TitleDirector, BPV and OE
Department NameProgram Administration
Since 1997, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) has delivered public safety services on behalf of the government of Ontario. With headquarters in west Toronto, the TSSA is a self-funded, not-for-profit organization that employs approximately 400 staff across Ontario. The roles within the TSSA are as diverse as the Province we serve. It takes all kinds of people with varied skillsets and backgrounds to meet our organizational goals and our employees share a few key traits:
  • We are passionate about public safety.
  • We are highly skilled, problem-solvers.
  • We are collaborators who are invested in the communities we work in.
  • We are more than employees; we are serving the greater good.
  • We are committed to life-long learning and development.
  • We operate with the highest integrity.
TSSA provides employees with competitive compensation & benefits - most importantly our team members have a deep & proud sense of purpose as our work is vital to the success and safety of the Ontarians.
We are currently looking for Director, Boilers and Pressure Vessels and Operating Engineers who will;
  • Promote and enforce public safety by providing dynamic, high-visibility leadership and overall management of the engineering, technical support, and inspection groups;
  • Achieve results in support of corporate objectives, championing the organization’s vision and priorities as we transform into an outcomes-based regulator
  • Create and sustain a highly engaged and performing work environment for our valued team members to achieve, grow & develop
  • Promote customer relationship excellence, collaborating with the fellow program directors to deliver operational consistency and application of best practices in program outcomes. 
 Job Description  
  • exercising of statutory decisions and being the final arbiter of actions taken by those staff exercising statutory or regulatory functions for the program area; when exercising statutory authority, such authority shall be administered with integrity, fairness and consistency, and independent from the Vice President of Operations, CEO, and the Board of Directors.
  • identifying gaps in the development of operational policies, standards, processes, and work instructions, and leading in collaboration with the other program directors the review, consolidation and integration of existing and new policies into operational policies;
  • having general administrative and supervisory authority in respect to any part of the Technical Standards and Safety Act, the specific appointed regulation(s) and Minister’s Orders;
  • leading program area management and staff in a manner that results in the highest standards of public safety and related services, optimal financial performance, effective and efficient deployment of field inspectors, and other positive outcomes for the company and its stakeholders;
  • ensuring the formulation and implementation of recruitment, development and succession plans to ensure the viability and continuity of the program area leadership team, and engendering the commitment of the team to the mission, vision and values of the organization;
  • proactively managing change within the program area, to the extent applicable for the company overall, and with key partners and stakeholders.

·promoting a healthy and safe workplace by ensuring program area compliance in the Occupational Health and Safety Act and overseeing the execution of the corporate health and safety strategy; and

  • ensuring that the operational and service delivery implications of technological, legislative or environmental change are recognized early, with the establishment of associated risk analyses and response plans;
  • overseeing the development of action plans to influence, mitigate and address the public safety risks, and accountable to the Vice President of Operations, and the executive leadership team for the development and implementation – in collaboration with the corporate risk team – of an operational program area risk management plan.
  • developing and promoting a spirit of customer relationship excellence with a view to meeting and exceeding customer expectations to the extent possible and appropriate in the context of TSSA’s safety mandate, and striving for continuous improvement;
  • developing and maintaining effective partnerships with key stakeholders for the program, representing TSSA to various publics, and promoting its mission and mandate locally, and with respect to inter-provincial, national and international initiatives;
  • ensuring early awareness of, and the ability of TSSA to respond to, partner issues and concerns in a rapidly evolving environment; and
  • achieving financial objectives by forecasting functional requirements, support Finance in the preparation of an annual budget and three-year financial forecast, scheduling expenditures, analysing variances, initiating corrective actions, analysing and recommending information and trends for executive leadership decision making and ensuring financial performance in accordance with budget parameters;
  • Participate in BPV and OE Advisory Council meetings;
  • developing, implementing and managing the delivery of new services for the program area in accordance with contractual parameters and without impacting mandated responsibilities.
 Job Requirements  
The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, experience, skills and attributes:
  • Relevant university degree, and; Operating Engineer 2nd Class and/or P.Eng & relevant technical expertise;
  • Minimum of 10 years leadership experience supporting the engagement & coaching of employees, building high performing teams, implementing change and developing talent;
  • Track record of delivering timely, well informed and sound policy that supports strategy;
  • Ability to work with an executive leadership team as a trusted advisor for strategic decisions;
  • Action-oriented; anticipates & understands needs, develops innovative options and deliver results;
  • Exemplary relationship building skills and the ability to work effectively across program and operational units;
  • Strong verbal and written skills - technical paper development and presentations, public relations/public speaking;
  • Strong and effective communication skills at all levels;
  • Ability to effectively managed external complaints;
  • Take accountability and hold team members accountable for their actions and deliverables;
  • Project, priority and time management expertise and demonstrated ability to deliver on commitments and effectively manage competing priorities;
  • Ability to evaluate impact and anticipate implication of important emerging regulatory requirements and political environment on initiatives and business;
  • Intermediate computer skills (i.e. MS Office).
Location Details  
345 Carlingview Drive, Toronto
Equity Statement  
 At TSSA, we value the diversity in our workplace and we are committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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