BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Director of Engineering

Permanent Full-time Position

Bowen Island is located in Howe Sound, six kilometres west of mainland BC and accessed by a 20-minute ferry regularly departing from Horseshoe Bay`s BC Ferries Terminal in West Vancouver. Bowen was established as the first Island municipality in December 1999 and is a member of Metro Vancouver Regional District and the Islands Trust. The Bowen Island community consists of 3,800 permanent year round residents, and approximately 1,500 part-time residents.

Bowen Island Municipality is looking for a permanent full-time Director of Engineering to join our team. The position offers an opportunity for you to work on a variety of projects and initiatives relevant to guiding the growth and direction of a community-focused municipality. 

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, you will lead a small group of professionals and assume complete responsibility for the municipality’s existing and future infrastructure including seven water supply systems, water treatment plant, sewer treatment plant, roads, municipal parks and trail systems, beaches, docks and solid waste disposal. Long range infrastructure planning, sourcing of infrastructure, financing, and major contract management are additional key functions of this position.  Additionally, you will work closely with contractors, consultants, developers and business representatives, government officials and the public on public works and engineering and parks related matters. 

To qualify, you will have a related civil engineering credentials plus three to five years in a supervisory or management role within a consulting and or municipal setting. You have extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to the design, construction and maintenance of municipal engineering projects and services.  You are a visionary leader with impeccable report writing skills with tested strengths in articulating the long term vision for municipal infrastructure.  Known as a communicator, you are respected for your strong political judgement, and recognized for your positive corporate contribution. 

The salary range for this position is competitive and includes a full range of benefits. Qualified candidates are invited to submit their detailed resume with expected compensation and covering letter in confidence by 4:00 pm, Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 to the attention of: 

Shayle Duffield
Human Resources Coordinator
Bowen Island Municipality
981 Artisan Lane
Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G2
Phone: 604-947-4255
Fax:  604-947-0193

We thank all applicants, but only those being considered for interviews will be contacted.

Location: Bowen Island, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Engineering
Posted: September 12, 2019, 2:53 pm
Expires: October 15, 2019, 4:00 pm