Listen to this brief interview with Bruce Furgeson, Branch Manager, LRT Expansion & Renewal within the Integrated Infrastructure Services Department, as he gives insight into what it takes to be successful in this role!
People are at the heart of building a great city!
The LRT Expansion and Renewal Branch is responsible for effectively and efficiently planning, designing and delivering LRT infrastructure projects such as Metro Line, Valley Line, and Capital Line. The Branch is guided by and aligned with Council’s vision for Edmonton identified through Council’s strategic priorities, the Municipal Development Plan, the Transportation Master Plan, and numerous other Council-approved policies and strategic initiatives.
The direction set by these strategic plans, priorities, and policies have culminated in a commitment to create a compact and more integrated urban environment, where people can get where they need to go with more choices including sustainable transportation modes. In contribution to this vision, the LRT Expansion and Renewal Branch is currently overseeing approximately $4 billion in LRT projects both in design and under construction. This includes the $2.6 Billion Valley Line West that is in procurement and the $300 Million Metro Line North project that will be procured later this year.
The Director, LRT Infrastructure Delivery will have the exciting opportunity to be a key leader in these transformational projects that will shape transportation in Edmonton for decades. As the Director, you will:
Lead LRT Infrastructure expansion and renewal programs and projects that will inspire the trust and confidence of Council and Citizens, and achieve the vision of a five-line system by 2040
Guide, mentor, and support staff in developing action plans to enhance communication, solve problems creatively, promote integration and collaboration, and support excellence
Ensure the prudent and effective use of financial resources in the conceptualization and delivery of the work
Provide leadership, development and coaching, performance evaluation and feedback, health and wellness, safety, staff recruitment and selection, and succession planning
Collaborate with several internal stakeholders across the corporation
Liase with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders such as: Council, consultants, contractors, union leaders, citizens, and various departments and branches across the Corporation