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Technical Resources Manager

Date: July 1, 2015
Reports to (Job Title): Administrative Officer
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Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering

Location:

E2

Grade:

USG 11
35 hr/wk


Primary Purpose

The Technical Resources Manager is responsible for the effective operation of CEE laboratories and advises on Department-wide technical strategic planning. This includes management of the Department’s health & safety program, leadership and management of the Department’s technical staff and laboratories, and management of laboratory designs/renovations, equipment purchases and funding proposals. Under the direction of the Administrative Officer, the Technical Resources Manager works closely with other CEE technical staff and faculty members.   The Technical Resources Manager is expected to provide technical leadership to the Department, keeping current with industry trends. This includes being involved in setting Department-wide technical priorities, ensuring that current and future technical needs are monitored and analyzed on a regular basis, and serving as senior technical resource for academic planning purposes. The advanced level of guidance, instruction and technical assistance to be provided will require the incumbent to have extensive practical and theoretical knowledge, preferably in a research setting, acquired through a multi-disciplinary engineering background in civil or environmental engineering. In addition to the necessary technical qualifications and experience, extensive managerial and project management expertise is required.    The Technical Resources Manager’s role with respect to management and leadership of the technical staff is all encompassing (e.g., recruitment, performance management, work prioritization and balance, professional development, succession planning). Ensuring that technical staff continues to be a comprehensive and cohesive Department resource for both teaching and research will require the Technical Resources Manager to have a firm understanding of the Department’s current and future needs and, at the same time, ensure that technical staff skills are in line with those needs.  The incumbent is expected to provide leadership and day-to-day management of the Department’s health & safety program.  This includes identifying areas for improvement, arranging for deficiencies to be corrected, promoting a culture of safety through education and action, maintaining and monitoring training records, and ensuring appropriate tracking and records management.   

Key Accountabilities:

1.  Technical Leadership

 

 

2.  Leadership of Technical Staff

 

 

 

3.  Management of the Department’s Health & Safety Program

 

 

 

 

4.  Technical Portfolio

Position Requirements

Education:

BASc in Civil Engineering with a minimum 10 year’s work experience in a research or relevant industrial setting; or MASc in Civil Engineering with a minimum five year’s work experience in a research or relevant industrial setting; or three-year Technologist Diploma in Civil Engineering with a minimum 15 year’s work experience in a research or relevant industrial setting.

Experience:

Strategic planning and project management experience; managerial experience with a proven ability to guide, mentor and professionally develop staff; demonstrated ability to foster constructive team relationships; exceptional verbal and written communication skills; ability to work under minimal supervision, including independent judgment in areas of time management, task prioritization and decision-making; extensive experience managing an occupational health & safety program.

Technical:

MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other
intermediate to advanced intermediate to advanced intermediate to advanced Sharepoint – intermediate to advanced

Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

managerial experience with a proven ability to guide, mentor and professionally develop staff; demonstrated ability to foster constructive team relationships.

Level of Responsibility:

ability to work under minimal supervision, including independent judgment in areas of time management, task prioritization and decision-making.

Decision-Making Authority:

reports to Administrative Officer.

Physical and Sensory Demands:

distractions, attention to detail, lifting, carrying.

Working Environment:

Time is spent working in the various laboratories or field sites (on- and off-campus) and sitting in a comfortable position in the office carrying out tasks. There is a frequent need to give close attention to various stimuli such as written material, online material and information discussed with clients (students, faculty and company representatives) and co-workers.  There are deadline pressures and competing priorities while at the same time there is a demand for thoroughness, accuracy and safety.  Regular working hours, some evening/weekend work required; minimal exposure to disagreeable conditions typical of a supervisory position.