Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure Services
Toronto is Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and liveable cities. As the largest city in Canada and fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million residents and is an international leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture, and innovation. The City consistently places at the top of international rankings due in part to investments championed by residents and businesses. Toronto is led by City Council
and its directions are carried out through the work of a very professional public service.
Canada’s biggest city is a montage of distinct neighbourhoods, all sharing a sense of urban pride in Toronto’s energy, diversity, and productivity. A global financial capital, Toronto has a thriving downtown that offers residents and visitors a full program of theatre, ballet, art, music, dining, shopping, professional sports, and lakefront recreation. The City has world-class universities, schools, hospitals, centres of innovation excellence, and parkland. Toronto and the surrounding Golden Horseshoe are home to head offices and entrepreneurial enterprises in virtually every sector of the economy.
Reporting to the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager, Infrastructure Services (DCM) oversees an operating budget of $2.7B. The DCM assists the City Manager in the administration and operation of the City by providing executive oversight and leadership to leading the portfolios of Engineering & Construction, Transit Expansion, Municipal Licensing & Standards, Office of Emergency Management, Policy, Planning, Finance & Administration, Transportation Services and Toronto Water. The DCM ensures that those divisions and offices are performing at a high level of efficiency, with a focus on the effective coordination across the service area and corporation broadly to provide high-quality customer service for the residents of Toronto while achieving measurable outcomes towards Council’s priorities. The DCM is accountable to the City Manager, the Mayor and City Council in ensuring that approved outcomes are achieved in a cost-effective manner, and with accountability to the multi-stakeholder environment in which the City programs operate.
As the ideal candidate you bring a minimum of 15 years of senior leadership experience in complex infrastructure-oriented organizations. Reflecting a citizen-centric approach, you are known as being inclusive, consultative, operative, and for your process reengineering thinking. You are committed to building a supportive culture and empowered teams that are driven and motivated. You have held high profile roles that require transparency, public accountability, and well-developed political acuity. Here is your opportunity to lead a substantive service division within the City with key mandates that include the Waterfront redevelopment and the transit portfolio.
To explore this opportunity in confidence, please submit your cover letter and resume no later than April 11th, 2023 at https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/18768 or email@example.com. We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.
City of Toronto is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and City of Toronto throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.