Project Manager – City of Kimberley (Kimberley, BC)

Project Manager 

  Competition #2-2021

Full Time

Kimberley, a good place to be 

Surrounded by the beautiful Rocky and Purcell mountains in south eastern British Columbia, the City of Kimberley is a good place to live, work, learn, and play. Kimberley is an active and dynamic resort community drawing athletes, sports and nature enthusiasts from all over Canada, the US, Europe and other international locations. Residents enjoy four seasons of recreational activities including golf (8 courses within a half hour drive), hiking (hundreds of kilometres of trails within and just outside of city limits), rafting/paddle sports (over 10 lakes in the surrounding area), and skiing (Kimberley Alpine Resort is just 3 minutes from downtown). The City has an active arts and festival scene, great restaurants, excellent schools, and offers a perfect balance of livelihood and lifestyle. With a growing population of 8,025, Kimberley offers affordable mountain living in close proximity to the Canadian Rockies International Airport (20 km), Cranbrook (29 km), and Calgary (393 km). And don’t forget, there is only one street light!
The City of Kimberley is seeking a motivated individual for the position of Project Manager. Reporting to the Senior Manager of Operations, the Project Manager will be responsible for overseeing the implementation and administration of internal and contracted capital works programs and special projects.  This will include reviewing and making recommendations for approval of servicing for subdivisions, ensuring compliance with City of Kimberley standards and bylaws, and liaising with developers, engineers, architects, government agencies, managers and staff as required.

Among other duties, the Project Manager will develop, implement and administer capital works programs and projects, perform research and document preparation for posting of RFQ and RFP tender documents including evaluation and review of received quotes and bids, and assist with the preparation of annual capital budgets for the Operations Department and other departments as directed. This position will also control expenditures on capital projects and programs in this department within limits of approved budgets, recommend authorization of the purchase of materials, equipment, and supplies in accordance with City policies, and develop long range capital work plans to upgrade or replace aging infrastructure.

The successful candidate will use tact, good judgement and independent initiative to work with City managers and staff, developers and their agents, consultants, government agencies, utility companies and the public. S/he will also perform various administrative activities including, but not limited to reviewing engineered drawings to ensure compliance with the Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw 2020 and MMCD, reviewing current, relevant bylaws, make recommendations and, if directed, draft amendments for City of Kimberley’s 2020 bylaws governing Public Works, servicing and operations for presentation to Council

This position will also be responsible for directing Engineering Department personnel in the acquisition and delivery of engineering relating to developments, public works, inspections and capital works projects, as well as manage in-house capital works construction projects as directed by the Senior Manager of Operations, and assist with the preparation of grant applications.

The ideal candidate for this position will have successfully completed a post-secondary program in Project Management, a minimum of a Civil Technologists Diploma, or equivalent. The candidate will have a minimum of two years’ experience in a similar or parallel field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

S/He will have considerable knowledge of and ability to explain the applicable rules, regulations including bylaws, policies and practices that govern activities of the City. The successful candidate will also have excellent command and knowledge of business language, extensive knowledge of corporate policy and functions of City services and operations. They will gain a thorough knowledge of department procedures and policies and have considerable independent judgement and action within departmental guidelines. A valid Class 5 BC driver’s license is a requirement.

The City is looking for a Project Manager with proven experience participating as a member of a management team in support of corporate and municipal goals, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with architects, prime contractors, general contractors, developers, owners,  all levels of staff, officials, municipal, provincial, business and union officials and representatives, and the general public.

This person will have the ability to clearly present written and verbal information, communicate effectively in both positive and negative circumstances, and listen well. S/He will have superior organizational skills and the ability to perform multiple duties simultaneously while keeping within deadlines, as well as be able to effectively manage conflict, including leading challenging and controversial conversations.

In return, the City of Kimberley offers a competitive compensation and benefits package for this exempt position, including relocation assistance.

If you think that your education and experience combined makes you a good fit for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to:
Competition #2-2021
Manager of Human Resources
City of Kimberley
340 Spokane Street, Kimberley, BC V1A 2E8
E-mail: (Submissions in Word or .pdf formats only)

Resumes will be received up to 4:00 pm local time, Monday, February 8, 2021.

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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