Director of Public Works and Infrastructure


Director of Public Works and Infrastructure

Municipality of Brighton
Location: Brighton, Ontario
Posted: June 14th 2022
Deadline: July 8th, 2022
Salary: $112,858. - $132,027 annually

The Municipality of Brighton is located along the shores of Lake Ontario, conveniently set along the 401 corridors between Toronto and Ottawa. Brighton is a lower tier municipality in the County of Northumberland with a population of over 12,000 people, which is increasing steadily due to its beautiful waterfront and small-town appeal.

We are currently accepting applications for a Director of Public Works and Infrastructure. This is a full-time position.

Reporting to the CAO, the Director of Public Works and Infrastructure is responsible for developing and administering strategic priorities, policies and objectives for the efficient operation of the divisions within the department including municipal roads system, water and wastewater systems and storm water systems. The Director oversees the management of municipal assets and capital projects.


  • Directs, administers and supervises the activities of the public works, water, wastewater and capital infrastructure departments by providing guidance and advice to section managers consistent with the municipal policies and direction.
  • Coordinates and supervises division managers and supervisors through strong leadership to ensure the efficient and effective operation of each division. 
  • Monitors division’s performance and initiates procedural or operational changes where required.
  • Ensures effective customer service is achieved. 
  • Attends and acts as a resource at council meetings to ensure council is informed on all issues.
  • Participates in consultation and negotiation with developers, consultants and contractors, as appropriate for proposed developments or for service contracts ensuring the municipal engineering design and construction standards are met. This includes review of site plans, plans of subdivisions, consent applications, etc. 
  • Responsible for ensuring that additional engineering services are engaged as approved by the CAO and council.
  • Develops and implements appropriate policies, procedures, specifications, standards and agreements relative to the departmental operations and the provision of advice to council, committees and the CAO in this regard.
  • Develops the annual operating and capital budgets, and once the budget is approved, authorizes purchases and tenders, and programs and monitors progress of expenditures to achieve objectives of the budget.
  • Prepares short and long-term strategies to maintain the existing infrastructure and expand the same to satisfy future requirements.
  • Searches for available sources of funding through senior government programs and secures allocations wherever possible.
  • Ensures effective liaison with provincial and federal officials as required.
  • Participates in emergency planning and preparedness.
  • Other duties as assigned

The preferred candidate possesses a degree in engineering or a three-year civil engineering technologist, certificates in construction management and contract law, combined with extensive and applicable management experience including five years senior management level experience in engineering preferably in a municipal environment and 10 years of construction and public works operations experience in a unionized environment. 

You bring a broad range of experience in a variety of areas including all disciplines of civil engineering, administration and management, finance and accounting, statute, contract and common law, fleet procurement and management, computer applications to engineering and management, and emergency management. Your strong leadership and interpersonal skills and excellent communications skills in both verbal and written form help ensure your success.

A valid Class G Ontario driver’s licence and clean criminal record check are conditions of employment.

Additional Information

2022 salary range in the non-union Grade 10, $112,858. - $132,027 per year complemented by a generous benefit package and enrollment in the OMERS pension plan. Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume clearly marked “Director of Public Works and Infrastructure”, prior to 12:00 p.m., July 8, 2022.

The Municipality of Brighton wishes to acknowledge and thank all candidates for your interest in responding to this posting, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Alternative formats of job postings are available upon request. Please email your request to or call 613-475-0670 ext 204 between the hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm. We are an equal opportunity employer and will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation is available to all applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.

Personal information collected will be used in accordance with The Municipal Act and The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and shall only be used in the selection of a suitable candidate.

Contact Information
Municipality of Brighton
Brighton, Ontario, Canada

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