Chief Executive Officer

Halifax, NS

Created in 1950, the Halifax Dartmouth Bridge Commission, operating as Halifax Harbour Bridges, operates and maintains two toll bridges that span Halifax Harbour: the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge and the A. Murray MacKay Bridge.

Reporting to the Board of Commissioners, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) provides strategic vision, guidance, oversight, and leadership for the effective stewardship of the resources and assets of Halifax Harbour Bridges by ensuring that the organization has the capacity to fulfill its role as a safe and effective gateway between communities.  In meeting this challenge, the CEO ensures that the organization has in place the appropriate governance and management structures, policies, and processes.

The CEO is responsible for ensuring that the Board of Commissioners has all the information necessary to properly exercise its responsibilities. The CEO reports to the Board on a timely basis, on all relevant information regarding the organization’s operations, and develops and presents alternatives and recommends courses of action to the Board for its consideration. As such, experience and an understanding of good governance is an asset. 

Leading the Executive Team, the CEO continuously assesses organizational risks and performance against the mission, strategic goals, objectives, and annual priorities in relation to the core business areas of safety and emergency procedures, maintenance, customer service and fiscal management. This position carries with it a primary responsibility to nurture, promote and champion HHB’s world class safety program.  Building on and maintaining a safety culture throughout the organization is one of the highest goals found within all activities performed by the incumbent.

As the ideal candidate, you have proven leadership experience in an infrastructure centric organization or experience leading the infrastructure and asset management function of a public entity. You have demonstrated experience ensuring operations are highly effective using performance metrics and improvement initiatives. The successful candidate must have the knowledge and experience of how strategic decisions will impact financial accountability and resource allocation. 

As a proven leader, you have professional presence and quiet confidence that helps build trust and inspires others through transparency and effective communications. A skilled coach, you demonstrate and foster a high-performance workplace culture through the ongoing development of talented employees. You inspire others to perform well by actively conveying enthusiasm and a passion for excellence, while encouraging engagement and constructive discussions to help persuade and build commitment for ideas and initiatives. You are known as a leader who builds a diverse and inclusive workplace culture. 

The next several years are vital for Halifax Harbour Bridges as they focus on rehabilitation and maintenance of the two bridges and the renewal of the toll system. If you’re interested in playing a significant role in these endeavors, and in fostering continued positive and collaborative engagement with key stakeholders and the community, please send your cover letter and resume to Ian Sullivan & Shardeigh McGillivray via shardeigh@venor.ca

HHB’s goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens that it serves.

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