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Drainage Manager
Municipality: City of Surrey This posting closed on

January 22, 2021
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: 3623 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: Engineering
Job Description: Reporting to the Manager, Utilities, the Drainage Manager is an essential role responsible for the administration, leadership, and operations of the Engineering department’s Drainage Section.
Duties: • Apply your extensive drainage knowledge to manage and maintain the City’s existing drainage infrastructure, including its natural components of creeks, ditches, rivers, and coastal areas
• Update and develop stormwater strategies and integrated stormwater management plans addressing water quantity and quality for greenfield and older neighbourhood development
• Partner with Planning, land development, Engineer Operations, Parks, Environment and Fire to plan, evaluate and resolve drainage issues.
• Review and manage the asset replacement strategy and integration with aged neighbourhoods
• Manage flood relief and drainage system failures including large culvert failures, slope instabilities, and the design of new neighbourhood drainage systems.
• Sit on regional and technical committees directing stormwater management and flood protection to help set City policy and direction.
• Work collaboratively with City Departments to develop emergency management policies. This includes planning coordination.
• Integrate climate change and climate adaptation into drainage asset renewals and City plans
• Responding to public inquiries and concerns.
• Utilize your specialized technical expertise to administer and prepare policies and bylaws related to drainage systems. Ensure applicable Bylaw compliance.
• Lead a team of skilled employees in a unionized environment.
• Assesses the big picture to align engineering activities to the strategic direction of the department and City.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders including Council, staff, community groups and the public.
Educational Requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with a focus on water resources or a related Engineering discipline
• Professional Engineering (P.Eng) designation; or eligible for registration with APEGBC
• A minimum of 10 years relevant experience. Experience in a municipality is considered a strong asset.
• Experience managing a team, preferably in a unionized workforce.
• A valid and unrestricted driver’s license is required.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills that enable you to achieve positive outcomes and build relationships.
• An innovative thinker with the ability to anticipate, identify and manage emerging issues and challenges, and help identify and implement solutions while monitoring results.
• An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered.
Salary: Competitive.
Additional Information: Please apply online @
Opening Date: December 15, 2020 08:30 AM
Closing Date: January 22, 2021 04:30 PM