Director, Engineering

With its diverse and historic neighborhoods, location at the very heart of Metro Vancouver, its growing waterfront developments, world class amenities and flourishing tech and small business environment, the City of New Westminster has become a coveted place in which to invest, live and work. The City of New Westminster is a full-service municipality and the Engineering Department, with all of its various service lines, has been a key facilitator in managing the City’s growth to date.

Due to an impending retirement, a Director is being sought to lead and manage a broad set of functions that includes infrastructure planning, capital building projects, transportation, water, sewage and drainage, solid waste and recycling and asset management.

Reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer, and as a member of the City’s Senior Management Team, the Director will lead and manage a team of approximately 200 full and part time staff, and report to Council on a regular basis.

The ideal candidate is a Professional Engineer who brings 15 years experience at an executive level in government, other complex public sector environment, or private sector organization delivering complex civil or infrastructure projects.  This individual will bring strengths in strategic thinking and planning and will have effectively led large, unionized teams.  The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously will be key to success, as will be political acuity, relationship building and communication skills. Driven by strong personal values including a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, the ideal candidate will be a highly effective team builder who can positively coalesce a team around a common vision.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead an engineering division in a highly attractive community, and to positively position services and infrastructure in a way that continues to enhance the lives of those who live in the City.

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To support a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community; women, Indigenous Peoples, racialized individuals, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversity of our workforce, are encouraged to express their interest.