DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION
Salary Range: $136,941 to $171,176
Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario, is realizing its vision to bring about an integrated, traveller-focused, multi-modal transportation system that enhances prosperity, sustainability and quality of life for the GTHA region.
To support this, Metrolinx has identified innovation as a core corporate value and is looking for a unique and experienced individual to work with a team of diverse professionals in the transportation, planning, finance and sustainable development disciplines to identify, develop, incubate and champion innovative ideas, concepts and best practices needed to meet Metrolinx’s short and long-term goals. Reporting to the Vice President of Policy and Planning, this management executive will work collaboratively with all Metrolinx business areas, including GO Transit, an operating division, and public and private sector transportation leadership to identify future lines of business at both the strategic and tactical levels.
As the Director of Innovation, you will be responsible for:
Researching, evaluating, and filtering ideas and concepts including those from senior management, and working closely with all business areas to use new and existing customer insights to advance the corporate value of innovation.
Identifying policies, internal processes, and external services for improved modal integration, efficiency and alignment with The Big Move and overall corporate mission, vision, goals and values.
Developing and directing research focused on transportation innovation and making improvements to the traveler
Developing the business case model to support innovative ideas from incubation to independence
Overseeing senior stakeholder forums made up of diverse public and private sector interests to remain current and ahead of the curve.
Bringing a diverse perspective to the field of transportation, to grasp issues, opportunities and roadblocks and
subsequently utilizing your range of knowledge and political acuity to minimize barriers and to maximize opportunities.
Integrating potential innovations with Metrolinx’s “The Big Move” plan, the GO 2020 strategic plan and the overall needs of travellers throughout the GTHA.
Qualifications: Completion of a post-graduate university degree in Planning, Engineering, Business Administration or Public Policy or any combination of education, training, and experience deemed equivalent. Minimum ten (10) years experience in the development of corporate strategy or project management in the transportation and/or urban planning fields that includes direct exposure to, or demonstrated working knowledge of;
Developing and fostering innovation in policy, procedures and services.
Managing / Directing high profile and highly complex projects that are organic and require the ability to adapt to changing goals and direction.
Directing and managing cross-functional corporate teams, and multi-disciplinary consultant contracts.
Integrating a diverse portfolio of issues into actionable directives.
Generating and testing hypotheses, and incubating ideas.
Leading by empowering others to innovate and continuously improve.
Superior interpersonal communication skills (written, oral, and listening) and extremely strong presentation skills for public audiences and senior public officials.
Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area planning and socio-political issues (rural, suburban, and urban) that have the potential to impact the success of Metrolinx and its operating division GO Transit.
Diplomatic personal conduct in highly sensitive and / or political environments, with the ability to negotiate and foster a climate of openness and transparency.
Resumes must be received by the Human Resources Office, Metrolinx, 20 Bay Street, Suite 600, Toronto, M5J 2W3, email: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 15, 2010, quoting File Number 10-220.
Only those selected for an Interview will be contacted.
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