Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario and our goal is to create a transportation network that enhances the prosperity, sustainability and quality of life for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. We lead planning in the region with a Regional Transportation Plan that guides the work and investments of the organization. This includes building light transit, bus rapid transit and Regional Express Rail, as well as operating GO Transit, UP Express and PRESTO.
The Director, Capital Planning provides leadership and direction in the development, communication, implementation and management of processes to manage capital planning, capital budget strategy development, financial control, reporting and oversight of Metrolinx’s multi-billion dollar program.
Leads the development of the strategic capital planning framework and oversight of the annual and multi-year capital planning process for Metrolinx.
Directs, guides, and oversees the capital budget ensuring that effective financial control measures are in place and that capital funds are invested to ensure both appropriate returns and prudent management of risk.
Challenges project delivery teams on financial cash flow forecast and its supporting inputs such as procurement strategies and funding sources to assess whether the forecasts are realistic and achievable.
Oversees the analysis of complex financial information and reports in order to assess results achieved, standing and financial position and to provide accurate and timely financial information and recommendations to the Metrolinx Board, Senior Management Team (SMT).
Provides leadership in evaluating, implementing and communicating risk management plans/strategies related to capital planning systems, processes and controls; recommends mitigation strategies and innovative options/recommendations applicable to an environment of ongoing changes in business operations and shifts in government priorities and to support Metrolinx with safeguards in managing control of complex funding of capital projects.
Manages complex issues and negotiates innovative solutions that will support the development of long-term capital plans that align with priorities and demonstrate a disciplined approach to spending while meeting the needs for critical infrastructure.
Establishes processes, controls and measures to ensure appropriate expense allocation, cost management, and overall fiscal responsibility; provides executive management with regular status and financial reports.
Location:20 Bay Street, Toronto
Completion of degree in Business Administration, Engineering or Accounting, or related discipline or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent.
Minimum ten (10) years’ progressively responsible experience managing long term capital planning and cost management processes in a construction environment.
A recognized accounting designation (CA/CPA) is considered an asset.
Experience in and knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting, auditing, and capital finance, including capital budget control; funding mechanisms of major capital projects; systems management; financial administration; planning and forecasting; and cost accounting.
Knowledge of strategic and capital planning, reporting and accountability approaches coupled with an understanding of capital planning principles and processes, project development and contract management.
Analytical skills with strong business acumen to transition easily between the strategic and the detailed; to evaluate complex financial and fiscal problems and recommend effective solutions.
Risk assessment and risk management principles, political acuity, conceptual/strategic thinking and planning skills combined with sound judgement, to anticipate capital planning issues and interests, and provide strategic advice that informs executive decision making.
Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Paint) and other software tools and applications to document and illustrate financial standing and recommendations.
Interpersonal, oral/written communication and presentation skills to establish relationships and influence others; communicate complex financial matters to diverse audiences; to summarize and synthesize complex material and identify key issues and develop solutions.
To apply for this position, please submit your resume online via (http://www.metrolinx.com/en/aboutus/careers/careers.aspx), no later than June 02, 2019.
Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process, as required. Applicants must make their needs known in advance.
Please be advised, Metrolinx uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. A Criminal Record Search may be required of the successful candidate. Should it be determined that any background information provided be misleading, inaccurate or incorrect, Metrolinx reserves the right to discontinue with the consideration of your application.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.