Manager, Long Range Planning and Energy Sustainability

Regional District of Nanaimo

Manager, Long Range Planning and Energy & Sustainability
Regional District of Nanaimo


  • Land use planning
  • Regional Economic Development
  • Sustainability Initiatives
  • Team Leadership

  • Management
  • Ability to execute
  • Strategic thinking

Application Details:
  • Cover Letter, resume and three references 
  • Via email:

Organizational Profile:
The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is one of 28 regional districts in the Province of British Columbia. Regional Districts across the Province strive to ensure all provincial residents have an effective form of local government, while also representing municipal residents on regional issues. The RDN provides regional governance and services to the municipalities of Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville, and Qualicum Beach, as well as seven unincorporated Electoral Areas. Established in 1967, of the 28 Regional Districts in the province, the RDN is British Columbia's fifth most populous Regional District and home to more than 155,000 people.

About the Role:
Reporting to the General Manager, Strategic and Community Development, the Manager, Long Range Planning and Energy & Sustainability is responsible for coordinating, planning, organizing and directing all sustainability initiatives and activities relating to the RDN Growth Management Plan and Long Range Planning. Additionally, the Manager currently oversees Green Building Incentives and rebates, and coordinates the activities of the RDN’s economic development functions. The Manager works collaboratively across RDN stakeholders to foster collaborative relationships, partnerships and opportunities.

The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in Land Use Planning or a related field, plus six years of related experience in a local or regional government setting. The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years in a supervisory capacity and a demonstrated understanding of the principles, methods and practices of: community planning and housing strategies, regional economic development and energy & sustainability solutions. The role requires excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and effective problem-solving abilities. An equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered.

Harbour West Consulting believes equity, diversity and inclusion are essential for the organizations we serve to achieve the business goals they strive for. We believe in equal pay for equal work; in finding the best candidates based on skill and competence regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, political belief, marital or family status, and/or Indigenous status. We strive to ensure the recruitment process unfolds in a fair, transparent, timely and open manner to include individuals previously underrepresented or discouraged from participating.

Organization: Regional District of Nanaimo
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Category(s): Planning & Development, Event Planning/Management
Posted: January 17, 2019, 9:40 am
Expires: February 16, 2019, 4:30 pm

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