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Water Manager

Job Type: 
Management / Administration
Organization: 
The City of Campbell River
Job Description : 

Come for the Lifestyle and Stay for the Job

The City of Campbell River is pleased to announce they are searching for a skilled Water Manager to join their dedicated team.

Naturally, Campbell River

Located on Vancouver Island, surrounded by the ocean and majestic mountains, the City of Campbell River offers a rare combination of a welcoming small town feel with large city amenities. From summer markets and street events to an active arts and culture community to year-round, world class recreational opportunities, the Campbell River lifestyle is unparalleled. We are a 45-minute drive from the winter and summer activities of Mt. Washington, and just minutes from over 100 km of all levels of mountain biking and hiking trails, plus have easy access to the ocean, rivers and lakes for sports fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding and whale watching. 

At the City of Campbell River, they are passionate about creating and sustaining a vibrant, healthy, and safe community for their residents, and their highly valued employees pay a vital role in this. They provide a respectful, collaborative, and inclusive workplace where employees are appreciated and recognized for their contributions. Exceed your potential… join them and be part of making Campbell River a great community to live, work and play!

The City of Campbell River is seeking an accomplished and proactive leader to manage the Water Department, overseeing the operation, repair, maintenance, and servicing of the City’s water system and infrastructure. As the ideal Manager you will come with a depth of experience in managing teams, coordinating priorities, and delivering services in a responsive, safe, cost effective, and efficient manner. You are responsible for the source water protection, water treatment/disinfection, water distribution, water demand management, SCADA, minor capital projects, and emergency preparedness. Reporting to the Operations Manager (Utilities) and liaising with other city departments you will ensure a coordinated effort in the delivery of services.

You bring excellent performance management and employee relations skills as well as high quality professional standards and practices with your experience in municipal infrastructure. As an innovative leader, a positive contributor, and strong communicator, you ensure the provision of quality operations and services for residents and visitors. You are a strong, collaborative leader with the ability to motivate and manage your dedicated and skilled team.

You have five years of progressively responsible experience in public works operations including overseeing municipal utility operations or the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of water related infrastructure including preventative maintenance programs. In addition to your three years of supervisory experience in a unionized setting, you hold a post-secondary technical diploma from a recognized educational institution in Civil Engineering, Environmental or Water Technology, or a related discipline. If you are registered or eligible for registration as an Applied Science Technologist with ASTTBC, have a valid Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOOCP) certification in water distribution and/or treatment, or have another similar designation, that will be considered an asset.

You have a thorough knowledge of all aspects of water services and requirements as well as project management experience. If you possess strong problem solving, conflict resolution, interpersonal, teambuilding, and leadership skills, this is a fantastic opportunity to serve the community of Campbell River, be engaged in meaningful work, earn competitive compensation, and live in a spectacular community with abundant natural beauty, water and mountain activities, cultural events, and community services.  

Closing Date: 
June 28, 2021
Application Return: 

If this sounds like the position for you, we would love to hear from you. Please respond with a résumé and covering letter outlining why you are interested in this position to: hello@praxisrecruitment.ca no later than 4:00 pm on June 28, 2021.

Praxis Recruitment serves all of beautiful British Columbia. Located on the Sunshine Coast (the traditional and unceded homelands of the shíshálh and Skwxwú7mesh Nations), we provide exceptional customer service and operate with the highest level of respect to our clients and applicants.

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