Manager of Operations and Development Services

Village of Pemberton

Manager of Operations and Development Services


The Village of Pemberton (www.pemberton.ca)  is situated within the traditional territory of the Líl’wat Nation. Set at the foot of majestic Mount Currie, a 30-minute drive from Whistler and in close proximity to Vancouver, the Village of Pemberton is a picturesque small town with strong agricultural and forestry roots. With a current population of 2500 residents, the Pemberton area is known for its world-class year-round recreation opportunities: skiing, mountain biking, hiking, golf, snowmobiling, horseback riding, rafting, jet boating and paragliding. The community, well known for its arts and cultural component, also offers a variety of amenities including retail, dining, accommodations and a thriving service sector.  To meet the increasing demands of the community’s significant growth, as well as providing residents and visitors the very best of services, the organization is looking to attract a strategically focused professional as Manager of Operations and Development Services.

You will report directly to the Chief Administrative Officer as well as provide support to other management professionals within the organization.  As Manager and a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will be responsible for overseeing a range of municipal services. Specifics include; planning and development, operations and maintenance of roads, utilities and infrastructure as well as major capital projects. You will lead the formulation of operations and development strategies and advise the CAO and Council on operational matters to meet the objectives of the organization. This role is responsible for both the Operations and Development Services divisions. In the current operational climate, there is a significant development services component to the position.

As the ideal candidate, you are well credentialled in areas of both infrastructure and development services with 5 to 8 years in a senior leadership role within a municipal or consulting firm setting. You have extensive knowledge of municipal infrastructure and processes and fully conversant with development legislation, polices and regulatory and financial requirements. You are a hands-on, strategic, big picture leader, solutions oriented, and deal effectively with competing priorities. You are highly respected for your ability to work well under pressure and deliver results. You have experience managing diverse teams of highly motivated and well-respected professionals and are well regarded for your professionalism, commitment and passion in your leadership role. You hold your staff accountable yet you are realistic.  Your public speaking abilities and impeccable people skills are your trademark and you deal effectively with all levels of clients and staff. As the Manager who leads the largest team at the Village, proven skills in all aspects of staff management is required.

Are you self-motivated and looking to take on a new challenge where you can make a difference? Do you enjoy both responsibility and accountability and ready to join one of British Columbia’s  most progressive and fast growing municipalities? If so, apply online by forwarding your resume quoting MODS18 to grantsmith@waterhousesearch.com.

We thank everyone for their interest in this business opportunity, however only those who meet our above stated selection criteria will be contacted.


Organization: Village of Pemberton
Location: Pemberton, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Planning & Development, Engineering
Posted: October 24, 2018, 1:19 pm
Expires: November 23, 2018, 4:30 pm

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