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Technical Director

ORBA/OAPC is looking to add a Technical Director to its team.  The position will promote the quality use of hot mix asphalt and other asphalt applications for pavement throughout the construction industry in Ontario.  This position will also provide support to ORBA members on other materials such as aggregates and structural concrete etc.

The successful candidate will have superior knowledge and experience in the asphalt paving best practices and extensive knowledge of OPS specifications.  An expert in asphalt mix design and materials, testing, hot mix production and construction techniques, and asphalt rehabilitation, repair and maintenance methods.

The Technical Director will act as ambassador and liaison between ORBA/OAPC, the industry and the Government to ensure that the organization is recognized as a leader in the Asphalt industry in Ontario.

This position will report directly to the Chief Operating Office, ORBA and Executive Director, OAPC.

Primary Responsibilities:

Providing technical advice with asphalt designs and projects to pavement specifiers.

Presenting the latest asphalt information, methods and technologies at technical seminars throughout Ontario.

Coordinating studies and writing research papers specifically for OAPC.

Contributing to OAPC technical committees and the OPSS as required.

Instructing producer members and pavement owners on effective methods to produce and lay down quality hot mix asphalt.

Continue to work with the Asphalt Institute Field Engineer on engineering programs and efforts.

Writing articles and other technical pieces promoting quality and new technology.

Research new and upcoming test procedures and its effect on the industry.

Review specifications changes and its implications for the industry.

Other duties as assigned by the OAPC Executive Director and the ORBA Chief Operating Officer.

Qualifications & Skills:

A Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a related field.

A licensed Professional Engineer, or capable of becoming a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.

At least 5 years’ experience in the design, construction, rehabilitation and engineering of asphalt and asphalt pavements.

Extensive knowledge of Superpave and Marshall Mix designs.

Understanding of Ontario LS procedures and AASHTO test methods.

An effective communicator with the ability to comfortably make presentations to both small and large groups, as well as writing in a logical, clear and concise manner.

An effective teacher, team player, spokesperson and diplomat for the asphalt industry, working in tandem with OAPC and ORBA member companies.

Ability to provide sound and practical advice to owners and specifiers as well as MTO and Municipal Engineers to reinforce OAPC and ORBA as recognized leaders and experts in asphalt in Ontario.

Working knowledge of aggregates, concrete and structures.

Additional educational qualifications and contributions to industry forums are a bonus.

Who We Are:

The Ontario Asphalt Pavement Council is a Council of the Ontario Road Builders' Association (ORBA).  As of January 1, 2017, the Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) was amalgamated with ORBA.

ORBA was formed in 1927 and has been the voice of the road building industry, representing the interests of contractors and goods and service providers, which employ over 30,000 workers.  

OHMPA was formed in 1974, and served as the respected voice for hot mix asphalt producers on all subjects affecting the asphalt industry and members’ businesses.  As the Asphalt Pavement Council of ORBA, we now have one unified voice to support our members. 

ORBA OAPC producer and asphalt cement supplier members include all major asphalt producers and asphalt cement suppliers across Ontario. Producer members represent over 95 percent of all the hot mix asphalt (HMA) producers in the province of Ontario. 

The asphalt industry of Ontario supports the province’s $37 billion construction industry. Ontario’s asphalt producers and contractors employ approximately 30,000 workers during peak construction season, which is March through October. During this period, an estimated $8.1 billion in total employment income is created by the asphalt industry.

Please submit resume to Vince Aurilio, Executive Director, OAPC at vince@onasphalt.org