Commissioner - New Westminster Utility Commission

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Commissioner – New Westminster Utility Commission

The City of New Westminster Utility Commission requires Commissioners to join the Board which is comprised of seven Commissioners. Our Utility Commission purchases and distributes energy to 36,435 residential and commercial customers within City boundaries utilizing two 69 KV substations with a capacity of 155mVA. The Utility distributes electricity, provides billing, collection and customer service functions and constructs and maintains the distribution system. With thirty employees and revenues of $49M, the Utility enjoys a reputation for innovation, leadership and excellent employee relations.

Under the policy direction of City Council, the Board of Commissioners oversees and guides the management of the Utility; sets high level policy and standards of organizational conduct; develops and monitors strategic plans, business plans and the budget; monitors the performance of the Utility against benchmarks; ensures compliance with legal and regulatory requirements; assesses management performance; represents and advocates for the Utility and supports an atmosphere that contributes to the success of the Utility.

The appointment of Commissioner will be made based on merit and therefore preferred candidates will possess solid experience and an understanding of legal; business; financial; marketing and customer service issues typically gained through a senior management role within a large organization such as the public sector; private sector ; or a not for profit organization. It is considered an asset if you possess an understanding and  knowledge of the operations of a utility and/or industry knowledge and expertise in alternative energy; Intelligent City Initiatives, specifically “Dark” fibre communications; and district energy systems. In addition, you may have past or current Board experience, serving as a Board or Committee member and have proven leadership and business experience with the skill to think outside of the box and challenge the status quo.

Candidates must also be Canadian citizens and have resided in B.C. for at least six months. This is a public  service position which pays a small stipend in recognition of service to the community.

To apply, please forward your cover letter and resume by January 24, 2020, quoting competition #19-164, to  the Human Resources Department, City of New Westminster, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC, V3L 1H9, Fax: (604) 527-4619; or e-mail to
We thank all applicants in advance; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The City of New Westminster welcomes diversity and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

Organization: City of New Westminster

Location: New Westminster, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Executive / Administrative Management
Posted: January 2, 2020, 9:14 am
Expires: January 24, 2020, 4:30 pm

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