Job: Director of Environmental Services

Title Director of Environmental Services
Employer City of Vaughan
Application Close Date Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Location City of Vaughan
Date Posted February 7, 2019
Job Information

Director of Environmental Services

One of Southern Ontario’s fastest growing municipalities, with a mix of urban and rural areas, Vaughan is a sought-after place to live and work. Considered one of Canada’s most family and business friendly communities, the City of Vaughan has a dynamic and diverse population of over 320,000 and a large and successful employment sector. Vaughan, in policy and action, is committed to building “a city of choice” that promotes sustainability, diversity, innovation and opportunity for all citizens, supported by timely public and stakeholder engagement. Major city-building initiatives are underway such as the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, the implementation of Regional Express Rail on the Barrie GO Corridor, the Highway 427 Extension, the opening of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, and the completion of the Viva Rapid Transit system.

Reporting to the Deputy City Manager, Public Works, The Director of Environmental Services will manage a multimillion-dollar capital and operating budget and provide leadership and expert advice in the development of public works strategies related to solid waste management, water, wastewater and stormwater services. This position will ensure the delivery of high-quality programs and services for a growing community with evolving maintenance and operational requirements.
Leading a team of professionals in developing and implementing short and long-term maintenance and operations programs, the Director of Environmental Services will be an integral member of the senior management team, playing an active role in delivering the corporations strategic objectives. This leadership role provides direction and vision to a large staff complement of both non-union and unionized employees, working closely with the community, City Council, other levels of government and other City departments, developing partnerships and key integrated services to provide value for Vaughan and its citizens.


With your University Degree in Civil Engineering and Professional Engineer (P.Eng) Designation with the Professional Engineers of Ontario, you possess at least seven (7) to (10) years’ experience at a senior management level within a Public Works/Environmental Services environment; preferably within a municipal, unionized environment. We are looking for a candidate with strong leadership, analytical, interpersonal and change management skills with a demonstrated ability to effectively interact with executive management. You are highly skilled in influencing, negotiating and building consensus amongst diverse groups, as well as have the ability to exercise sound judgement when resolving complex situations. As a coach, mentor, and leader, you strive to create a culture of empowerment and accountability and a team that feels well supported and valued.

To explore this opportunity further, please visit our website at to submit your resume and related information online by Monday, February 25, 2019.

Vaughan is an equal opportunity employer. The City of Vaughan is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The City of Vaughan is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.


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