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Chief Executive Officer, Green Line Program

Company Confidential
Calgary, Alberta
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Green Line LRT (the Program) has been planned for Calgary’s future since the 1980s. On January 30, 2019, total funding commitments of $5.54 billion from all three levels of government were secured for for Stage 1 of the Green Line LRT ($4.903 billion for capital and $640 million for The City’s financing costs). The Program is the largest infrastructure project in Calgary’s history and will play a key role in shaping our city’s future. The Green Line will kick-start our economy with 20,000 jobs. Connect people and places. And reduce congestion on our roads. The Program is a long-term investment in the growth and development of our city. High quality transit, like LRT, is a necessity for cities to grow, be attractive to entrepreneurs and a talented workforce, and to be competitive economic centres locally and internationally. Green Line will help build the Calgary of tomorrow.

The Program will touch numerous communities and areas, each with unique identities, and diverse area planning needs. The public engagement process strives to accommodate and respect the individuality of each community while facilitating meaningful dialogue to gather the necessary design information. In most cases, public input is one of many factors that must be considered by the program team when making decisions. Other factors include cost, community impact, environmental considerations, and technical feasibility.

The City of Calgary is seeking to recruit the Chief Executive Officer, Green Line Program (CEO) to provide oversight and direction to ensure the Green Line Program activities align with Board priorities and vision for the Program. Reporting to the recently established Green Line Board of Directors, the CEO will be responsible for inspiring, leading, and mentoring a high-performance team. The CEO will provide the vision to the team and has ultimate accountability for the Program meeting its strategic objectives.

The successful candidate will have a post-secondary degree in Business, Engineering, Law or related field combined with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience working in progressively responsible senior management and leadership roles in a business/corporate or public sector environment. Experience in successfully leading and managing complex public projects or specific experience in infrastructure projects would be considered an asset. The incumbent will have excellent communication skills and demonstrated experience building trust, rapport, and credibility with stakeholders on a variety of issues. In addition, the successful candidate will model the behaviours of inclusive leadership, with demonstrated experience promoting inclusion, addressing bias, leveraging and valuing diversity while also being an ambassador, advocate, and exemplify The City’s 4 Cs of Culture: Character, Competence, Commitment, and Collaboration.

To explore this opportunity further, please contact Boyden’s Calgary office at 403-410-6700 or please submit your resume via the blue "Apply" button by visiting the Boyden Canada Opportunities website at https://www.boyden.ca/canada/opportunities/.

The City of Calgary is committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the richness of the community. We welcome individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism which will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. Applications are encouraged from members of groups that are historically disadvantaged and marginalized.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.


Posted: 2021-03-10 Expires: 2021-04-24

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