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Stakeholder Relations Director – City of Calgary Green Line Project (WR: 540)

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Alberta, Calgary
Posted 2 weeks ago

City of Calgary Green Line

Pekarsky & Co is proudly partnering with The City of Calgary for the executive recruitment of new senior leadership positions for the Green Line Project team. The Green Line LRT Project, jointly funded by the City of Calgary, Province of Alberta, and Government of Canada, is the largest single infrastructure project in The City’s history. Coming at a critical time when Calgary continues to face challenging economic conditions, the Green Line Program is vital to the future of Calgary and benefits all Calgarians, enabling The City to achieve significant economic, social and environmental rewards. The Green Line is designed to be both a transit system and a platform for long-term city building opportunities, spurring redevelopment and investment opportunities in Calgary businesses and communities.  It will provide efficient service and connections to destinations throughout the city, including opening new areas where people can live affordably with access to amenities, services and sustainable mobility options.

Our firm is leading the recruitment of senior leadership positions throughout this project which will progress through until an estimated date of 2027. In each of these Green Line opportunities, we are looking for individuals with strong values, good integrity, exceptional team players, and strategic critical thinkers. The Green Line will be more than just a transit line. If you bring the expertise and attributes, and you’d like to be part of a project your children and grandchildren will continue to enjoy, let us know.

 

Stakeholder Relations Director

Reporting to the Program Director, the Stakeholder Relations Director will lead the Green Line Stage 1 Program’s public facing team responsible for facilitating communication and engagement between the Program and its external stakeholders.

 

The ideal candidate will bring the following skills and experience to the role:

 

  • Undergraduate degree in business, public administration, planning, communications, marketing public relations or related field, plus 15 years of relevant experience with at least five years in a leadership capacity.
  • Previous experience managing external stakeholder relations for a large, complex, high-profile, multi-partnered construction project.
  • Experience associated with reporting to a Municipal Council or Board.
  • Direct experience and knowledge in Large Urban Infrastructure project works would be considered an asset.
  • A bold and visionary leader who prides oneself on being urban conscious and a trend observer.
  • A confident, open and candid communicator who is able to deal calmly with stress and has the ability to quickly establish trust, respect and influence.

 

For more details on this position and candidate qualifications, please reach out directly to Susie Besler, Principal at susie@pekarskyco.com with your resume and cover letter.

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