Manager - Energy and Climate Action

City of Victoria


Manager - Energy and Climate Action

Engineering and Public Works Department
(Regular Full Time)


Victoria is a vibrant, richly diverse and sustainably-focused city, renowned as a global tourist destination, hosting over 3.5 million visitors annually, and a place with an enviable quality of life. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and the capital of British Columbia, the City of Victoria is home to 86,000 people and is the economic and cultural hub for the region’s 350,000 residents.  

The City of Victoria is recruiting for the position of Manager – Energy and Climate Action, which leads the City’s programs in greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction and energy management.  

The ideal candidate will bring fresh and innovative ideas, strong leadership and management skills, exceptional communication skills and passion. The City is looking for a natural team leader and change-agent, committed to building and fostering a cooperative, collaborative and professional culture in the workplace. This individual will be able to manage high-tempo, complex projects, and deliver to ambitious schedules, guide employees to strategic targets and provide creative solutions. This individual will arrive with a proven track-record of delivering successful outcomes to difficult challenges.

Climate Action in the City of Victoria is underpinned by our 2018 Climate Leadership Plan, which is an ambitious, bold and necessary guide to transition our municipality to a future of low-carbon prosperity. Council has declared a “Climate Emergency” and is poised to enact strong policies and programs to change the way Victorians heat and power their buildings, homes, vehicles, industry and business.  This is an opportunity for a qualified, skilled and motivated collaborator to lead the City’s transformation over the next several years, designing, developing and implementing climate mitigation and adaptation programs across community.    

A competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package is offered. This position is excluded from union membership.  

POSITION SUMMARY   
Under the direction of both the Director and Assistant Director of Engineering and Public Works, the successful candidate will effectively manage the City of Victoria’s City’s Climate Action Program, and complete the necessary planning, implementation and reporting requirements demanded from this public-facing, and ambitious program.  The individual will also manage multiple cross-departmental engineering programs such as the Corporate Energy and Emissions Management System while building staff capacity and engaging in strategic and long term planning.  These tasks all share a requirement for a highly-integrated and cross-discipline communication’s style, using effective listening, stakeholder consensus-building and change-management skills, in order to meet operational and strategic targets.    

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES   
You will manage services and programs including: the development and implementation of corporate-wide energy and GHG emissions management programs.  You will be responsible for developing both City and community programs, policy and procedural instructions; providing technical advice and preparing reports and recommendations for senior City managers and Council.  

You will direct and manage approximately 5 staff, which includes technicians, specialists and project managers. You will be responsible for mentoring, training, supervising, selecting and training staff; managing and administering their needs and their performance.   

You will represent your section through inter-departmental liaison and with external organizations, government agencies and the public.  You will engage with relevant community and corporate stakeholders in the Capital Regional District and across other municipalities.  

You will manage the delivery of energy and climate programs, plans and projects, and lead or support various other corporate sustainability programs; collaborating with working committees and stakeholders; making recommendations and assisting in the implementation of significant changes to existing work practices and processes related to City environmental and climate action programs; and performing other miscellaneous activities.  

QUALIFICATIONS  
You will have a master’s university degree in engineering, environmental, sustainability, science or equivalent, supplemented with relevant management and leadership experience.  

You will also have 8 years of progressive supervisory and management experience, working in a dynamic and collaborative environment, and driving change-management initiatives.  You will have experience working in a professional governmental institution (municipal preferred), and/or specific project management experience in engineering, assets or geography / environmental management systems.  

To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at www.victoria.ca/jobs - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume  

The City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.  

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at HR@victoria.ca


Organization: City of Victoria
Location: Victoria, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Category(s): Climate Action, Energy Management
Posted: August 1, 2019, 11:40 am
Expires: September 30, 2019, 4:30 pm

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