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District of West Vancouver

Director, Engineering & Transportation Services

Full Time
A month ago

District of West Vancouver

Director, Engineering & Transportation Services

West Vancouver is one of three municipalities that make up the North Shore, and is a member municipality of Metro Vancouver, the governing body of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. The District of West Vancouver is committed to governing under fiscal best practices, to the highest ethical standards, with a commitment to transparency, and with the goal of including as many citizens as possible in Council meetings, community consultations and the democratic process.

The Engineering Division is responsible for provision of services and safe and efficient transportation network in West Vancouver. The Division is responsible for: the construction, operation and maintenance of roads and sidewalks; the collection and disposal of residential waste; a safe and continuous supply of drinking water; and sewage, storm drainage and flood protection.

The Division undertakes infrastructure management planning and an extensive capital program each year, provides technical expertise for municipal infrastructure projects and provides GIS and mapping services for staff and the public.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director, Engineering & Transportation provides vision, leadership and management of the fleet, public works, engineering, water, storm and sewer utilities and solid waste functions. As a member of the senior management team, the Director supports and collaborates in an environment where leadership, innovation, teamwork and sound planning are valued. The Director works across internal and external stakeholders to best support and develop District programs, systems and infrastructure.

The ideal candidate is a professional engineer (and member of APEGBC) with a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible management experience in local government. Additional experience in the private sector, is an asset. The role requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills with well-developed knowledge of municipal infrastructure planning/maintenance and the delivery of services. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. A valid BC driver's license and a vehicle is required.

Harbour West Consulting believes equity, diversity and inclusion are essential for the organizations we serve to achieve the business goals they strive for. We believe in equal pay for equal work; in finding the best candidates based on skill and competence regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, political belief, marital or family status, and/or Indigenous status. We strive to ensure the recruitment process unfolds in a fair, transparent, timely and open manner to include individuals previously underrepresented or discouraged from participating.

Should you be interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity with the District of West Vancouver, please contact Carol Robinson. Forward your CV and letter of introduction, in confidence, to . We will respond to all who express interest.