Director of Engineering

District of Sooke

Director of Engineering 


If you are a municipal engineer looking for an opportunity to work for a progressive Council and with excellent staff in one of the most beautiful settings on Vancouver Island, the District of Sooke is looking for you.

Located on the south-western tip of Vancouver Island, Sooke has a sheltered harbor, unlimited recreational opportunities, and is a scenic forty-five-minute drive from BC's capital city, Victoria. As a part of a temperate rainforest, the Sooke district has one of the mildest climates in Canada. Characterized by warm, dry summers and mild winters, Sooke’s pleasant climate is a year-round paradise for those who enjoy outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, kayaking or sailing.

The District of Sooke is looking for an excellent engineer familiar with all facets of the municipal environment, who can direct the activities of a small but growing staff and bring forward practical solutions to the day-to-day issues that arise in the local government environment.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Engineering is accountable for the provision of effective leadership, advice and support on engineering, subdivision, parks, and wastewater related matters. Additionally, the Director is responsible for overseeing the overall maintenance, operations, planning and design of construction activities associated with municipal infrastructure and related programs. Coordination, direction and mentoring of staff in the Development Services Department – including Engineering, Subdivision, Parks and Environmental and Wastewater divisions – also fall within the Director’s purview.

The Director of Engineering participates in public and technical meetings and represents the Development Services Department at Council and regional meetings, as required. The position requires a sound understanding of engineering requirements in a municipal setting and must have the ability to think innovatively, to work in a politically sensitive environment and have a proven ability to train and mentor.

To be considered for this role, applicants should have:
  • A Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation.
  • Minimum five (5) years of progressive responsibility working in a local government environment or engineering firm with development management focus and infrastructure experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of management experience in a multi-disciplined municipal atmosphere.
  • Proven experience in planning and managing municipal infrastructure and preparing tenders, RFPs, RFQs, and the tendering process.
  • Full membership with Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) would be considered an asset.
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License and satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

This is an exempt management position. The salary for the Director of Engineering is currently under review, plus an excellent benefit package.

To view the full job description, visit the employment page of our website at

Please quote 2019-004 and indicate the position you are applying for in the subject of your email, and submit your detailed resume and cover letter outlining your interest and experience for this opportunity to:

Review of applications begins 4:00 pm on May 3, 2019 however, the posting will remain open until filled.

The District of Sooke thanks all applicants for their interest and advises that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

Organization: District of Sooke
Location: Sooke, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Category(s): Engineering
Posted: April 26, 2019, 11:38 am
Expires: May 26, 2019, 4:30 pm

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