BC Local Government Job Posting Service

District of Sechelt

Director of Engineering and Operations

The District of Sechelt is seeking an experienced manager to join our senior management team as our Director of Engineering and Operations.

Life in Sechelt boasts a temperate West Coast climate, access to beautiful and varied land and marine environments, a wide range of community amenities and activities and a vibrant cultural scene. Residents enjoy outstanding “small town” quality of life with access to services both locally and via easy ferry access to BC’s Lower Mainland.

The Director of Engineering and Operations plays a key leadership role at the District of Sechelt. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer and working closely with our Senior Management Team (SMT), this position leads the Engineering, Public Works, Parks and Water Resource Centre Teams to achieve the overall vision of the organization and the community.

The successful candidate will bring proven leadership at a senior level in a local government  environment to this role, which includes the ability to work effectively with elected officials ; implement strategic plans; demonstrate high levels of integrity; effective communication, organizational and presentation skills (both written and oral); and highly effective negotiation and interpersonal  management skills.

Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods required in engineering, and the maintenance and operations of public assets (and the ability to articulate them to technical and non- technical audiences) is required; along with the ability to analyze engineering data, specifications and cost estimates; prepare and evaluate design and technical studies; and prepare recommendations and reports based on available information.  The successful  candidate  will have project management skills  to oversee everything from the wastewater resource center to land use development applications; experience in wastewater is an asset.

To be successful in this senior role, demonstrable and significant experience associated with creating  and implementing effective systems to manage work flow and create efficiencies, performance management of both unionized and exempt employees, and  cross-functional  collaboration  with  the SMT and other departments is required.

The ideal candidate will have a university degree in civil engineering, or a closely related field, preferably at the graduate level. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia is preferred and experience as a statutory Approving Officer is an asset. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years’ progressive experience as a senior manager or director in the Engineering and Operations services (or closely related) field, preferably in the municipal environment; consistent professional development in both technical and people management subject areas;  and a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience for the areas not noted as requirements will be considered.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and covering letter before July 3rd, 2020 to  Lindsay Roberts, Human Resources Manager, by email to: The District would like to  thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for the interview process will be contacted

Organization: Sechelt (District)
Professional Categories: Engineering
Posted: June 26, 2020, 1:55 pm
Expires: July 3, 2020, 4:30 pm