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Operations Manager - Utilities
Municipality: District of Mission This posting closed on

July 26, 2021
at 4:30 PM
Department: Public Works
Job Description: Are you passionate about ensuring the community has safe water and effective storm and sanitary systems? When you are out for a walk, do you notice access chambers and fire hydrants while everyone else walks right on by? If so, you might be the person we are looking for!
Duties: Reporting to the Director of Engineering & Public Works, the Operations Manager – Utilities is part of a team of three that provide leadership and manage the operations of public works construction and maintenance functions. This position is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the activities of the water, sanitary and storm utilities. When required, you will assist the Operations Manager – Roads & Drainage with the management of roads and drainage infrastructure systems and also assist the Operations Manager – Fleet in managing the fleet operations.

As an integral part of the Engineering & Public Works management team, the Operations Manager –Utilities ensures the effective and efficient operation of the water, sanitary and storm utilities by developing and overseeing the implementation of business planning for the operations that meet the needs of the community by determining priorities and planning appropriate resource and service levels.

This position also ensures that roads and drainage operations and programs are effectively managed by assigning, directing and managing work programs, budgets, activities and procedures.
Educational Requirements: As the ideal candidate, you will have completed a post-secondary diploma or degree in a related field and will have taken recognized training in project management. A minimum of 5 years’ related experience in a municipal or regional government setting, preferably in the day-to-day operations of public works or civil infrastructure, is necessary. Registration or eligibility for registration as an Applied Science Technologist with ASTTBC, or holding a valid Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOOCP) certification in water distribution and/or treatment, or another similar designation, is considered an asset.
Skill Requirements: We are looking for an individual who has strong understanding of the technical nature of the work, a keen critical thinking ability, analytical and problem-solving skills and is focused on high quality outputs and results. You understand local government objectives and issues, you are proactive and forward thinking, and you have excellent interpersonal skills.

A distinguished customer service record and the ability to develop and maintain positive and collaborative working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, including Council, are essential for this position as is having a high degree of integrity due to exposure to highly confidential and/or politically sensitive information.
Salary: This position is excluded from the bargaining units and offers a wage rate commensurate with your qualifications and experience.
Additional Information: If this career opportunity interests you, please apply via the Careers page on our website (Job ID 2021-05) by Monday, July 26, 2021.
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Opening Date: July 2, 2021 08:30 AM
Closing Date: July 26, 2021 04:30 PM