Manager, Economic Development – City of Coquitlam (Coquitlam, BC)

Manager, Economic Development

The City of Coquitlam is one of BC’s Top Employer and is home to more than 150,000 residents. The municipality continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Its brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre.

Reporting to the Deputy City Manager and working closely with City Council, the Manager, Economic Development is responsible for providing advice and guidance required to develop and shape the City’s economic development strategies and programs. The Manager will work across City departments to promote economic development to attract and retain businesses to, and in, the City.  As a creative leader, the Manager will identify obstacles to economic development and recommend changes to policies, bylaws, and procedures to engage in innovative and forward thinking and support a growing business and residential community.

The ideal candidate will have a university degree in business, public administration, and/or another relevant discipline. The preferred candidate will have a minimum of 7 years of experience of related experience; municipal or regional government experience would be considered an asset. The position requires a balanced blend of technical and corporate expertise with a track record of success in leading, engaging, internal and external stakeholders. The position requires excellent interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills.

Should you be interested in learning more about this unique opportunity with the City of Coquitlam, please contact Harbour West Consulting at 604-998-4032 or forward your resumé, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three references, in confidence, to

The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We will respond to all who express interest.


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