Assistant Director – Civic Buildings – City of Burnaby (Burnaby, BC)

Assistant Director – Civic Buildings

Competition No.: 2020-060
Duration: Regular Full Time
Salary: $. plus competitive benefits
Last Updated: 1/11/21 9:09 AM

Description
As the third largest City in British Columbia, the City of Burnaby is committed to creating and sustaining the best quality of life for our entire community.  As a City, we provide facilities and services that support a safe, connected, inclusive, healthy and dynamic community.  With this in mind, comes great responsibility – we seek likeminded individuals who are passionate about the community, work with integrity and respect, and are innovative when it comes to the work and services Burnaby provides to our citizens.

The Assistant Director – Civic Buildings performs professional, administrative and supervisory work related to architectural design, structural engineering and building construction. An incumbent is responsible for directing the design and construction of a variety of civic buildings and facilities; acts as project manager on major construction and renovation projects; oversees and directs the work of staff, consultants and contractors; conducts field inspections, monitors and evaluates construction work, arbitrates disputes regarding construction matters; examines plans in the preliminary and working drawing stages for suitability of layout, accuracy, economy and conformance to municipal standards; prepares recommendations regarding acceptability of same; prepares complex technical reports, project specifications and budgets, terms of reference, and recommendations regarding design standards; assists in preparing contracts; assists the legal department in matters pertaining to agreements between the City and architectural and engineering consultants and participates in the selection of same; and liaises with a variety of internal and external contacts, handling difficult and sensitive public relations matters. Performs related work as required.

Qualifications include a Degree in Architecture, and member of or eligibility for membership in the Architecture Institute of B.C. or Degree in Engineering, with a Professional Engineering designation (P. Eng), 10 years of related professional experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. This role requires thorough knowledge of: architectural design and construction principles and practices and engineering practices and procedures; building costs, materials, methods and practices; B.C. Building Code, zoning and related municipal legislation.  Requires the ability to: direct, supervise, assign and review the work of subordinates; establish priorities and set goals and objectives; act as project manager on major construction projects; solve complex technical problems, either directly or in consultation with other authorities; review, analyze, assess and interpret plans, specifications, contracts and other material; lead contract dispute resolutions; communicate effectively orally and prepare clear and concise complex technical reports; work independently and within a team environment; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external contacts; and represent the Division and/or City at meetings. The role requires skill in the use of various software applications. Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia is required.

Please submit your application no later than Friday, February 12, 2021.

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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