Head of Public Works
Head of Public Works
The City of Victoria is a vibrant, richly diverse and sustainably-focused city, renowned as a globally recognized tourist destination hosting over 3.5 million visitors annually and a place with an enviable quality of life for its residents. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and the capital of British Columbia, Victoria is home to over 80,000 people and is the economic and cultural centre for the Capital Region’s 350,000 residents.
It's an exciting time to join the City. A new leadership team is in place and has developed a visionary plan for the future. As part of that, the Engineering & Public Works department has created a bold strategy and vision to transform public works so that it can innovatively support the City of the future. As part of a planned retirement, the City is now looking for a new leader of its Public Works division.
Reporting to the general manager of Engineering & Public Works, this Director-level role is responsible for leading and managing the city’s entire Public Works Division of over 200 staff. The portfolio includes the complete suite of operational and capital programs to support the City’s infrastructure needs for residents, visitors, businesses and other City Departments.
The ideal candidate brings over 10 years of progressive experience as a leader in an engineering construction / management role in government, or other complex public sector or private sector environment that supports public works and utility / urban infrastructure needs. An inspirational and visionary team leader with a high level of social intelligence, the preferred candidate has the ability to win the hearts and minds of a multidisciplinary team. This is a highly influential role that impacts the entire Capital Regional District. Superior interpersonal and relationship building skills are required.
This role will appeal to an inspirational leader. The position is located in stunning Victoria, British Columbia, which offers superior quality of life, and outstanding career and recreational opportunities.
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