Section Manager, Utilities – City of North Vancouver (North Vancouver, BC)

The Corporation of the City of North Vancouver
Section Manager, Utilities

(Regular Full-Time)

The City of North Vancouver is the urban core of the beautiful North Shore and has a long-term vision to be “The Healthiest Small City in the World”, with five key priorities to be a City for People, a Liveable City, a Vibrant City, a Connected City and a Prosperous City.

The City of North Vancouver has an exciting and challenging regular full-time exempt Section Manager, Utilities position to work in our Engineering, Parks and Environment Department, Operations Division.

You will report to the Manager, Public Works in this key position and will lead unionized staff.  You will manage all aspects of utility operations and maintenance including water systems, sanitary sewer systems and storm drainage (which includes watercourses).  You will also manage the collection and disposal of refuse and yard trimmings.  You will be responsible for an annual operating budget of approximately $4M and $7M for the ongoing capital programs and projects. 

What sets you apart is your awareness of the importance of the water supply and sanitation to the community along with your guidance in maintaining a productive and respectful workplace.  As a collaborative team builder and team player with strong problem-solving skills, you possess a track record of implementing best practices and workplace improvements. You are known for your strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities, project management expertise, superior communication and interpersonal skills and for your reputation as an excellent manager and leader.

You have 10 or more years’ public works operations experience, with extensive experience in utilities operations, maintenance and construction.  Your demonstrated success in relevant, progressive municipal supervisory roles will be supplemented by a post-secondary degree or diploma in a related discipline such as civil engineering, business administration or management.  Your demonstrated success in progressive leadership positions is essential; along with an understanding of the principles of asset management, and outstanding organizational, planning and, strategic analysis skills.  Strong team leadership and superior communication and interpersonal skills, a high work ethic and the demonstrated ability to deal diplomatically and effectively with the public and City Council will ensure your success in this role. 

Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required, as is familiarity with Infor Public Sector, GIS, AutoCad, PeopleSoft or similar Financial and Asset Management system, along with a valid Class 5 BC Drivers license is required.

During the recruitment process, applicants will be requested to provide a current Police Information Check (PIC).

We offer an attractive remuneration and benefits package for this exempt position, including a compressed work schedule.

If you are passionate about making the City of North Vancouver an even greater place to live, work and play, apply online through the Career Portal at  by Monday, March 1, 2021

Thank you for your interest in the City of North Vancouver.

POSTING:  2021-0016

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