Executive Director, Engineering/Deputy City Engineer

Job Details

JOB POSTING #:  2023-0205

POSTING PERIOD:  Friday, May 19, 2023 at 8:30 AM to Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 4:30 PM

DEPARTMENT:  Engineering

UNION:  Non-Union



POSITION STATUS:  Regular Full-Time


RATE OF PAY:  $140,068.62 - $170,254.32 Annually



Reporting to the Commissioner, Infrastructure Services, this position will provide strong and effective leadership to staff in a progressive, team-oriented environment.  Responsible to deliver efficient and effective engineering services, through both in service delivery and budget control. This position is responsible for the following 5 divisions;

  1. Design Division: design and project management services for road and sewer rehabilitation and road expansion projects, flooding mitigation initiatives, engineering studies, and local improvement projects.
  2. Development Division: engineering review/approval of various development applications, municipal servicing studies, Municipal Class Environmental Assessments, studies, storm and waste water modeling, project management and lead Municipal Drain portfolio.
  3. Corporate Projects: serves as a Project Management Office responsible to deliver large scale building and non-building projects of corporate significance, and facility projects.
  4. Right-of-way: manages the public right-of-way through issuance of permits, processes various subsidy programs, encroachments agreements, and development reviews.
  5. Geomatics: manages the corporate wide geographical information system, and provides computer aided design services for engineering drawings, construction projects, council reports, and presentations. as well as administrative staff in order to carry out work. 

This position is responsible for approximately 200+ projects/studies with a Capital Budget ranging between $300-400 Million, Operating Budget approximately $7 Million (gross), with 60 staff.

Ensure effective human resource management of the Department in accordance with the various collective agreements, corporate policies and procedures. Will perform Occupational Health & Safety duties as outlined in the Corporation’s Health and Safety Program.

Responsible for all duties assigned to the Deputy City Engineer position pursuant to the City By-Law under Municipal Act. This position will be required to attend City Council and Committee meetings and must be capable of City Council presentations and reports and carry on relationships with City Councilors and Mayor to solve problems. 

A focus on customer service programs and the vision to deliver these programs to meet the expectations of City Council and the residents of Windsor is required.  Will work in coordination with other departmental teams.  Will perform other related duties as required.


  • Must have a University degree in Engineering, or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalency, and a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible professional work experience in a related field.
  • Must have the ability to travel to off site locations in a timely and expedient manner as required.  If method of travel is by vehicle, a current valid and lawful Driver's Licence is required in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act and must provide a driver’s abstract as a condition of employment.
  • Must be a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng) in Ontario;
  • Must have experience in a computerized and unionized environment, with related experience in a municipal setting, particularly at a managerial or supervisory level;
  • Must have proven leadership qualities and be both self-motivated and a team player.
  • Must have excellent organizational and multi-tasking capabilities.
  • Must have good working knowledge and experience with corporate computer applications (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Must possess strong problem-solving skills.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Should have knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, its regulations and knowledge of the hazards associated with the work.
  • Will be required to complete and remain current as per the requirements of the Corporation’s Management Certificate Program.
  • Progression through the Art of Supervision Program Certificate or a supervisory program of a similar nature is considered an asset.
  • Familiarity with the development application process would be considered an asset.
  • The physical demands analysis associated with this job indicates a sedentary level of work


  • Only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged
  • We offer a smoke-free office environment
  • Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, c. 25 as amended, and will be used to determine eligibility for employment.
  • The Corporation of the City of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Windsor will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform the City of Windsor Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.