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Commercial Director (J.O#11014ie)

Job Opportunity Program
Toronto, Ontario

Last Day to Apply: November 09, 2018
Employment Type: Full Time




The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is North America’s third largest transit system and has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the GTA. Guided by a forward-thinking strategic plan, the TTC’s vision is to be a transit system that makes Toronto proud. The TTC’s recruitment efforts are directly aligned to its mission of providing “a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar, and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service, and courtesy”.

We are currently seeking a Commercial Director for the Scarborough Subway Extension project. This position is responsible for the commercial activities in line with delegated authorities, with a programme value of up to $1B or project values of typically $500M per annum.

This position has a 35-hour workweek. 


  • Develop procurement and commercial strategies for the Scarborough Subway Extension and its project areas; lead and direct the delivery of commercial activities, processes and systems
  • Manage all commercial stakeholder parties to develop and maintain commercial control of the project
  • Manage all procurement activities including supply-chain analysis; development and implementation of sourcing and procurement strategies; estimating and cost planning; prequalification, tender and negotiation of contracts and contract award recommendations; contract administration; and cost and claims management
  • Oversee and direct the management of construction, engineering, supply and service contracts
  • Oversee and direct the management of project suppliers, advising on potential risks to commercial agreements and supplier performance, and escalating concerns as necessary
  • Oversee and direct the preparation of detailed analysis of variances, earned value calculations, and associated explanations
  • Lead on complex contract negotiations; formulate negotiation parameters; analyze and interpret commercial market data for use in negotiation
  • Represent the TTC at performance meetings with suppliers, communicate performance data, and reach agreement on improvement plans
  • Responsible for providing leadership in overseeing the work of Department staff (either directly or through direct reports) ensuring that accessibility/accommodation needs of TTC passengers and/or employees are effectively met in a timely fashion in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders so that they can benefit from the TTC as a service-provider and an employer
  • Participation in the TTC Customer Service Ambassador Program


  • Expert knowledge of various commercial activities, how they are related and apply to different project areas
  • Advanced knowledge of strategy development and project management practices including estimating, cost planning, project controls, and reporting
  • Comprehensive knowledge of applicable commercial and construction regulation, legislation, and/or case law, particularly in relation to claims management
  • Ability to effectively manage contracts, including communications, change control, variation/compensation event assessment, valuation/certification, remedies and close out
  • Must possess sound judgement; highly developed management, organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; negotiation and mediation skills; excellent numeracy, data, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Proven ability to manage several stakeholder relationships
  • A University Degree, or College Diploma, in Quantity Surveying or Engineering, with extensive relevant experience, or a combination of education, training, and experience deemed to be equivalent
  • A Chartered Quantity Surveyor (MRICS) or Professional Quantity Surveyor (PQS), or an equivalent qualification, is required
  • A valid Province of Ontario Class “G” driver’s licence is required
  • Qualification as a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyor (FRICS) an asset
  • Affiliation with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply an asset
  • Must have or rapidly acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders including disability accommodation and accessibility requirements pertaining to passengers and employees.

At the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), we place a high value on establishing a workplace where people are challenged and respected every day, and we keep Toronto moving with a dedication to service, safety and convenience that is unparalleled in our industry. We invite you to join our team in delivering on our commitment to creating a transit system that makes Toronto proud.

Hiring and selection preferences are not given in the employment of an employee’s relatives. Relatives of current TTC employees cannot be hired, assigned transferred or promoted into positions, where there is a potential conflict of interest due to relationship. If you are qualified for the position for which you are applying, you will be required to disclose the name, relationship, and position of any relative who is a current TTC employee at the employment interview.

The TTC is committed to fostering a positive workplace culture with a workforce that is representative of the communities it serves. Committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, the TTC encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodation is available for applicants, including those with disabilities, throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resource- Employment Services at (416) 393-4570.

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