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Engineering Manager
Municipality: District of Hope To apply, e-mail your resume to
Job ID: HR-2021-04 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: Engineering
Job Description: Situated in a majestic mountain setting at the east end of the lush Fraser Valley, Hope offers all the amenities of a large centre, while at the same time preserving the life style of a small community. Hope boasts an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities; scenic trails for all levels of hikers and bikers; pristine lakes, streams and creeks for fishers and water sport enthusiasts. Some of our amenities include a modern recreation complex, a curling rink, baseball diamonds, skateboard park, golf & country club, a hospital, an extended care facility, a public health centre, drug stores, medical clinics, chiropractic care, optician, and more.

This position exists to support the District of Hope by planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating the day-to-day activities of the Engineering section. Working closely with the Community Development and Operations Departments, while under the direct supervision of the Chief Administrative Officer, the Engineering Manager works with a high degree of autonomy and provides direct supervision to one Engineering Technologist which includes planning and scheduling work, monitoring, and providing day-to-day guidance.
Duties: • Oversee, guide, motivate, and mentor engineering staff;
• Respond to internal and external stakeholders;
• Meeting attendance, including evening Council meetings, as required;
• Manage the engineering department budget;
• Assist in the preparation of construction project budgets;
• Prioritize projects and workload of self and engineering department staff;
• Collaborate with the Community Development, Operations, and other departments;
• Prepare and maintain short and long-term master plans for municipal infrastructure;
• Prepare, revise, and update regulatory bylaws;
• Coordinate right-of-way acquisition;
• Coordinate RFP/RFQ/RFT’s for the department;
• Coordinate the design and construction of municipal capital works projects;
• Coordinate and administer servicing agreements;
• Control, monitor, and inspect District projects to ensure standards and contract compliance;
• Prepare and update Municipal Engineering standards for the District;
• Provide technical assistance to developers, land owners, and the general public on engineering items;
• Coordinating and administering the Tree Bylaw and permits;
• Ensure safety and risk management policies, procedures, legislation and regulations are adhered to by all employees and contractors;
• Act as a positive role model by following all internal policies and procedures, as well as complying with external legislation and regulations as they pertain to safety;
• Administer the District of Hope’s safety program by ensuring safety training and documentation are completed and incidents are reported and investigated in accordance with the program;
• Acting for, and appointed as, the Deputy Approving Officer; and
• All other duties, as assigned.
Educational Requirements: • Completion of grade 12 or equivalent;
• Completion of post-secondary education in construction, civil engineering, or another related program;
• Training or education in administrative management, project management, or leadership, an asset;
• Registered P. Eng.;
• Possession of a valid class 5 driver’s license; and
• An acceptable driver’s abstract.
Skill Requirements: • 10 years’ progressive experience in engineering;
• Experience working in a municipality, preferred;
• Experience supervising, an asset;
• Comprehensive experience with project management;
• Substantial experience with the preparation of cost estimates, tender documents, and RFP/RFQ/RFT’s;
• Experience supervising in a unionized environment, an asset;
• Knowledge of the Local Government Act;
• Knowledge of the Community Charter;
• Knowledge of federal, provincial, and other relevant legislation;
• Knowledge of engineering policies, standards, and best practices;
• Knowledge of various engineering software, including AutoCAD;
• Knowledge of safe work practices and procedures including the Occupational Health & Safety regulation as it relates to the workplace, the department, and to the position;
• Exceptional leadership and supervisory skills;
• Effective written and oral communication;
• Using sound judgement and problem solving while under time constraints;
• Using Microsoft Office suite of products including Outlook, Word, and Excel;
• Ability to create and develop systems and programs that support the effectiveness and efficiency of the District’s Engineering section;
• Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, developers, and third-party consultants;
• Ability to prioritize and re-prioritize effectively;
• Ability to work with minimal supervision;
• Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders; and
• Ability to manage situations with a high degree of tact, discretion, and confidentiality.
Additional Information: Department: Engineering
Close Date: April 26, 2021
Schedule: 37.5 hours/week, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, with some overtime, as required
Position Type: Exempt, management
Posting Type: Internal and external applications are welcome
Compensation: Competitive compensation with a comprehensive benefits package
Competition Number: HR-2021-04

Please submit your cover letter and resume outlining specifically how your experience and qualifications relate to the position as described above. Please send your cover letter and resume to the attention of Mrs. Dagny Guy, Manager of Human Resources & Occupational Health & Safety, via one of the methods below:

Email: | Fax: 604-869-2275 | In Person: 325 Wallace Street, Hope, BC
Web Address:
Address: District of Hope
325 Wallace St.
Hope, BC V0X 1L0
Fax: 604-869-2275
Opening Date: March 29, 2021 08:30 AM
Closing Date: April 26, 2021 04:30 PM