Water Planning Manager – City of Surrey (Surrey, BC)

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.

Employment Status
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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