Commissioner – New Westminster Utility Commission

City of New Westminster


Commissioner – New Westminster Utility Commission


Great City, Great Work, Great Future!

The City of New Westminster Utility Commission requires a Commissioner to join the Board which is comprised of seven Commissioners. Our Utility Commission purchases and distributes energy to 31,860 residential and commercial customers within City boundaries utilizing two 60 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 $41M, 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 candidates must have a solid understanding and knowledge of the operations of a utility or industry knowledge and expertise in alternative energy; expertise, knowledge in Intelligent City Initiatives, specifically “Dark” fibre communications and district energy systems; a solid understanding of sophisticated legal, business and financial  issues within a crown corporation or other public sector, not for profit organization; marketing and customer service in an electrical or other regulated utility; have served as a Board member for a significant sized organization 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 November 1, 2018, quoting competition #18-142, 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 hr@newwestcity.ca

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. www.newwestcity.ca


Organization: City of New Westminster
Location: New Westminster, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Electrical/Electronic Services, Executive / Administrative Management
Posted: October 5, 2018, 10:00 am
Expires: November 1, 2018, 4:30 pm

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