Manager, Water Services

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Manager, Water Services

Located on Vancouver Island’s beautiful central east coast, the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is one of the most attractive areas in British Columbia to live and work. The RDN provides a variety of local and regional services to four municipalities and seven rural communities on Central Vancouver Island. Established in 1967, the RDN is British Columbia's fifth most populous Regional District, of 28 throughout the province, and home to more than 155,000 people.

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a Manager of Water Services to join our team. Reporting to the Director of Water and Wastewater Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development, implementation, management and coordination of plans, policies and programs, and the operation and maintenance of facilities associated with the Water Services Department. The Water Services Department includes 9 water systems, 7 sanitary sewer collection systems, 2 storm-water detention functions, 8 street lighting systems and the delivery of various programs related to the Drinking Water and Watershed Protection Program.

Qualifications include an undergraduate degree in engineering (civil preferred), plus six years of related experience in a local or regional government setting, including three years in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience in the areas of wastewater collection, water supply and distribution, drinking water and watershed protection, project organization and project management is preferred as well as membership or eligibility to register with EGBC.

This permanent full time excluded position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Visit ‘Employment Opportunities’ on the Regional District of Nanaimo website at www.rdn.bc.ca for a complete job description and more information on the Regional District.

A complete resume of experience, qualifications and references will be accepted until 4:00 pm,
January 22, 2018, quoting Competition No. 2017-102 to the Main Switchboard, Administration Building, Regional District of Nanaimo, 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6N2; Fax: 250-390-4163, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those under consideration will be contacted.


REGIONAL DISTRICT OF NANAIMO

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE: MANAGER, WATER SERVICES

REPORTS TO: Director, Water and Wastewater Services

SUBORDINATE POSITIONS: Chief Operator, Utilities
Engineering Technologist
Drinking Water Watershed Protection Coordinator
Project Engineer

POSITION SUMMARY:
Responsible for the development, implementation, management, and coordination of plans, policies and programs and the operation and maintenance of facilities associated with the Water Services Department.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Plans, monitors, evaluates, controls and supervises the budgetary and staff resources allocated to the service area.
2. Develops near and long-term project and capital plans and goals for the department and directs the implementation of the Regional District’s water supply, sewage collection and street lighting systems and the drinking water and watershed protection program.
3. Supervises, monitors, and directs consultants and contractors working on projects for the Water Services Department.
4. Oversees the preparation and awarding of tenders, and manages project contracts and related budgets. Integrates energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategies into infrastructure development and operational activities.
5. Integrates energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategies into infrastructure development and operational activities.
6. Directs the development and implementation of policies and procedures required for the efficient and effective operation of water services program and facilities.
7. Prepares reports and recommendations to the Director, Water and Wastewater Services, for consideration by the Committee of the Whole and the Board. Attends Committee and Board meetings as required.
8. Responds to public inquiries according to approved procedures. Represents the Regional and Community Utilities department at public and agency meetings as required.
9. Supervises the planning, development, implementation, and management of public consultation, information, and education programs for the department.
10. Coordinates and directs planning committees and plan monitoring committees as required for drinking water and other utility related issues.
11. Prepares the departmental annual budget. Monitors and controls department spending to ensure the effective and efficient expenditure of funds allocated within the approved budget.
12. Appoints, promotes, demotes and disciplines staff in accordance with Personnel Policy. Provides recommendations with respect to work standards, staffing levels, and job performance reviews. Represents the employer in Step 1 & Step 2 grievance procedures under the Collective Agreement for grievances within the Water Services Department.
13. Identifies and coordinates the appropriate staff training needs of the department and provides opportunities for skill development.
14. Participates on corporate committees as assigned.
15. Establishes and maintains an effective working relationship with the appropriate Federal and Provincial Ministries, private industry, and other regional districts or municipalities.
16. Substitutes for the Director, Water and Wastewater Services, as required.
17. Performs other related duties as directed by the Director, Water and Wastewater Services.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Undergraduate degree in engineering (civil preferred), plus six years of related experience in a local or regional government setting, including three years in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience in the areas of wastewater collection, water supply and distribution, drinking water and watershed protection, project organization and project management.

Membership or eligibility to register with EGBC is preferred.

Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Must exhibit a high degree of tact, judgement and initiative in the performance of duties. Ability to maintain positive internal and external working relationships is essential, as is a demonstrated ability to plan, organize, develop, and implement projects and programs in a systematic and timely manner.



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