General Manager, Halton Digital Access Services Corporation (HDASC)

(Temporary / Part-Time) 

The implementation of 5G technology will promote greater digital connectivity in our communities and is expected to act as a key economic driver for the Halton Region. 

Halton Region, the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, the Town of Oakville and the 4 local Hydro companies are in the process of creating a Municipal Services Corporation to be known as Halton Digital Access Services Corporation (HDASC). HDASC’s purpose will be to provide a “one window” service to facilitate the permitting and installation of wireless 5G equipment on streetlight and hydro poles in Halton Region by telecommunications service providers. Such a coordinated effort will help to expedite and facilitate the delivery of 5G technology to Halton residents and businesses. 

About the role: 

Reporting to the Board of Directors of HDASC, the General Manager will oversee and manage the start-up and operation of Halton Digital Access Services Corporation with the purpose of providing a “one window” approach to facilitate the permitting, approval and installation of wireless 5G equipment by telecommunications companies in Halton region. 

Key responsibilities: 

  • Oversee a coordinated effort among Halton municipalities and hydro utilities to facilitate the implementation of wireless 5G technology. 
  • Liaise with Municipalities, Hydro companies and Telecommunication companies regarding business plans, license and other commercial agreements, permits and approvals. 
  • Oversee the start-up, operation and administration of a Municipal Services Corporation by establishing and maintaining financial records, governance arrangements and    reporting to the Board of Directors. 
  • Develop, negotiate and administer commercial, financial and legal agreements between HDASC, its 9 partners, Telecommunication companies, and service providers. 
  • Establish and manage processes related to permitting, licensing, installation and maintenance of wireless 5G equipment. 
  • Establish and manage processes for commercial arrangements including collection of fees and remittance of appropriate payments. 
  • Engage legal and technical consultants as required to support the implementation of 5G technology. 
  • Oversee and manage the work of one to two part-time staff (technical and administrative / financial support). 

To be successful in the role you will have: 

  • Minimum 15 years’ experience at a senior-level management level in either an engineering, commercial, technology or financial role. 
  • Experience with operationalizing strategic plans in a complex, fast paced environment. 
  • Strong business acumen with experience developing, negotiating and administering complex financial and legal agreements and contracts. 
  • Strong financial literacy and budgeting capabilities. 
  • Familiarity with Municipal / Hydro governance, administration and permitting processes. 
  • Knowledge of applicable CRTC rules and regulations. 
  • Experience navigating new business initiatives. 
  • Experience working with or reporting to a Board of Directors. 
  • Familiarity with broadband / 5G networks and equipment. 
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a focus on structure and execution. 
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity with independence and minimal direction. 
  • Exceptional political acumen and relationship management skills to create effective partnerships with all relevant stakeholders. 
  • Exceptional communication skills to support report writing and presentations to stakeholders. 
  • Exceptional skills in consensus-building to facilitate preferred solutions with stakeholders. 
  • Experience leading and engaging others towards meeting performance goals. 


Halton Region is hiring this position on behalf of Halton Digital Access Services Corporation. 

To apply to this position please visit and click on the featured posting General Manager – Halton Digital Access Services Corporation. Email your cover letter and resume to

Posting date:                March 13, 2023
Application deadline:  April 3, 2023
Salary:                          To be determined; commensurate with qualifications and experience
Hours of work:             An average of 20 hours per week with flexibility up to 35 hours per week as needed.
Job Type:                     Temporary/Contract, up to 12 months with possibility of extension. A secondment arrangement may be considered.
Work location:             A hybrid work arrangement will be offered.