Director of Strategic and Capital Projects

City of Coquitlam

Director of Strategic and Capital Projects

Regular Full Time (Exempt)

The City of Coquitlam, a BC Top Employer, is the sixth largest city in BC and is home to more than 150,000 residents. Our municipality continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre.

Due to an impending retirement, the City of Coquitlam is currently seeking a Director of Strategic and Capital Projects. As part of the senior leadership team reporting directly to the General Manager, the successful individual will lead a division that is responsible for the delivery of capital construction projects including civic facilities, recreation centres and parks, as well as the management of external partnership projects. This position is in charge of preparing master plans, facilitating third party agreements, grants, and development applications in order to execute ventures that are of strategic importance to the City. The Director of Strategic and Capital Projects will oversee large-scale projects to ensure that they are delivered on time and on budget. The successful incumbent will be called on to prepare and administer the operating and capital budgets for this division, as well as monitoring expenditures and results. This role will also provide guidance and leadership to a team of direct reports.

The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field, along with a P. Eng. Designation. You bring 7 to 10 years of experience as a leader, preferably within a municipal or regional government setting, or an equivalent combination of experience and training. A Project Management Professional (PMP) credential is beneficial as well as registration in an accredited organization such as APEGBC and ASTTBC.

Other Requirements include:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills necessary to deliver reports and effective presentations before Council and executive level staff.
  • The ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal clients, members of the community, and other stakeholders.
  • Exceptional leadership abilities with a collaborative approach towards building relationships and a culture of respect and accountability, complemented with a successful history and in depth knowledge of best practices in managing similar operations.
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills with the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal clients, members of the community, and other external agencies.

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. If you are motivated by the challenges and high-energy demands of this career opportunity, please submit a cover letter and résumé by 5:00pm on October 21, 2019 at

The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: City of Coquitlam
Location: Coquitlam, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Engineering, Strategic Initiatives/Planning
Posted: October 9, 2019, 12:14 pm
Expires: October 21, 2019, 5:00 pm

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