Director, Commercial Management, Engineering & Maintenance

January 28 2023
Expected expiry date: February 1 2023
Industries Tourism, Passengers transportation
Categories Management, Administration,
Toronto, ON • Full time

Employee Status: Regular
Bargaining Unit: Non-Union
Pay Range: $147,720 - $209,920
Location: 20 Bay Street, Toronto
Closing Date: 01-Feb-2023

Location: This role will also require travel to 91 Judson Street, Etobicoke. 

Metrolinx is connecting communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Metrolinx operates GO Transit and UP Express, as well as the PRESTO fare payment system. We are also building new and improved rapid transit, including GO Expansion, Light Rail Transit routes, and major expansions to Toronto’s subway system, to get people where they need to go, better, faster and easier. Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario. 

At Metrolinx, equity, diversity and inclusion are essential to living our values of serving with passion, thinking forward and playing as a team.

Our Rapid Transit Office is looking for a Director, Commercial Management, Engineering & Maintenance to join the Commercial Management team. Reporting to the Vice President, Commercial Management, you will partner with internal and external stakeholders on the negotiation of contracts, development of claims and formulate strategies to achieve optimal return on investment for contracts. 

What will I be doing?
• Direct and lead the commercial management team, throughout the lifecycle of all contracts/ projects, and ensure there are effective and efficient policies, procedures, and best practices in place.
• Manage complex customer and vendor relationships and expectations in a multi-million-dollar project environment.
• Collaborate with internal partners to identify and discuss emerging issues, concerns, and risks to develop practical and deliverable solutions.  
• Lead the resolution of significant commercial issues, including complex engineering and operational challenges to ensure the successful execution of strategies and completion of key projects.
• Manage and support the negotiation of contract documents and supports Metrolinx Legal Services in providing strategic advice for the development of key contract terms.  
• Build and manage strong working relationships across the organization at all levels of management to optimize commercial decision-making.
• Participate in senior management team meetings, presentations, and committees.
• Communicate expectations and obligations from managers to Senior Executives and monitor and report on performance to optimize value and support continuous improvement initiatives.
• Direct a team of commercial management professionals to achieve the business unit’s performance objectives.

What Skills and Qualifications Do I Need?
• Completion of a degree in Engineering or Business. Graduate level degree is an asset.
• Minimum ten (10) years’ related experience in a public transportation development, rail manufacturing or/and operational and/or construction environment with experience and measured success in the application of commercial management methodology in the context of multi-million-dollar projects; experience in the transportation industry and public sector is an asset.
• Knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, procedures, professional or technical practices and precedents
• Knowledge of regulatory, legislation, building codes, legal, and financial issues and government bodies, external agencies, and partnering transit organizations involved in developing public transportation systems, knowledge of construction engineering principles and best practices.
• A valid driver’s license is required to travel to various project locations, public meetings, etc.  Must meet and maintain the corporate standard for a good driving record.
• Licensed Professional Engineer recognized by the Province of Ontario (P.Eng.), Chartered Management Accountant (CMA), Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR) certification would be an asset.

Don’t Meet Every Requirement? 

If you’re excited about working with Metrolinx but your past experience doesn’t quite align with every qualification of this posting, we encourage you to apply.  You just might be the right candidate for this or other roles. We are always looking for great talent to join our team.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from members of equity-deserving communities, including those who identify as Indigenous, Black, racialized, women, people with disabilities, and people with diverse gender identities, expressions and sexual orientations.


We value the unique skills and experiences each person brings to Metrolinx and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment.   We are committed to the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act so if you require accommodation during the hiring process, please let our Recruitment team know by contacting us at: 416-202-5601 or email

Application Process:

All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Metrolinx will be using email to communicate with you for all job competitions. It is your responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence, we recommend that you check your email regularly. If no response is received, we will assume you are no longer interested in pursuing the opportunity. Please be advised that a Criminal Record Check may be required of the successful candidate. Should it be determined that any background information provided be misleading, inaccurate or incorrect, Metrolinx reserves the right to discontinue with the consideration of your application.

Metrolinx employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with Metrolinx’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Standard, made under the Metrolinx Communicable Diseases in the Workplace Policy, as a condition of being eligible for the recruitment process.  Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required.  If you are not able to obtain COVID-19 vaccination for a reason related to a protected ground of discrimination under applicable human rights legislation, you can request accommodation from Metrolinx.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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