fleet manager
Pickard Construction - Owen Sound, ON

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Fleet Manager
Opportunity Profile
The Company
Pickard Construction is a well established company operating in all aspects of telecommunications-related new construction, repair and maintenance involving both buried and aerial infrastructure. The head office, major shop facility and main yard are located in Owen Sound, Ontario. Regional offices & yards are situated in Huntsville, Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, North Bay, Lucan, Chatham and St. Thomas Ontario.
Pickard Construction has consistently grown during the past decade, and projects a continuing controlled expansion through increased sales into the future. The consistent growth and continuing success of Pickard Construction has been and will continue to be based upon its unwavering commitment to constantly improving the quality of its services and the quality of the infrastructure that it installs.

The Position
 Reports to the President
The Fleet Manager will be accountable for the total fleet and purchasing requirements. As part of the senior management team, the Fleet manager is responsible for managing, maintaining, and growing the fleet organization to meet the needs of field operations.

Key responsibilities:
 Participate and be a key contributor to the planning process and create a three year fleet plan.
 Manage and grow a team of qualified and dedicated professionals.
 Provide leadership, guidance and training to staff.
 Review existing policies, procedures, internal controls and processes in order to identify
opportunities for improvements.
 Manage all aspects of the fleet operation including safety, material procurement, parts,
vehicle and equipment repair and maintenance.
 Develop and meet budget requirements.
 Meet goals and objectives as identified..
Person Specifications
 The ideal candidate will be a businessperson with substantial fleet and mechanical experience.
 A proven track record managing fleets.
 A leader, with considerable management experience and proven capabilities providing
leadership and direction to various levels of staff.
 An ability to anticipate problems and master details.
 Entrepreneurial in nature.
 A customer satisfaction focus.
 Work out of the Owen Sound office with travel around Ontario

Skills and Attributes

Management/Leadership Skills – Demonstrated ability to lead, coach and support staff. A
positive role model with the ability to motivate staff. A team-builder. Will fit within an open
management style environment.
Business Maturity – Has an honest, open and consistent approach to working with others in the
organization. Team player and people orientated with excellent interpersonal skills. Reliable
and results oriented. Confident and secure.
Highly Organized – A self-starter. Able to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced and
changing environment. Can handle stress caused by unexpected events.
Problem Solver/Trouble Shooter – Has proven ability to resolve problems and issues both
quickly and confidently in an objective manner..
Communication – An active listener and strong verbal communicator. Possesses well-developed
written communication skills.
Committed to Personal Excellence – Continuously seeks to stay current and be at the leading
edge in their field. Understands organizational challenges and is a progressive “idea person” committed to excellence, innovation and continuous improvement in the workplace. Motivated and encourages others to achieve personal excellence Computer Literate – Has strong computer skills; is comfortable working with various programs.

The compensation package includes a competitive salary, excellent bonus plan and a
comprehensive benefit program.

About this company
Telecommunications utility contractor