City of Surrey
Water Planning Manager
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Reporting to the Manager, Utilities, the Water Planning Manager plays a key role in Engineering department’s Water Section. This section manager role is responsible for the management, planning and capital improvement of the City of Surrey’s water system, while leading a small team of professional engineers and technologists.
Exempt – Regular Full-Time
- Conducts medium and long-term water planning and recommends infrastructure upgrades to support the continual growth of the City.
- Applies specialized technical knowledge to administer and draft policies and bylaws related to water systems.
- Develops and maintains key relationships to coordinate with other jurisdictions such as Metro Vancouver and Health Authorities.
- Reviews land development applications with respect to the water system. Develops water infrastructure to support Neighbourhood Concept Plan (NCP).
- Manages the Capital and Replacement program, Water Metering program and water quality assurance.
- Provides technical support to the City’s Engineering Operations and Design and Construction divisions.
- Assesses the big picture to align engineering activities to the strategic direction of the department and City.
- Applies exceptional organizational skills to handle multiple priorities.
- Utilizes excellent interpersonal and communication skills to liaise with other internal key stakeholders, consultants, and members of the public.
Applicants under consideration will possess the following qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or a related Engineering discipline.
- Professional Engineering (P.Eng) designation; or eligible for registration with EGBC.
- A minimum of 10 years relevant experience with water infrastructure planning, hydraulic modelling, pump stations and PRVs is an asset. Relevant municipality experience is considered a strong asset.
- Experience managing a team, preferably in a unionized workforce.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills that enable you to achieve positive outcomes and build relationships.
- An innovative thinker with the ability to anticipate, identify and manage emerging issues and challenges, and help identify and implement solutions while monitoring results.
- A valid and unrestricted driver’s license.
- An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered.
Apply online at www.surreycareers.ca
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