BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Town of Sidney

Director of Engineering 

The Town of Sidney needs a progressive and innovative Director of Engineering.

Sidney is located a half an hour north of Victoria on the beautiful Saanich Peninsula. Looking to the east, the San Juan and Gulf Islands are just a few kilometers away, dominated by the massive Mount Baker further in the distance. The Town is situated near the Victoria International Airport, BC Ferries terminal for island and mainland connection, and Black Ball Ferry for US travels to the United States.

Well known for careful planning, Sidney’s 11,000 residents enjoy a compact town with a vibrant core. A high quality of life offers amenities such as a thriving cultural center, and marine enjoyment including fishing, sailing and kayaking. Parks and nearby recreation centers provide competitive sports at all levels.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director is accountable for the provision of effective leadership, advice and support on engineering, parks and public works related matters. The Director is responsible for overseeing the overall maintenance, operations, design, planning and construction activities associated with municipal infrastructure and related programs. Specific areas of responsibilities include: traffic; street lighting; roads; drainage; sanitary sewer; water works; parks planning and maintenance; parks and facility use administration; fleet management; land development infrastructure; and waste management services. The Director is supported by a Manager of Engineering, as well as a Manager of Works & Parks.

The Town is seeking an experienced individual that is comfortable managing many different priorities concurrently, and is adept at moving agendas forward in a multi-stakeholder environment. The ideal candidate will be a Professional Engineer, with ten years progressively responsible supervisory experience in a municipal engineering environment. This is a full-time, exempt position offering a comprehensive salary and benefits package.

If you are ready to take on this challenging and rewarding leadership role, forward your resume and cover letter with a minimum of three (3) related references to James R. Craven & Associates, by 5:00 pm on Monday March 18, 2019.

A Supplementary Package can be obtained from the consultant, which includes the complete job description, benefits plan, and details of the competitive compensation. Please feel welcome to request the package by email, and following that to discuss the position with the undersigned:

Jim Craven, James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
250 -744-9455,,

Location: Sidney, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Categories: Engineering
Posted: February 19, 2019, 9:08 am
Expires: March 18, 2019, 5:00 pm