Manager – Bridges and Structures – City of Victoria (Victoria, BC)

Competition #20/166
Internal/External Posting
Closing date: November 5, 2020

Manager – Bridges and Structures

Engineering and Public Works Department

Victoria is a leading-edge capital city that embraces the future and builds on the past, where human well-being and the environment are priorities and where the community feels valued, heard and understood.

The City of Victoria is recruiting for the position of Manager – Bridges and Structures, which includes developing and leading projects and programs for the Engineering and Public Works Department related to bridges, structural assets and other major public infrastructure.

Drawing on demonstrable experience and exceptional communication skills, the ideal candidate will bring fresh and innovative ideas, strong leadership and project management skills. The Manager – Bridges and Structures will manage complex projects, deliver on ambitious schedules, and provide creative solutions, using a proven track-record of successful outcomes to manage difficult challenges.

A competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package is offered. This position is excluded from union membership.

If you are passionate about what you do – we would like to hear from you!

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Assistant Director of Engineering, the Manager – Bridges and Structures will lead projects and programs for the Engineering and Public Works Department for the City of Victoria related to bridges, structural assets and other major public infrastructure.

The Manager will ensure the successful planning and implementation of infrastructure and related engineering projects by working collaboratively with multidisciplinary consultants, internal divisions/departments and external stakeholders.

The Manager will lead planning and capital projects, asset management programs, coastal adaptation/resilience for bridges, structural assets, waterfront and coastal infrastructure and other critical public assets. These projects involve numerous internal and external stakeholders, expedited construction and delivery timelines.

Major Accountabilities:

  • Develop, recommend and implement through-life asset management plans and strategies for the City’s bridges, structural assets, waterfront and coastal infrastructure including development of inspection, testing and maintenance management programs using corporate asset management software and systems.
  • Manage capital construction projects and control the project lifecycle scope, cost and schedule.
  • Develop and build on established partnerships with internal and external stakeholders necessary to successfully deliver on project objectives; ensuring that stakeholders are identified, engaged, informed and given opportunities to shape project details as applicable.
  • Develop and recommend annual capital projects and operating funding for inclusion in the annual City budget cycles.
  • Support and administer contracts and management of technical consultants retained to support project planning, design and implementation.
  • Develop and maintain project documentation in accordance with the City’s Project Management Framework.
  • Coordinate and manage the construction of internally and externally delivered civil infrastructure projects, with a focus on minimizing impacts to residents, business owners and the public.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance on infrastructure management to departmental stakeholders and senior organization leaders with input from engineering consultants and support from leadership to inform and direct decision making.
  • Provide expert advice and support to internal stakeholders for other transportation asset management priorities including road paving, sidewalks and electrical.


  • University Engineering Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • A minimum 7 years of progressive experience in design, construction management, asset condition/asset management and project management
  • Experience in project management, including planning, detailed design, construction, and contract management of related engineering projects
  • Registration or eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia would be considered an asset
  • Accredited project management training (e.g. PMP certification, tertiary qualification) would be considered an asset


  • Experience with Master Municipal Construction Documents (MMCD)
  • Proven leadership ability and a demonstrated track record in resolving project issues/conflicts in a timely and effective manner
  • Proven experience in dealing with multiple tasks and managing and delivering to competing deadlines
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with internal clients and external partners
  • Superior interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical writing and public speaking skills

To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at – only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume

City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at

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