Superintendent, Fleet and Equipment Services – City of Burnaby (Burnaby, BC)

Superintendent, Fleet and Equipment Services

Competition No.: 2020-090
Duration: Temporary Full Time
Salary: . + competitive benefits
Last Updated: 11/13/20 8:22 AM


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.

Reporting to the Manager, Public Works Operations, the Superintendent, Fleet and Equipment Services is part of the department’s management team and is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the operations and maintenance of the City fleet garage, works yard and related service centre. The work entails overseeing the allocation, utilization, maintenance, repair, replacement and disposal of the City’s vehicles, heavy equipment and portable equipment; managing the fleet standardization in order to maintain vehicle and equipment economy and minimize the use and stocking of parts. This position also manages the communications systems, maintaining effective two-way radio connections involving mobiles, portables, desk sets and base stations. Other functions include full responsibility of the budget cycle and cost analysis, monitoring cost expenditures and projects, preparing financial statements, formulating annual programs and issuing work orders as well as administering the overall Unit. Formulates technical specifications for purchase of new vehicles and equipment; prepares technical evaluations of proposals for the purchase of new vehicles and equipment; recommends suitability in terms of safety features and ease of operation; ensures needed safety features are incorporated on existing equipment. Performs related work as required.

Qualifications include a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technologist or completion of a recognized Trade Certification of Qualification program with a minimum of 5 years of recent related experience at the management level preferably in fleet management, project management, maintenance and repair of a wide variety of vehicles and equipment and sound administrative experience OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. This role requires the thorough knowledge of: methods, procedures, practices and principles applicable to the design, operation, servicing and repair of the variety of vehicles and equipment utilized by the City. This role requires the considerable knowledge of: the Worker’s Compensations Board regulations and of training and safety programs applicable to the Outside workforce. This roles requires the ability to: plan, assign, supervise and check directly and through subordinates the work of staff ensuring for the efficient use of labour, materials and equipment. This role requires the skill in the use of office computer applications such as SAP and Hansen. Driver’s Licence for the Province of British Columbia is required.

This is a temporary full-time position until December 31, 2021 with possibility of extension.

Please submit your application no later than Friday, November 27, 2020.

Copies of relevant professional certificates or degrees will be required at the time of the interview. We thank all candidates for applying, but only those short listed will be contacted.

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