Pemberton, BC
Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
Career Opportunities
Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
(SLRD) is located in southwestern BC and consists of 4 electoral areas and 4 member municipalities (Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, Lillooet). The region contains some of the most spectacular forests, waterways, and mountains in the province and affords an endless range of opportunities for outdoor adventure.
Headquartered in Pemberton, which is the approximate geographic centre of the region, the SLRD delivers a wide range of regional, sub-regional and local services to its residents. Services include land use planning, solid waste management, building inspection, fire protection, emergency preparedness, 911 services, recreation, water and sewer utilities, parks, trails and open spaces as well as financial support for various community services.
The SLRD is currently seeking to fill the permanent full-time position of Director of Engineering Services (the "Director"). Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, this senior management position is responsible for directing the management and operations of public utilities and infrastructure for the SLRD, including administration of operational contracts, developing 5-year operational and capital budgets, long-term planning for utility service delivery and conceptual design of utility upgrades and improvements and ensuring compliance with provincial and federal regulations.
The Director will lead and mentor a diverse department; prioritizing special projects and daily operational requirements of 38 service areas including 8 water systems, 4 sewer systems, 4 landfill/ transfer stations and a regional trail system, along with numerous local trails and park spaces will be a key component of the position. Also included in this role is the administration of relevant grant funded projects.
The ideal candidate will have:
- A Post-Secondary Degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline, supplemented by 5 or more years of relevant experience in a management position, preferably in local government, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- A thorough working knowledge of Provincial and Federal regulations relating to drinking water, sewage effluent and solid waste
- Demonstrated experience with developing operational budgets and planning for capital renewal and growth
- High degree of integrity, confidentiality and accountability
In addition, the ideal candidate will also possess demonstrated knowledge, expertise and experience in the following areas:
- Engaging communities and stakeholder groups - Capital Asset Management Plans, Policies and Strategies - Bylaw and Contract drafting and administration - Previous government and/or project management experience
Compensation will be determined commensurate with knowledge, skills and ability, and includes a comprehensive benefit package and Municipal Pension Plan, and offers the ability to work a compressed work week (nine-day fortnight).
Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume with a covering letter by email, no later than Sunday, August 27, 2017 to:
Lynda Flynn, CAO
Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
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We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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