BC Local Government Job Posting Service

City of Courtenay
Career Opportunity
Manager of Engineering Projects 

Courtenay is an innovative, vibrant and growing City that works together to provide opportunities and excellent services making our community a great place to live, work and do business.

A career opportunity exists for a Manager of Engineering Projects in the City’s Engineering Services Department. Reporting to the Director of Engineering Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing capital program oversight to meet the project delivery goals set for the Engineering Services Department. Working closely with the Manager of Engineering Strategy, the candidate will utilize project management best practices to plan, design, and build capital projects and meet other department goals in a safe, cost effective, collaborative, and timely manner. Several Engineering Technologists have a key role in coordinating the delivery of capital projects and report directly to this position.

This position provides a unique opportunity for a motivated and progressive candidate to continue the development of a collaborative and deliverable based environment at the City of Courtenay.

The ideal candidate will have a:
  • Significant (minimum of 10 years) experience in managing the delivery of municipal capital projects, with preference to experience within British Columbia using MMCD
  • University degree in engineering with P.Eng designation, or equivalent combination of experience and education
  • PMP designation, or eligible to meet the requirements
  • Valid Class 5 driver's license
  • Verification of a criminal record check which meets criteria for this position

The ideal candidate will also possess:
  • Strong management, supervisory, leadership, and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to create, and work, in a collaborative team environment
  • Thorough knowledge of current engineering principles and practices as applied to planning, design, construction, and maintenance of municipal infrastructure
  • Extensive knowledge and background in project management and contract administration, including significant experience with complex and structured public procurement processes
  • Proficiency in capital and operational budget preparation, controls, and financial reporting requirements
  • Considerable knowledge of the Local Government Act, Land Titles Act, Community Charter and other legislation as it relates to the responsibilities and limitations of project management in a municipal environment
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple capital projects in accordance with applicable bylaws and regulations as well as with municipal policy and procedural guidelines
  • Advanced level communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to utilize a high degree of tact when addressing confidential or otherwise sensitive matters
  • Desire to work collaboratively with all City departments to achieve common goals
  • Create and maintain frameworks that ensure an ongoing high level of personal and staff accountability for deliverables
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, proactive and collaborative working relationships with representatives of government, business, consultants, developers, the general public, City staff and Council
  • Experience and success working in a unionized environment achieving strategic directives and providing proactive management of staff

Complementary Assets:
  • Master Municipal Construction Document Association (MMCD) training or certification
  • Local Government Management Association (LGMA) training or certification
  • International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) training or certification
  • Asset Management training or certification

This position is available immediately. A comprehensive benefit package and competitive salary range is offered including:
  • A comprehensive health benefits plan
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan
  • Municipal Pension Plan
  • Cumulative Sick Leave Plan
  • Annual Vacation and Other Paid Leaves
  • Professional Development & Training Opportunities

If you take pride in serving your community and your personal values align with the City of Courtenay’s core values, then submit your resume and covering letter at

Applicants are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience to ensure consideration. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position may be filled prior to the closing time of 11:45 PM, January 21, 2019.

To apply go to

Location: Courtenay, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Categories: Engineering
Posted: December 24, 2018, 10:06 am
Expires: January 21, 2019, 11:45 pm