Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Infrastructure committee seeking volunteer member

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent Infrastructure of Bridges, Culverts and Roads Innovation Committee is currently recruiting a volunteer citizen appointment for a technical expert for the remainder of the 2018 to 2022 term.

The call is currently open and will close on November 29, 2019.

The application form can be obtained online by visiting the Committee’s page on the municipal website www.chatham-kent.ca or a paper copy is available at the Blenheim, Chatham, Dresden, Ridgetown, Tilbury or Wallaceburg Municipal Centre.

Applications may be scanned and emailed to Nancy van den Boorn at nancyv@chatham-kent.ca or returned to any Municipal Centre. Resumes must be attached outlining:

    • education
    • business and financial experience
    • procurement experience

“Tendering” versus “Design Build”
Sourcing Criteria – Evaluation of projects based on initial investment, projected life, risk and the annual lifecycle costs required to maintain the infrastructure
Tendering timelines
Types of projects – standardization

  • knowledge of the design and construction of infrastructure specifically including roads, bridges and culverts,
  • knowledge of the Drainage Act and other Government Regulations.

What is the Infrastructure of Bridges, Culverts and Roads Innovation Committee?

The purpose of this Committee will be to consider how the Municipality of Chatham-Kent can innovate and optimize investments related to the infrastructure of bridges, culverts and roads. The Committee will review the processes related to:

  1. Establishing asset priorities
  2. Procurement:
    1. “Tendering” versus “Design Build”
    2. Sourcing Criteria – Evaluation of projects based on initial investment, projected life, risk and the annual lifecycle costs required to maintain the infrastructure
    3. Tendering timelines
    4. Types of projects – standardization
  3. Financing
  4. Inventory reduction and/or repurposing of assets
  5. Service level changes
  6. Consideration of new infrastructure
  7. Utilization of traditional products versus new technology and the relationship to product life and risks
  8. Legal liability and risk management considerations
    1. Requirements for Professional Engineering approval and adherence to all codes

Requirements for Professional Engineering approval and adherence to all codes
The committee is comprised of four members of Council, three representatives from the agriculture industry and three infrastructure experts. The current vacancy is an infrastructure expert.

The committee meets the first Tuesday of every month on an as-needed basis at the Chatham-Kent Civic Centre, 315 King Street West, Chatham, Ontario

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