JOB POSTING – Bridge Director, Seaway International Bridge Corporation.

The Bridge Director of the Seaway International Bridge Corporation (SIBC) has overall responsibility for the management and operation of the Seaway International Bridge Corporation Limited (SIBC, as a subsidiary of The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited).  This position is one of leadership of the entire bridge team for the crossing’s safety, security, maintenance, operations, financial results, approach to customer service and its stakeholder relations. The Bridge Director of the SIBC reports directly to the SIBC Board of Directors and administratively to the SIBC Board President. The incumbent is also responsible to seek guidance and to keep both owners, The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL) and the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS), informed of the strategic direction, resource allocation, bridge asset condition and financial results. The Bridge Director of the SIBC also collaborates positively with the parent corporation’s (FBCL) overall leadership team for legislative compliance and reporting.  As such, this position makes important contributions to the overall strategic direction, competitiveness, and results of the SIBC and FBCL as a whole.


Under the direction of the SIBC Board Directors, the Bridge Director, Seaway International Bridge is accountable for the:

Leadership and Strategy (50%):

  • Planning, communication and execution of key business strategies
  • Provision and promotion of high standards of professionalism, integrity, and leadership, both within and outside the organization, appropriately representing SIBC’s and FBCL’s business philosophies, protocols, policies, and standards
  • Maintenance of strategic relations and liaison with local stakeholders and community representatives to strengthen relationships thus enhancing the bridge crossing’s value
  • Development of annual strategy and long-term business plans for SIBC Board of Directors approval, with garnering of respective owner support for major capital elements, and to submit to FBCL for consideration of inclusion in its Corporate Plan
  • Leading and mentoring employees in a structured, systematic and positive manner
  • Directing continuous improvement of SIBC policies, risk, and performance frameworks
  • Report to the Board of Directors progress on SIBC strategy implementation, action plans, risk and performance management, project status, business context and staffing

Bridge Maintenance and Operations (15%):

  • Maintenance of quality service by establishing and enforcing SIBC’s mission and standards
  • Identification, launch, implementation and evaluation of new programs and initiatives that impact business performance
  • Accountability for financial budgets, forecasts, and results of SIBC to its owners
  • Establishment of workflows, practices and standards to ensure that ongoing support is provided for maintenance and operations
  • Continuous, open and transparent communications between departments

 Bridge Safety and Security (15%):

  • Stewardship of the bridges, roadway, its facilities and all other assets including leadership of a robust asset management program
  • Ensure laws, regulations and policies governing SIBC are being followed, as are applicable laws of Canada and the United States as it relates to each segment of the bridge crossing
  • Focus on overall safety and security of employees and patrons using the bridge
  • Resource for bridge maintenance inspections and reports, engaging owners in results and plans
  • Oversight on activities to ensure high safety standards at all times

 Administration (15%):

  • Oversee all the financial aspects of the business including financial management, budgeting, procurement and cost control
  • Alignment with FBCL and Government of Canada directions as a subsidiary entity.
  • Report on compliance to relevant legislations, regulations and policies including the International Bridges and Tunnels Act, Canada Labour Code, Income Tax Act, Official Languages Act and Multiculturalism Act, Privacy Act, Access to Information Act
  • Analyze, measure and report on the success of the corporation, including corporate objectives, financial results, employee satisfaction, customer service, compliance and  supporting team resources
  • Allocate material, human and financial resources to implement SIBC policies and programs
  • Approve personnel planning and oversee employee performance management program

Other (5%):

  • Maintain technical knowledge in area of specialization to provide ongoing effective  leadership
  • Other duties as determined by the SIBC President and the Board of Directors to ensure the successful management and operation of SIBC



  • A bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in a specialty related to the duties of the position and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Minimum of 7 years relevant experience, in such areas as operations, revenue generation, the transportation sector, maintenance of major infrastructure assets and/or asset management,
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience (concurrent or sequential) in establishment of strategic and operational plans, people leadership, development of policy, reporting to senior executives and/or Board of Directors on a broad range of financial and management performance and issues including direct budgetary responsibility
  • Experience in overall business management including resource planning, procurement, information technology, human resources, security and risk management and communications
  • Demonstrated leadership involvement working with stakeholders (First Nations, federal/provincial/municipal/Indigenous governments, interest groups, media or communities)

 Knowledge and Skills

  • Skilled decision maker with the ability to prioritize and provide positive guidance to staff at all levels to achieve corporate objectives and deliver high-performance
  • Remarkable flexibility and ability to evolve corporate objectives, priorities and operational situations with a positive leadership mindset in all actions and communications
  • Good understanding of a Crown corporations’ role and accountabilities within the Government of Canada
  • Sound awareness of government priorities in general and as they affect the Canada-U.S. border
  • Understanding and awareness of the Seaway International Bridge crossing, its geography and socio-political environment
  • Deep knowledge of government priorities, business practices and organizational alignment combined with federal government priorities as they relate to Canada’s Indigenous peoples
  • Robust comprehension of applicable federal and provincial legislation, general business policies and trends
  • Outstanding ability to build partnerships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders for the achievement of corporate results
  • Compelling aptitude in communication (both oral and written) and presentation skills, to present and maintain a positive image as a spokesperson for the SIBC and its owners, while promoting and maintaining good public relations;
  • Strong leadership skills, with steadfast resolve and personal integrity
  • Skillful negotiation, conflict resolution and problem solving acumen


  • Language – English and French are essential, at an advanced level for both written and oral skills
  • Have the ability to travel regionally within Ontario and to the United States
  • Hold a valid passport
  • Hold a valid driver’s license
  • Hold, or successfully qualify to obtain, a valid Government of Canada Secret level security clearance
  • Applications will only be considered from those eligible to work in Canada

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.  SIBC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which promotes a culture of inclusion and diversity. Accommodations are available throughout the staffing process and can be requested at any time from the assigned human resources representative.

Additional Details:

Interested applicants may submit their cover letter and resume to for consideration on this opportunity.

Min Hiring Rate: $124,851                 Max Hiring Rate: $148,632