BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Manager - Facility Development

Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department
(Regular Full Time)

Victoria is a vibrant and sustainably-focused city, renowned as an international tourist destination, hosting over 3.5 million visitors annually. The City of Victoria is home to 92,000 people and is the economic and cultural hub for the region’s 350,000 residents.

The City is recruiting for the position of Manager – Facility Development, a new role that will lead a professional staff team responsible for the planning and delivery of a wide range of facility projects.

The ideal candidate will bring exceptional communication abilities, project management skills, innovative ideas and experience in a leadership role, to the Facilities team. This role is responsible for the planning and delivery of minor and major capital projects, long-term planning, stakeholder engagement, and oversight of effective practices.

This is a unique opportunity for a skilled and motivated professional, who enjoys tackling complex challenges, and possesses the experience necessary to ensure resources are aligned to achieve strategic objectives.

This role entails working in a collaborative, fast-paced environment, while providing leadership and guidance to a talented team responsible for managing investments in City-owned buildings that offer long-term value.

Qualified candidates will possess the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Significant experience managing large, multi-stakeholder projects and with demonstrated ability to manage initiatives from business case development to implementation and close-out.

Significant experience managing a portfolio related to building system renewals, sustainability retrofits, tenant improvements, and security related infrastructure.

Demonstrated knowledge of common procurement practices, risk management, and managing consultant services; including experience tendering projects and administrating contracts with design and construction contractors.

Demonstrated commitment to ethical behaviour and diplomacy in dealings with colleagues and stakeholders, including maintaining confidentiality where required.

Significant experience in the drafting of public reports and delivery of presentations to senior officials, executive management, boards, other stakeholders and the general public.

Demonstrated commitment to safety and a culture of safety within a team and working knowledge of health and safety regulations and other relevant legislative requirements.

A minimum of five (5) years of experience leading a team of professional staff to identify and achieve objectives, with responsibilities including establishing performance goals as well as developing and managing budgets.

Post-secondary degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or Architecture; or an equivalent, supplemented with relevant management and leadership experience.

To apply for this opportunity, you will need to create an online profile or log back into our career portal at - only online submission will be considered. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume.

City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at

Location: Victoria, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Categories: Facilities Maintenance,Facilities Management/Development
Posted: January 15, 2020, 9:25 am
Expires: February 14, 2020, 4:30 pm