BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Director of Engineering and Operations

(Full-time Exempt position)

Parksville is an active community of urban professionals, families with young children and retirees who have chosen to live in this community for a high quality of life and the region's stunning natural environment. Located on Vancouver Island’s east coast, 12,500 residents call Parksville home. We are committed to being the city of choice for current residents and future generations, maintaining a clean, safe, friendly, economically viable and environmentally conscious community.

The City of Parksville has an opening for a full-time Director of Engineering and Operations to join our senior leadership team to facilitate the achievement of the City’s strategic and operational objectives. The Director reports to the Chief Administrative Officer.

For this critical high level role, we are seeking a highly motivated, self-starting individual, with exceptional technical competence coupled with exemplary leadership and management skills. The Director will provide operational leadership to ensure the effective management and delivery of capital projects; oversee operational maintenance and long term development of municipal parks, trails and city-owned facilities; deliver efficient water / storm and sewer utilities functions; ensure safe and continuous supply of drinking water; provide appropriate management of the City’s fleet and equipment; and oversee the construction, operation and maintenance of roads and sidewalks.

This role will provide fulfilment to a professional who understands the complexities of local government and relishes working in a collaborative, fast paced, team environment. Responsibilities include both contributing to broad organizational strategy at the senior level and providing oversight and assistance with the day-to-day provision of full spectrum of engineering and operation services. Direct reports include a Manager of Parks and Facilities; Manager of Operations; Manager of Infrastructure; and a Development Engineer / Project Manager.

The ideal candidate will possess a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) designation and be in good standing with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC; a university degree (preferably at a Master’s level) in civil or other related engineering field; and a minimum of 10 years’ progressively responsible municipal experience, including successful management of major capital projects and formal people management experience in a unionized setting. A Professional Project Management Professional (PMP designation is an asset.

This position will appeal to a driven professional who is renowned as an excellent communicator, a strong natural leader, an agile, adaptive manager and someone who thrives on developing creative solutions to complex problems.

The City offers a competitive salary range ($117,000 - $135,000, depending on relevant experience and credentials) and comprehensive benefits package including an earned day off program upon completion of probation. To view a complete job description visit

Applicants may apply in confidence by providing a cover letter and current resume by 4 PM Friday, May 29, 2020 to the attention of Human Resources via email:

The City of Parksville thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
City of Parksville | 100 Jensen Avenue East | P O Box 1390, Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
Phone 250 248-6144 | Fax 250 248-6650 |

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Posted: May 8, 2020, 1:30 pm
Expires: May 29, 2020, 4:00 pm