BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Town of Lake Cowichan

Superintendent, Public Works and Engineering Services

The Town of Lake Cowichan is seeking a career-minded professional to fill the position of Superintendent, Public Works and Engineering Services. Reporting to the CAO, the incumbent will be responsible for: effectively managing and directing departmental work schedules; planning and design of construction activities related to municipal infrastructure; and providing input on engineering, subdivisions, parks and utility services affecting the municipality.

he Town of Lake Cowichan is an idyllic community situated on Cowichan Lake with the beautiful heritage Cowichan River flowing through the centre of Town. It is an hour’s drive from either Victoria and Nanaimo and 20 minutes from Duncan, BC. The Town is a growing community of 3,000 people with another 3,000 inhabitants living in the surrounding area.  

Applicants must have:
  1. A University degree in Civil Engineering with registration as a Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia;
  2. Prior engineering and administrative experience in planning and budgeting; implementation and oversight of capital projects and asset management in a local government; 
  3. Directly related experience in municipal engineering preferably with emphasis on liquid waste disposal, water treatment and distribution, and project work management that, would include roads and related infrastructure;
  4. Extensive knowledge of works and services, including engineering service requirements for property subdivisions;
  5. Knowledge of tender preparations, contract documents, engineering designs and cost estimates;
  6. Knowledge of traffic control, snow removal, flood control and emergency response procedures;
  7. Have good knowledge of WorkSafe legislation and regulations;
  8. Excellent written and oral communication skills; and
  9. A BC Class 5 driver's license.

A minimum of five years’ experience in a local government environment is expected and knowledge of the Drinking Water Protection Regulation and Guidelines, with emphasis on water treatment and distribution, would be assets.

Salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. A benefits package is also offered.   Please submit written applications that are signed and accompanied by resumes, marked CONFIDENTIAL – Superintendent, by no later than 4:30 pm,  June 24th, 2019 to:

Joseph A Fernandez
Chief Administrative Officer  
Town of Lake Cowichan
PO Box 860, 39 South Shore Road
Lake Cowichan, BC V0R 2G0

** Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. **


Location: Lake Cowichan, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Categories: Engineering,Public Works & Operations
Posted: May 16, 2019, 8:51 am
Expires: June 24, 2019, 4:30 pm