New Job Director, Transit Fleet In Nova Scotia

Director, Transit Fleet
Director, Transit Fleet

Director, Transit Fleet

Company : Halifax Regional Municipality
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Nova Scotia

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Job Posting

Are you a strategic leader with a passion for providing a safe, efficient, and reliable Transit service? We have an exciting opportunity for you!

Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting applications for the permanent, full-time position of Director, Transit Fleet with Halifax Transit. Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is committed to reflecting the community it serves and recognizing Diversity and Inclusion as one of the Municipality’s core values. We have an Employment Equity Policy and we welcome applications from African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Women in occupations or positions where they are underrepresented in the workforce, Indigenous/Aboriginal People, Persons with Disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ Persons. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify on their electronic application.

Under the general direction of the Executive Director of Halifax Transit, the Director, Transit Fleet is responsible for a budget in excess of $16 million and a large, diverse bus fleet of over 400 comprised of 40 and 60ft conventional buses and paratransit vehicles. This responsibility includes strategic planning for the transit fleet, continuous process improvement, daily maintenance and servicing of a diverse fleet of vehicles, development and execution of a preventative maintenance program, major component rebuilds, transit facility and equipment maintenance and transit fleet acquisition. The Director is responsible for the provision of a safe, efficient and reliable bus fleet. As a member of Halifax Transit’s Senior Leadership Team, the Director contributes to the development of long-range strategies to support Halifax Transit’s goals and objectives. The Director fosters and maintains productive relationships with provincial and federal agencies and regulators, as well as with the public, industry clients, internal HRM departments and Regional Council. This position is responsible for the management of non-union and unionized staff and is accountable for ensuring all collective agreements, corporate policies and operating procedures are adhered to.


  • Responsible for the provision of an effective and efficient fleet maintenance program, including the development of plans and strategies to support the on-going and future delivery of service;
  • Is the Asset Steward for transit bus fleet, responsible for the maintenance, operation, security and safeguarding of transit fleet assets;
  • Prepares budgets, approves tender documents, analyses bid submissions, and prepares council reports, CAO awards.
  • Participates in the development, communication and implementation of Transits long-term strategies and Business Plan;
  • Accountable for the available of safe, reliable buses in support of the delivery of scheduled service by ensuring coordination, communication and team work with all Halifax Transit departments;
  • Develops and maintains an effective preventative maintenance program to ensure optimal fleet availability, reliability and regulatory compliance;
  • Responsible for the development and management of policies, standards, and procedures related to the transit fleet;
  • Accountable for the collection and analysis of fleet data to support the preventative maintenance program, reduce vehicle life cycle costs, and ensure regulatory compliance;
  • Accountable for the development and delivery of an effective technical training program to ensure skill currency and best practice approaches to all maintenance issues
  • Accountable for ensuring an effective safety program is in place. Investigates incidents and takes corrective action to address safety issues;
  • Responsible for the preparation of capital submissions, technical specifications, tender documents, requests for proposal, and submission evaluation for all transit fleet acquisitions and other contracts as required.
  • Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with federal and provincial agencies and regulators to ensure regulations are properly interpreted and that all operations are fully compliant;
  • Administers the collective agreement, ensuring consistency in application, and participates in grievance meetings, arbitrations, contract negotiations, etc.
  • Responsible for leading and participating in the recruitment process.
  • Prepares and manages annual operating budget, updates forecasts and monitors expenditures;
  • Provides leadership in the maintenance of a positive working environment and staff morale;
  • Accountable for staff awareness and adherence to corporate policies (workplace rights, occupational health and safety);
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Engineering or other related degree;
  • Minimum seven years of experience in a fleet management role; within a public transit organization
  • Experience in managing within a unionized environment, including experience in collective bargaining
  • A suitable combination of education and experience may be considered

Technical/Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Expert knowledge of relevant Motor Vehicle legislation and Workers Compensation Act
  • Proven knowledge of fleet management practices
  • Ability to convey technical information to a diverse audience, in writing or verbally
  • Demonstrated financial management skill developing, implementing and managing operating and capital budgets

Security Clearance Requirements: Applicants may be required to complete an employment security screening check.

Please note – Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge.

COMPETENCIES: Analytical Thinking; Communication; Conflict Management Customer Service; Risk Management; Values & Ethics; Valuing Diversity; Decision Making; Developing Others; Networking and Relationship Building; Organizational Awareness; Teamwork and Cooperation, Visioning, Strategic Thinking and Innovation.

WORK STATUS: Permanent, full-time.

HOURS OF WORK: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm, 35 hours per week. Additional hours as required.

SALARY: Level 10, Non-Union, $110,090 - $151,380.

WORK LOCATION: Burnside Transit Centre, 200 Ilsley Avenue, Dartmouth, NS).

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be received up to 11:59 pm on Sunday, July 23, 2023.

Please note: We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for interview/testing will be contacted.

During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.

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Director, Transit Fleet | Halifax Regional Municipality