President & CEO – Utilities Kingston
Utilities Kingston, wholly owned by the City of Kingston, has been providing the residents and businesses of Kingston with safe and reliable utility services for more than 100 years. Utilities Kingston is unique in Ontario, combining water, wastewater, gas, electrical services, and a broadband fiber optics provider in one company under the leadership of a single President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Known as the "Limestone City" for its grand 19th-century buildings, Kingston is home to over 130,000 residents. Located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, Kingston is midway between Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. Kingston's vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston's high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.
Utilities Kingston is seeking a President and CEO who will provide hands-on leadership, direction, and general management to all areas of the organization, and will support in the execution of the strategic plan. Working in closely with the City of Kingston, the President and CEO will ensure that Utilities Kingston continues to provide safe and reliable utilities to its customers. Together with the senior leadership team, the President and CEO will have overall responsibility of strengthening the position of Utilities Kingston as an industry leader, enhancing financial performance, ensuring high customer satisfaction, and embracing new opportunities. The President and CEO will balance the need to successfully operate a profitable enterprise acting in the interest of the City, the residents, developers and business owners. The President and CEO will work with representatives of the City of Kingston to facilitate economic growth in the area.
As an ideal candidate, you possess a minimum of 10 years of senior management experience within a complex organization, ideally within the utilities sector and/or regulated and competitive markets. A natural communicator and relationship builder, you have a successful track record of partnering and engaging with a broad group of stakeholders. Inclusive, diplomatic, and open in nature, you are known to thrive in a customer service environment, with strong community ties. You have unquestionable integrity, initiative, resilience, and the ability to inspire, engage, and motivate a team and culture of transparency and action. An agile organizational leader who thrives on harnessing the power of multiple stakeholders, your strong interpersonal skills and commitment to excellence allows you to be comfortable overseeing a unique business delivering a diverse complement of utility services.
Applications are encouraged and should be submitted online by July 30, 2021, at https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/17157. Applications will be considered immediately. For more information, please contact Kristen Manning, Senior Consultant of Odgers Berndtson at Kristen.firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.
Utilities Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Utilities Kingston throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.
June 21, 2021