Director, Utilities

Company: City of Coquitlam
Location: Coquitlam, British Columbia
Email: [email protected]

The City of Coquitlam is a 2020 BC Top Employer and is home to more than 150,000 residents. The municipality continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture, and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Its brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre.

Reporting to the General Manager, Engineering and Public Works, the Director, Utilities, is responsible for leading City-wide initiatives by developing and advancing strategies in the realm of engineering and GIS. The Director is involved in significant regional and city priorities related to utilities, which includes liaising with other levels of government, utility authorities, stakeholders and the general public. This position will oversee key utility initiatives, operational processes, and related practices while also collaborating with the Engineering and Public Works Management Team to lead strategic master planning and business planning and reporting functions of the department.

The ideal candidate will have a university degree in a relevant discipline (business, public administration, engineering) or related discipline; a P.Eng. designation would be considered an asset. The preferred candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in municipal utilities with a minimum of 5 years’ management or supervisory experience, preferably in local or regional government. The ideal candidate will have track record of success in leading, engaging, internal and external stakeholders; the role requires excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills.

Should you be interested in learning more about this unique opportunity with the City of Coquitlam, please contact Harbour West Consulting at 604.998.4032 or forward your resumé, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three references, in confidence, to [email protected].

The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We will respond to all who express interest.

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