Public Works Manager


Organization : Town of Thorsby
Job Category : Other
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : AB
City : Thorsby
Salary and Benefits :

Public Works Manager - Town of Thorsby

Closing Date: Will remain open until suitable applicant is selected Permanent, Full-Time – 40 hours per week

Thorsby, is located 25 minutes from the City of Leduc and the Edmonton International Airport, with a population of approximately 1025. We believe in accountability, leadership and sustainability and we offer a workplace setting that promotes a positive environment, transparency, innovation and community building. If joining the Thorsby team is of interest, we are currently recruiting for a permanent, full-time Public Works Manager. 

Reporting to the C.A.O. , the Public Works Manager will be an integral member of the senior management team and be responsible for the safe and efficient delivery of a range of services in the planning, organization, control, and direction of issues related to water, sewer, roads and drainage systems, and maintenance of public facilities.

The successful candidate will have a fully rounded, strong public works back ground in infrastructure with a preferred minimum of three (3) to five (5) years municipal management or senior supervisory experience, ability to lead the health and safety program and will be accountable to develop and manage the Public Works budget. Asset and Emergency Management experience and training is considered an asset.

The successful incumbent will possess the ability and be accountable to:
- Provide leadership and guidance to both internal and external stakeholders ensuring efficient utilization of resources, processes, and policies
- Promote a positive work environment and ensure staff have the resources, tools and support structure required to build the knowledge, skills, and support structure required for success
- Actively work with partners within other departments to ensure alignment with municipal objectives and mandatory/statutory plans and requirements
- Think creatively and encourage creative thinking with regards to engineering and operation issues within tight budget constraints and be able to offer practical solutions and follow-through of projects to completion
- Manage operational risks and develop mitigation strategies
- Compose and submit professional reports and the ability to respond to questions from Council and its committees; provide information on program activities; update key stakeholders on emerging issues; manage strategic priorities with significant public or Council implications
- Continue the development and ongoing management of quality assurance measures and programs and the asset management program
- Manage the municipal Occupational Health and Safety Program
- Hiring and management of Public Works staff in Union environment
- Developing performance metrics and required response strategies to address issues while ensuring key performance measures are met

If you are seeking a challenging opportunity and recognize that as a smaller community, occasional active hands on contributions may be required, this could be the opportunity you’re seeking.

This posting is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job ad is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

Interested candidates should submit resume and covering letter outlining how they meet the requirements for the position via email to or via regular mail marked confidential to

C. Burke
Box 297
Thorsby, AB T0C 2P0

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


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