Manager, Engineering - Salt Spring Island Administration

(Executive Services)

Competition:  17/145
Department: Salt Spring Island Administration (Executive Services)
Salary $98,774 - $116,025 per annum (2016 rates)
Status Exempt Management
Note: Please note this position resides on Salt Spring Island

Position Purpose:
Reporting to the Senior Manager Salt Spring Island (SSI) Administration, the Manager, Engineering - SSI manages and provides professional expertise to SSI utility operations, and capital projects; and provides technical support to the SSI transportation service. The incumbent collaborates with other CRD service functions (eg. Water Management and Infrastructure Engineering, Environmental Engineering), external contractors, and outside agencies such as the Ministry of Transportation, Islands Trust, Improvement districts with the aim to reach mutually agreeable goals.  This position is responsible for project management, engineering, planning, design and construction functions to ensure the timely and cost effective completion of projects. 
Key Accountabilities/Position Outcomes:

  • Leads and is accountable for engineering, planning, design, and construction functions related to CRD’s SSI water and sewer utility operations. This includes: planning and implementation of Capital systems improvements; delivery of water and wastewater initiatives; budget development and monitoring; strategic asset planning; conducting feasibility studies and technical reports; and providing recommended actions.
  • Working closely with the Senior Manager and senior staff of other Service Areas (eg. Integrated Water Services), will evaluate operating alternatives and approaches for the delivery of water and wastewater services, with a goal of integrating the services within the SSI Administration function as feasible.
  • Provides technical, project management, and operational support to the SSI Transportation Service.
  • Ensures structures, systems, resources and management practices are in place and effective to support the timely and cost effective completion of projects and initiatives
  • Assumes managerial responsibility for the scope of work, and exercises authority over staff and consultants as necessary to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, guidelines, agreements, policies, and procedures. Provides Professional Engineer sign off for engineering design work.
  • Manages and is accountable for projects and the contract process including preparing contract documents, developing terms of reference, evaluates consultants’ and their work and assists in tender calls and analysis for work to be carried out by outside contractors ensuring projects are completed on time and on budget.
  • As required, provides leadership and direction necessary to ensure the success of Operational projects and initiatives, including leadership during operational emergencies.
  • Uses diplomacy and strong communication, presentation and relationship building skills to create and maintain collaboration among stakeholders including partners, regulatory authorities, elected officials, various municipal, provincial and federal agencies, and other internal and external groups.
  • Attends Commission meetings of areas of responsibility, and provides advice, recommendations and seeks information on issues and initiatives, ensuring the efficient, effective and economic delivery of services.
  • Performs other duties as required.

A university degree in Civil Engineering plus eight (8) to ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience preferably in the municipal engineering field, with particular emphasis on the design, construction and operation of water and wastewater facilities. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Membership in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC.  Project management professional certification is an asset.
Role specific knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Demonstrated experience with project management methodologies and implementation initiatives.
  • Ability to generate, coordinate and manage multiple projects for a number of program areas and to meet required objectives and deadlines.
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive technical reports and specifications.
  • Knowledge of the Local Government Act and other legislation and regulation affecting utility/waterworks’ systems, operations and maintenance.
  • Proven experience and demonstrated expertise in providing leadership and management to senior professional and unionized staff, including motivating and mentoring, conducting performance appraisals, and carrying out grievance and disciplinary provisions of a collective agreement.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with public officials and the public on a variety of issues.Ability to build and maintain interagency relationships
  • Excellent communication skills, including strong written, verbal and listening skills combined with effective and proven meeting facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Sound judgment and a positive, solution oriented attitude.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with computers and Windows applications.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License is required.

Resumes with covering letter quoting competition number 17/145 will be accepted online at (“Careers”), or in the Human Resources Department, Capital Regional District, 625 Fisgard Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 2S6. 
Review of applications received will commence on August 2, 2017 and you are encouraged to submit your application prior to this date for full consideration, however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found or until otherwise advised on our website.
The Capital Regional District wishes to thank you for your interest and advises that only those candidates under active consideration will be contacted.

Location: Victoria, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Categories: Engineering
Posted: July 14, 2017, 2:48 pm
Expires: August 2, 2017, 4:30 pm