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President and General Manager, BCRTC

Organization name

TransLink

Duties

As Metro Vancouver’s transportation authority, TransLink delivers a wide range of services and programs across a service area of 1,800 square kilometres to provide for the transportation needs of Metro Vancouver residents and businesses. Of the world’s major cities, only Vancouver, London and Paris have integrated their public transit and road network under one central authority with its own revenue stream. TransLink has a combined workforce of over 7,500 employees and manages a total asset portfolio valued at $9 billion, which includes buses, trains, stations, track, bridges, facilities, structures, and systems. For the 2.4 million people who live in Metro Vancouver, TransLink is an essential contributor to their quality of life, work and play.

TransLink is in an exciting period of growth and development as it rolls out a historic investment of $9 billion dollars in expansion plans as part of its 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver’s future; providing more transit, better roads, safer cycling and pedestrian access — for everyone. With new Federal and Provincial funding commitments, TransLink is poised to expand its world renowned SkyTrain system to develop the region’s first light rail service, complete upgrades to the Millennium and Expo Lines’ infrastructure to significantly increase capacity by 60%, and increase bus and rail services across the region to meet the demands of Metro Vancouver’s growing population and booming increase in ridership. The SkyTrain rail system is the backbone of the regional transit system with massive residential and commercial development activity continuing to be focused around the lines. The 10-Year Vision propels TransLink forward in addressing the region’s transportation needs, especially as transit ridership continues to grow at record levels and as we anticipate another million Metro Vancouver residents and 600,000 new jobs over the next 30 years. More information about TransLink’s 10 Year Vision can be found at: https://tenyearvision.translink.ca/ .

The opportunity exists for a seasoned executive to join TransLink as the new President of its rail subsidiary, the British Columbia Rapid Transit Company Limited (BCRTC). BCRTC operates two of the three SkyTrain lines as well as the West Coast Express commuter rail service. BCRTC also manages the agreement with InTransit BC for the operation and maintenance of the Canada Line.

The successful incumbent will be accountable for providing effective and dynamic leadership and for achieving strategic and operational objectives. They will lead the organization, ensuring a high level of business performance and customer satisfaction,  fostering the highest safety standards, and championing the organization’s vision, mission, and values at all levels, and with critical stakeholders.

As the ideal candidate, you have a successful track record of providing strategic leadership that has resulted in the achievement of corporate goals and objectives as a President, General Manager, business unit leader, or in another senior corporate leadership responsibility—ideally, in an environment with close parallels to rail transportation, BCRTC or TransLink. In addition to being a consummate relationship builder, you are extremely service driven in every aspect of the leadership dimension and bring a high level of political acuity.

This is an incredible opportunity to drive one of Canada’s most innovative transportation companies and to be on the inside growth of Metro Vancouver.

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Deadline for applications

12/31/2018